Blue Water Holidays
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
Experts in River and Small Ship Cruising Holidays since 2002
01756 706500 +44 1756 706500
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Discover Africa

Enjoy a 3-night stay in picturesque Cape Town with an included cable car ride to the top of Table Mountain, join Zambezi Queen on a 4-night cruise through Botswana with game drives in Chobe National Park and finally spend two nights at the spectacular Victoria Falls. Includes hotel stays and game drives

Cruise Only
9 nights from £9330pp

Cruise and Land Tour Holiday
  • Zebras
  • Yellow Billed Hornbill
  • Mokoro excursion
  • Zambezi Queen
  • Cheetah

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This once-in-a-lifetime holiday includes hotel stays in Cape Town and Victoria Falls, and an unforgettable safari cruise along the Chobe River.

Begin this African journey in Cape Town, surrounded by majestic mountains, and experience a spectacular drive along the magnificent Chapman's Peak, marvelling at the 12 Apostles and picturesque Hout Bay, before visiting the Cape of Good Hope and Boulder's Beach, home to thousands of African Penguins. The following day, visit the scenic Cape Winelands for a wine tasting tour or board a ferry to the former prison on Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was held prisoner.

Board the stylish Zambezi Queen for your 4-night cruise along the Chobe River. Enjoy a special river safari into the southern channels on a double decker barge, keeping an eye out for hippos and elephants, and spend a full day on safari in Chobe National Park, home to the Big Five. You will also experience the local culture in a typical African village and meet the children.

Conclude your tour of South Africa with a two night stay at Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Enjoy a ride on a historic steam train over the iconic Victoria Falls Bridge and learn about the history and wildlife of the area on a guided tour, before enjoying a sunset cruise along the Zambezi river.

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Discover Africa Itinerary

Day 1 - Cape Town (South Africa)

Located in a stunning setting surrounded by majestic mountains and pristine beaches, Cape Town offers a diverse array of cultural, historical and scenic attractions. After your airport greeting, transfer to your hotel for a Welcome Reception.

Day 2 - Cape Town

Embark on a full-day exploration along one of the world’s most stunning routes, taking you southeast along the Atlantic seaboard past the 12 Apostles, Hout Bay and Chapman’s Peak. Stop at Cape Point, located in the nature reserve within Table Mountain National Park, which forms part of the Cape Floral Region, a World Heritage Site. You’ll also visit Boulders Beach, home to thousands of African penguins, and then be treated to lunch with drinks overlooking False Bay—one of the world’s most beautiful bays. (B,L)

Day 3 - Cape Town

You have a choice of two excursions, depending on your interests. Take a cableway up to Table Mountain for spectacular views of the city and surrounding areas, followed by a trip to the Cape Winelands, which comprises the Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl valleys. South African wine is world renowned, and you’ll get to visit two of its best vineyards, complete with wine tasting. A sumptuous lunch will be included along the way. Or choose to explore another side of Cape Town at famous Robben Island, once used as a prison for many political inmates, including Nelson Mandela. You’ll ferry over to the island where you will take a tour led by a former inmate. Back in Cape Town, enjoy lunch and afterwards board the cableway to Table Mountain’s summit, followed by a drive through some of the city’s diverse neighborhoods. (B,L)

Day 4 - Cape Town - Zambezi Queen (Botswana)

In the morning, transfer to the airport for a flight to Kasane, Botswana via Johannesburg. Here, you’ll be transferred to the Chobe River where tender boats take you to the Zambezi Queen moored on the Namibia side of the river. Settle into your stateroom, and in the evening, be treated to a Welcome Cocktail Reception and Dinner. (B,D)

Day 5 - Zambezi Queen

Embark on an exhilarating, morning boat safari to explore the Chobe River’s diverse game viewing. Afterwards, return to the Zambezi Queen for lunch. Later in the day, enjoy another thrilling boat safari. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Zambezi Queen

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 buffaloes. Prides of lions, hyenas and (more rarely) cheetahs could be encountered along the way. For lunch, take a seat under the trees and savor a delicious picnic. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Zambezi Queen

Start the day off with an unforgettable visit to a typical African village to experience the local culture first hand. Spend time with the children of the village as well as its elders, and learn about their day-to-day life. After lunch on board, you can choose between a boat safari, bird watching or fishing. Spend your last evening aboard with a festive African-themed dinner hosted by your crew—complete with singing and dancing. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Zambezi Queen - Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)

During breakfast, watch for wildlife as you cruise the Chobe River. Later in the morning, transfer to legendary Victoria Falls, one of the world’s greatest natural wonders. Spend the afternoon exploring the town or experience one of the many activities offered at your hotel. During the evening, join a cocktail reception aboard a vintage steam train, followed by a special dinner. (B,D)

Day 9 - Victoria Falls

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 on board as you observe a variety of game while enjoying a delicious mix of tapas with drinks. (B)

Day 10 - Victoria Falls - Johannesburg (South Africa)

After breakfast, bid adieu to Zimbabwe as you head to Victoria Falls Airport for your return flight to Johannesburg and onward flight home or extend your trip with two nights in Johannesburg and/or four nights in Rwanda. (B) Note: Please do not book onward flights prior to 6:30 pm

This itinerary is subject to change.

Price Includes

  • 4 nights accommodation in a balcony suite aboard Zambezi Queen
  • All meals and complimentary wine, beer and spirits with lunch and dinner on board ship
  • Bottled water in suite, replenished daily on board ship
  • 3-night stay at the Cape Grace Hotel or similar, Cape Town, including breakfast
  • 2-night stay at the Victoria Falls Hotel or similar, Victoria Falls, including breakfast
  • Intra-Africa Air
  • Guided excursions and game drives
  • Port charges

Price Does Not Include

  • Return flights from the UK
  • Visa

Cruise Extensions

  • Rwanda Extension Spend 4 nights in the Volcanoes National Park, home to the rare Mountain Gorillas and Golden Monkeys. Please contact us for more details and pricing
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2022 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • March
    • Mar 14th - Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £9330
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £9330 Blue Water Price from: £9622 Blue Water Price from: £10291
    • Mar 28th - Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £9407
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £9407 Blue Water Price from: £9699 Blue Water Price from: £10368
  • April
    • Apr 4th - Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £9407
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £9407 Blue Water Price from: £9699 Blue Water Price from: £10368
    • Apr 11th - Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £9484
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £9484 Blue Water Price from: £9776 Blue Water Price from: £10445
    • Apr 25th - Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £9484
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £9484 Blue Water Price from: £9776 Blue Water Price from: £10445
  • May
    • May 9th - Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £9561
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £9561 Blue Water Price from: £9853 Blue Water Price from: £10522
    • May 16th - Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £9715
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £9715 Blue Water Price from: £10007 Blue Water Price from: £10676
    • May 23rd - Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £9715
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £9715 Blue Water Price from: £10007 Blue Water Price from: £10676
    • May 30th - Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £9715
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £9715 Blue Water Price from: £10007 Blue Water Price from: £10676
  • June
    • Jun 6th - Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £9715
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £9715 Blue Water Price from: £10007 Blue Water Price from: £10676
    • Jun 20th - Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £9715
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £9715 Blue Water Price from: £10007 Blue Water Price from: £10676
  • July
    • Jul 4th - Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £9715
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £9715 Blue Water Price from: £10007 Blue Water Price from: £10676
    • Jul 18th - Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £9715
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £9715 Blue Water Price from: £10007 Blue Water Price from: £10676
    • Jul 25th - Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £9715
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £9715 Blue Water Price from: £10007 Blue Water Price from: £10676
  • August
    • Aug 8th - Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £9715
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £9715 Blue Water Price from: £10007 Blue Water Price from: £10676
    • Aug 15th - Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £9715
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £9715 Blue Water Price from: £10007 Blue Water Price from: £10676
  • September
    • Sep 5th - Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £9791
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £9791 Blue Water Price from: £10083 Blue Water Price from: £10752
    • Sep 12th - Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £9791
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £9791 Blue Water Price from: £10083 Blue Water Price from: £10752
    • Sep 26th - Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £9791
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £9791 Blue Water Price from: £10083 Blue Water Price from: £10752
  • October
    • Oct 3rd - Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £9791
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £9791 Blue Water Price from: £10083 Blue Water Price from: £10752
    • Oct 10th - Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £9791
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £9791 Blue Water Price from: £10083 Blue Water Price from: £10752
    • Oct 17th - Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £9715
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £9715 Blue Water Price from: £10007 Blue Water Price from: £10676
    • Oct 24th - Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £9561
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £9561 Blue Water Price from: £9853 Blue Water Price from: £10522
  • November
    • Nov 7th - Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £9407
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £9407 Blue Water Price from: £9699 Blue Water Price from: £10368

Price Information

  • Please note, the holiday begins a few days earlier than shown, please contact us for the exact departure date
  • Please note prices are updated regularly from a price feed and may fluctuate from those shown. Please contact us for latest prices
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