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Zambezi River Cruises


By some, it is known as The River of the Gods, others as The River of Life; in the language of the Tonga people, Zambezi means ‘Great River’.  The idolised naming of The Zambezi River is evident of the ecological significance and crucial role it plays in the lives of the people and wildlife who inhabit its banks.  One of Africa's longest and most iconic rivers, this natural wonder of extraordinary beauty carves it’s way through lush floodplains, rugged gorges, and expansive savannas.  


Bordering on The Zambezi is one of Africa’s most beautiful rivers, The Chobe.  Hosting a plethora of iconic African wildlife, including hippos, crocodiles, elephants, and numerous bird species over idyllic landscapes, it offers some of the most prolific and spectacular wildlife viewing available and is heavily featured on many Zambezi River Cruise itineraries.


TIP:  Visit during the months of March through November (dry season) to capture the highest concentration of game.



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Victoria Falls

Once quoted as possessing “…scenes so lovely they must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight” one of the Zambezi's most breath-taking features is the famous Victoria Falls.  Located on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls is one of the largest and most spectacular waterfalls in the world, and regularly features on the bucket-lists of many travellers around the globe.  Such awe-inspiring beauty no longer needs to be imagined as Victoria Falls headlines on the route of four Zambezi River cruise itineraries curated by AmaWaterways - Discover Africa, Wildlife and the Falls, Stars of South Africa and Golden Trails of Africa.



Often referred to as the ‘Mother City’ (due to it being the site of the first European settlement in South Africa), Cape Town is one of South Africa's most captivating, vibrant and culturally rich destinations. Situated on the southwestern coast of the country, Cape Town is so renowned for its stunning natural beauty, diverse attractions, and rich history that it was twice voted The Best Place in The World to Visit.  


From the iconic Table Mountain; beautiful beaches and dramatic coastal roads; picturesque vineyards producing some of South Africa's finest wines; to viewing penguins up close at Boulders Beach, Cape Town is a hive of activity and attractions that truly offers something for everyone.


Wildlife / National Parks

On every AmaWaterways Zambezi River Cruise itinerary there will feature a wildlife tour in some of the World’s largest and most spectacular game reserves.  Experience the beauty and natural wonders of the Kruger, Tarangire, and Serengeti national parks where lions, elephants, buffaloes, leopards, rhinoceroses, as well as other wildlife awaits you. 

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