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Luxury All-Inclusive Zambezi River Cruise with Victoria Falls & Cape Town Stay

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Cruise Holiday Overview

Departure Date: 09 March 2025 - 12 Nights
Alternative Departure Dates Available
  • Ship Zambezi Queen
  • Duration 12 NIGHTS
  • Departure Date Range Feb 2025 - Nov 2025
  • Cruise type River Cruising
  • Cruise code AFR2224

LIMITED TO ONLY 28 GUESTS

includes fully escorted tours in victoria falls & cape town

INCLUDES LAND SAFARIS AT PILANESBERG NATIONAL PARK

Experience a thrilling South African adventure with a Cape Town stay, adrenaline-inducing safaris, memorable encounters with Victoria Falls and an enthralling cruise on the luxurious Zambezi Queen.

Your once-in-a-lifetime holiday begins in Cape Town with a three-night stay and a fascinating Cape Peninsula tour. Flying to Pilanesberg for a three-night safari stay and twice-daily, game drives to observe Africa’s iconic Big Five*.

During your three-night stay in Livingstone, you’ll explore the almighty Victoria Falls on a guided walking tour and relish a stay in a luxury resort affording unlimited access to this unforgettable spectacle. In a fitting finale, you’ll embark the opulent Zambezi Queen for an unforgettable cruise along the Chobe River. Amid breathtakingly African riverscapes, you’ll join water-based safaris, go birdwatching and join a cultural tour to a remote Namibian village.

Your Imagine Holiday Includes

All-Inclusive River Cruise

2 night all-inclusive luxury river cruise on board Zambezi Queen

Water-based game viewing and bird watching
Cultural tour of a local village

Fully Escorted Tours

Full day Cape Peninsula tour

Two daily games drives in Pilanesberg National Park
Walking tour of Victoria Falls

Hotel Stays

3 night four-star hotel stay in Cape Town at the Southern Sun The Cullinan with breakfast

3 night five-star stay in Pilanesberg National Park at the Ivory Tree Game Lodge with breakfast, lunch and dinner
3 night four-star stay in Livingstone at the Palm River Hotel with breakfast

All Flights and Transfers

London departure – regional flights available

Overnight Flight

*Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed.
Named hotels are based on availability and are subject to change without notice. Alternative hotels will always be of equal or higher star rating.
The departure date is subject to change based on flight times specified during the booking process.

Your Voyage

Your Itinerary

Day 1
Fly Overnight to Cape Town

Your holiday begins as you fly from the UK to your destination.

Day 2
Cape Town: Hotel Stay

With its iconic landmarks such as Table Mountain and the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. Explore historical Robben Island, visit the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, or indulge the Cape Winelands’ world-class wines.

Overnight: Southern Sun The Cullinan

Day 3
Cape Town: Hotel Stay & Tour

Embark on a Cape Peninsula Tour where you’ll explore some of the city’s best-loved attractions. Highlights include a drive along the iconic Twelve Apostles, charming Hout Bay, wildlife encounters at Cape Point Nature Reserve, and a stroll through the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Southern Sun The Cullinan

Day 4
Cape Town: Hotel Stay

Today you could wander around the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, a quintessential Cape Town experience. Here you’ll find the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art, the Two Oceans Aquarium, and the excellent V&A Food Market.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Southern Sun The Cullinan

Day 5
Pilanesberg: Hotel Stay

Following your flight, you’ll be transferred to the Ivory Tree Game Lodge to begin your three-night luxury stay. Situated in the crater of a long-extinct volcano, the Ivory Tree Game Lodge is the perfect location for a monumental safari experience.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Ivory Tree Game Lodge

Days 6 - 7
Pilanesberg: Hotel Stay & Tour

With daily game drives available, you’ll have the opportunity of searching for the Big Five* in an open safari vehicle. Return in the evening and enjoy an outdoor boma – an African-style dining experience – under the starlit African sky.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Ivory Tree Game Lodge

Days 8 - 9
Livingstone: Hotel Stay

Another exciting three-night experience awaits, as you fly to Zambia and transfer to Livingstone. Located near the Zambezi River, this historic British colonial city is the popular gateway for spectacular Victoria Falls.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Palm River Hotel

Day 10
Livingstone: Hotel Stay & Tour

Join a fully escorted walking tour of Victoria Falls. During this thrilling walking tour, you’ll observe the tumbling cascades throwing mist so high into the air, this can be spotted several kilometres away.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Palm River Hotel

Days 11 - 12
Kasane: Embark Ship & Scenic Cruising

Today, you’ll transfer to Botswana to embark the luxury Zambezi Queen, a floating boutique hotel. For the next three days, you’ll soak-up the breathtakingly unique African riverscapes and wild animals that surround you as you cruise the remote Chobe River.

Meals Included: All-inclusive Board Basis

Overnight: Zambezi Queen

Day 13
Kasane: Disembark & Fly Home

On your final day on board, enjoy a morning cruise during breakfast, relishing the last chance to spot wildlife and birds in their stunning natural habitat. Then bid the crew a reluctant but fond farewell and disembark.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Your Tour Highlights

Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls, a top African attraction, spans over 1 km and stands 100+ meters tall, ranking as the world's largest waterfall. Explore its lush rainforest surroundings for unforgettable views and an enduring memory of its roaring cascade and misty embrace.
Pilanesberg National Park*
A thrilling safari experience awaits at Pilanesberg National Park, a game reserve area of breathtaking beauty and serenity. During your stay, you’ll join daily game drives in Pilanesberg National Park, a thrilling way to experience the incredible African wilderness and wildlife. Here, you’ll track down Africa’s Big Five–elephant, lion, leopard, Cape buffalo an...
Cape Peninsula Tour
Experience the beauty of the Cape Peninsula gifting you some of the most spectacular views in the world. You’ll savour the vistas of the Twelve Apostles afforded to you during a scenic drive along the Atlantic coast on your way to Hout Bay. Enjoy a delicious lunch before returning to Cape Town where you’ll enjoy a visit to Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens.
Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls, a top African attraction, spans over 1 km and stands 100+ meters tall, ranking as the world's largest waterfall. Explore its lush rainforest surroundings for unforgettable views and an enduring memory of its roaring cascade and misty embrace.
Pilanesberg National Park*
A thrilling safari experience awaits at Pilanesberg National Park, a game reserve area of breathtaking beauty and serenity. During your stay, you’ll join daily game drives in Pilanesberg National Park, a thrilling way to experience the incredible African wilderness and wildlife. Here, you’ll track down Africa’s Big Five–elephant, lion, leopard, Cape buffalo an...
Cape Peninsula Tour
Experience the beauty of the Cape Peninsula gifting you some of the most spectacular views in the world. You’ll savour the vistas of the Twelve Apostles afforded to you during a scenic drive along the Atlantic coast on your way to Hout Bay. Enjoy a delicious lunch before returning to Cape Town where you’ll enjoy a visit to Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens.

Zambezi Queen

Gliding along the picturesque banks of the Chobe River, the chic Zambezi Queen is a luxury houseboat boasting unrivalled sophistication in one of the most extraordinary and remote locations in the world.

As you weave your way through the still 25km waters of the Chobe River, you’ll experience the majesty and stillness of the African bush – imagine waking up to the sun blazing across the sky as you hear the songs of colourful birds; elephants gracefully lumbering along the riverside as you dine on sumptuous cuisine; hippos peaking their heads up from below the waterline as you observe them from the deck; and the night-time cry of jackals and lions lulling you to sleep.

Your deluxe accommodation on board features air conditioning and your own private balcony – perfect for viewing game from the comfort of your own surroundings as you cruise through an area renowned for its diverse wildlife and stunning natural landscapes.

Life on Board Zambezi Queen

As you cruise through the enchanting waters, you’ll find a relaxing and peaceful ambience on board, whether you’re losing yourself in the scenes unfolding before you from the viewing deck, cooling off in the plunge pool or raising a glass to your adventure in the well-appointed bar.

dining

Dining on board is an indulgent treat all its own. With freshly made meals created using seasonal ingredients from local markets, you’ll enjoy a variety of mouth-watering dishes including a fresh cold buffet selection, full English breakfasts, and a choice of two plated menu options for dinner.

  • The Dining Room
  • The Bar

Activities

As part of your experience on board the ever-elegant Zambezi Queen, you’ll enjoy a wealth of unique water-based safaris and activities that will better showcase the wonders of this remarkable land.

  • Game viewing
  • Fishing
  • Birdwatching
  • Photo Safaris
  • Cultural tours

Suites

The Zambezi Queen offers luxury accommodation in the form of 14 tasteful suites, ten suites and four luxury suites, each with stylish interiors, spellbinding views from the floor-to-ceiling glass doors, and their own private balcony.

Standard Suite Prices from £5,599pp

Zambezi Queen Suite
Zambezi Queen Suite
Zambezi Queen Suite

Boasting everything you could possibly need for a lavish and comfortable stay, each suite offers all the amenities you’d find in a luxury hotel, making your stay truly comfortable and relaxing, including a king-sized bed, hairdryer, electronic safe and plush dressing gown and slippers. Savour the views of the ever-changing scenery at all times of day from the front-facing balcony or unwind with an afternoon nap by drawing your full-length sliding shutters.

  • Luxury Accommodation
  • King-sized Bed
  • Private Balcony
  • Air-Conditioning & Fan
  • En-Suite Bathroom (Shower only)
  • Hairdryer
  • Electronic Safe
  • Dressing Gown & Slippers
Cruise Code: AFR2224
To Book Call
Alternative Departure Dates
23 February 2025
23 Feb 2025
12 nights
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13 Apr 2025
12 nights
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07 November 2025
07 Nov 2025
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Master Suite Prices from £6,099pp

Zambezi Queen Luxury Suite
Zambezi Queen Luxury Suite
Zambezi Queen Luxury Suite
Zambezi Queen Luxury Suite

For an extra special experience, opt for one of the four luxury suites, located at the bow of the boat. Not only do they offer more space, but you’ll also benefit from two balconies and a panoramic view that ensures you never miss a thing. On the larger of the two balconies, you’ll find two comfortable deckchairs and a table – the perfect place in which to witness the beautiful hues of pink, ochre and red as the African sun sets across the horizon, hear the cacophony of calls from magnificent wildlife and feel the warm breeze across your skin.

  • Luxury Accommodation
  • King-sized Bed
  • Private Balcony with Sun Lounger & Dinette
  • Air-Conditioning & Fan
  • En-Suite Bathroom (Shower only)
  • Hairdryer
  • Electronic Safe
  • Dressing Gown & Slippers
Cruise Code: AFR2224
To Book Call
Alternative Departure Dates
23 February 2025
23 Feb 2025
12 nights
Itinerary Includes: Fly Overnight to Cape Town, Cape Town: Hotel Stay, Cape Town: Hotel Stay & Tour, Cape Town: Hot...
Fr From £5,999pp
13 April 2025
13 Apr 2025
12 nights
Itinerary Includes: Fly Overnight to Cape Town, Cape Town: Hotel Stay, Cape Town: Hotel Stay & Tour, Cape Town: Hot...
Fr From £6,499pp
07 November 2025
07 Nov 2025
12 nights
Itinerary Includes: Fly Overnight to Cape Town, Cape Town: Hotel Stay, Cape Town: Hotel Stay & Tour, Cape Town: Hot...
Fr From £6,299pp

Your Hotel Stay

Cape Town

Included Hotel

Southern Sun The Cullinan (Or Similar)

With a hotel stay at Southern Sun The Cullinan, you’ll enjoy a perfectly located hotel with amazing amenities. After a sumptuous meal in the Peach Tree, you could then relax with a chilled cocktail in hand at the Stella Cafe & Bar. During the day, the Mangwanani Boutique Spa provides muscle-melting massages in which to re-energise and enjoy your incredible holiday further.

Pilanesberg

Included Hotel

Ivory Tree Game Lodge (Or Similar)

The five-star Ivory Tree Game Lodge offers a safari experience all with modern amenities for a home away from home. Situated in the crater of a long-extinct volcano, the Ivory Tree Lodge is the perfect location for a monumental safari experience. Rooms are tastefully decorated with African décor and offer spectacular views of the three concentric rings of hills across the Pilanesberg reserve.

Ivory Tree Lodge’s Amani Spa has been the Winner of 4 prestigious awards since its inception in 2006.

Livingstone

Included Hotel

Palm River Hotel (Or Similar)

Discover unparalleled luxury at Palm River Hotel, a haven of sophistication and comfort in the heart of Victoria Falls. Immerse yourself in opulent surroundings, where every detail reflects timeless elegance. Indulge in exquisite dining, unwind in plush accommodations, and experience impeccable service tailored to your every need. Palm River Hotel offers a seamless blend of style and convenience. Elevate your stay and create lasting memories in a setting where luxury knows no bounds.

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