'Stars of South Africa' Land and River Safari cruise/tour — AMA WATERWAYS ZAMBEZI QUEEN — May 1–15, 2020

'Stars of South Africa' Land and River Safari cruise/tour

May 1–15, 2020

PIED PIPER TRAVEL proudly offers a luxury 14-night “Stars of South Africa” Land and River Safari

Join PIED PIPER TRAVEL as we bring you our second African “Stars of South Africa” cruise/tour on Ama Waterways. Our 2018 group was an amazing success and we are excited to be offering this again in 2020. As the Zambezi Queen holds only 28 guests, it is sure to sell out quickly. BOOK BY DECEMBER 31, 2018 AND GET AN ADDITIONAL $500 PER PERSON OFF OUR GROUP RATES!

Your amazing luxury five-star journey begins with a three-night stay in picturesque Cape Town. Next, fly to Kasane, Botswana to begin your Zambezi Queen safari cruise on the Chobe River. Explore Chobe National Park, home to one of the densest populations of wildlife on the African continent. Spend two nights at the legendary Victoria Falls before flying to Johannesburg for two nights including a visit to the township of Soweto. Then fly to Hoedspruit, located in the game-rich country of Greater Kruger National Park. Spend three nights at a luxurious game lodge in this premier eco-tourist destination, known for some of the best “Big Five” viewing in South Africa. Experience the thrill of daily game drives, while evenings bring you breathtakingly clear skies.

Lifestyle Shot Map
Date Day Port Arrive Depart
May 1FridayCape Town12:00 PM12:00 PM
May 2SaturdayCape Town12:00 PM12:00 PM
May 3SundayCape Town12:00 PM12:00 PM
May 4MondayCape Town/Chobe River12:00 PM12:00 PM
May 5TuesdayChobe River12:00 PM12:00 PM
May 6WednesdayChobe River12:00 PM12:00 PM
May 7ThursdayChobe River12:00 PM12:00 PM
May 8FridayVictoria Falls12:00 PM12:00 PM
May 9SaturdayVictoria Falls12:00 PM12:00 PM
May 10SundayJohannesburg12:00 PM12:00 PM
May 11MondayJohannesburg12:00 PM12:00 PM
May 12TuesdayKruger Park12:00 PM12:00 PM
May 13WednesdayKruger Park12:00 PM12:00 PM
May 14ThursdayKruger Park12:00 PM12:00 PM
May 15FridayKruger Park12:00 PM12:00 PM


May 1: Hotel check-in, Welcome reception

May 2: Full-day tour, Chapman Peak Drive, Cape of Good Hope, Cape Point, lunch included

May 3: Cableway up Table Mountain; Choice of tour: Wineland tour or Robben Island Guided tour: Lunch included

May 4: Flight to Kasane, Botswana, Embark Zambezi Queen; Welcome cocktail and dinner

May 5: Safari by boat; Cruise southern channels

May 6: Full day safari of Chobe National Park by open top 4X4 vehicle; picnic lunch

May 7: African village visit; Afternoon safari by boat or birdwatching or fishing. African themed dinner

May 8: Disembark Zambezi Queen; Hotel check-in;Sunset cocktail reception aboard a vintage steam train

May 9: Guided walking tour; free afternoon; Zambezi Sundowner Cruise with tapas followed by special dinner

May 10: Flight to Johannesburg, Hotel check-in

May 11: Soweto tour and Apartheid Museum visit; Local lunch; Evening presentation and dinner

May 12: Fly to Hoedspruit (Kruger Park); Check-in to hotel; afternoon safari

May 13: Morning and afternoon safaris

May 14: Morning and afternoon safaris

May 15: Early morning safari; Flight to Johannesburg, return flight home

'Stars of South Africa' Land and River Safari cruise/tour — AMA WATERWAYS ZAMBEZI QUEEN — May 1–15, 2020

With a design specific for safari river cruising on the Chobe River, the 28-passenger Zambezi Queen offers a sophisticated onboard experience designed to maximize animal sightings. Your comfort is ensured when staying in any of the 14 air-conditioned balcony staterooms (which range up to 300 sq. ft), all decorated in contemporary style. The air-conditioned top deck of the ship offers a dining room, lounge, bar and pool area for your comfort. Enjoy game watching from your stateroom, or visit the top deck for a beverage, sun bathing and more game watching. Peruse the library of books, enjoy a board game and explore the riverbanks of the Chobe River on the Zambezi Queen.


Built 2009

Renovated 2015

Built in Namibia

Length 150 feet

Width 25.6 feet

Intra-Africa Air Rate, not included in the above, is $2125 per person, including taxes and fuel surcharges and is additional. International airfare is not included.

Your cruise/tour includes all of the following:


• 3 nights at the luxurious Cape Grace hotel in Luxury Rooms including daily breakfast

• Welcome Reception with drinks and tapas

• Full day Cape of Good Hope tour including African Penguin encounter and local lunch with drinks

• Cableway to the summit of Table Mountain

• Cape Winelands tour including tastings and lunch OR guided visit to Robben Island followed by lunch and tour of Cape Town’s diverse neighborhoods


• 4-night accommodations in balcony suite

• Chobe National Park land safari

• Boat safaris along the banks of the Chobe River

• Visit an African village

• Traditional African dinner

• All meals included during the cruise with complimentary wine and beer


• 2-night stay at the five-star Victoria Falls Hotel in upgraded Stable Wing Rooms including daily breakfast. Sunset cocktail reception aboard a historic steam train to Victoria Falls Bridge, followed by dinner

• Guided walking tour of Victoria Falls National Park

• Exclusive Zambezi River Sundowner Cruise followed by dinner


• 2 nights at the deluxe Fairlawns Boutique Hotel in a Grand Chateau Suite Room including breakfast daily

• Bushmen of the Kalahari Desert presentation followed by a special multi-course dinner, including South African wines

• Soweto tour including Nelson Mandela landmarks and Apartheid Museum, lunch included


• 3 nights in an Explorer suite at Tintswalo Safari Lodge, an exclusive luxury safari lodge or 3 nights in a Luxury suite at the equally exclusive five-star Makanyi Game Lodge

• Daily morning, afternoon, and evening game drives

• No more than 6 guests per safari vehicle on all game drives

• All meals, drinks, wifi and laundry included at the lodge

Also included: 14 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 9 dinners, 1 Welcome Reception, 1 Sundowner cruise with tapas, Beer, wine and soft drinks included with all lunches and dinners as well as local spirits on the Zambezi Queen and at Kruger Park lodges.

Additional notes: All prices are per person and are based on double occupancy. Complimentary airport transfers included for travel on first and last day of tour without any deviation. Optional insurance is additional. Visas may be necessary for certain African countries. Pricing subject to change without prior notice.

Single supplement is 150% for cruise and land tour based on SB category. Supplement for upgrades to SA and MS categories. Only two single accommodations per departure.

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Pricing & Availability Last Updated 10/13/2018

Room Category Description Pied Piper
Discount Price
Category SBSuite - Middle Deck (215 sq ft)$14295.00
Category SASuite - Lower and Middle Decks (234 sq ft)$14594.00
Category MSMaster Suite - Lower and Middle Decks (300 sq ft)$15294.00