Southern Africa: travel to the ends of the earth (port-to-port cruise)
Southern Africa: travel to the ends of the earth (port-to-port cruise)
Southern Africa: travel to the ends of the earth (port-to-port cruise)
Southern Africa: travel to the ends of the earth (port-to-port cruise)

Southern Africa: travel to the ends of the earth (port-to-port cruise)

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$9,027.00
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CroisiCruise: 11A_PP

9 Days

From Johannesburg to Victoria Falls, you’ll discover spectacular panoramas and tumultuous histories, but also incredible wildlife and carefully crafted menus that reflect the flavors and savours of Africa, as well as the most beautiful natural reserves and the secrets of Lake Kariba before taking in the grandeur of the “smoke that thunders,” Victoria Falls.

THE CROISIEUROPE DIFFERENCE

  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined local cuisine
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Tour leader or cruise director on board
  • Onboard activities and/or lectures
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Luxurious and comfortable lodge and ship
  • Unique cruise on Lake Kariba through emblematic and mysterious landscapes
  • Land and water safaris in Chobé and Matusadona National Parks
  • The grandness of Victoria Falls is waiting for you, on foot or on board a helicopter (optional)
  • Itinerary

Day 1: Johannesburg (South Africa)

We’ll meet up at the hotel at 11:00 a.m. Departure by coach with your guide. We’ll have lunch before visiting the Apartheid Museum, the first museum centering on South African history in the 20th century. Afterwards, we’ll set off for a panoramic tour of Johannesburg, the city of superlatives. We’ll arrive at our four-star hotel LS. You’ll enjoy dinner and spend the night at the hotel.

Day 2: Johannesburg - Kasane - Arrival At Cascades Lodge (South Africa-Botswana-Namibia)

We’ll take a regular flight from Johannesburg to Kasane, Botswana. You’ll be transferred from the airport to your CroisiEurope lodge on board small private boats. You’ll settle into your comfortable lodge ideally located at the heart of the wilderness. We’ll have dinner and spend the night at the lodge.

Day 3: Lodge: Chobe National Park (Namibia-Botswana)

Enjoy a full-day safari in Jeeps to explore the Chobe National Park and its majestic fauna. Lunch in a “floating restaurant” with incredible views of the surrounding nature. Afterwards, we’ll board small private boats and sail off on Chobe River all the way to Sedudu Island and its marshes. We’ll have dinner and spend the night at the lodge.

Day 4: Lodge: Impalila Island (Namibia)

Discover traditional villages on Impalila Island. We’ll return to our lodge for lunch. This afternoon, you can enjoy time at leisure at the lodge or join us for a discovery of the Zambezi River on small private boats. We’ll have dinner at the lodge. Tonight, let a local tell you all about the traditions of this particular island. Night spent at the lodge.

Day 5: Cascades Lodge - Kasane - Lake Kariba - Boarding The Ship (Namibia-Botswana-Zimbabwe)

Enjoy one last water safari in the Chobe National Park area. After lunch, we'll set out for the Kasane airport. On board small private planes, you’ll discover the stunning panoramas over Lake Kariba during your flight from Kasane to Kariba. You’ll be transferred to board the ship and comfortably settle into your cabins. We’ll start sailing across the lake. We’ll have dinner and spend the night on board.

Day 6: Ship: Lake Kariba - Sailing On The Gache-Gache River (Zimbabwe)

At sunrise, we’ll set sail through Lake Kariba. We’ll set out on small private boats to discover the Gache Gache River and its unique wildlife. We’ll return on board for lunch. This afternoon, we’ll sail towards Changa. Later, we'll set out on small private boats to admire the sunset. We’ll have dinner and spend the night on board.

Day 7: Ship: Lake Kariba - Matusadona National Park (Zimbabwe)

We’ll journey out this morning on a safari to discover the area around Matusadona National Park and its numerous wild animals. We’ll enjoy lunch on board and start sailing again. During this time, a round table will be the opportunity to learn more about the creation of the Lake, its inhabitants as well as its ecosystem. We’ll have dinner and spend the night on board.

Day 8: Ship: Kariba - Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)

At sunrise, we’ll set sail towards Kariba to disembark and journey out to the airport. We’ll discover the gigantic Kariba Dam which was created to form Lake Kariba before flying out to Victoria Falls on board private planes. Lunch cruise on the Zambezi River. This afternoon, enjoy a tour on foot of the falls. Tonight, enjoy dinner at your hotel OR buffet dinner at the BOMA restaurant(1). We’ll spend the night at a four-star hotel LS.

Day 9: Victoria Falls

Breakfast. Optional early morning excursion: Soar over Victoria Falls in a helicopter (must be booked before departure). End of our services at the hotel.

INCLUSIONS:

  • The domestic flight Johannesburg/Kasane
  • Airport taxes (€120 - 2018 rates)
  • Accommodation in a double cabin in your choice of category
  • Double-occupancy accommodation in a first-class CroisiEurope lodge and in 4* hotels
  • All meals
  • Drinks served by CroisiEurope at all meals and drinks served at the bar on the African Dream and at the CroisiEurope lodge
  • In Johannesburg and Victoria falls, drinks include: 1 water, 1 glass of local wine* or 1 soda or 1 local beer*, 1 tea or coffee per person and per meal - the excursions mentioned in the program
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • Tips (excluding tips for crew members on board the African Dream and at the lodge)

Tips : To make your vacation worry-free, the equivalent of €60 per passenger will be given to service providers in your destination countries (excluding tips for crew members on board the ship and at the lodge) as tips. We feel this amount is appropriate in consideration of local customs and practice.

EXCLUSIONS:

  • International flights and their taxes - flight between Victoria Falls and Johannesburg
  • Transfers airport/hotel/airport
  • Cancellation and baggage insurance
  • Zimbabwean visa (US$30 to this day, to be paid for on site in US$)
  • Cancellation/baggage insurance
  • Optional excursion
  • Tips for crew members on board the African Dream and at the lodge (for informational purposes, daily tips per passenger amount to US$5)
  • The Botswana Tourism levy (US$30 to be paid for on site in US$, and likely to be applicable in the year)
  • Personal expenses

Trip prices and dates are correct at the time of the website going live, however all offers are subject to reconfirmation at the time of booking. Note prices usually display available discounted rates if any, (eg. Early Bird Deals if applicable). All featured tour itineraries and offers maybe subject to change due to seasonal variations without notice, or due to local conditions or other conditions. Please confirm all details at time of booking. Travel insurance is mandatory for all Innovative Travel bookings. All passports must be valid for 6 months prior to your return to your home country. Visas are the responsibility of the traveller. Special VIP meet and assist offers are valid for New Zealand passport holders, for other nationalities please check at the time of booking. For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Booking Conditions page.

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