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2019 2020

Southern Africa: travel to the ends of the earth (port-to-port cruise)

9 Days - 11A_PP
# Description

Cruise

SOUTH AFRICA - BOTSWANA - NAMIBIA - ZIMBABWE

From Johannesburg to Victoria Falls, you’ll discover spectacular panoramas and tumultuous histories, but also incredible wildlife and carefully crafted menus that reflect the flavors and savors of Africa, as well as the most beautiful natural reserves and the secrets of Lake Kariba before taking in the grandeur of the “smoke that thunders,” Victoria Falls. 

Croisi +
All inclusive on board

THE CROISIEUROPE DIFFERENCE

  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined local cuisine
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Tour leader or cruise director on board
  • Onboard activities and/or lectures
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Luxurious and comfortable lodge and ship
  • Unique cruise on Lake Kariba through emblematic and mysterious landscapes
  • Land and water safaris in Chobé and Matusadona National Parks
  • The grandness of Victoria Falls is waiting for you, on foot or on board a helicopter (optional)

Cruise

Day 1

Johannesburg (South Africa)

We’ll meet up at the hotel at 11:00 a.m.  Departure by coach with your guide. We’ll have lunch before visiting the Apartheid Museum, the first museum centering on South African history in the 20th century. Afterwards, we’ll set off for a panoramic tour of Johannesburg, the city of superlatives. We’ll arrive at our four-star hotel LS. You’ll enjoy dinner and spend the night at the hotel.

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Day 2

Johannesburg - Kasane - Arrival at Cascades Lodge (South Africa-Botswana-Namibia)

We’ll take a regular flight from Johannesburg to Kasane, Botswana. You’ll be transferred from the airport to your CroisiEurope lodge on board small private boats. You’ll settle into your comfortable lodge ideally located at the heart of the wilderness. We’ll have dinner and spend the night at the lodge.

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Day 3

LODGE: Chobe National Park (Namibia-Botswana)

Enjoy a full-day safari in Jeeps to explore the Chobe National Park and its majestic fauna. Lunch in a “floating restaurant” with incredible views of the surrounding nature. Afterwards, we’ll board small private boats and sail off on Chobe River all the way to Sedudu Island and its marshes. We’ll have dinner and spend the night at the lodge.

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Day 4

LODGE: Impalila Island (Namibia)

Discover traditional villages on Impalila Island. We’ll return to our lodge for lunch. This afternoon, you can enjoy time at leisure at the lodge or join us for a discovery of the Zambezi River on small private boats. We’ll have dinner at the lodge. Tonight, let a local tell you all about the traditions of this particular island. Night spent at the lodge.

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Day 5

Cascades Lodge - Kasane - Lake Kariba - BOARDING THE SHIP (Namibia-Botswana-Zimbabwe)

Enjoy one last water safari in the Chobe National Park area. After lunch, we'll set out for the Kasane airport. On board small private planes, you’ll discover the stunning panoramas over Lake Kariba during your flight from Kasane to Kariba. You’ll be transferred to board the African Dream and comfortably settle into your cabins. We’ll start sailing across the lake. We’ll have dinner and spend the night on board.

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Day 6

SHIP: LAKE KARIBA - SAILING ON THE GACHE-GACHE RIVER (Zimbabwe)

At sunrise, we’ll set sail through Lake Kariba. We’ll set out on small private boats to discover the Gache Gache River and its unique wildlife. We’ll return on board for lunch. This afternoon, we’ll sail towards Changa. Later, we'll set out on small private boats to admire the sunset. We’ll have dinner and spend the night on board.

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Day 7

SHIP: LAKE KARIBA - MATUSADONA NATIONAL PARK (Zimbabwe)

We’ll journey out this morning on a safari to discover the area around Matusadona National Park and its numerous wild animals. We’ll enjoy lunch on board and start sailing again. During this time, a round table will be the opportunity to learn more about the creation of the Lake, its inhabitants as well as its ecosystem. We’ll have dinner and spend the night on board.

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Day 8

SHIP: KARIBA - Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)

At sunrise, we’ll set sail towards Kariba to disembark and journey out to the airport. We’ll discover the gigantic Kariba Dam which was created to form Lake Kariba before flying out to Victoria Falls on board private planes. Lunch cruise on the Zambezi River. This afternoon, enjoy a tour on foot of the falls. Tonight, we'll have dinner at the hotel OR buffet dinner at the BOMA restaurant(1). We’ll spend the night at a four-star hotel LS.

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Day 9

Victoria Falls

Breakfast.
Optional early morning excursion: Soar over Victoria Falls in a helicopter (must be booked before departure). End of our services at the hotel.

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Dates & Prices

START IN 2019
Departure 25/08/2019
Arrival 02/09/2019
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Departure 28/08/2019
Arrival 05/09/2019
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Departure 31/08/2019
Arrival 08/09/2019
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Departure 03/09/2019
Arrival 11/09/2019
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Departure 06/09/2019
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Departure 09/09/2019
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Departure 12/09/2019
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Departure 15/09/2019
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Departure 21/09/2019
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Departure 24/09/2019
Arrival 02/10/2019
Ship : African Dream Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 27/09/2019
Arrival 05/10/2019
Ship : African Dream Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 30/09/2019
Arrival 08/10/2019
Ship : African Dream Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 03/10/2019
Arrival 11/10/2019
Ship : African Dream Ship category : PREMIUM
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Departure 06/10/2019
Arrival 14/10/2019
Ship : African Dream Ship category : PREMIUM
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Departure 09/10/2019
Arrival 17/10/2019
Ship : African Dream Ship category : PREMIUM
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Departure 12/10/2019
Arrival 20/10/2019
Ship : African Dream Ship category : PREMIUM
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Departure 15/10/2019
Arrival 23/10/2019
Ship : African Dream Ship category : PREMIUM
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Departure 18/10/2019
Arrival 26/10/2019
Ship : African Dream Ship category : PREMIUM
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Departure 24/10/2019
Arrival 01/11/2019
Ship : African Dream Ship category : PREMIUM
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Departure 30/10/2019
Arrival 07/11/2019
Ship : African Dream Ship category : PREMIUM
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Departure 02/11/2019
Arrival 10/11/2019
Ship : African Dream Ship category : PREMIUM
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Departure 05/11/2019
Arrival 13/11/2019
Ship : African Dream Ship category : PREMIUM
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Departure 08/11/2019
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Ship : African Dream Ship category : PREMIUM
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Arrival 19/11/2019
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Arrival 22/11/2019
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Departure 17/11/2019
Arrival 25/11/2019
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Departure 23/11/2019
Arrival 01/12/2019
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Departure 26/11/2019
Arrival 04/12/2019
Ship : African Dream Ship category : PREMIUM
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Departure 29/11/2019
Arrival 07/12/2019
Ship : African Dream Ship category : PREMIUM
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Departure 02/12/2019
Arrival 10/12/2019
Ship : African Dream Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 05/12/2019
Arrival 13/12/2019
Ship : African Dream Ship category : PREMIUM
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Departure 08/12/2019
Arrival 16/12/2019
Ship : African Dream Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 11/12/2019
Arrival 19/12/2019
Ship : African Dream Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 14/12/2019
Arrival 22/12/2019
Ship : African Dream Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 17/12/2019
Arrival 25/12/2019
Ship : African Dream Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 20/12/2019
Arrival 28/12/2019
Ship : African Dream Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 26/12/2019
Arrival 03/01/2020
Ship : African Dream Ship category : PREMIUM
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Departure 29/12/2019
Arrival 06/01/2020
Ship : African Dream Ship category : PREMIUM

* Price based on double occupancy

Sales

15% discount for 1 child from 7 to under 17 years old, sharing 1 cabin/room/bungalow with 1 or 2 adult(s) client(s) (excluding international flights, taxes, additional costs, visa and booking fees). Discount valid for the safari-cruise and the Cape of Good Hope pre-cruise program and limited to 1 child per room.
Under 7 years old, children aren't allowed for security reasons.

Formalities

Non-EU nationals are requested to consult their embassy or consulate.

IMPORTANT: Please make sure to check the mandatory travel requirements for minor children as specific documents will be asked to enter and leave South Africa.

The following information is given for guidance only and may be modified at any time. This information cannot anticipate the sovereign application thereof made by the authorities of the countries to be visited, nor by the airlines.

All parents are requested to produce legal proof of filiation with their children upon entering and leaving South Africa. This rule is enforced at all borders point of the country.

Specific documents may be requested according to the following situations:

     1/ Minor traveling with both parents
     2/ Minor traveling with one parent who is not separated from the other parent
     3/ Minor for whom one parent is deceased
     4/ Minor traveling with one parent who is legally separated or divorced from the other parent
     5/ Minor traveling with an adult who is not a parent
     6/ Minor traveling alone

It is crucial for guests travelling to South Africa with minors to consult the South African Embassy in their own country and check the entry and travel requirements for all countries to be visited.

Included :
Not included

the domestic flight Johannesburg/Kasane - airport taxes (€120 - 2018 rates) - accommodation in a double cabin in your choice of category - double-occupancy accomodations in a first-class CroisiEurope lodge and in 4* hotels - all meals - drinks served by CroisiEurope at all meals and drinks served at the bar on the African Dream and at the CroisiEurope lodge - in Johannesburg and Victoria falls, drinks include: 1 water, 1 glass of local wine* or 1 soda or 1 local beer*, 1 tea or coffee per person and per meal - the excursions mentioned in the program - travel assistance and repatriation insurance - tips (excluding tips for crew members on board the African Dream and at the lodge).

Tips : To make your vacation worry-free, the equivalent of €60 per passenger will be given to service providers in your destination countries (excluding tips for crew members on board the ship and at the lodge) as tips. We feel this amount is appropriate in consideration of local customs and practice.

international flights and their taxes - flight between Victoria Falls and Johannesburg - transfers airport/hotel/airport - cancellation and baggage insurance - Zimbabwean visa (US$30 to this day, to be paid for on site in US$) - cancellation/baggage insurance - optional excursion - tips for crew members on board the African Dream and at the lodge (for informational purposes, daily tips per passenger amount to US$5) - the Botswana Tourism levy (US$30 to be paid for on site in US$, and likely to be applicable in the year) - personal expenses. 

Shore Excursions

Water safari on the Gache-Gache River

We’ll set out on small private boats to discover the Gache Gache River and its unique wildlife. Gliding along its meanders, large bends and small, unspoiled inlets, you’ll be amazed by the magical atmosphere all around. Our safari will al...

Duration 2h00 Classic

Tour on foot of Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls were discovered by David Livingstone in 1855 and named in honor of Queen Victoria of Britain, but the indigenous Tonga name--"The Smoke That Thunders"--continues in common usage and suits the falls well: we’ll leave for...

Duration 2h00 Classic

Land and water safari in Matusadona National Park

We’ll journey out on a safari to discover the area around Matusadona National Park. Bordered by the Sanyati and Ume Rivers, this 1,400km²/540 sq mi-large untouched area is home to numerous animal species such as elephants, hippos, crocodil...

Duration 3h00 Classic

Visit Lake Kariba's "Dam Wall"

We’ll set out to discover the gigantic Kariba Dam which was created in 1955 to form Lake Kariba. Today, the dam serves as a source of electric power for 70% of Zimbabwe. You’ll get to discover the story and legends surrounding the creatio...

Duration 0h15 Classic

Fly to Lake Kariba on board small private planes

We've specially booked small private planes to access Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe where you'll be boarding the African Dream. Each flight lasts for about 1 hour and 40 minutes and is a true opportunity to admire stunning panoramas over the lake and...

Duration 2h00 Classic

Impalila Island

Impalila Island is a small Namibian island on the Caprivi Strip protruding into the northern territory of Botswana, Southern territory of Zambia and Western territory of Zimbabwe and surrounded by the Chobe River. Our walk will be guided by locals wh...

Duration 2h00 Classic

Full-day land and water safaris in Chobe National Park

Join us for a full-day's adventure exploring Chobé National Park. We'll journey out on a safari in Jeeps through what is known as the most biologically diverse national park in Botswana. Stretching over 11,000 km² (4,500 sq mi), i...

Duration 8h00 Classic

Water safari on the Zambezi River

The Zambezi is a legendary 2,574-km-long river which rises in Zambia and flows through Angola, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique where it crosses the country to empty into the Indian Ocean. We'll board small private boats for our safari along the...

Duration 2h00 Classic

Johannesburg

We’ll visit the Apartheid Museum which opened in 2001. It is famous the world over for being the first museum centering on South African history in the 20th century, and more particularly on Apartheid. Afterwards, we’ll set off for a pano...

Duration 4h00 Classic

Ships

Several ships available for this cruise

Lodge

Included lodge

CASCADES LODGE

8 Bungalows
Useful information

These cruises and tours are not recommended for persons with reduced mobility as we will walk along stony paths and slopes.

  • Your cruise on board the African Dream as well as your stay at the lodge are fully dedicated to the protected areas of Lake Kariba and Chobé National Park. Life on board and at the lodge revolves around the discovery and observation of the local fauna and flora, providing constant enchantment.
  • When visiting the villages on Impalila Island, we will pass the island's school. If you wish, you can bring supplies such as pens and notebooks. In case the school is closed (during weekends, on public holidays and during vacations), you will be able to leave those supplies with the lodge manager who will distribute them to the teachers when school starts again.
  • The domestic flight from Johannesburg to Kasane will be provided by South African Airways or another airline serving Southern Africa.
  • Domestic flights for Lake Kariba will be provided by Central Air Transport Service, Safari Logistics or another airline serving Southern Africa.

Please note: international flights are not included, our services start from the hotel in Johannesburg and end at the hotel in Victoria Falls.

Time difference: You can consult www.worldtimezone.com to see the time difference between your home and your destination.

  • PRECAUTIONS:

The following information is given for guidance only and may be modified at any time. This information cannot anticipate the sovereign application thereof made by the authorities of the countries to be visited nor by the airlines.

There are no compulsory vaccinations for your destinations except for guests arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever; these guests may be required to produce proof of vaccination at the airport or at the border post.

However, it is strongly recommended you ensure your vaccines for the following diseases are up-to-date: tetanus, polio, hepatitis A and B, diphtheria and typhoid. We also recommend consulting with your general practitioner regarding an antimalarial treatment and a yellow fever vaccine.

Vaccines for tetanus, diphtheria, polio, rubella, mumps, measles, and tuberculosis are recommended for minors. As a general rule, we strongly recommend consulting with your general practitioner about any health concerns before your departure.

Additional information

/!\ ATTENTION - BAGGAGE REGULATIONS TO FOLLOW /!\

On this trip we plan to use private planes to get you between Kasane (lodge) and Kariba (ship).

The airline company operating these flights are imposing many restrictions regarding the bags being transported due to the capacity of the planes and for safety reasons.

You’ll find the list of regulations below:

  • Your checked baggage (1 per person maximum) MUST NOT EXCEED 20KG/44lbs.
  • It MUST COMPLY WITH THE FOLLOWING DIMENSIONS 60cm/23,60in. in length x 40cm/15,70in. in height x 30cm/11,80in. in width.
  • It must be made from SOFT FABRIC. Hard-shell suitcases are not accepted.
  • Luggage with wheels is accepted (a maximum of 2 wheels per bag).
  • Your carry-on baggage and personal items MUST NOT EXCEED 3KG/6.6lbs.

If your baggage does not comply with the above rules, THE AIRLINE WILL REFUSE TO TRANSPORT IT. Your stay aboard the African Dream would take place without your personal belongings. At the end of your cruise and before taking your international flight, you will be forced to return to the lodge at your own expense to collect your suitcase.

For your comfort, a laundry service is available during your stay at the lodge.

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CABIN FOR TRIPLE USE ON BOARD THE AFRICAN DREAM
If two adults and one child are sharing one cabin, the spare bed will measure 150cm x 80cm (59 in. x 31 in.).

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EXTENDED STAY
THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE

Ref. 14F_PP - 3-DAY PRE-CRUISE PROGRAM

A rich diversity of excursions awaits you during your extended stay at the Cape: take in wonderful views from the Table Bay and the nearby peaks of the surrounding mountains, learn how Robben Island made its mark on history, meet with a hilarious penguin colony near Simon's Town and of course, taste some of the most famous local wines* when touring the oldest vineyard in South Africa. You will love this unique and captivating way of discovering Africa!

The tour itinerary can change depending on the weather.

The order of the visits can change.

The observation of wildlife can't be guaranteed.

The helicopter ride depends on suitable weather conditions.

(1) Please inform your travel agency of your preferred option upon confirmation of your booking. If we do not receive this information, dinner at the BOMA restaurant will be automatically booked. We will honor your choice depending on availability. 

*Alcohol can be harmful to your health. Please drink in moderation.

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