PHOTO: Some of the inhabitants of the Chobe River. (Courtesy Flickr/Carine06)
Africa is a beautiful continent, with an impressively diverse range of environmental features and natural highlights. No matter what you may envision in an exotic adventure in a faraway land, you are sure to be able to find it here.
One of the most awe-inspiring landmarks of this region is the Chobe River. It’s the epitome of the most amazing waterway you can hope to discover in a hypnotic environment. Those lucky enough to travel down this river will be delighted by unique and captivating sights, such as scenes of hippos frolicking in the water or elephants strolling alongside the shores. Keep your camera at the ready, as once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunities are all around you. It’s all of the essential elements of your dream African safari. And of course the stunning backdrop is the lush greenery of the jungles hugging the river path.
Explore this river and the region surrounding it via the Discover Africa cruise offered by AmaWaterways. Spanning 10 days, this voyage is packed with amazing experiences and sights you have never seen before.
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Your journey starts out with a three-day stay in Cape Town, a city rich with cultural and historical appeal. Upon your arrival, you will be welcomed with a reception featuring drinks and tapas. The next day, you will embark on a road trip that offers what many people view as one of the most picturesque drives in the world. This winding route is a scenic passage that takes you to Chapman’s Peak, a stunning mountain south of Cape Town. Don’t miss the chance to explore Boulders Beach, a hidden jewel of the local landscape where you can observe colonies of African penguins in their native habitat.
The next day will also be spent in Cape Town, with flexible options that allow you to create your own personalized itinerary. Among the choices: enjoy wine tastings at some of the local wineries, or go on a scenic drive through another part of the region.
You will then fly to Kasane, Botswana, where you will be taken via safari boat to the Zambezi Queen, from which you will embark on a cruise along the Chobe. While aboard, you will relax in the comfort of deluxe accommodations in the form of an air-conditioned balcony suite. Dining options on the ship include a traditional African dinner. The next few days will be spent exploring the Chobe and the landmarks and natural wonders located near it. Among the highlights is a day-long safari through Chobe National Park.
The Chobe cruise portion of your journey comes to an end when you disembark at Victoria Falls. Two days of exploring the local attractions then awaits you. The guided tour of Victoria Falls where you will be accompanied by a local guide will surely stand out as one of the most memorable parts of this trip. This adventure concludes in Johannesburg, but the memories of this 10-day quest are guaranteed to last a lifetime.