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AMA WATERWAYS - Stars Of Africa 2015 Cruise

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16 Days - Travel to Cape Town & return from Johannesburg
Enjoy 3 nights in Cape Town, followed by a 4-night wildlife cruise & 2 nights In Victoria Falls,
1 night in Johannesburg & 3 nights at a safari lodge in the Kruger National Park area


2015 Departures and Prices Per Person in  USD
Ship
Embark Date
Start City Cruise & Land
16 March Cape Town $11,295
30 March Cape Town $11,295
27 April Cape Town $11,695
11 May Cape Town $11,695
18 May Cape Town $12,295
08 June Cape Town $12,295
29 June Cape Town $12,295
20 July Cape Town $12,295
03 August Cape Town $12,295
17 August Cape Town $12,295
31 August Cape Town $12,295
14 September Cape Town $12,295
28 September Cape Town $12,295
12 October Cape Town $12,295
26 October Cape Town $11,695
09 December Cape Town $11,695

Single Supplement: 40% of twin price
Intra-Africa Air: $1,690 per person including taxes and fuel surcharges

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Note: Visas are required for travel to Africa; please consult with your Consulate for more information.

Rates, additional charges and conditions are subject to change, and to
currency fluctuation, without notice - Errors and Omissions Excepted

Cabin Upgrades per person in USD

All prices are per person, based on double occupancy in stateroom Cat. SB and 4-star land accommodations
Category Deck Stateroom Price
SA Lower/Middle Deck Balcony
$249
MS Lower/Middle Deck Balcony
$849
Please Note: Please select bedding configuration at the time of booking.
The choices are: Choice A: Two twin beds | Choice B: One large bed (larger than queen size)

STARS OF AFRICA CRUISE


INCLUDED IN YOUR AMA CRUISE

Your journey begins with a three-night stay in picturesque Cape Town. Next, travel to Hoedspruit, amidst the game-rich country near Kruger National Park. Spend three nights at a game lodge, in this premier eco-tourist destination known for some of the best Big Five viewing in South Africa. Experience the thrill of daily game drives, while evenings bring you breathtaking, starry skies, highlighted by the magnificent Southern Cross.
Next, fly to Johannesburg for an overnight stay with time on your own to explore. The following day, transfer to Kasane to begin your MS ZAMBEZI QUEEN safari cruise on the Chobe River. Explore the banks of Chobe National Park, home to one of the densest populations of wildlife on the African continent.

Your African odyssey concludes with two nights at magnificent Victoria Falls. Enjoy a guided tour of the falls on your last full day in Africa, capturing photographs and memories that will last a lifetime.

  • CAPE TOWN
    - 3 nights at the luxurious Cape Grace Hotel, including daily breakfast
    - Full day Wineland Tour to Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl with lunch and two wine tastings
    - Full-day Cape Point Tour via Hout Bay and Chapman's Peak to the Cape of Good Hope, with lunch and drinks
    - Cape Point funicular and Cableway up Table Mountain
  • KRUGER NATIONAL PARK AREA
    - 3 nights at an exclusive luxury safari lodge (Tintswalo Safari Lodge or Singita Sweni Lodge)
    - Daily morning and afternoon/evening game drives
    - All meals included at the lodges
  • JOHANNESBURG
    - 1 night at the Fairlawns Boutique Hotel including breakfast
    - NEW for 2014: Special multi-course dinner with an array of South African wines hosted by a guest presenter at Fairlawns
  • MS ZAMBEZI QUEEN
    - 4 nights accommodation in balcony stateroom
    - Full-day Chobe National Park game drive
    - Exclusive private picnic in Chobe National Park
    - Private boat safaris along the Chobe riverbanks
    - Visit to Kasenu village to experience local culture
    - Explore in a mokoro, a traditional dugout canoe
    - Traditional African Boma Dinner onshore
    - Lunch excursion on private Safari Boat
    - All meals included during the cruise with complimentary wine and beer
  • VICTORIA FALLS
    - 2 nights hotelatr Victoria Falls Hotel including daily breakfast
    - Zambezi River Sundowner Cruise
    - Tour Victoria Falls National Park


ITINERARY

DAY 1
Board your overnight flight to Cape Town, South Africa.

DAY 2, ARRIVE IN CAPE TOWN (HOTEL CHECK-IN DATE).
Situated amidst majestic mountains and surrounded by pristine white beaches, Cape Town is home to a rich cultural and historical heritage with vibrant restaurants and remarkable sightseeing activities. After your airport greeting, transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the evening is at your leisure.

DAY 3, CAPE TOWN.
Your full-day tour starts with a cable car journey up the famous Table Mountain, which offers magnificent views from its summit. Continue by motor coach along the Atlantic Seaboard, past the 12 Apostles and Hout Bay and along Chapman's Peak, one of the most spectacular marine drives in the world. You'll also see the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and majestic Cape Point, where you will venture to the famous Cape Point Lighthouse. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, followed by a visit to Boulders Beach for an exciting close-up encounter with African penguins. (B,L)

DAY 4, CAPE TOWN.
After breakfast, head off on a scenic drive through the wine regions outside Cape Town - Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl. Visit two famous wine estates for tastings, then enjoy lunch with drinks at a local restaurant. You will also have a private cellar tour and tasting at a wine estate owned by South African golf champion and award-winning winemaker Ernie Els, before returning to your hotel. (B,L)

DAY 5, CAPE TOWN - ZAMBEZI QUEEN - EMBARKATION
After breakfast, fly to Kasane, Botswana and transfer to the Chobe River, where a private safari boat will transport you to the ZAMBEZI QUEEN. Late this afternoon, enjoy a sunset cruise down the Chobe River before a Welcome Cocktail and Dinner on board the ship. (B,L,D)

DAY 6, ZAMBEZI QUEEN
Today you'll have a full-day game drive in Chobe National Park, home to one of the densest populations of wildlife in Africa. Enjoy a private picnic within the park, then continue your safari before returning to the ZAMBEZI QUEEN for High Tea. Tonight, savor your dinner on board, followed by an entertaining presentation about the history of the Chobe area. (B,L,D)

DAY 7, ZAMBEZI QUEEN
This morning you'll have an unforgettable visit to Kasenu village to experience the local culture first-hand. Afterwards, you'll have the option to explore smaller waterways in a mokoro, a traditional dugout canoe. Return to the ship for lunch, then depart for a river safari with sundowner drinks. This evening, head ashore for an African Boma Dinner, which features various flavorful local specialties. Tonight, your Cruise Manager will show you the African sky, pointing out southern hemisphere constellations. (B,L,D)

DAY 8, ZAMBEZI QUEEN
You have a choice of exciting water activities this morning. Options include a private boat safari, a bird watching excursion, or an expedition to catch the ferocious Tigerfish. Enjoy a safari lunch cruise as you observe hippos and elephants in their natural habitat. Tonight, your Cruise Manager will host a Farewell Dinner on board. (B,L,D)

DAY 9, ZAMBEZI QUEEN - DISEMBARKATION - VICTORIA FALLS
This morning, transfer to the legendary Victoria Falls, one of the greatest natural wonders on earth. Settle into your hotel and spend the afternoon exploring the city or experiencing one of the many activities offered by your hotel. (B)

DAY 10, VICTORIA FALLS
A local guide will take you on a tour of the remarkable Victoria Falls National Park today. You'll learn about its history and the flora and fauna that make this area so unique. Tonight, embark on a private and festive Sundowner Dinner Cruise along the Zambezi River. Relax on board as you observe a variety of game and enjoy a delicious dinner with drinks and music. (B,D)

DAY 11, VICTORIA FALLS - JOHANNESBURG
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Johannesburg, the largest city in South Africa. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. (B)

DAY 12, JOHANNESBURG - KRUGER NATIONAL PARK AREA
This morning, fly to the Kruger National Park Area, the top eco-tourist destination of the Lowveld, where you'll be transferred to a private game lodge. Later, set out on an afternoon game drive in search of the country's "Big Five" and other native wildlife. (B,L,D)

DAY 13, KRUGER NATIONAL PARK AREA
Begin your day with an early morning game drive. Your open-air vehicle is the perfect means to explore this private game reserve, located just a stone's throw away from the game-rich Kruger National Park. The rest of the morning can be spent enjoying the facilities at your lodge. The afternoon brings another game drive deep into the bush, where you may encounter South Africa's top predators: cheetahs, hyenas and lions. This region is also home to South African's vast raptor population, as well as eagles that can be seen soaring high overhead. Return to your lodge in the evening for dinner, then relax on your private terrace, listening to exotic sounds of Africa at night. (B,L,D)

DAY 14, KRUGER NATIONAL PARK AREA
Enjoy two exhilarating game drives today, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, as well as ample leisure time to relax and enjoy your game lodge accommodations. After dining with your fellow travelers this evening, the night is yours to read, socialize, or simply gaze up at the stunning star-filled African sky. (B,L,D)

DAY 15, KRUGER NATIONAL PARK AREA - JOHANNESBURG
Early this morning, you'll have your final game drive before returning to the lodge for breakfast. Afterwards, transfer to the airport for your flight to Johannesburg for your onward flight home. (B)

 

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