Overview

Flight - 1 night
Chobe National Park - 3 nights
Safari-Cruise - 3 nights
Victoria Falls - 2 nights
Hwange National Park - 2 nights
Flight - 1 night

THE AFRICAN DREAM

A unique safari-cruise on Lake Kariba with classic safaris for spectacular vistas, large mammals and predators populating the most beautiful nature reserves, and the mighty Victoria Falls

Be prepared for spectacular scenery overflowing with wildlife as you unravel the habitat of some of the world’s most astounding animals. Stay at an exclusive lodge on a private island surrounded by the mighty Zambezi River offering a unique and intimate experience. Chobe National Park and river boasts more than 250 species of animals such as crocodiles, buffalo, hippos, zebra, giraffe, leopard, lion and the largest concentration of elephants in Africa.

CroisiEurope’s luxury ship, the African Dream is a small ship with fine gastronomy, revealing the secrets of Lake Kariba, a haven for birdlife, hippos, crocodiles and a water source that attracts elephant, buffalo, lion, cheetah and antelopes. This voyage takes you to Matusadona National Park where thousands of animals were relocated when the lands were flooded by the Kariba Dam, creating a great environment for buffaloes, waterbucks, zebras, elephants and impala.

Once the home of San bushmen, Hwange was the royal hunting ground for Matabele King Mzilikazi before wildlife conservation started in 1928. Zimbabwe’s largest and most prolific game reserve boasts varied landscapes and tremendous wildlife including most notably massive herds of elephant and a healthy population of predators including lion and cheetah plus zebra, buffalo, giraffe, kudu, impala, wildebeest and sable. Animals rely on waterholes facilitating excellent game viewing as wildlife congregates.

The spectacular sight of Victoria Falls is perhaps Africa’s most famous landmark – over 100 metres high and 1,700 metres wide.

These safaris and Victoria Falls are rewarding experiences all year. The dry season (Jun-Oct), is the preferred time for safaris when animals are drawn to the permanent water. January to May offer the best flow through the Falls (but some photographers prefer a later date with less spray!) and a green season when many animals have their young and the lush landscape is decorated with wildflowers.

Key Features

Wildlife & Natural Wonders
Small Ship Sailing
5-Star Historic Hotel
Excursions Included
Safaris Included
Small Group Size: 2 - 8

Day 1 Fly overnight from London Heathrow to Kasane via Johannesburg.

Day 2 Transfer in a private boat on a nautical safari to Cascades Lodge for three nights. (D)

Day 3 Morning game drive at Chobe NP Lunch in a ‘floating restaurant’ with breathtaking views. Boat safari. (B, L, D)

Day 4 Visit Impalila Island. Afternoon optional cruise on the Zambezi River. (B, L, D)

Day 5 Boat safari on Chobe River. Small aircraft flight to Lake Kariba. Board the African Dream for three nights. (B, L, D)

Day 6 Sail on Lake Kariba to Gache-Gache River and its wildlife. Sail towards Changa. Small boat sunset cruise. (B, L, D)

Day 7 Morning game drive at Matusadona National Park. Sailing to Kariba. (B, L, D)

Day 8 Visit Kariba Dam and fly to Victoria Falls for two nights at Victoria Falls Hotel. (B)

Day 9 Guided walk of the Falls. Sunset cruise on the Zambezi River. Optional helicopter flight over the falls (12 mins, £150). (B)

Day 10 Travel to Hwange National Park visiting the Painted Dogs Centre. Two nights at the Wilderness Davison’s Camp or Little Makalolo Camp. Afternoon game drive. (B, D)

Day 11 Morning and afternoon game drives. (B, L, D)

Day 12 Transfer to Victoria Falls airport for your overnight flight. (B)

Day 13 Arrive at London Heathrow.

  • Key
  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner

Notes

Some travel is on unmade, bumpy roads and it is sometimes necessary to ‘climb’ into the safari vehicle.
A luggage allowance of 20 kg per person in soft or small bags is applicable for internal flights.

2020

per person in a twin/double room
South African Airways from Heathrow

Date Price
March 28 £6295
June 23 £6795
July 14 £6995
August 22 £6995
September 6 £6995
September 30 £6795
October 15 £6595
November 23 £6295

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

Double for sole use £1195

Optional Excursions

Helicopter flight over Victoria Falls £150

Independent Arrival

Save £900
Arrival or departure transfer add £20

Price Includes
Air travel and taxes, transfers, 10 nights’ accommodation, breakfast daily, 1 lunch and 2 dinners, full board and drinks with meals on cruise vessel and Cascades Lodge, park fees, itinerary as described, services of guides and local representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included
Travel insurance, overseas airport taxes, optional excursions, visa procurement, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

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