It is in the Kigali and Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda that rare mountain gorillas and golden monkeys live, and this land extension option on AmaWaterways cruises in Africa is the new thing the company has just launched. guests to a new stretch of land, giving them another opportunity to experience some of the most exciting wildlife experiences in all of Africa, “said Kristin Karst, executive vice president and co-owner of AmaWaterways.
Passionate about Africa, since visiting the country with her husband, decided to create a truly unique journey so that AmaWaterways guests could also experience this incredible destination. “By combining a classic safari experience with a scenic wildlife cruise, we are able to offer guests the best of both worlds,” he added.
AmaWaterways offers five itineraries in Africa for 2019-20:
• Discover Africa – Three nights in Cape Town, followed by a four-night wildlife cruise and two nights in Victoria Falls, with the option to extend for two nights in Johannesburg
• Wildlife & the Falls – One night in Johannesburg, a four-night wildlife cruise, two nights in Victoria Falls, two nights in Johannesburg and two nights in a luxurious safari lodge in the Greater Kruger National Park
• Stars of South Africa • Three nights in Cape Town, a four-night nightlife cruise, two nights at Victoria Falls, two nights in Johannesburg and three nights in a luxury safari lodge in Greater Kruger National Park
• Rivers & Rails of Africa – Three nights in Cape Town, a four night nightlife cruise, two nights in Victoria Falls and a three night Rovos Rail train trip from Victoria Falls to Pretoria
• Golden Trails of East Africa – One night in Johannesburg, a four-night wildlife cruise and two nights in Victoria Falls, two nights in Johannesburg and seven nights in luxurious Tanzania safari lodges including Arusha, Tarangire, Ngorongoro and Serengeti with option to start for three nights in Cape Town
Anyone booking an African itinerary will enjoy four nights aboard a suite on the Zambezi Queen designed exclusively for a close view of the wildlife along the Chobe ma Africa. Hosting only 28 guests, the ship features a deck with outdoor pool where travelers can relax with breathtaking 360 degree views of the Chobe River and its visitors, including the largest concentration of elephants in Africa. Guests also enjoy private balconies in spacious cabins, which offer unobstructed views. The environmentally responsible eco-ship uses a jet propulsion system that preserves the river bed and solar heating system to provide guests with hot water.
New in the company’s Africa program is a four-night land extension in Rwanda that can be added to each of AmaWaterways’s five African itineraries. The extension gives guests the opportunity to experience the Kigali and Volcanoes National Park which is home to rare mountain gorillas and golden monkeys.