A surprising adventure among the animals of the Savanna

From Johannesburg to Victoria Falls live a unique experience!
Southern Africa Safari Cruise
Departure South Africa
Full board
9 days, 8 nights
You will love:
  • • Safaris in the heart of the most beautiful national parks
  • • Lake Kariba and its wonderful wildlife
  • • The incredible Victoria Falls
4 509 €
per person
Live one of the most beautiful experiences of your life, thanks to this incredible safari cruise in the heart of Southern Africa. During your 9-day trip, you will alternate between cruises on the Zambezi and safaris in the Savanna. You will discover four countries with exceptional landscapes: South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe. During the excursions, you will observe the diversity of wildlife (zebras, lions, wildebeest...), you will be seduced by the delicious local cuisine, and your trip will end with one of the seven wonders of nature, the majestic Victoria Falls.


Your trip begins with a three-night stay at the Cascades lodge. This little corner of paradise, located in the heart of a private island and surrounded by the Zambezi, offers all the comforts of a high standard hotel. Built from prestigious materials, you will appreciate the warm and friendly atmosphere that emerges from its authentic decoration. Inside, the restaurant is ideal for sharing a meal with your fellow travellers. The lodge's open terrace offers an exceptional panoramic view of the surrounding nature.
The lodge has the following services and amenities:
• Terrace overlooking the rapids of the Zambezi River• Restaurant• Lounge bar• Loan of fishing equipment• Wifi connection (free)• Insecticide bombs• Flashlight• Laundry service (surcharge)

Your room

The lodge is made up of eight bungalows of approximately 80 m², equipped with a king size double bed, a private swimming pool, a large terrace with deckchairs and a panoramic view of the river. They are all air-conditioned and have a lounge area, a television, a kettle, an espresso machine, a minibar, 220 V sockets, a hair dryer, a bathroom with bath tub and outdoor shower.

Your Boat

During your journey in the heart of Southern Africa you will sail aboard the African Dream. This colonial-style boat measures 33 meters by 8 meters wide and has three decks. All the cabins and the wheelhouse are located on the main deck. The upper deck is made up of a reception area, a restaurant, a comfortable lounge bar and a small swimming pool which will be ideal for relaxing at the end of the day. From the sun deck, you will have a breathtaking view of the shores of Lake Kariba.
Boat Model:African Dream
Type:Motor boat
Number of Cabins:8
Maximum Capacity:16
Crew Members:9
Comfort onboard:

Lounge bar
Outdoor sofas
Small swimming pool
The owner reserves the right to replace with a different boat model of the same quality and performance

Your Cabin

The boat has eight cabins including two with balconies. All cabins are air-conditioned and equipped with a double bed or two twin beds, a safe, electrical outlets (220 V), an adapter (covering the majority of countries), a hair dryer and a bathroom with private toilet.

Note: Some cabins can accommodate an extra bed (150 cm x 80 cm) and are suitable for two adults and one child (under 12).


This extraordinary journey combines safaris and cruises in the midst of breathtaking landscapes. During your excursions, you will encounter wild animals that you have always dreamed of seeing. Besides the famous Big Five: the lion, the rhinoceros, the buffalo, the elephant and the leopard; one can easily observe cheetahs, wildebeest, hippos, warthogs... and many species of birds.
DAY 1: Johannesburg (South Africa)
11:30 a.m. Welcome and deposit your belongings at the hotel, then you go to lunch in the city center. We then take you to visit the Apartheid Museum, inaugurated in 2001. You will take a leap back and return to the 20th to understand this period (1948-1994) which marked History and memories. The day continues with a panoramic tour of Johannesburg, South Africa's largest city which hosted Nelson Mandela. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

DAY 2: Johannesburg - Kasane - Cascade Island (South Africa - Botswana)
This morning, your driver will drop you off at the airport for your Johannesburg / Kasane (Botswana) flight. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your lodge, located on Cascade Island. During the crossing on the Zambezi, you will undoubtedly see several species of birds flying above you. Looking towards the horizon, you might spot hippos grooming or crocodiles on the shore. Once landed on the island, all you have to do is appreciate the calm of nature and scan the surroundings to discover what is hidden there... Dinner and night at the lodge.

DAY 3: Chobe National Park (Namibia - Botswana)
You leave for the day in the Chobé National Park, which extends to the Namibian border. The park alone concentrates more than a quarter of the pachyderms of the African continent. Your adventure begins with a 4x4 safari in the middle of the Savanna. You will have to be very attentive to movements in the tall grass, one of the Big Five may be camouflaged there... You will have lunch in a "floating restaurant" located on the Chobe River, while observing the local hippos. You then board a small boat which is ideal for getting closer to certain species, especially elephants. Your water safari will end near the Sedudu Island wetlands. Dinner and night at the lodge.

DAY 4: Impalila Island (Namibia)
Your morning will be devoted to visiting several villages located on Impalila Island. It is a real immersion in the local culture that you will experience. The inhabitants will be delighted to share their daily life with you. Lunch at the lodge. For your afternoon, we offer several activities: free time at the lodge to relax in the pool and on the deckchairs, or discover the Zambezi in a private boat. After dinner at the lodge, a local from Impalila will teach you about the customs and traditions of their people. Night at the lodge.

DAY 5: Waterfall lodge - Kasane - Lake Kariba (Namibia - Botswana - Zimbabwe)
Early departure for a new nautical safari in Chobe Park and a new chance to observe the animals of the bush. Lunch, then transfer to Kasane airport for your flight to Kariba. During the journey, you can admire the change of landscapes and Lake Kariba. Upon arrival, you will be transfered to the boat and taken to your cabin. Sailing begins in the afternoon. This artificial lake was created at the same time as the Kariba dam. It covers more than 5,500 km² of arid land, and is today the second largest artificial lake in the world. Dinner and overnight on board.

DAY 6: Lake Kariba - Navigation on the Gache-Gache River (Zimbabwe)
The boat sets sail at dawn, and navigates among dried trees that seem to spring from the waves. A true mirror in calm weather, the lake exudes a calm and secret atmosphere. Embark aboard small boats and explore the Gache-Gache River. You will see: hippopos, crocodiles, fish eagles... in their natural environment. Lunch on the boat, then drive to Changa. A little before nightfall, you will embark a small boat to contemplate the magnificent colors of the sun reflecting on the water. Dinner and overnight on board.

DAY 7: Lake Kariba - Matusadona National Park (Zimbabwe)
Your trip continues with a game drive in Matusadona National Park. Located south of the shores of Lake Kariba, this huge 1,400 km² park is the natural habitat of hundreds of species of wild animals (rhinos, buffaloes, elephants, zebras, etc.), and various species of birds (yellow-billed storks, black egrets, etc.). Indeed, the Kariba dam caused a rapid rise in water that threatened thousands of animals. A major rescue operation called "Operation Noah" saved these mammals by transporting them by boat to Matusadona Park. Lunch on board. As the ship resumes its journey, you will attend a panel discussion that will allow you to better understand the history of the lake and its inhabitants. Dinner and overnight on board.

DAY 8: Lake Kariba - Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)
The captain sets sail for Kariba. After disembarking, you head towards the Kariba dam, whose construction was completed in 1959. Today, it provides 70% of Zimbabwe's electricity. During the tour, your guide will tell you about the famous legend that surrounds the river god, NyamiNyami. Separated from his wife following the construction of the dam, his anger caused a cyclone in 1950 (first year of construction) and the collapse of part of the dam after its inauguration. Flight Kariba - Victoria Falls. After a lunch of African specialties, you leave to explore the unforgettable Victoria Falls. On the spot, the spectacle is striking! The river flows into a fault 1,700 meters long, 108 meters high, from which comes "the smoke that thunders" according to the local population. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

DAY 9: Victoria Falls
We offer an optional helicopter flight over Victoria Falls (to be reserved when booking). Enjoy your last breakfast at the lodge. Transfer to the airport is optional.
Do not hesitate to contact us if you wish to extend your stay on site.
Your stops:
Johannesburg > Kasane > Cascade Island > Chobe National Park > Impalila Island > Kasane > Lake Kariba > Gache-Gache River > Matusadona National Park > Victoria Falls
The itinerary may be changed without prior notice due to technical or weather conditions


Departure / ReturnCabin & Double RoomPrice including VAT per person
October 2023
Monday 02 Oct
Tuesday 10 Oct
4 975 €
Thursday 05 Oct
Friday 13 Oct
4 975 €
Sunday 08 Oct
Monday 16 Oct
4 975 €
Wednesday 11 Oct
Thursday 19 Oct
Sold Out
Saturday 14 Oct
Sunday 22 Oct
4 975 €
Tuesday 17 Oct
Wednesday 25 Oct
4 975 €
Friday 20 Oct
Saturday 28 Oct
4 975 €
November 2023
Tuesday 07 Nov
Wednesday 15 Nov
4 509 €
Friday 10 Nov
Saturday 18 Nov
4 509 €
Monday 13 Nov
Tuesday 21 Nov
Sold Out
Thursday 16 Nov
Friday 24 Nov
4 509 €
Sunday 19 Nov
Wednesday 27 Dec
4 509 €
Wednesday 22 Nov
Thursday 30 Nov
4 509 €
Saturday 25 Nov
Sunday 03 Dec
4 509 €
Tuesday 28 Nov
Wednesday 06 Dec
4 509 €
December 2023
Friday 01 Dec
Saturday 09 Dec
4 509 €
Monday 04 Dec
Tuesday 12 Dec
4 509 €
Thursday 07 Dec
Friday 15 Dec
4 509 €
Sunday 10 Dec
Monday 18 Dec
4 509 €
Wednesday 13 Dec
Thursday 21 Dec
4 509 €
Monday 18 Dec
Tuesday 26 Dec
4 655 €
Thursday 21 Dec
Friday 29 Dec
4 655 €
Sunday 24 Dec
Monday 01 Jan
4 655 €
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Price includes• Domestic flight: Johannesburg / Kasane and airport taxes
• Domestic flight: Kasane / Kariba and airport taxes
• Accommodation in a double or twin cabin (category according to selection) onboard
• Accommodation in a double or twin room in a first category lodge
• Accommodation in a double or twin room in a 4* hotel (local standards)
• English-speaking staff
• Full board (breakfasts, lunches and dinners)
• Drinks included with meals, in the bar of the boat and in the lodge
• Drinks included in Johannesburg and Victoria Falls: 1 water + 1 glass of local wine or 1 soda or 1 local beer + 1 tea or 1 coffee / person / meal
• Loan of binoculars (within the limit of available stocks)
• Tips (excluding boat and lodge staff)
• Repatriation insurance
• Guaranteed departure from 10 participants

Visits and excursions (in English) :
• Private plane flight to Lake Kariba
• Nautical safari on the Gache-Gache river
• Land and Water Safari in Matusadona Park
• Visit to Lake Kariba Dam
• Victoria Falls Walking Tour
Price does not include• International flights and airport taxes
• Domestic flight: Victoria Falls / Johannesburg
• Return transfers between the airport and the hotel (optional)
• Zimbabwean visa to be paid locally (around $30 so far)
• Botswana entry tax to be paid locally (approcimately $30)
• Namibian visa (likely to be implemented within the year)
• Tips to the boat crew and lodge staff (indicative: $5 /day /passenger)
• Laundry service at the lodge
• Cancellation/baggage insurance
• Supplement cabin with balcony : 200€ /person
• Single supplement

Optional excursion:
• Helicopter flight over Victoria Falls (depending on weather conditions)


GlobeSailor is a travel agency. We are able to offer flights or accommodation to all our customers who embark on a cruise with us. Our tailor-made offers adapt to your needs and your budget.

We have created two 100% customisable offers:
- Serenity Service: Reservation of your plane tickets.
- Extension Service: Reservation of your accommodation (hotel, lodge, villa...) and/or additional activities (excursions, guided tours, car rental...) to immerse yourself in the culture and traditions.

Our expert advisers, knowledgeable about the destination, will send you their best proposals for your holidays.
Warning: baggage standards to be respected!

This trip includes the use of private planes to transport you between Kasane (lodge) and Kariba (boat).
The airline operating the journeys, using private planes, imposes several restrictions concerning the characteristics of the luggage transported, for reasons of aircraft capacity as well as for security reasons.

You will find the list of these requirements below:
  • Your baggage in the hold (1 per person maximum) must not weigh more than 20kg.
  • It must respect the following dimensions: 60cm long x 40cm high x 30cm wide.
  • It must be made of soft fabric. Hard-shell suitcases are not accepted.
  • Luggage with wheels is accepted (2 wheels maximum per bag).
  • Your cabin baggage and accessories must not weigh more than 3kg.

  • If your baggage does not meet the above standards, the airline will be forced to refuse carriage. Your stay onboard the African Dream would take place without your personal items. You will also be responsible, at the end of your cruise and before taking your international flight, to return to the lodge at your own expense to collect your suitcase.
    Please check travel documentation requirements with your resident authority. These links may be useful for you:
    US: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/SouthAfrica.html
    UK: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/south-africa/entry-requirements
    AU: https://cibtvisas.com.au/destination/zaf/south-africa-visa
    For your safari cruise there is no obligatory vaccination. However, it is advisable that travellers are up to date with the following vaccinations (diphtheria, tetanus, poliomyelitis, hepatitis A and B and typhoid fever).

    Antimalarial treatment and yellow fever vaccine are recommended, please check with your doctor.
    Concerning minors, the update of the diphtheria-tetanus-poliomyelitis (DTP) vaccination is recommended, plus rubella-mumps-measles (ROR) as well as tuberculosis. It is important to consult a doctor or an international vaccination center before departure.

    Please note, travellers from countries where yellow fever is endemic must present proof of their vaccination against this disease (up-to-date vaccination card, vaccination certificate) upon arrival at the airport or border post.
    Before your departure, we advise you to bring US dollars. Indeed, this currency is accepted across the four countries that you visit.

    Local currencies:
    South Africa: the rand – €1 = 18 ZAR*
    Botswana: the pula – 1 € = 13 BWP*
    Namibia: the Namibian dollar – 1 € = 18 NAD*
    Zimbabwe: the Zimbabwean dollar pegged to the US dollar - 1USD = 2.50 RTGS*

    *exchange rate on 01/02/2022
    There are two seasons in South Africa, summer from November to March (between 22° and 35°C) and winter from April to October (between 12° and 20°C). Despite some temperature variations, the South African climate is generally mild all year round.
    Botswana, Zimbabwe and Namibia have a semi-arid subtropical climate with a temperature of 20° to 28°C. There are two seasons: summer from November to March and winter from April to October, where temperatures can drop to 0°C at night.
    In the austral winter, from April to September, there is +1 hour time difference compared to the UK.
    In austral summer, from October to March, + 2 hours compared to the UK.
    This safari cruise is not suitable for people with reduced mobility or with walking difficulties. There any many walks on rocky or sloping ground that are planned in the program.

    The cruise aboard the African Dream, as well as the stay at the CroisiEurope lodge, are entirely dedicated to the protected sites of Lake Kariba and Chobe National Park. Life onboard and at the lodge revolve around the discovery and observation of the wild animal inhabitants of the lake and the parks. Security conditions will be applied on site and must be followed, in particular the prohibition to move away from the lodge or the boat outside the planned excursions, this stay taking place in the heart of the wild nature with wild animals present.

  • Most of the stay is at the junction of three countries, which involves frequent border crossings, which can take time. Our teams on site do their best to minimise the wait.
  • The visit to the villages of Impalila Island includes a passage in front of the school on the island. If you wish, you can take school supplies in your luggage (notebooks, pencils, etc.). If, however, when you come, the school is closed for a weekend, public holiday or school vacation, you can leave the supplies on site and our lodge manager will bring them to the teachers when classes resume.
  • Flights on the African continent are provided by South African Airways or another company operating these routes.
  • Domestic flights to Lake Kariba will be provided by Central Air Transport Service, Safari Logistics or another company carrying out these connections.

  • Note:
    The circuit may be modified depending on weather conditions.
    The order of visits may be modified or reversed.
    Wildlife sightings cannot be fully guaranteed.
    The helicopter flight is carried out depending on the weather conditions.
    Children under the age of 7 are not permitted on this safari cruise for safety reasons.
    The realisation of your cruise is subject to a minimum number of 10 passengers. In the event that this minimum is not reached, your GlobeSailor adviser will contact you no later than 60 days before the date of your departure, in order to offer you a postponement of your cruise.
    In the event of cancellation, you must notify your GlobeSailor adviser as soon as possible. Whatever the cause, the following cancellation fees will be applied: up to 90 days before departure: 30% /// from 89 to 60 days: 50% /// from 59 to 30 days: 75% /// 29 days until departure: 100% of the amount of your reservation.
    We advise our customers to take out cancellation insurance with Ouest Assurance: http://www.ouest-assurances.fr
    To confirm your reservation, you must contact your GlobeSailor adviser who will make an option for you and collect your deposit. The reservation will only be considered final once your deposit has been received (by bank transfer, Paypal or credit card). The deposit is 50% of the amount of the reservation. A 100% deposit will be required for any reservation within one month of departure. The balance will be due no later than 45 days before the boarding date.

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