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Rivers & Rails of Africa 13 Nights

Journey across some of the most iconic destinations Africa has to offer on your 13-night Rivers & Rails of Africa cruise.

Join us aboard both ship and train to discover the intricate and resplendent beauty of South Africa, from the scenery and its magnificent wildlife, to the culture and its influences on the region’s breathtaking architecture – there’s something for everyone to enjoy!

Live in the moment, indulge in a host of onboard amenities, and enjoy your Chobe River odyssey.

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  • Cruise Line: AmaWaterways
  • Ship: Zambezi Queen
  • Duration: 13 Nights
  • Departure: Mar - Aug & Oct - Nov
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Rivers & Rails of Africa 13 Nights Cruise Itinerary

Discover landscapes as vibrant as the life that thrives within them with our exclusive cruise itinerary, complete with an abundance of excursions, attractions, and the promise of an incomparable holiday.

Day 1

Cape Town

After meeting your AmaWaterways representative at the airport, transfer to your Cape Town hotel. Later, meet your Tour Director and fellow passengers at the Welcome Reception.

Day 2

Cape Town

Enjoy the full-day Cape of Good Hope tour, complete with lunch and drinks at a local restaurant.

Day 3

Cape Town

Enjoy a cableway up to Table Mountain followed by a visit to the Cape Winelands (tastings and lunch included). Or, join a Robben Island guided tour with lunch and a cableway up to Table Mountain.

Day 4

Cape Town / Zambezi Queen

Take a morning flight to Victoria Falls before transferring to the Namibian border. Then, board the Zambezi Queen. Later, enjoy a Welcome Cocktail Reception and Dinner.

Day 5

Zambezi Queen

Embark on a morning boat safari along the Chobe River.

Day 6

Zambezi Queen

Enjoy a full-day safari of Chobe National Park, followed by lunch and a picnic.

Day 7

Zambezi Queen

Enjoy a morning visit to a local African village. Later, join a boat safari, or go bird watching. Alternatively, go fishing. Enjoy an African-themed dinner aboard your ship.

Day 8

Zambezi Queen / Victoria Falls

Disembark the ship and transfer to Victoria Falls, where you can partake in a cocktail reception and have dinner aboard a vintage steam train.

Day 9

Victoria Falls

Enjoy a guided tour of Victoria Falls, followed by leisure time. Later, join a private sunset cruise complete with drinks and tapas.

Day 10

Victoria Falls / Rovos Rail

Join the Town of Victoria Falls tour and try a home-hosted lunch. Later, board the luxury Rovos Rail and travel to Hwange Game Reserve.

Day 11

Rovos Rail

Enjoy a morning safari through the Hwange Game Reserve before continuing your journey south.

Day 12

Rovos Rail

Stop at the village of Gwanda before crossing the Limpopo River and entering South Africa, where border formalities will commence.

Day 13

Rovos Rail

Cross the Tropic of Capricorn before visiting the Polokwane Nature Reserve. Continue your journey south.

Day 14

Pretoria / Johannesburg

Disembark the train in Pretoria and transfer to the airport in Johannesburg for your return flight home.

Rivers & Rails of Africa 13 Nights Cruise Ships

Zambezi Queen

Designed specifically for safari river cruising, this vessel offers a sophisticated design that serves to optimise both your comfort but also the likelihood of animal sightings. Enjoy an immersive yet luxury experience aboard this floating hotel.

Max. Capacity of 28 Guests
Plunge Pool

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Rivers & Rails of Africa 13 Nights

  • Cape Town
  • Cape Town / Zambezi Queen
  • Zambezi Queen
  • Zambezi Queen / Victoria Falls
  • Victoria Falls
  • Victoria Falls / Rovos Rail
  • Rovos Rail
  • Pretoria / Johannesburg
£11,643pp Est. Price per person
  • Zambezi Queen  

Rivers & Rails of Africa 13 Nights Cruise Review

“I’ve been on a few cruises around Africa before but I’ve never been so astonished by one until now. This cruise genuinely felt as if a lot of time and care had gone into making it, especially with regards to the itinerary. Getting to travel by Rovos Rail was a delightful experience and my wife and I really enjoyed it. It was one of the highlights of our trip alongside the nature reserve visits. I would advise anyone looking to travel through Africa to try this cruise, it offers a special kind of experience that no other cruise has ever been able to recreate.”

Waylon and Sarah Clint, Bristol, South West England

Rivers & Rails of Africa 13 Nights FAQ

Find answers to some of the most common questions about river cruising here.

When is the best time to take a Chobe River cruise?

The months of April through to October are considered to be the best time to cruise the Chobe River; this is when wildlife is most prevalent along the river, providing excellent views of nature’s finest gems.

Can I take photographs during the Rivers & Rails of Africa 13 Nights cruise?

Yes, you can take photographs of the wildlife and scenery along the Chobe River during your cruise.

Do I need to book my Rivers & Rails of Africa 13 Nights cruise in advance?

It is advised that you book your cruise in advance, especially during peak seasons, to ensure availability.

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