Find the River Cruise you’re looking for...
16 Day AmaWaterways River Cruise from Johannesburg to Arusha 2022
Golden Trails of AfricaStarting from $15,595
River Cruise DescriptionYour journey begins with an overnight stay in Johannesburg (option to start with 3 nights in Cape Town). Next, fly to Kasane, Botswana and board the Zambezi Queen, your wildlife river cruise vessel on the Chobe River for the next 4 nights. Enjoy two nights at Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. From here, fly to Johannesburg for two nights at your intimate, all-suite hotel. Depart to Nairobi where a connecting flight brings you to your Tanzania safari. Enjoy two nights at three of the four luxury Tanzanian lodges: Tarangire Treetops, The Manor at Ngorongoro, and the luxury-tented Serengeti Migration Camp or Serengeti Pioneer Camp.
Thanks for your interest!We'll be in touch soon.
ErrorI'm sorry, but an error has occurred. Try Again
|Departure Date||Ship||Priced From|
|Jul 3, 2022||Zambezi Queen||$15,895||Call Us!|
|Jul 10, 2022||Zambezi Queen||$15,995||Call Us!|
|Jul 17, 2022||Zambezi Queen||$15,995||Call Us!|
|Jul 24, 2022||Zambezi Queen||$16,995||Call Us!|
|Aug 7, 2022||Zambezi Queen||$16,995||Call Us!|
|Aug 14, 2022||Zambezi Queen||$17,195||Call Us!|
|Aug 28, 2022||Zambezi Queen||$17,195||Call Us!|
|Sep 4, 2022||Zambezi Queen||$17,195||Call Us!|
|Sep 11, 2022||Zambezi Queen||$17,095||Call Us!|
|Sep 25, 2022||Zambezi Queen||$17,095||Call Us!|
|Oct 2, 2022||Zambezi Queen||$16,995||Call Us!|
|Oct 9, 2022||Zambezi Queen||$15,995||Call Us!|
|Oct 16, 2022||Zambezi Queen||$16,995||Call Us!|
|Oct 23, 2022||Zambezi Queen||$15,795||Call Us!|
|Nov 6, 2022||Zambezi Queen||$15,595||Call Us!|
|Nov 13, 2022||Zambezi Queen||$16,495||Call Us!|
River Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 JohannesburgAfter being greeted at the airport by an AmaWaterways Representative, transfer to Fairlawns Hotel.
Day 2 Johannesburg — Zambezi QueenAfter 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 QueenEmbark 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 QueenJoin 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 QueenVisit 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 FallsEnjoy a morning cruise during breakfast and be on the lookout for wildlife. Afterward, transfer to the 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. Later this afternoon, join a cocktail reception with appetizers aboard a vintage steam train and make your way to the Victoria Falls Bridge to watch the sunset over the Falls. (B)
Day 7 Victoria FallsA 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, followed by a special dinner with live local entertainment at the hotel. (B)
Day 8 Victoria FallsAfter breakfast, you’ll be taken to the airport for your flight to Johannesburg. Transfer to the Fairlawns Boutique Hotel with its parklike setting and wonderful Spa. (B)
Day 9 JohannesburgTake 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 JohannesburgFly to Kilimanjaro where you will be met by an AmaWaterways Representative and transferred to the Arusha Coffee Lodge. (B,D)
Day 11 Arusha — TarangireJourney to Tarangire National Park, where you'll go on an adventurous safari before checking into Treetops Lodge. (B,L,D)
Day 12 TarangireExperience 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 — Lake Manyara — NgorongoroVisit 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 NgorongoroGo 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 ParkFly to the Serengeti and in the afternoon, go on a game drive to see the “Big Five.” (B,L,D)
Day 16 Serengeti National ParkExplore 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 National Park — ArushaTake 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 before 6:00 p.m.
Having trouble deciding which cruise is right for you?