- Magnificent Victoria Falls
- Table Mountain, Cape Town
- A lioness and her cubs
- Azamara Journey®
Victoria Falls and Safari Tour with a South African Coastline Cruise
South Africa and Zimbabwe
- Small Group 24 or less
- VIP door to door
Three weeks of pure African adventure!
This African adventure delivers three weeks of incredible experiences.
In Zimbabwe, we’ll feel the spray from Victoria Falls and watch hippos playing on a sunset cruise along the Zambezi.
Next up: a South African safari, where we’ll spy the Big Five, enjoy a candlelit bush dinner, and gaze up at star-filled skies.
Finally, you’ll board the luxurious Azamara Journey® for a cruise along South Africa’s spectacular coastline. Two full days in captivating, cosmopolitan Cape Town makes a fitting finale to your voyage.
5 nights in hotels, 12 nights cruise on Azamara Journey® and 2 in flight
45 meals: 17 breakfasts (days 3-19) 13 lunches (days 5-6 and 8-18) 15 dinners (days 4-18)
Local tour manager days 2-7 & 19
- International and regional flights as detailed†
- Travel in destination by coach
- All local soft drinks and water during the day and wine, beer and spirits at lunch and dinner whilst at Safari Plains
- US$300 per stateroom onboard credit
- Complimentary speciality restaurant dining package of three meals
- Bottle of sparkling wine per stateroom on arrival
- Selected spirits, beers, wines, bottled water, soft drinks, speciality coffee and teas
- Gratuities for stateroom attendants, bar and dining/waiting staff
- Shuttle service to and from port communities where available
Excursions and visits
- Guided visit to Victoria Falls
- Sundowner cruise on the Zambezi
- 4 game drives at Safari Plains
- Azamara cultural event
†Prices are based on return flights with British Airways from London Heathrow - outbound via Johannesburg. Supplements may apply from other airports
- Day 1 UK to Victoria Falls
- Day 2 Victoria Falls
- Day 3 Victoria Falls
- Day 4 Victoria Falls to Safari Plains
- Day 5 - 6 Safari Plains
- Day 7 Cape Town
- Day 8 At sea
- Day 9 Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth)
- Day 10 East London
- Day 11 At sea
- Day 12 Maputo, Mozambique
- Day 13 Richards Bay, South Africa
- Day 14 Durban
- Day 15 - 16 At sea
- Day 17 - 18 Cape Town (overnight)
- Day 19 Cape Town to UK
- Day 20 UK
Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
Day 1 UK to Victoria Falls
Our VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your flights to Victoria Falls.
Day 2 Victoria Falls
We arrive in Victoria Falls, ready to begin the first part of our African adventure.
Our lodge is designed in the style of a vast, open-plan tree house, rising high above the bushveld. Settle in and enjoy the outlook (every room has national park views from the balcony), follow one of the nature trails or perhaps relax by the pool.
The natural waterhole here draws in all sorts of wildlife, from elephants to buffalo, impalas and waterbuck. It’s a great spot for birdwatching, too - this time of year is particularly good for twitchers, as the resident species are showing off their breeding plumage.
Day 3 Victoria Falls
Today, we head for the world’s largest waterfall: Victoria Falls. You’ll hear it before you see it - the sound of millions of gallons of water pouring down into the Zambezi River every minute is quite something.
We’ll view the Falls from their best angle, on the Zimbabwe side, and admire the rainforest, constantly drenched by the spray.
Later this afternoon, we’ll take to the Zambezi for a sunset cruise. Snacks and drinks will be served, and we’ll be on the lookout for elephants, hippos and crocodiles splashing and frolicking in the day’s last light. It’s another ideal birdwatching opportunity, so don’t forget your binoculars.
Day 4 Victoria Falls to Safari Plains
After a leisurely morning, we’ll head to the airport for our flight to Johannesburg. A short transfer brings us to our home for the next three nights, in the heart of the South African bush.
We’ll stay in luxurious tented suites, each with thoughtful extra touches (a swing seat on the wraparound wooden deck, a sunken bathtub for post-game drive soaking). The lodge is set in acres of wide open savannah, with the Waterberg Mountains acting as a spectacular backdrop.
Day 5 - 6 Safari Plains
Two full days here gives us plenty of time to enjoy our wild surroundings. Each morning and afternoon, you’ll head out on a 4WD game drive in the 120-acre Greater Mabula Game Reserve. As well as the Big Five, keep your eyes peeled for cheetahs, zebras, giraffes, hippos and much more.
When you’re not out on safari, you can lounge by the pool, treat yourself to a massage at the spa, or sit back with a drink in the lounge or bar. On one evening, we’ll enjoy a candlelit dinner out in the bush - a truly magical evening.
After dark, be sure to turn your eyes skywards. With very little light pollution, the stargazing here is wonderful.
Day 7 Cape Town
An early flight takes us south to Cape Town, where we’ll embark our ship. Set sail late afternoon, ready to begin the next stage of your holiday.
Day 8 At sea
A day at sea gives you a chance to relax and explore the ship. Perhaps use your complimentary onboard credit to indulge in a treatment at the Sanctum Spa.
Day 9 Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth)
There’s plenty to keep you busy in Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth). Uncover the city’s history on a walking tour - the 5km Donkin Heritage Trail takes you past all sorts of heritage landmarks, national monuments and houses with fascinating backstories. You could also enjoy a tour and tasting at a micro-brewery or hit the beach (sandy Hobie Beach is lovely).
For more wildlife encounters, escape to Addo Elephant National Park, home to the world’s densest population of elephants, or take a boat over to St Croix Island, where you’ll find a colony of African penguins.
Day 10 East London
East London is an ideal gateway for exploring the Sunshine Coast (to the south) and the Wild Coast (to the north). Here, white-sand bays and sweeping dunes create some of South Africa’s most beautiful beaches. East London itself is a charming place, boasting a vibrant cultural scene and a great museum.
You might like to put some of your complimentary credit towards a shore excursion. Perhaps take a nature hike in the Nahoon Estuary Nature Reserve and listen to the call of the abundant birds - keep your binoculars handy!
Day 11 At sea
Another day to relax on board. Lounge beside the pool or head along to a class at the fitness centre. In the evening, you might like to use one of your complimentary speciality meal passes to tuck into delicious Italian cuisine at Aqualina or a classic steak at Prime C.
Day 12 Maputo, Mozambique
Welcome to Mozambique! Spend the morning exploring enchanting Maputo, with its Portuguese colonial architecture, bustling old town and pavement cafés shaded by jacaranda trees.
A stroll along the coastline reveals photo-worthy views of the Indian Ocean, as well as beautiful beaches. If you’re into cookery, you might like to join an optional hands-on culinary masterclass, where you’ll learn the secrets of Mozambican cuisine.
Day 13 Richards Bay, South Africa
Nestled against a lagoon where the Mhlatuze River meets the Indian Ocean, Richards Bay acts as the gateway to Zululand, a region of mountains and savannah ecosystems. Perhaps take a trip to Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, home to the largest white rhino population in the world.
Day 14 Durban
Discover the delights of Durban, a city boasting a fusion of Zulu, Indian and European culture. Stroll through Victoria Street Market or check out local artworks at the Durban Art Gallery or African Art Centre.
Or you might like to head out for another wildlife adventure - at Tala Game Reserve, you can see giraffes and rhinos grazing in the grasslands and countless bird species flitting across wetlands.
Day 15 - 16 At sea
Two days at sea gives you a chance to relax and reflect on your journey so far. Get a behind-the-scenes look at life on board with an Insider’s View Tour or maybe attend a destination lecture to learn more about your next port of call.
Day 17 - 18 Cape Town (overnight)
We end our South African cruise with two full days in the ‘Mother City’: Cape Town. The ship docks within easy walking distance of the V&A Waterfront, so you’ve got a host of fantastic shops, cafés and restaurants right on your doorstep.
There’s lots to do during your time in the city. Take the cable car up Table Mountain or the ferry over to historic Robben Island. Tour environmentally sensitive vineyards in the winelands or explore the wildlife-rich Cape of Good Hope with a WWF expert. Enjoy coffee and cake at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden or sit down for High Tea at the famous Mount Nelson Hotel.
Day 19 Cape Town to UK
Today we disembark and transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.
Day 20 UK
Upon arrival, your vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.
Accommodation is locally rated and may change, but will always be of a similar standard.