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SOSSUSVLEI DUNE ADVENTURE

SOSSUSVLEI DUNE ADVENTURE

Experience one of the world’s most dramatic desert landscapes in luxury by joining a game drive, stargazing in an observatory, brunching on the high dunes, and zipping about on a quad bike.

Day 1 – Thursday, February 12, 2015

After disembarking from the ship in Walvis Bay, you transfer to the Walvis Bay Airport for a charter flight to Sossusvlei. Upon landing, you will transfer in a 4-wheel-drive open-air vehicle to the Sossusvlei Desert Lodge.

Nestled deep in the heart of Namibia’s hauntingly beautiful Namib Desert in Southern Africa, the secluded lodge is a serene oasis that overlooks awe-inspiring dunes and stony outcrops. The area’s tranquility and extraordinary clarity of light make it one of Africa’s most compelling landscapes.

After checking into a luxurious private suite with a skylight over the bed for stargazing, you will then embark on an afternoon game drive accompanied by an expert guide. Driving along in an open-air vehicle ideally suited for viewing, you will look for indigenous desert wildlife.

You may spot the iconic oryx, an antelope with bold black and white facial markings and sweeping horns. The desert is also home to mountain zebra, cheetah, baboon, springbok, Cape fox and ostrich. There is no telling what you will encounter or see, as you explore the fascinating and varied terrain.

Later, you will dine on delectable African cuisine and then head for the lodge’s observatory, which houses the most powerful electronic telescope in Namibia outside the National Observatory. The crisp, dry desert air provides unrivalled opportunities to be mesmerized by the Milky Way, when the weather permits. To help you get the most out of your viewing, knowledgeable field guides will point out the highlights in the southern skies while elaborating on the cosmos.

Afterwards, you will retire to your suite for the evening.

Day 2 – Friday, February 13, 2015

Your adventure begins in the coolness of the early morning, as you board a 4-wheel-drive open-air vehicle and set out to explore the Sossusvlei Desert Mountains. The orange sand dune belts of the NamibRand Nature Reserve are magnificent and among the world’s highest, offering an incredibly panoramic view of the serene desert below.

Here, in this rare dramatic setting, you will enjoy brunch, followed by a visit to the Dead Vlei, which is Afrikaans for “dead marsh.” Once irrigated by a river, which dried up about 900 years ago, this part of the desert is so dry that the trees not only died, they turned black in the intense sunlight. Yet, they still stand as eerie monuments to the harsh climate as it’s too arid for them to decompose.

By the late morning, you will return to the lodge and settle in to enjoy several hours of free time. Afterwards, you can participate in an activity such as a dune walk, during which you might see a yellow-flowered quiver tree and animals resting in cool burrows. It’s also possible to arrange an expedition to the nearby San cave to see the ancient paintings on the cave walls. Or you might ride a four-wheel quad bike along the desert trails, accompanied by an expert guide.

Come evening, you’ll enjoy dinner before retiring to your suite, where you might stargaze in private through the skylight above the bed.

Day 3 – Saturday, February 14, 2015

While most of the day while be spent traveling back to the ship, you will have time for an optional game activity in the morning. Afterwards, you will transfer to the airstrip for your charter flight to Walvis Bay and then connect with your scheduled flight first to Windhoek and then to Cape Town International Airport. From there, you will transfer to Cape Town harbor and re-join your cruise ship.

Overland Program Step by Step: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. The indicated times are approximate, provided here only for general reference and are subject to change.

Day 1

1:00pm Depart Walvis Bay Harbor and transfer to Walvis Bay Airport

2:00pm Charter flight from Walvis Bay to Sossusvlei (flight details TBA and subject to change)

3:00pm Arrive at the Sossusvlei Desert Lodge and check-in

3:30pm Afternoon tea

4:00pm Afternoon game drive

6:30pm Sundowner drinks

7:30pm Dinner and stargazing

Overnight at the Sossusvlei Desert Lodge

Day 2

5:00am Early-morning wake-up call / Tea & coffee

5:30am Sossusvlei desert excursion including brunch

11:30am Return to the lodge

12:00pm Free time

3:30pm Afternoon tea

4:00pm Afternoon game activity

6:30pm Sundowner drinks

7:30pm Dinner and optional stargazing

Day 3

AM Leisurely morning with an optional game activity, followed by breakfast

11:30am Check out

11:45am Transfer to the airstrip for the charter flight to Walvis Bay

12:00pm Flight from Sossusvlei to Walvis Bay (flight details TBA and subject to change)

1:00pm Arrive at Walvis Bay Airport

2:20pm Fly from Walvis Bay to Windhoek (flight details TBA and subject to change)

3:00pm Arrive in Windhoek

5:35pm Flight from Windhoek to Cape Town (flight details TBA and subject to change)

7:35pm Transfer to Cape Town harbor

8:30pm Re join the ship

Expected weather:

South Africa’s seasons are the reverse of those in the northern hemisphere. Midwinter is in June and midsummer in December and January. The climate varies from region to region but is generally mild throughout the year.

At Sossusvlei, the weather in February tends to represent the middle part of the wet season, although in the desert there is only a low chance of occasional overcast skies and light showers. Daytime temperatures should peak around 31°C/88°F, with nights dipping to 16°C/61°F.

What to bring:

Khaki, brown, white and beige-colored clothing. No bright colors. Light cotton tops and cotton trousers and shorts in summer. Safari trousers and warm fleece tops for evenings and cooler days. Swimwear, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, comfortable walking shoes, camera, film and batteries (including spare batteries), and personal toiletries.

Currency:

The monetary unit of South Africa is the Rand, divided into cents and abbreviated as R and c. Notes currently in circulation are to the value or R200, R100, R50, R20 and R10. Coins are in denominations of R5, R2, R1, 50c, 20c, 10c, and 5c. All major credit cards are accepted at most establishments, although Visa and Mastercard are the most widely accepted cards.

Electricity:

South Africa’s electrical system is 220/230 volts A/C 50 cycles. Most accommodations have hair dryers and plug adaptors in the bedrooms.

Luggage:

Due to the charter flight on a 12-seat C208 plane (subject to change), luggage weight is restricted to a maximum of 10 kilograms (22 pounds) per person, including hand luggage.

**Luggage must be soft-sided.

Weight restriction on charter flight:

Guests cannot weigh more than 100 kilograms (200 pounds) each. Weight restrictions do not allow for guests to compensate their weight with fellow travelling guests.

Documents and visa requirements:

South African Immigrations requires that you have at least two consecutive double-blank pages in your passport, or entry to the country could be denied. Passports should also be valid for more than six months at the time of travel. Please consult your local embassy for all visa requirements pertaining to South Africa.

Accommodation:

Sossusvlei Desert Lodge (suites)

IMPORTANT NOTES, OBSERVATIONS & RECOMMENDATIONS

• Guests are not permitted to use cellular phones during activities, nor speak loudly or stand up on the game drive vehicles, as it will disturb the animals.

• Smoking is not permitted during the drives.

• It may be difficult for some guests with walking difficulties to get in and out of the open vehicles.

• The roads in the game reserve are gravel. Certain parts of the drive can be bumpy. The program is not recommended for guests with back problems.

• Comfortable clothing, binoculars and a sun hat are strongly recommended.

• For safety reasons, no children under the age of 6 years are allowed on the open vehicles.

• Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed.

• Please consult your local embassy for details on the latest visa requirements for Namibia.

• Only one soft-sided bag of 10 kilograms (22 pounds) per person is allowed.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

? 2 nights at Sossusvlei Desert Lodge on a fully inclusive basis (accommodation, all meals, local beverages and activities as mentioned above).

? Transfers in Walvis Bay and Cape Town in luxury touring vehicles with air-conditioning and PA-system.

? Registered English-speaking driver-guide on transfers

? One 500-ml (17-ounce) bottle of mineral water per person on transfers

? Porterage for a maximum of one piece of soft-sided luggage per person

? Charter flights between Walvis Bay and Sossusvlei

? Scheduled flight from Walvis Bay to Windhoek and Windhoek to Cape Town

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

? Meals not listed above

? Gratuities for drivers, guides and lodge staff

? All other drinks, including champagne and premium-brand spirits and liquor

? Personal expenses such as telephone calls, shop purchases and laundry

? Any other services not mentioned above

Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces, which may include inclines, cobblestones, sand, gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Wheelchair guests and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather-appropriate clothing such as caps, sunglasses, and flat comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

$2,999 Per Guest


Post-Cruise Land Tours



POST CRUISE Cape Town and Winelands

POST CRUISE Cape Town and Winelands

Day 1 – Sunday, February 15th, 2015

Upon arriving in Cape Town, you will disembark from the ship and begin a tour of the city’s landmarks, including flat-topped Table Mountain, if the weather permits.

While much of the tour involves driving through areas such as the historical neighborhood of Bo-Kaap and along the Atlantic seaboard, there are stops along the way. In particular, you will pause briefly for photos at Maiden’s Cove, where you will enjoy a spectacular view of the Twelve Apostles mountain range. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to walk through Company Gardens, a large public park and botanical garden in the heart of Cape Town.

After checking in at the Westin Hotel, you will have the remainder of the day to settle in and explore. There are plenty of shops nearby and a variety of inspired restaurants to dine on your own.

Day 2 – Monday, February 16th, 2015

After breakfast at the hotel, you will travel inland to Stellenbosch, an idyllic town nestled in a mountain valley. It is named after Governor Simon van der Stel, who discovered the broad fertile valley of the Eerste River in 1680. Today, Stellenbosch is best known as a major university town, characterized by Cape Dutch-style architecture and leafy streets so beautiful that some of them have been declared national monuments.

After an enlightening orientation drive through Stellenbosch, you will enjoy an hour or so of free time to explore the town on your own. You might meander Die Braak market square, visit the Toy and Miniature Museum or the Stellenbosch Museum, which consists of four houses from four eras: Schreuder House, 1709; Bletterman House, 1788; Grosvenor House, 1800 to 1830, and the OM Bergh House, 1850.

The surrounding countryside is the heart of South Africa’s wine country, as you will see by visiting one of the most well known of the hundreds of wineries in the Cape. Enjoy a wine tasting and cellar tour followed by lunch on the selected wine estate.

After returning to Cape Town and your hotel along the picturesque N2 national road, you will have the remainder of the day to do as you please, enjoying dinner on your own.

Day 3 –Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

After breakfast at the hotel, you will travel along one of South Africa’s most scenic routes towards Cape Point, the southwest tip of Africa, which was first sighted by Portuguese explorer Bartolomeu Dias in 1488. Along the way, you will pass through the suburbs of Green Point and Sea Point to Camps Bay, behind which are the impressive peaks of the Twelve Apostles. Continuing along the Atlantic seaboard towards lovely Hout Bay, you will pick up Chapman’s Peak Drive (provided it’s open), one of the world’s most spectacular coastal roads. In time, you will arrive at the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, a land of dramatic sea cliffs rich in wildlife and native flora, and then on to Cape Point.

Here, you will ride the Flying Dutchman Funicular up an incline of dense native vegetation known as fynbos to the lighthouse, which boasts the most powerful beacon on the South African coast. At night, it can be seen from nearly 40 miles away.

Then, following a seafood lunch in a nearby town, you will stop in Boulders Beach to observe an African penguin colony, one of the few on the mainland. There are thousands of these flightless birds roaming freely about the beach, diving into the surrounding waters and often braying much like donkeys. Adult African penguins are about two feet tall and sport a black stripe across their breasts.

From Boulders Beach, you will continue driving north past the fishing harbor of Kalk Bay, before joining Boyes Drive, which affords magnificent views of Muizenberg and False Bay. By late afternoon, you will return to the hotel. The remainder of the day will be spent at your leisure, and dinner is on your own.

Day 4 – Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Enjoy at leisurely breakfast at the hotel.

Check-out time from the hotel is 11:00am, although every effort will be made for your room to be available longer, if needed. Should you have a later flight, baggage storage will be available at the hotel.

Based on your flight time, you will be transferred to the Cape Town International Airport for your flight home.

Overland Program Step by Step:

Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. The times indicated are only approximate, given here for general reference purposes, and subject to change.

Day 1

9:00am Depart from the pier. City tour en route to the hotel.

1:00pm Check-in at the hotel

Remainder of the day at leisure. Meals on your own.

Overnight at the Westin Hotel or similar

Day 2

8:00am Drive from the hotel to Stellenbosch

9:00am Orientation tour of Stellenbosch

9:30am Free time to explore Stellenbosch

10:30am Travel to a wine farm

11:00am Wine tasting and cellar tour

12:00nn Lunch at the wine farm

1:30pm Depart for Cape Town

2:00pm Arrive at the hotel

Remainder of the day at leisure. Dinner on your own

Overnight at the Westin Hotel or similar

Day 3

8:00am Depart from the hotel and drive towards Cape Point

9:00am Travel to Cape Point via Chapman’s Peak Drive

10:30am Enter Cape Point Nature Reserve and drive to Cape Point

11:00am Visit Cape Point, including a funicular ride to the lighthouse

12:00nn Travel towards Simon’s Town

12:45pm Lunch at restaurant

2:00pm Visit Boulders Beach penguin colony

3:00pm Return to Cape Town

4:30pm Arrive at the hotel

Remainder of the day at leisure. Dinner on your own

Overnight at the Westin Hotel or similar

Day 4

Breakfast at the hotel

11:00am Check out and transfer to the airport based on your flight time.

EXTRA NIGHTS: Should you book any extra nights through the cruise line, you will be transferred to the airport per your departure flight details. Please note that check out time is 11:00am. Any meals other than breakfast as well as any activities are on your own after the program officially ends on the morning of Day 4.

PLEASE NOTE

This tour is not suitable for passengers with walking difficulties as a fair amount of walking is involved. However, passengers in wheelchairs can manage this tour with a travel companion. Passengers are advised to wear comfortable walking shoes and a sun hat. Chapman’s Peak Drive is government operated – and may be closed at any time for maintenance and road upgrades. Some wine estates are closed on Saturdays and most are closed on Sundays. Table Mountain is weather permitting. Should the cableway be closed due to inclement weather conditions, you will visit the top of Signal Hill and take a drive to Bloubergstrand from where you can enjoy postcard views of Table Mountain from across Table Bay.

Expected Weather:

South Africa’s seasons are the reverse of those in the northern hemisphere. Midwinter is in June and midsummer in December and January. The climate varies from region to region, but is generally mild throughout the year.

What to Bring:

Light cotton tops, cotton trousers and shorts. Trousers and warm fleece tops for evenings and cooler days. A hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, comfortable walking shoes, camera, film and batteries (including spare batteries)

Currency:

The monetary unit of South Africa is the Rand, divided into cents and abbreviated as R and c. Notes currently in circulation are to the value or R200, R100, R50, R20 and R10. Coins are in denominations of R5, R2, R1, 50c, 20c, 10c, and 5c. All major credit cards are accepted at most establishments, although Visa and Mastercard are the most widely accepted cards.

Electricity:

South Africa’s electrical system is 220/230 volts A/C 50 cycles. Most hotels have hair dryers and plug adaptors in the bedrooms.

Luggage:

No luggage restrictions.

Documents and Visa Requirements:

Please note that South African Immigrations requires that you have at least 2 consecutive double-blank pages in your passport, or entry to the country could be denied. Passports should also be valid for more than 6 months at the time of travel. Please consult your local embassy for all visa requirements pertaining to South Africa.

Accommodation:

Westin Hotel in Cape Town or similar – Standard Double Room

*If a similar hotel is required due to unforeseen circumstances, it will be of equal ratings and standards.

INCLUDES

? 3 nights at the Westin Hotel or similar on a Bed and Breakfast basis

? Touring in a vehicle with air-conditioning and PA-system

? A registered local English-speaking tour guide on all transfers and tours

? Table Mountain Cableway ticket, Chapman’s Peak toll road fees, entrance fee and funicular ride at Cape Point, entrance fee to African Penguin Colony; one wine cellar tour and wine tasting

? 3-course set menu lunch with 2 drinks per person (beer, wine, soft drink or water) on Days 2 & 3

? Porterage of a maximum of two suitcases per person

? Mineral water on-board the tour vehicle

Please Note: Guests booking their own flights (independent of the cruise line) are responsible for ensuring that the cruise line has the most current and updated departure information so your transfer can be arranged. Should you book any additional nights independently of the cruise line, a departure transfer is not provided

EXCLUDES

? All other meals and beverages not listed above

? Personal expenses such as telephone calls, shopping purchases and laundry

? Visa fees

? Gratuities to drivers and guides

? Any other services not mentioned above

Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces which may include: inclines, cobblestones, sand, and gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather appropriate clothing; hats; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are generally recommended.

$1,499 Per Guest


Post-Cruise Land Tours



POST - Sanbona: Wilderness Luxury Retreat

POST - Sanbona: Wilderness Luxury Retreat

Take off into the pristine Sanbona Wildlife Reserve on several spectacular game drives to view Africa’s most iconic animals, while spending the time in between these adventures in a private tented lodge.

DAY 1: Sunday, February 15, 2015

After disembarking in Cape Town, a local English-speaking guide will accompany you on the drive to the Sanbona Wildlife Reserve. While it takes approximately 3.5 to 4 hours to reach the reserve’s main gate, the journey is spectacularly scenic as it follows much of Route 62. This fabled thoroughfare winds past majestic mountains, towering cliffs and vineyards in fertile valleys.

Upon reaching the main gate, you will stop for a welcome drink and then ride on to the beautifully appointed Dwyka Tented Lodge in a 4x4 vehicle. Surrounded by breathtaking rock formations that have inspired Sanbona’s nickname, the “Arizona of Southern Africa,” the lodge sits on a horseshoe bend of a dry ravine.

Following check-in, you will enjoy lunch and then settle into your spacious accommodations, one of the nine luxury tents. This wilderness was once the home of ancient Khoisan hunters, and it has changed little over the centuries.

Later in the afternoon, you will head out on your first game drive, accompanied by an experienced ranger in open-air vehicle, specifically designed for this kind of terrain. While you may see the Big Five: elephant, lion, leopard, rhinoceros and Cape buffalo; the viewing opportunities are nearly infinite. The reserve contains a variety of animals from large ostriches and wildebeests to more unfamiliar species that include the grysbok, a small antelope endemic to the Western Cape.

Following the game drive, you will toast the event with a refreshing Sundowner drink before returning to the lodge for dinner and retiring in your Dwyka Tented Lodge. After dinner, gaze up at the “Milky Way” and try to spot the “Southern Cross” & “Orion’s Belt” before retiring for the night. With the absence of artificial light, the stargazing at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve is phenomenal and amongst the best in Southern Africa.

DAY 2: Monday, February 16, 2015

After an early-morning wake-up call, you will set out on a game drive in search of animals that you may not have seen the previous day. As it’s cooler in the morning, the wildlife tends to be more active.

You may spot a pride of lions stalking prey, elephants strolling to a water hole, or colorful cinnamon-breasted warblers, a bird only seen in the early light of day. The flora can be just as captivating, as the reserve contains nearly 600 species of plants that include exotic flowers and whimsically named succulents like Baby’s Bottoms and Pig’s Ears.

Following the game drive, you will return to the lodge for breakfast and some free time. You might relax in the comfort of your room, or join a ranger on a casual nature walk or a more challenging hike to an isolated viewing area.

Sanbona has about 600 species of plants and it is intriguing to know that various species are flowering at different times throughout the year. There are various floral kingdoms that make up the Reserve, which include Acacia Thickets, Nama, Karoo, Renosterveld, Succulent Karoo and Central Mountain Fynbos. Succulents are especially varied and fascinating with names like Baby’s Bottoms, Ostrich Toes and Pig’s Ears.

Much of the late afternoon will be spent on another game drive to a different section of the reserve. Following dinner, you may wish to do some more star-gazing.

DAY 3: Tuesday, February 17, 2015

After an early-morning wake-up call, you will depart on a final game drive before returning to Cape Town. As always, there’s no telling what you will observe, but you can be sure it will be magnificent.

Then, after breakfast at the lodge and check-out, you will drive in a 4x4 vehicle to the main entrance. From there, you will continue on in a motor coach, following a different scenic route back to Cape Town. Along the way, you will pass a number of charming towns, go through the fruit-growing region of Elgin, and travel over Sir Lowry’s Pass, which affords a magnificent view of Cape Town.

By late afternoon, you will arrive in Cape Town and check into the Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront. It overlooks the Atlantic Ocean, with Table Mountain and Robben Island providing a beautiful backdrop. The hotel is just steps away from the bustling Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, one of the city’s premier shopping and entertainment venues.

You are free to spend the remainder of the day doing whatever you please, with dinner on your own, before retiring for the evening at the Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront.

DAY 4: Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the hotel.

While the latest check-out time is 11:00am, every effort will be made for your room to be available longer in case of a later flight.

In time, you will transfer to Cape Town International Airport to board your flight.

Land Program Step by Step:

The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. The times indicated are only approximate, given here for general reference purposes, and subject to change.

Day 1

8:00am Depart Cape Town and drive to Sanbona

12:00pm Arrive at the entrance and transfer by 4x4 vehicle to the Dwyka Tented Lodge

1:00pm Lunch at the lodge

2:00pm Check-in

4:00pm Afternoon game drive

8:00pm Return to the lodge

8:30pm Pre-dinner drinks

9:00pm Dinner at the lodge

Overnight at the Dwyka Tented Lodge

Day 2

5:00am Early-morning wake-up call

5:30am Enjoy tea, coffee and pastries

6:00am Morning game drive

9:00am Breakfast at the lodge

1:00pm Lunch at the lodge

4:00pm Afternoon game drive

8:00pm Return to the lodge

8:30pm Pre-dinner drinks

9:00pm Dinner at the lodge

Overnight at the Dwyka Tented Lodge

Day 3

5:00am Early-morning wake-up call

5:30am Enjoy tea, coffee and pastries

6:00am Morning game drive

9:00am Breakfast at the lodge

11:00am Check-out and transfer to the main entrance gate in a 4x4 vehicle

12:00pm Continue to Cape Town by motor coach

4:00pm Arrive at the Radisson Blu Waterfront

Evening at leisure and dinner on your own

Overnight at the Radisson Blu Waterfront or similar hotel

Day 4

AM Leisurely breakfast at the hotel

11:00am Latest check-out time. Luggage storage will be available for guests with later flights. Transfers to the Cape Town International Airport will be according to your flight details.

Extra Nights: If you book extra nights through the cruise line, you will be transferred to the airport per your departure flight details. Check out is 11:00am. Meals other than breakfast, as well as any activities, are on your own after the program officially ends on the morning of Day 4.

Expected Weather:

South Africa’s seasons are the reverse of those in the northern hemisphere. Midwinter is in June and midsummer is in December and January. The climate varies from region to region but is generally mild throughout the year.

At Sanbona Wildlife Reserve: Daytime temperatures in February can reach highs of 28°C (82°F) and lows of 14°C (57°F). Rainfall is light during this time, but you should always be prepared.

What to Bring:

Light cotton tops and cotton trousers and shorts. Safari trousers and warm fleece tops for evenings and cooler days. Swimwear, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, comfortable walking shoes, camera, film, batteries (including spare batteries), and personal toiletries. This area is considered to be malaria-free.

Currency:

The monetary unit of South Africa is the Rand, divided into cents and abbreviated as R and c. Notes currently in circulation are to the value or R200, R100, R50, R20 and R10. Coins are in denominations of R5, R2, R1, 50c, 20c, 10c, and 5c. All major credit cards are accepted at most establishments, although Visa and Mastercard are the most widely accepted cards.

Electricity:

South Africa’s electrical system is 220/230 volts A/C 50 cycles. Most hotels have hair dryers and plug adaptors in the bedrooms.

Luggage:

No luggage restriction on board the coach.

Documents and Visa Requirements:

South African Immigrations requires that you have at least two consecutive double-blank pages in your passport, or entry to the country could be denied. Passports should also be valid for more than 6 months at the time of travel. Please consult your local embassy for all the visa requirements pertaining to South Africa.

Accommodation:

Radisson Blu Waterfront hotel or similar in Cape Town (business-class oceanview room)

Dwyka Tented Lodge in Sanbona (king-bedded luxury tent)

*If similar hotels are required due to unforeseen circumstances, they will be of equal ratings and standards.

SPECIAL NOTES:

• Sanbona is one of South Africa’s largest privately owned wildlife reserves

• It is the first authentic free-roaming “Big 5” wildlife reserve in the Western Cape

• Free-roaming self-sustaining white lions are on site

• It’s home to the critically endangered and highly elusive Riverine Rabbit

• Site conserves vegetation types of the Fynbos and Succulent Karoo biomes, which are proclaimed Global Biodiversity Hotspots, characterized by exceptionally high species diversity

• The Fynbos Biome is a part of the Cape Floristic Kingdom, a World Heritage Site

• There are rock art sites dating back to more than 1,500 years

• Stargazing here is rated among the best in Southern Africa

• Animals are wild and sightings are not guaranteed

• Roads in the game reserve are gravel. There are also inclines and certain parts of the game drive can be bumpy.

• This program is not fully guided. Local representatives will assist you with your transfers however, the program at the lodge and hotel is run solely and at the discretion by the lodge/hotel staff.

INCLUDES

• One night at The Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront on a Bed & Breakfast basis

• Two nights at Sanbona – Dwyka Tented Lodge on a full-board basis, including meals and game drives daily

• Two local drinks per person with meals (house wine, local beer, soft drinks and mineral water)

• Touring in a vehicle with air-conditioning and PA-system

• A registered local English-speaking tour guide on all transfers

• Packed lunch box on Day 4

• Porterage, allowing for a maximum of two suitcases per person

• Mineral water on-board the tour vehicle

• Transfer from the hotel to the airport on Day 4

Please Note: Guests booking their own flights (independent of the cruise line) are responsible for ensuring that the cruise line has the most current and updated departure information so your transfer can be arranged. Should you book additional nights independently of the cruise line, a departure transfer is not provided.

EXCLUDES

• Any meals and beverages not listed above

• Premium-brand spirits and liqueurs

• Personal expenses such as telephone calls, shop purchases and laundry

• Gratuities for lodge staff, rangers, trackers, drivers and guides

• Visa fees

• Any other services not mentioned above

Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces which may include: inclines, cobblestones, sand, and gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather appropriate clothing; hats; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are generally recommended.

$1,999 Per Guest


Post-Cruise Land Tours



POST CRUISE Kapama

POST CRUISE Kapama

NOTE: This program ends in Johannesburg therefore departing flights must be booked out of OR Tambo International Airport.

Ride a 4x4 vehicle through a private game reserve teeming with iconic African wildlife on as many as six game drives, relaxing in a luxurious lodge setting between adventures.

DAY 1: February 15th, 2015

After disembarking from the ship in Cape Town, you will transfer directly to the Cape Town International Airport for your flight to Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport. Upon arriving, you will be assisted with luggage storage and checking in for your connecting flight to Hoedspruit. Upon arriving at Hoedspruit Airport, a Kapama Lodge representative will meet you for the transfer to Kapama River Lodge, which lies within the Kapama Private Game Reserve.

Since your morning has been spent traveling, feel free to relax for the next few hours, enjoying a welcome drink and lunch. Then, the real adventure begins with an afternoon game drive in the Kapama Private Game Reserve, which sprawls over approximately 30,000 acres.

This is an ideal time to view wildlife, as it’s cooler and the animals are more active. While there is no telling what you will observe, the reserve is home to countless animals, including the Big Five: elephant, lion, leopard, rhinoceros and Cape buffalo. Following the game drive, you will pause to sip a sundowner in the picturesque bush and then return to the lodge for the evening and dinner.

DAY 2: February 16th, 2015

Awake before sunrise and gather for tea or coffee. As the sun rises, you will depart from the lodge for another game drive. As before, what you see depends entirely on the animals, but you can be sure the experience will be extraordinary. While you may catch sight of a herd of elephants or lions lazing in the sun, your guide will also point out smaller animals including birds, since more than 350 avian species have been spotted.

After several hours, you will return to the lodge for a hearty breakfast and to spend the remainder of the morning and early afternoon at leisure. You may relax around the pool, indulge in the spa, and enjoy the sounds of the bush.

During an afternoon game drive, you will have another opportunity to spot wildlife. As Kapama Private Game Reserve is an unspoiled wilderness, the animals behave naturally and are typically undisturbed by the presence of humans. You will return to lodge in time for dinner and to spend another delightful evening.

Note: As an alternative to the morning game drive, you may opt for an exclusive Elephant Back Safari in the reserve for an additional $245 (price subject to change).

During the orientation, a trained elephant handler will show you how to saddle up on the elephant’s back and follow its rhythmic strides as you move quietly through the bush. It’s the ultimate close encounter with an elephant, and there is no finer perspective for viewing the other animals.

After approximately two hours riding atop the elephant, you will stop for a glass of wine and snacks. You will also have the opportunity to photograph the elephants saluting you, before they return to their stables. You will then be transferred back to the lodge in a 4x4 vehicle in time for breakfast.

DAY 3: February 17th, 2015

This day will mirror the previous day in many ways, as you will awake before sunrise and gather for coffee or tea. However, each game drive is unique as far as the animals you will see and how they behave. Again, you may observe the Big Five, as there is such a high density of big game animals in the reserve. Or you may sight other species such as antelopes, giraffes and leopards.

Then, you will return to the lodge for a hearty breakfast and spend the remainder of the morning and early afternoon at leisure. Following lunch and afternoon tea, you will depart for a late-afternoon game drive, during which the animals are also quite active. Afterwards, you will return to the lodge for dinner.

DAY 4: February 18th, 2015

Enjoy one last early-morning game drive before checking out and transferring to Hoedspruit Airport, where you will board your flight to Johannesburg.

Upon arriving at Johannesburg’s O.R Tambo International Airport, a local representative will assist you with your stored luggage and transfer to the “54 on Bath” Hotel in Johannesburg for the evening. Relax and enjoy, as remainder of the day is at your leisure.

DAY 5: February 19th, 2015

Enjoy at leisurely breakfast at the hotel.

The check-out time from the hotel is 11:00am, although every effort will be made for your room to be available for longer in case of a late flight.

According to your flight schedule, you will be met and transferred to OR Tambo International Airport in time for your flight.

Land Program Step by Step:

Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. The flights and times indicated are only approximate, are given here for general reference purposes and are subject to change.

Day 1

7:00am Transfer from the port to the airport in Cape Town

8:50am Fly (Flight details TBA and subject to change) from Cape Town to Johannesburg

10:50am Arrive in Johannesburg

12:15pm Fly (Flight details TBA and subject to change) from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit

1:15pm Arrive in Hoedspruit and transfer to Kapama

3:00pm Check in at the Kapama River Lodge

4:00pm Afternoon tea at the lodge

4:30pm Afternoon game drive

7:30pm Return to the lodge

8:00pm Dinner at the Lodge

Overnight at the Kapama River Lodge

Day 2

5:00am Morning wake-up call

5:30am Morning tea

6:00am Morning game drive

9:00am Breakfast at the lodge

12:00pm Lunch at the lodge

4:00pm Afternoon tea

4:30pm Afternoon game drive

7:30pm Return to the lodge

8:00pm Dinner at the lodge

Overnight at Kapama River Lodge

Day 3

5:00am Morning wake-up call

5:30am Morning tea

6:00am Morning game drive

9:00am Breakfast at the lodge

12:00pm Lunch at the lodge

4:00pm Afternoon tea

4:30pm Afternoon game drive

7:30pm Return to the lodge

8:00pm Dinner at the lodge

Overnight at Kapama River Lodge

Day 4

5:00am Morning wake-up call

5:30am Morning tea

6:00am Morning game drive

9:00am Breakfast at the lodge

10:00am Check out and transfer to Hoedspruit Airport

12:00pm Fly (Flight details TBA and subject to change) from Hoedspruit to Johannesburg

1:30pm Arrive at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg and transfer to hotel

3:00pm Check in at your hotel

Overnight at “54 on Bath” Hotel - Johannesburg

7:30pm Dinner at the hotel

Day 5

Breakfast at the hotel

11:00am Check out

Your transfer to OR Tambo International Airport will be arranged per your flight details. Luggage storage will be available at the hotel for guests with later flights.

EXTRA NIGHTS: Should you book any extra nights through the cruise line, you will be transferred to the airport per your departure flight details. Please note that check out time is 11:00am. Any meals other than breakfast as well as any activities are on your own after the program officially ends on the morning of Day 5.

Expected Weather:

South Africa’s seasons are the reverse of those in the northern hemisphere. Midwinter is in June and midsummer is in December and January. The climate varies from region to region but is generally mild throughout the year.

At Kapama: Summer weather is experienced in October through March. Daytime temperatures can reach highs of 42°C (107°F) and lows of 20°C (68°F). This is also the period when the most rain falls, approximately 550mm (21.6 inches) annually. The colder winter months of May through July experience daytime highs around 26°C (79°F) and night time lows of 8°C (46°F). The spring and autumn months represent mid points between the hot and cool seasons.

What to Bring:

Light cotton tops and cotton trousers and shorts in summer. Safari trousers and warm fleece tops for evenings and cooler days. Swimwear, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, comfortable walking shoes, camera, film and batteries (including spare batteries), personal toiletries and lip cream. Anti-malaria prophylaxis.

Currency:

The monetary unit of South Africa is the Rand, divided into cents and abbreviated as R and c. Notes currently in circulation are to the value or R200, R100, R50, R20 and R10. Coins are in denominations of R5, R2, R1, 50c, 20c, 10c, and 5c. All major credit cards are accepted at most establishments, although Visa and Mastercard are the most widely accepted cards.

Electricity:

South Africa’s electrical system is 220/230 volts A/C 50 cycles. Most hotels have hair dryers and plug adaptors in the bedrooms.

Luggage:

No luggage restriction on board the coach. For your flights:

CHECKED LUGGAGE

Economy Class

? Passengers are permitted to check-in one piece of luggage at a maximum of 23 kg (50 lbs.) and maximum dimension of 158 cm (62 inches)

? Any piece of luggage exceeding 32 kg (70 lbs.) will not be accepted as baggage and must be checked as cargo at the cargo rate.

HAND LUGGAGE

Economy Class

? Passengers are permitted to travel with one piece of hand luggage not exceeding 8 kg (18 lbs.) and a dimension of 56 cm (22 inches) length, 36 cm (14 inches) width and 23 cm (9 inches) height.

? If the hand luggage does not conform to the size specified, passengers may be denied entry into the departure area or sent back to the check-in counter.

? All hand luggage must be of a size that fits under the seat in front of you or in one of the overhead lockers.

? Hand luggage must not obstruct the emergency exits or aisles.

Documents and Visa Requirements:

South African Immigrations requires that you have at least two consecutive double-blank pages in your passport, or entry to the country could be denied. Passports should also be valid for more than 6 months at the time of travel. Please consult your local embassy for all the visa requirements pertaining to South Africa.

Accommodation:

“54 on Bath” or similar in Johannesburg – Luxury Double Room

Kapama River Lodge in Kapama – Spa Suite

Each room at Kapama River Lodge features a full en-suite bathroom and terrace with uninterrupted views of the game reserve. The central guest entertainment areas include a large rim-flow swimming pool with sun umbrellas and recliners. The long L-shaped relaxation lounge and bar under a double-volume thatch curves around the pool. Kapama also features a luxurious wellness center that includes a state-of-the-art gym equipped with cardio and weight-training facilities.

The tables in the Rhino Boma dining area are arranged under a low thatch, and there is a central open area with an outdoor fire that enhances the ambiance at night. Buffet-style meals introduce African flavors with Pan African dishes using fresh local ingredients and specialist dishes featuring venison like kudu and impala.

PLEASE NOTE

? The contents and order of activities in this program are subject to change by the lodge management without prior notice, due to the prevailing weather conditions and movement of dangerous wildlife on the Kapama Private Game Reserve.

? Be aware that this is a malaria-risk area and be sure to have taken the necessary medication.

? The rates are also strictly subject to availability of accommodation, transport and other services at the time of reservation.

? While this is a safari area, the animals are wild and sightings cannot be guaranteed.

? The roads in the game reserve are gravel. There are also inclines and certain parts of the game-drive can be bumpy. This program is not recommended for guests with back problems.

• This program is not fully guided. Local representatives will assist you with your transfers however, the program at the lodge and hotel is run solely and at the discretion by the lodge/hotel staff.

INCLUDES

? 3 nights at Kapama River Lodge on a full-board basis, i.e. all meals, local beverages and two game drives daily, including return HDS Airport to lodge transfers in open game vehicles

? 1 night at the “54 on Bath” Hotel in Johannesburg or similar on a bed-and-breakfast basis

? 1 dinner at “54 on Bath” Hotel including 2 drinks per person and gratuities

? Transfers in Johannesburg and Cape Town in private vehicles with air-conditioning and PA-systems

? Meet and greet service at Johannesburg / O R Tambo International Airport on Days 1 and 4

? Luggage storage at O.R Tambo Airport from Days 1-4, allowing for 1 piece per person

? Porterage, allowing for a maximum of 2 pieces per person

? Scheduled flights in economy class from Cape Town > Johannesburg > Hoedspruit > Johannesburg

Please Note: Guests booking their own flights (independent of the cruise line) are responsible for ensuring that the cruise line has the most current and updated departure information so your transfer can be arranged. Should you book any additional nights independently of the cruise line, a departure transfer is not provided.

EXCLUDES

? Any meals and beverages not listed above

? Elephant-back safari

? Personal expenses such as telephone calls, shop purchases and laundry

? Visa fees

? Any other services not mentioned above

? Gratuities to guides, drivers, rangers, trackers, lodge staff

Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces which may include: inclines, cobblestones, sand, and gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather appropriate clothing; hats; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are generally recommended.

$3,399 Per Guest


Post-Cruise Land Tours



POST CRUISE Chobe and Victoria Falls

POST CRUISE Chobe and Victoria Falls

PLEASE NOTE – This Post Cruise Program ends in Johannesburg and therefore guests need to fly out of Johannesburg, South Africa.

This nonstop adventure presents the unrivalled experience of touring thundering Victoria Falls and venturing into Botswana’s first national park on three game drives to view African’s most iconic wildlife.

DAY 1 – Sunday, February 15th, 2015

Upon disembarking from the ship in Cape Town, you will be transferred directly to Cape Town International Airport for your flight to Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport. Upon arriving there, a representative will assist you with luggage storage and checking in for your connecting flight to Victoria Falls.

Upon arriving in the Victoria Falls airport, another local representative will assist in your transfer to the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, where you will enjoy lunch.

Following lunch, you will transfer to Victoria Falls for a guided walking tour. Located on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, it’s the world’s largest curtain of falling water, based on the falls’ one-mile width and height of 360 feet. What an amazing spectacle to watch as the Zambezi River roars over the edge of a basalt gorge, forming what the locals call Mosi-Oa-Tunya or “the smoke that thunders.” In November 1885, after seeing the falls for the first time, Scottish explorer and doctor David Livingstone re-named them after Queen Victoria.

Few places are on earth are so mesmerizing, as Victoria Falls rumbles like thunder, spewing clouds of iridescent mist from the seething cauldron below. The mist rises so high at times that it can be seen from more than 12 miles away.

After your tour of the natural phenomenon, you will transfer to the town of Kasane and on to nearby Chobe Marina Lodge for check in. The lodge is located on the Chobe River, not far from the entrance to the Chobe National Park.

The remainder of the day is yours for relaxing or further exploration, with dinner being served in the early evening.

DAY 2 – Monday, February 16th, 2015

After an early-morning wake-up call, and coffee or tea in the lobby, you will embark on a morning game drive. This is an ideal time to view wildlife, as it’s cooler and the animals are more active. While there is no telling what you will observe, the reserve is home to countless animals, including the largest concentration of elephants on the African continent.

You may see wildlife including elephant, lion, leopard and buffalo to name a few. Chobe is also home to two antelope that aren’t encountered anywhere else in Botswana, the puku and the Chobe bushbuck. Declared a national park in 1967, Chobe was the first one established in Botswana and now covers more than 4,500 square miles of dry savannah, floodplains, and teak woodlands that are ideal animal habitats.

Returning from your morning safari, a full breakfast will be served, after which you may spend the remainder of the morning however you please. The lodge’s facilities are yours to enjoy.

Following lunch, you will depart on a cruise down the Chobe River. This too is an ideal time for wildlife viewing, and you may see animals coming to the river for water.

Upon returning to the lodge, enjoy more free time before dinner is served and you retire for the evening.

DAY 3 – Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

After an early-morning wake-up call, and coffee or tea in the lobby, you will embark on another morning game drive. As before, what you see depends entirely on the animals, but you can be sure the experience will be extraordinary.

Later, following breakfast at the lodge, you will transfer back to the Victoria Falls Airport and check in for the return flight to Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport. Upon arriving there, you will be met by a local representative and transferred to the “54 on Bath” Hotel in Johannesburg. The earliest check-in time is 2:00pm, although every effort will be made for your room to be available earlier.

Feel free to spend the remainder of the afternoon at leisure, as your only commitment is an evening dinner at the hotel.

DAY 4 – Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the “54 on Bath” Hotel.

The latest check-out time is 11:00am, although every effort will be made for your room to be available for longer in case of a late flight. Should you desire it, a day room or an additional night can be requested for an additional fee.

Transfer to OR Tambo International Airport to check in and board your flight.

Land Program Step by Step:

The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. The flights and timings indicated are only approximate, and are given here for general reference purposes and are subject to change.

Day 1

5:30am Disembark the ship in Cape Town

6:00am Transfer from the port to the airport

7:00am Fly from Cape Town to Johannesburg (flight details TBA and subject to change)

10:50am Fly from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls (flight details TBA and subject to change)

12:35pm Transfer to Victoria Falls Safari Lodge for lunch

3:00pm Transfer to Victoria Falls

3:30pm Tour Victoria Falls

4:30pm Transfer to the Chobe Marina Lodge

6:00pm Check in at the lodge

7:30pm Dinner at the lodge

Overnight at the Chobe Marina Lodge

Day 2

5:00am Early-morning wake-up call

5:30am Tea and coffee are served

6:00am Morning game drive

9:00am Breakfast at the Chobe Marina Lodge

12:00pm Lunch at the lodge

3:00pm Boat Cruise

6:00pm Return to the lodge

7:00pm Dinner at the lodge

Overnight at the Chobe Marina Lodge

Day 3

5:00am Early-morning wake-up call

5:30am Tea and coffee are served

6:00am Morning game drive

9:00am Breakfast at the Chobe Marina Lodge

10:00am Check-out and transfer to the Victoria Falls Airport

1:25pm Fly from Victoria Falls to Johannesburg (flight details TBA and subject to change)

3:10pm Transfer to the Westcliff Hotel in Johannesburg

5:00pm Check in at the hotel

7:30pm Dinner at hotel

Overnight at the “54 on Bath” Hotel

Day 4

Breakfast at the hotel

11:00am Check out

Transfer to the airport based on the time of your departing flight. For guests with late flights, luggage storage will be available at the hotel.

EXTRA NIGHTS: Should you book any extra nights through the cruise line, you will be transferred to the airport per your departure flight details. Please note that check out time is 11:00am. Any meals other than breakfast as well as any activities are on your own after the program officially ends on the morning of Day 4.

PLEASE NOTE

? The contents and order of the activities in this program are subject to change by the lodge management without prior notice, due to the prevailing weather conditions and movement of dangerous wildlife in the Chobe National Park.

? The roads in the game reserve are gravel. There are also inclines and certain parts of the game drive can be bumpy. This program is not recommended for guests with back problems.

? This is a malaria risk area. Make sure that the necessary medication has been taken. Guests should seek their physicians’ advice regarding malaria precautions and other recommended immunizations. You must begin taking malaria precautions prior to your departure date.

? Bring warm clothing, as the evenings and early mornings are chilly.

? Citizens of the United States do not require visas for Botswana.

? Citizens of the United States and Canada require a visa for Zimbabwe. These can be obtained upon arrival at Victoria Falls Airport.

? A Zimbabwe double-entry visa for U.S citizens is $80 per person and payable in cash. Please ensure that you have the correct denominations of U.S. currency available, as change will not be given. Canadian citizens can only obtain a single-entry visa, which is $75 dollars per entry. This visa will need to be purchased on each entry.

? Please note that the above information regarding visas is current and is subject to change should the Zimbabwe Government and Customs implement new rules and tariffs. Two clear pages are required in your passport per entry into South Africa and Zimbabwe.

? Guests should consult the embassy to obtain the latest visa regulations.

? The water levels at Victoria Falls are season dependent. This time of year is low season.

? This program is not fully guided. Local representatives will assist you with your transfers and you will have a guide at Victoria Falls, however, the program at the lodge and hotel is run solely and at the discretion by the lodge/hotel staff.

Expected Weather:

South Africa’s seasons are the reverse of those in the northern hemisphere. Midwinter is in June and midsummer in December and January. The climate varies from region to region but is generally mild throughout the year.

What to Bring:

Light cotton tops and cotton trousers and shorts in summer. Safari trousers and warm fleece tops for evenings and cooler days. Swimwear, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, comfortable walking shoes, camera, film and batteries (including spare batteries), personal toiletries and lip creams. Anti-malaria prophylaxis.

Currency:

The monetary unit of South Africa is the Rand, divided into cents and abbreviated as R and c. Notes currently in circulation are to the value or R200, R100, R50, R20 and R10. Coins are in denominations of R5, R2, R1, 50c, 20c, 10c, and 5c. All major credit cards are accepted at most establishments, although Visa and Mastercard are the most widely accepted cards.

The monetary unit of Botswana is the Pula (P), which is divided into 100 thebe. Notes are in P5, P10, P20, P50 and P100. Coins are in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 25, 50 (thebe) and P1 & P2. However, US Dollars are accepted throughout Botswana at all lodges.

Credit cards:

Most international hotels accept most standard credit cards as a payment for your “extras” account.

As a general rule, we would suggest that you allow sufficient local currency to cover the cost of any additional service at hotels, as many of the small lodges and game lodges do not have credit card facilities. MasterCard and Visa are widely accepted, with more limited use placed on American Express and Diners Card.

Electricity:

South Africa’s electrical system is 220/230 volts A/C 50 cycles. Most hotels have hair dryers and plug adaptors in the bedrooms.

Botswana’s electrical system is 220/230 volts A/C 50 cycles. Most hotels and lodges and camps have hair dryers and plug adaptors in the bedrooms. If you bring electric appliances, take along an international converter kit complete with a set of adapter plugs.

Outlets in Botswana require a three-pronged adapter plug with 3 round prongs.

Adapters can be brought from home as not all will be provided.

Be aware, however, that overnight recharging may not be possible where generator use restricts the availability of electricity.

Luggage:

No luggage restriction on board the coach.

For your flight:

CHECKED LUGGAGE

Economy Class

? Passengers are permitted to check-in one piece of luggage at a maximum of 23 kg (50 lbs.) and maximum dimension of 158 cm (62 inches)

? Any piece of luggage exceeding 32 kg (70 lbs.) will not be accepted as baggage and must be checked as cargo at the cargo rate.

? Any additional luggage not being taken on the trip will be stored in Johannesburg from Days 1 – 3

HAND LUGGAGE

Economy Class

? Passengers are permitted to travel with one piece of hand luggage not exceeding 8 kg (18 lbs.) and a dimension of 56 cm (22 inches) length, 36 cm (14 inches) width and 23 cm (9 inches) height.

?If the hand luggage does not conform to the size specified, passengers may be denied entry into the departure area or sent back to the check-in counter.

? All hand luggage must be of a size that fits under the seat in front of you or in one of the overhead lockers.

? Hand luggage must not obstruct the emergency exits or aisles.

Documents and Visa Requirements:

South African Immigrations requires that you have at least two consecutive double-blank pages in your passport, or entry to the country could be denied. Passports should also be valid for more than 6 months at the time of travel. Please consult your local embassy for all the visa requirements pertaining to South Africa.

Accommodation:

“54 on Bath” Hotel in Johannesburg or similar hotel – Luxury Double Room

Chobe Marina Lodge – Double Room

PROGRAM INCLUDES:

? 1 night at “54 on Bath” or similar

? Dinner at the 54 on Bath, including 2 local drinks per person (beer, house wine, soft drink or water) and gratuity

? 2 nights at the Chobe Marina Lodge or similar, including all meals, two game activities daily, and two local drinks per person at meal times

? Meet and Greet service at Johannesburg / O R Tambo International Airport on Days 1 & 3

? Transfers in luxury air-conditioned vehicles

? Registered English-speaking tour guide on transfers in Cape Town and Johannesburg

? Lunch at the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, including 2 local drinks per person

? Tour of Victoria Falls, including entrance fees to the Falls National Park

? Luggage storage in Johannesburg from Days 1 – 3 of additional bags not accompanying you on the trip

? Porterage, allowing for a maximum of 2 pieces per person

? One mineral water per person on transfers

? Scheduled internal flights in economy class

Please Note: Guests booking their own flights (independent of the cruise line) are responsible for ensuring that the cruise line has the most current and updated departure information so your transfer can be arranged. Should you book any additional nights independently of the cruise line, a departure transfer is not provided

PROGRAM EXCLUDES:

? Any other meals not listed in the program

? All other beverages, including premium-brand drinks at Chobe Marina Lodge

? Personal expenses such as telephone calls, shop purchases and laundry

? Gratuities to drivers, guides, rangers, trackers, lodge staff

? Any other services not mentioned above

Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces which may include: inclines, cobblestones, sand, and gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather appropriate clothing; hats; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are generally recommended.

$3,299 Per Guest



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