Golden Trails of East Africa (5 Days)

Cruise Line: AmaWaterways
Ship: Zambezi Queen  |  4 Reviews
Kasane, Botswana to Kasane, Botswana
Kasane, Botswana

After breakfast, fly to Kasane, Botswana, via Johannesburg where you'll board the elegant Zambezi Queen on the Chobe River. Late this afternoon, enjoy the riverside scenery before your Welcome Cocktail and Dinner onboard. (B,D)

Chobe River, Botswana

This morning embark on a boat safari to explore the Chobe River's spectacular game viewing. Journey back to the Zambezi Queen for lunch, relaxation, and take in the amazing sights on the river. After lunch, enjoy an unforgettable visit to Kasenu village to experience the local culture. This evening you'll head ashore for an African Boma dinner, where you'll savor local specialties. (B,L,D)

Chobe River, Botswana

Today, take a safari game-drive into the Chobe National Park, home to one of the densest populations of wildlife in Africa. Experience your first safari by vehicle as you set off in search of an array of different animals in Botswana's famous Chobe National Park. In the afternoon, join a safari by boat to explore the banks of Chobe National Park, or go on an expedition to catch tiger fish. Unwind onboard later with High Tea and a delicious dinner. (B,L,D)

Chobe River, Botswana

This morning, enjoy a private boat safari or a bird-watching excursion. Later, board a special river barge and venture into the southern channels to observe wild hippos and elephants in their natural habitat. Tonight, your cruise manager will host your Farewell Dinner onboard. (B,L,D)

Kasane, Botswana

This morning, transfer to legendary Victoria Falls, one of the nature's greatest natural wonders. Settle into your hotel and spend the afternoon exploring the town or experience one of the many activities offered at your hotel. This evening you have a special dinner and an encounter with Africa's "gentle giants". (B,D)

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About the Ship

View of Zambezi Queen
Zambezi Queen

The 28-passenger Zambezi Queen offers 14 air-conditioned balcony staterooms (which range up to 300 sq. ft). The air-conditioned top deck of the ship offers a dining room, lounge, bar and pool area. Enjoy game watching from your stateroom, or visit the top deck for more game watching and a drink. Explore the riverbanks of the Chobe River on the Zambezi Queen.

What's Included


  • • 4 nights deluxe accommodation in balcony suite

    • Sun Deck pool

    • All meals included during the cruise with complimentary wine and beer

    • Chobe National Park game safari

    • Exclusive private picnic in Chobe National Park

    • Private boat safaris along the Chobe riverbank

    • Visit to an African village for a cultural interaction with the community

    • Traditional African (Boma) dinner

    • $100 shipboard credit per stateroom on all Africa itineraries

Not Included

  • • International airfare

    • Intra-Africa air

    • Gratuities

About Us

At AmaWaterways, we love what we do - providing our guests with the best travel experiences possible. In fact, "Ama" is derived from the Latin word for "love." It is a concept that permeates every aspect of our river cruises, from the design of our ships to the development of our itineraries to the high levels of service we deliver to our guests. Experience more ways to discover, more ways to indulge and more onboard amenities. With an award-winning fleet in Europe, Vietnam, Cambodia and Africa, critically acclaimed dining and unique tour options, you will have the trip of a lifetime on our cruises.

Insider Tip

AmaWaterways is proud to be the only river cruise line inducted into La Chaine des Rotisseurs, one of the world's most prestigious culinary organizations.

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