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Roundtrip Johannesburg
12-night Wildlife and the Falls Cruise/Land Package
February 23, 2020
AmaWaterways: Zambezi Queen
Roundtrip Johannesburg
Vacation Offer ID 1349836
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Cruise Inclusions

SPACIOUS STATEROOMS
  • 4 nights deluxe accommodation in an air-conditioned balcony suite
  • Bottled water replenished daily
AN ARRAY OF AMENITIES
  • Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during the cruise and a Tour Director during land program
  • Game viewing deck with pool
  • Main Lounge with panoramic views and bar
DINING AND CUISINE
  • All onboard dining, including a traditional African dinner
  • Regionally inspired cuisine
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Complimentary wine, beer and local spirits
A WORLD OF EXPLORATION
  • Chobe National Park safari
  • Exclusive private picnic in Chobe National Park
  • Private boat safaris along the Chobe riverbank
  • Visit to an African village for a unique cultural interaction
LAND PROGRAM
  • 1 night Johannesburg at the luxurious Fairlawns Boutique Hotel in a Grand Château suite, including breakfast
  • 2-night stay at the Victoria Falls Hotel in an upgraded stable wing room, including daily breakfast
  • Cocktail reception aboard a vintage steam train followed by dinner
  • Guided tour of Victoria Falls National Park Exclusive Sundowner Cruise with tapas
  • 2 nights in Johannesburg at the Fairlawns Boutique Hotel in a Chateau suite, including daily breakfast
  • Special dinner and presentation
  • Soweto tour with local lunch
  • 3 nights in a suite at an exclusive and luxurious lodge (Tintswalo Safari Lodge or Makanyi Game Lodge)
  • Daily morning, afternoon and evening game drives
  • All meals, drinks and laundry service
  • All airport transfers

Available Add-Ons

Optional roundtrip airfare from your city
Optional shore excursions

  • Destination Guide
  • Suggested Shore Excursions
Destination Arrival Departure
Johannesburg

Johannesburg 02/23/2020

After being greeted at the airport by an AmaWaterways representative, transfer to the Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa in the desirable Sandton neighborhood. The hotel's extensive gardens have captured the spirit, grace, and elegance of a bygone era.,
02/23/2020 02/23/2020
Johannesburg

Johannesburg 02/24/2020

Fly to Kasane, Botswana, where you'll be transferred to the Chobe River. Tender boats will take you to the Zambezi Queen moored on the Namibia side of the river. Settle into your stateroom and in the evening, enjoy a Welcome Cocktail Reception and Dinner. (B,D),
02/24/2020 02/24/2020
Air Travel

Air Travel 02/24/2020

Fly to Kasane, Botswana, where you'll be transferred to the Chobe River. Tender boats will take you to the Zambezi Queen moored on the Namibia side of the river. Settle into your stateroom and in the evening, enjoy a Welcome Cocktail Reception and Dinner. (B,D),
02/24/2020 02/24/2020
Cruise Starts (Embarkation)

Cruise Starts (Embarkation) 02/24/2020

Fly to Kasane, Botswana, where you'll be transferred to the Chobe River. Tender boats will take you to the Zambezi Queen moored on the Namibia side of the river. Settle into your stateroom and in the evening, enjoy a Welcome Cocktail Reception and Dinner. (B,D),
02/24/2020 02/24/2020
Kasane

Kasane 02/24/2020

Fly to Kasane, Botswana, where you'll be transferred to the Chobe River. Tender boats will take you to the Zambezi Queen moored on the Namibia side of the river. Settle into your stateroom and in the evening, enjoy a Welcome Cocktail Reception and Dinner. (B,D),
02/24/2020 02/24/2020
Chobe River

Chobe River 02/25/2020

Embark on an exhilarating morning boat safari exploring the Chobe River's diverse game. Afterwards, return to the Zambezi Queen for lunch. During the afternoon, you'll meet an environmentalist, who'll share his insight on Chobe National Park and the its animals. Later in the day, enjoy another thrilling boat safari. (B,L,D),
02/25/2020 02/25/2020
Chobe River

Chobe River 02/26/2020

Join a full-day safari of Chobe National Park in open-top 4x4 vehicles. Be on the lookout for elephants, giraffe, zebra, sable, warthog, and Cape buffalo. For lunch, take a seat under the trees and savor a delicious picnic. (B,L,D),
02/26/2020 02/26/2020
Chobe River

Chobe River 02/27/2020

Start the day off with an unforgettable visit to a typical African village to experience the local culture. Spend time with the village children as well as its elders. After lunch onboard, you can go on a boat safari, bird watch, or fish. Enjoy a festive African-themed dinner hosted by your crew—complete with music and dancing. (B,L,D),
02/27/2020 02/27/2020
Kasane

Kasane 02/28/2020

Go on a river safari aboard a double-decker barge, providing an unusual viewpoint to observe hippos and elephants. Later in the morning, transfer to Victoria Falls. Spend the afternoon at leisure and in the evening, join a cocktail reception aboard a vintage steam train, followed by dinner. (B,D),
02/28/2020 02/28/2020
Cruise Ends (Debarkation)

Cruise Ends (Debarkation) 02/28/2020

Go on a river safari aboard a double-decker barge, providing an unusual viewpoint to observe hippos and elephants. Later in the morning, transfer to Victoria Falls. Spend the afternoon at leisure and in the evening, join a cocktail reception aboard a vintage steam train, followed by dinner. (B,D),
02/28/2020 02/28/2020
Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls 02/28/2020

Go on a river safari aboard a double-decker barge, providing an unusual viewpoint to observe hippos and elephants. Later in the morning, transfer to Victoria Falls. Spend the afternoon at leisure and in the evening, join a cocktail reception aboard a vintage steam train, followed by dinner. (B,D),
02/28/2020 02/28/2020
Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls 02/29/2020

A local guide will take you on a tour of the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls. You'll learn about its history, and the flora and fauna that make this area so unique. In the evening, embark on a private sunset cruise along the Zambezi River. Relax onboard as you observe a variety of game while enjoying a delicious mix of tapas with drinks. (B),
02/29/2020 02/29/2020
Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls 03/01/2020

After breakfast, you'll be taken to the airport for your flight to Johannesburg. Transfer to the Fairlawns Boutique Hotel and enjoy a free evening at leisure. (B),
03/01/2020 03/01/2020
Air Travel

Air Travel 03/01/2020

After breakfast, you'll be taken to the airport for your flight to Johannesburg. Transfer to the Fairlawns Boutique Hotel and enjoy a free evening at leisure. (B),
03/01/2020 03/01/2020
Johannesburg

Johannesburg 03/01/2020

After breakfast, you'll be taken to the airport for your flight to Johannesburg. Transfer to the Fairlawns Boutique Hotel and enjoy a free evening at leisure. (B),
03/01/2020 03/01/2020
Johannesburg

Johannesburg 03/02/2020

Take a fascinating tour of Johannesburg and its rich history from colonialism to apartheid, and finally democracy. Get an in-depth look at Soweto's unique neighborhoods, the center of the uprising against the apartheid state. Walk in the footsteps of Nelson Mandela, visiting the Mandela House located on Vilakazi Street and along the way enjoy a township lunch. Before dinner, gather with a local expert for an informative discussion and afterwards enjoy a multi-course dinner. (B,L,D),
03/02/2020 03/02/2020
Johannesburg

Johannesburg 03/03/2020

Fly in the morning to the Greater Kruger National Park where you'll be transferred to your luxurious game lodge. This region is one of the world's most spectacular game nature reserves, which you'll discover on your late afternoon game drive in search of the country's "Big Five" and other native wildlife. Spend your first night and every night, if you wish, gathering with fellow travelers, sharing stories of the day's adventures, or simply gazing up at the stunning star-filled African sky. (B,L,D),
03/03/2020 03/03/2020
Air Travel

Air Travel 03/03/2020

Fly in the morning to the Greater Kruger National Park where you'll be transferred to your luxurious game lodge. This region is one of the world's most spectacular game nature reserves, which you'll discover on your late afternoon game drive in search of the country's "Big Five" and other native wildlife. Spend your first night and every night, if you wish, gathering with fellow travelers, sharing stories of the day's adventures, or simply gazing up at the stunning star-filled African sky. (B,L,D),
03/03/2020 03/03/2020
Hoedspruit

Hoedspruit 03/03/2020

Fly in the morning to the Greater Kruger National Park where you'll be transferred to your luxurious game lodge. This region is one of the world's most spectacular game nature reserves, which you'll discover on your late afternoon game drive in search of the country's "Big Five" and other native wildlife. Spend your first night and every night, if you wish, gathering with fellow travelers, sharing stories of the day's adventures, or simply gazing up at the stunning star-filled African sky. (B,L,D),
03/03/2020 03/03/2020
Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park 03/03/2020

Fly in the morning to the Greater Kruger National Park where you'll be transferred to your luxurious game lodge. This region is one of the world's most spectacular game nature reserves, which you'll discover on your late afternoon game drive in search of the country's "Big Five" and other native wildlife. Spend your first night and every night, if you wish, gathering with fellow travelers, sharing stories of the day's adventures, or simply gazing up at the stunning star-filled African sky. (B,L,D),
03/03/2020 03/03/2020
Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park 03/04/2020

The early morning is the perfect time to go on safari as the wildlife is prolific. Your open-air vehicle provides the perfect way to explore your private game reserve, located just a stone's throw from the game-rich Kruger National Park. The rest of the morning can be spent enjoying the facilities at your lodge. Later in the day, you'll go on another game drive deep into the bush, where you may encounter South Africa's top predators: cheetahs, hyenas, and lions. (B,L,D),
03/04/2020 03/04/2020
Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park 03/05/2020

Go on two exhilarating game drives today, as well as enjoy ample leisure time at your game lodge. (B,L,D),
03/05/2020 03/05/2020
Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park 03/06/2020

Be treated to an early-morning game drive before returning to the lodge for breakfast. Afterwards, transfer to the airport for your flight to Johannesburg for your connecting flight home or extend your journey with four nights in magical Rwanda. (B); Note: Please do not schedule your onward flight until after 4:30 p.m.,
03/06/2020 03/06/2020
Hoedspruit

Hoedspruit 03/06/2020

Be treated to an early-morning game drive before returning to the lodge for breakfast. Afterwards, transfer to the airport for your flight to Johannesburg for your connecting flight home or extend your journey with four nights in magical Rwanda. (B); Note: Please do not schedule your onward flight until after 4:30 p.m.,
03/06/2020 03/06/2020
Air Travel

Air Travel 03/06/2020

Be treated to an early-morning game drive before returning to the lodge for breakfast. Afterwards, transfer to the airport for your flight to Johannesburg for your connecting flight home or extend your journey with four nights in magical Rwanda. (B); Note: Please do not schedule your onward flight until after 4:30 p.m.,
03/06/2020 03/06/2020
Johannesburg

Johannesburg 03/06/2020

Be treated to an early-morning game drive before returning to the lodge for breakfast. Afterwards, transfer to the airport for your flight to Johannesburg for your connecting flight home or extend your journey with four nights in magical Rwanda. (B); Note: Please do not schedule your onward flight until after 4:30 p.m.,
03/06/2020 03/06/2020
AmaWaterways: Zambezi Queen
With a design specific for safari river cruising on the Chobe River, the 28-passenger Zambezi Queen offers a sophisticated onboard experience designed to maximize animal sightings. Your comfort is ensured when staying in any of the 14 balcony staterooms, all decorated in contemporary style. The air-conditioned top deck of the ship offers a dining room, lounge, bar, and pool area for your comfort. Enjoy game watching from your stateroom, or visit the top deck for a beverage, sun bathing, and more game watching. Peruse the library of books, enjoy a board game, and explore the riverbanks of the Chobe River on the Zambezi Queen.
Features and Amenities
  • Private Balconies: All 14 staterooms feature their own private balconies overlooking the Chobe River.
  • Unique Dining Experiences: Journey onshore in this wildlife rich area for a traditional African Boma dinner.
  • Eco-friendly boat: To preserve its wildlife surroundings the Zambezi Queen was designed to be environmentally friendly.
Ship Statistics
Year Built
2009
Year Refurbished
2015
Year Entered Present Fleet
2009
Previous Name
Country of Registry
Namibia
Tonnage (GRT)
2,650
Guests (Lowers)
28
Total Guests
28
Passenger Decks
2
Number of Crew
22
Officers' Nationality
International
Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality
International
Total Rooms
14
Suites
4
Balconies
10
Ocean/River View
Interior
Accessible
Gratuities:

Gratuities to the Cruise Manager and ship crew are not included in the vacation price, and are to be given at guests' discretion.

Dining and Cuisine:

While on board the Zambezi Queen, guests will dine in absolute opulence whilst taking in the unique African surroundings. Situated on the 3rd level, the dining room offers unobstructed views on three sides. Experience delectable dishes such as butternut and macadamia soup and fillet of beef with bordelaise sauce paired with the perfect wine. The mornings offer a full English breakfast and the afternoons offer a lavish gourmet lunch buffet. In the evenings, guest will enjoy an elegant, formal dining experience, the perfect ending to your daily river cruise adventures. Complimentary wine and beer are offered with all lunch and dinners on board.

Public Areas:

  • The air-conditioned top deck consists of the dining room, lounge, bar, and sunbathing area complete with private pool.
  • The interior furnishings are elegant and timeless, creating a luxurious yet comfortable experience. The dining room is situated on the 3rd level with unobstructed views on three sides.
  • The bar includes local and imported spirits, wine and beers.
  • Reading room
  • Gift Shop

Impeccable Service:

With AmaWaterways you’ll enjoy the finest onboard service of any river cruise line. Passengers consistently rate AmaWaterways' personalized, professional, and friendly service as a highlight of their cruise. At AmaWaterways, customer service is their top priority.

Eco-Friendly Boat:

  • Responsibility towards the environment forms the foundation upon which this eco-boat was built.
  • A water jet propulsion system replaces the conventional propeller system, causing no damage to the river bed.
  • Only the latest fuel efficient and low emission generators are run during daylight hours, with the boat operating on battery power through the night.
  • Hot water is provided by a solar heating system
  • Energy-saving lights throughout
  • Water-saving taps and showers
  • Onboard sewage processing plant
  • Cleaning detergents and soaps are biodegradable
  • Five-stage water purification plant, using river water in showers and tap

The Zambezi Queen offers 14 tastefully furnished Suites located on the lower and middle decks. All suites feature magnificent views from floor-to-ceiling windows. A private balcony allows you to step outside to experience the African breeze.

Each private space was designed with the African summer in mind and clever use of shutters and air conditioning ensures a cool experience even during times of the year when the temperatures on the Chobe soar. Suites can be configured with either double or two single beds.

Information provided within these pages has been updated as of February 2020. While we do our best to ensure that stateroom descriptions and deckplans appearing in this website are complete and accurate, we cannot be responsible for inaccurate representations, which may or may not be under our control. Please reconfirm stateroom accommodations and deck placement prior to booking.

Suite

Suite with Private Balcony (MS) Call for Price
Suite with Private Balcony
  • Category: MS
  • Main Deck
  • Lower Deck
  • Square Feet: 300
  • Private Balcony with Sitting Area
  • In-room temperature control and fan
  • Deluxe hotel-style bedding and oversized king beds (can also be configured as two single beds)
  • Spacious en-suite bathrooms
  • Large wardrobe, full-length mirror, hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobes and slippers
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows, sliding glass doors and sliding shutters for privacy and protection from the sun
  • Outside balcony
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi and electronic safe
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
Suite with Private Balcony (SA) Call for Price
Suite with Private Balcony
  • Category: SA
  • Main Deck
  • Lower Deck
  • Square Feet: 235
  • Private Balcony
  • In-room temperature control and fan
  • Deluxe hotel-style bedding and oversized king beds (can also be configured as two single beds)
  • Spacious en-suite bathrooms
  • Large wardrobe, full-length mirror, hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobes and slippers
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows, sliding glass doors and sliding shutters for privacy and protection from the sun
  • Outside balcony
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi and electronic safe
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
Suite with Private Balcony (SB) Call for Price
Suite with Private Balcony
  • Category: SB
  • Main Deck
  • Square Feet: 215
  • Private Balcony with Sitting Area
  • In-room temperature control and fan
  • Deluxe hotel-style bedding and oversized king beds (can also be configured as two single beds)
  • Spacious en-suite bathrooms
  • Large wardrobe, full-length mirror, hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobes and slippers
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows, sliding glass doors and sliding shutters for privacy and protection from the sun
  • Outside balcony
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi and electronic safe
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
Rates are cruise only or cruise/land (where applicable), per person, based on double occupancy. Port charges are additional for all guests.

Rates are cruise or cruise/land only, per person, based on double occupancy. Port charges are additional. No additional government fees/ taxes or fuel surcharge. No fees for the rate of exchange US$-EUR.

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.

Upper Deck
Main Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Suite with Private Balcony (MS)
  • Suite with Private Balcony (SA)
  • Suite with Private Balcony (SB)
Lower Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Suite with Private Balcony (MS)
  • Suite with Private Balcony (SA)
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Information and pricing is subject to change without notice. While we do our very best to ensure that information and pricing appearing in this website is complete and accurate, we cannot be responsible for incomplete and inaccurate representations, which may or may not be under our control. In the event of a pricing error, misrepresentation or omission, we reserve the right to adjust the pricing or make any other corrections.

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