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01756 706500 +44 1756 706500
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Golden Trails of East Africa

See some of Southern Africa's most spectacular areas including the Chobe, Ngorongoro and Serengeti National Parks and explore Botswana along the Chobe River on Zambezi Queen on this unique 16-night cruise and land tour with hotel stays and game drives

Cruise Only
16 nights from £14286pp

Cruise and Land Tour Holiday
  • Sunset over Botswana
  • The luxurious Zambezi Queen
  • African Elephants
  • Enjoy unique experiences
  • Enjoy game drives
  • Candlelit dinner under the stars

Call us now on 01756 706500 to secure your cabin!

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Exclusive £50pp discount!

Golden Trails of East Africa Special Offer

Enjoy an overnight stay in Johannesburg before flying to Kasane in Botswana to embark the elegant Zambezi Queen on the Chobe River. Experience the local cultures at a local African village and spot some of South Africa's wildlife in the Chobe National Park.

Transfer to Victoria Falls, one of the greatest natural wonders, for a 2-night stay and an evening Sundowner Dinner Cruise. Enjoy an overnight stay in Johannesburg to retrace the steps of Nelson Mandela and visit the Apartheid Museum.

Enjoy spectacular safaris, game-drives and a visit to a Masai Village. Spend two nights in a luxury Tree House on a private reserve in the Tarangire National Park, before enjoying lunch on the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater and heading to the Serengeti National Park.

F439 Operated by AmaWaterways

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Golden Trails of East Africa Itinerary

Day 1 - Johannesburg (South Africa)

After being greeted at the airport by an AmaWaterways Representative, transfer to Fairlawns Hotel.

Day 2 - Johannesburg - Zambezi Queen (Botswana)

After breakfast, fly to Kasane, Botswana where you’ll board the elegant Zambezi Queen on the Namibia side of the Chobe River. Settle into to your stateroom and in the evening, enjoy a Welcome Cocktail Reception and Dinner. (B,D)

Day 3 - Zambezi Queen

Embark on an exhilarating morning boat safari. Return to the Zambezi Queen for lunch. Later in the day, enjoy another thrilling boat safari. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Zambezi Queen

Join a full-day safari of Chobe National Park in open-top 4x4 vehicles. For lunch, take a seat under the trees and savor a delicious picnic. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Zambezi Queen

Visit a typical African village spending time with the village children as well as its elders followed by lunch on board. During the afternoon, you can go on a boat safari, bird watch or fish, and then cap the day off with a festive African-themed dinner. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Zambezi Queen - Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)

During breakfast, watch for wildlife as you cruise the Chobe River. Then transfer to Victoria Falls. Later, join a cocktail reception aboard a vintage steam train. (B)

Day 7 - Victoria Falls

Spend the day touring Victoria Falls and then later enjoy a private sunset cruise along the Zambezi River observing a variety of game while enjoying tapas with drinks. (B)

Day 8 - Victoria Falls - Johannesburg (South Africa)

Fly to Johannesburg and then check into the Fairlawns Boutique Hotel. (B)

Day 9 - Johannesburg

Take a fascinating tour of Johannesburg and Soweto. Walk in the footsteps of Nelson Mandela, visiting the Mandela House, followed by a township lunch. In the evening, enjoy a multi-course dinner. (B,L,D)

Day 10 - Johannesburg - Arusha (Tanzania)

Fly to Arusha, via Dar es Salaam, where you’ll be met by an AmaWaterways Representative at Kilimanjaro Airport and transferred to the Arusha Coffee Lodge. (B,D)

Day 11 - Arusha - Tarangire National Park

Journey to Tarangire National Park, where you'll go on an adventurous safari before checking into Treetops Lodge. (B,L,D)

Day 12 - Tarangire National Park

Experience the wonders of Tarangire with a full day of activities, including a morning bushwalk, an afternoon safari and a sunset drive. This is home to the highest number of breeding bird species in the world along with thousands of elephants, huge herds of buffalo, stately fringe-eared oryx and the towering kudu. (B,L,D)

Day 13 - Tarangire - Ngorongoro

Visit a Maasai village before enjoying a game drive through Manyara National Park, home to tree-climbing lions, giraffes, cheetahs, monkeys, impalas and baboons. Be treated to a picnic en route to The Manor at Ngorongoro. (B,L,D)

Day 14 - Ngorongoro Crater

Go on a full-day exploration to the awe-inspiring Ngorongoro Crater. Once a gigantic volcano, it’s the world’s largest intact caldera offering a unique environment virtually unchanged since the dawn of time. The nearly three million years old caldera shelters one of the most beautiful wildlife havens on earth. Deep within the crater, some 25,000 large mammals wander the plains, lakes and forests. A picnic will be served on the crater floor, followed by further exploration before heading back to The Manor. (B,L,D)

Day 15 - Ngorongoro - Serengeti National Park

Fly to the Serengeti and in the afternoon, go on a game drive to see the “Big Five.” (B,L,D)

Day 16 - Serengeti National Park

Explore the vast Serengeti via an open safari cruiser during the morning and after lunch. It is not possible to say with any accuracy where the Great Migration of the Wildebeest will be located at any one time. There are several determining factors; however, one can be assured that if there is a good chance of seeing it, then this can be accomplished from the Pioneer Camp or Migration Camp. (B,L,D)

Day 17 - Serengeti - Arusha

Take your final safari drive in the morning, and then transfer to the airstrip for your flight back to Arusha. Lunch will be served in the gardens of the lodge before your final transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport or extend your journey with four nights in magical Rwanda. (B,L) Note: Please do not schedule your onward flight until after 6:00 p.m.

This itinerary is subject to change. Key: Breakfast - B, Lunch - L, Dinner - D

Price Includes

  • Zambezi Queen: 4 nights accommodation in balcony stateroom aboard Zambezi Queen including all meals and complimentary wine, beer and local spirits with lunch and dinner
  • Johannesburg: 1 night stay at the Fairlawns Boutique Hotel with breakfast
  • Victoria Falls: 2-night stay at The Victoria Falls Hotel in upgraded Stable Wing Rooms including breakfast
  • Johannesburg: 2 nights at Fairlawns Boutique Hotel including breakfast
  • Tanzania Safari Lodges: 1 night at Arusha Coffee Lodge; 2 nights at Tarangire Treetops; 2 nights at The Manor at Ngorongoro; 2 nights at Serengeti Migration Camp or Serengeti Pioneer Camp
  • Guided excursions and game drives

Price Does Not Include

  • Return flights from the UK
  • Visas

Additional Information

  • MS Zambezi Queen Enjoy Chobe National Park game drives, private boat drives on the Chobe River, a visit to a traditional African village, and a traditional African Boma Dinner
  • Victoria Falls Enjoy a Zambezi River Sundowner Cruise and tour
  • Serengeti National Park Enjoy daily game drives
  • Tarangire National Park Enjoy safari drives, game-drives and a visit to Masai Village
  • Serengeti National Park Enjoy two game-drives and a safari drive

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

Special Features

  • 20kg (44lbs) luggage allowance per person on all small charter flights. Bags must be soft with no frame or wheels i.e. a duffel bag.
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2022 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • March
    • Mar 14th - Johannesburg to Arusha - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £14834
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £14834 Blue Water Price from: £15126 Blue Water Price from: £15795
    • Mar 28th - Johannesburg to Arusha - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £14834
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £14834 Blue Water Price from: £15126 Blue Water Price from: £15795
  • April
    • Apr 4th - Johannesburg to Arusha - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £14834
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £14834 Blue Water Price from: £15126 Blue Water Price from: £15795
    • Apr 11th - Johannesburg to Arusha - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £14911
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £14911 Blue Water Price from: £15203 Blue Water Price from: £15872
    • Apr 25th - Johannesburg to Arusha - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £14911
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £14911 Blue Water Price from: £15203 Blue Water Price from: £15872
  • May
    • May 9th - Johannesburg to Arusha - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £15065
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £15065 Blue Water Price from: £15357 Blue Water Price from: £16026
    • May 16th - Johannesburg to Arusha - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £15065
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £15065 Blue Water Price from: £15357 Blue Water Price from: £16026
    • May 23rd - Johannesburg to Arusha - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £15065
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £15065 Blue Water Price from: £15357 Blue Water Price from: £16026
    • May 30th - Johannesburg to Arusha - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £15065
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £15065 Blue Water Price from: £15357 Blue Water Price from: £16026
  • June
    • Jun 6th - Johannesburg to Arusha - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £15065
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £15065 Blue Water Price from: £15357 Blue Water Price from: £16026
    • Jun 20th - Johannesburg to Arusha - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £15065
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £15065 Blue Water Price from: £15357 Blue Water Price from: £16026
  • July
    • Jul 4th - Johannesburg to Arusha - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £15142
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £15142 Blue Water Price from: £15434 Blue Water Price from: £16103
    • Jul 18th - Johannesburg to Arusha - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £15219
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £15219 Blue Water Price from: £15511 Blue Water Price from: £16180
    • Jul 25th - Johannesburg to Arusha - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £15219
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £15219 Blue Water Price from: £15511 Blue Water Price from: £16180
  • August
    • Aug 8th - Johannesburg to Arusha - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £15219
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £15219 Blue Water Price from: £15511 Blue Water Price from: £16180
    • Aug 15th - Johannesburg to Arusha - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £15373
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £15373 Blue Water Price from: £15665 Blue Water Price from: £16334
  • September
    • Sep 5th - Johannesburg to Arusha - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £15373
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £15373 Blue Water Price from: £15665 Blue Water Price from: £16334
    • Sep 12th - Johannesburg to Arusha - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £15296
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £15296 Blue Water Price from: £15588 Blue Water Price from: £16257
    • Sep 26th - Johannesburg to Arusha - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £15296
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £15296 Blue Water Price from: £15588 Blue Water Price from: £16257
  • October
    • Oct 3rd - Johannesburg to Arusha - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £15219
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £15219 Blue Water Price from: £15511 Blue Water Price from: £16180
    • Oct 10th - Johannesburg to Arusha - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £15219
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £15219 Blue Water Price from: £15511 Blue Water Price from: £16180
    • Oct 17th - Johannesburg to Arusha - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £15219
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £15219 Blue Water Price from: £15511 Blue Water Price from: £16180
    • Oct 24th - Johannesburg to Arusha - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £15065
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £15065 Blue Water Price from: £15357 Blue Water Price from: £16026
  • November
    • Nov 7th - Johannesburg to Arusha - Sailing on: Zambezi Queen From: £14911
      Cat SB Balcony Suite Cat SA Balcony Suite Cat MS Master Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £14911 Blue Water Price from: £15203 Blue Water Price from: £15872

Price Information

  • Please note, the holiday begins a few days earlier than shown, please contact us for the exact departure date
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