Aurora Expeditions will be adding Africa to their expedition program in 2015 with a brand new, 14-day ‘African Cruise Safari’. Showcasing the best of Southern African, the expedition will travel by boat, bus and jeep to showcase some of the greatest nature and wildlife experiences throughout South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana.
Starting in Cape Town, passengers will experience the city’s rich history, Table Mountain and its nearby wine regions before flying to Victoria Falls and delving deep into the heart of some of Africa’s greatest wildlife convergences.
From lodges in Hwange and Chobe National Parks, passengers will enjoy safaris, dusk and dawn, to observe some of the largest populations of elephants, giraffes, antelopes like kudu and puku, bathing hippos, lions, cheetahs and leopards stalking their prey.
The main highlight of the expedition is a three-night river cruise along the Chobe River, the natural boundary between Botswana and Namibia, on board the Zambezi Queen. Here, wildlife viewing opportunities are endless as wildlife comes to the river to drink and feed, day and night. Small excursion vessels allow for discreet water-based game viewing, or sit back and enjoy the show from the comfort of shaded decks or the air-conditioned, mosquito-screened lounge.
Aurora Expeditions will run two departures in 2015, departing 16 April and 23 April. The all-inclusive expedition includes all accommodation, transport, excursions and most meals, and starts from £4,392 per person, twin share.
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