Now is the time for exploring Africa with AMA Waterways. Chobe National Park is in the northern part of beautiful Botswana and is home to Africa’s largest elephant population and one of the densest concentrations of wildlife in the world. Embark on a safari of Chobe National Park on the ZAMBEZI QUEEN.
Your luxury home on the Chobe River
An All-Day Safari
After a full day of exploring the park through the Chobe River, AmaWaterways takes guests along other parts of the park via open-top 4×4 vehicles (the open-tops offering a chance for optimal, unobstructed photographs).
Each method of safari will give you a distinctive perspective and all-around feel for the park. Naturally, driving through the park allows the safari to search a wider span and more easily follow game in motion. It also gives closer consideration to the flora and fauna. The park is so massive it is usually categorized into four subdivisions. The Serondola area of the park, also known as the Chobe Riverfront, is flush with a dense woodland of mahogany, teak and other hardwoods – along with the lush floodplains near the Chobe River.
Another fun feature of this trip is enjoying a delicious picnic-lunch served up under the trees. And you never know, perhaps a few small local guests may be seen nearby or overhead!
Imagine yourself being this close to the magnificent animals of Africa
While Exploring Africa on AMA Waterways discover A Rich Culture
AMA Waterways is well-known for providing it’s passengers with the cultures and traditions of the country they are cruising through. This is especially true on your Africa cruise, where you will get to know and interact with a crew that has a rich culture and is eager to share it with you. With a ship that only holds 28 passengers, you will have the opportunity to interact with every member of this remarkable crew.
Your friendly and knowledgeable crew is waiting for you.
Exploring Africa with AMA Waterways through Food
So much of how we experience a destination comes through culinary experiences and some of
the best engagement with clients comes from sharing recipes from the regions we sail. The culinary staff on the AMA Zambezi Queen will astound you with their knowledge of the regional cuisine.
• Plenty of Potjie for Everyone – Potjiekos – this traditional South African stew cooked
over an open fire – connects family and friends with savory comfort food. The literal
translation to potjie is simply “small-pot food” and it can be prepared in numerous
After a full day of adventures-how can you resist?
Marvelous Malva Pudding – This traditional South African delicacy forever
remains a local favorite as one bite of this pudding summons fond memories from
childhood for many in the region. When sailing on one of our Africa Safari and Wildlife
cruises, our expert chefs prepare this scrumptious treat on board.
What a great way to end a traditional meal.
Your Bucket List is Calling
As a river cruise specialist, I will put together the best itinerary and the best date for you to realize the dream of exploring Africa with AMA Waterways. You can find all the exceptional itineraries on my website: https://www.amawaterways.com/agent/uniquejourneys/
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Experience the wines of Bordeaux on a Taste of Bordeaux cruise with AMA Waterways. You can start your journey by flying in Bilbao, Spain and ending in Paris or the reverse. Doing the pre and post-cruise extensions is a great way to extend your cruise, but if you are short on time, you can fly into and out of Bordeaux for your 7-night cruise. In either event, you will find that AMA Waterways has planned terrific stops along the way so that you can experience the full range of vineyards, wineries and other significant places of interest.
What an awesome itinerary through the different wine regions of Bordeaux
While touring the vineyards and learning about terroir, you will also learn about the “noble rot”. It may not sound appetizing, but it creates a great Sauterne, which you will be able to taste for yourself.
You may also have the opportunity to experience the great European tradition of the weekly farmers market. Why not pick up some bread and cheese to take back to the ship to share with your new friends. You will also find a French specialty known as Canele
to eat just one.
Experience local markets on your Taste of Bordeaux Cruise
You will also have the chance to visit a castle that has been in the same family for 700 years. Roquetataillade is a masterpiece of medieval military architecture. As spectacular as the castle is, you will marvel at the chapel with its Moorish influence.
On your cruise to Experience the Wines of Bordeaux, you are now entering the the Medoc Region. Pauillac is the gateway to this region which is home to some of the most beautiful and famous wine estates. This is your chance to experience a wine tasting of Grand Cru wines and to learn about the history associated with Grand Cru. There are several choices for your shore excursions, but they all end up with you tasting some great wines.
Once in Blaye you can see the UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE of the 17th century citadel. You say you want a little more action? How about biking around the town!
You can either bike from Blaye to Bourg or enjoy the comfort of the ship as it sails there. AMA Waterways has arranged for an exclusive wine festival in Bourg. Here you can meet and mingle with the local wine growers while sipping on their local wines and enjoying live music and perhaps some dancing.
Just when you thought you have seen the best, you will arrive in Libourne and a visit to Saint-Emilion. Perched on a hill, it has great views, great wine and an underground church. You will visit the monolithic church which was carved out of a single piece of limestone and the venture under the Church to explore the catacombs and caves. Now it’s time for another wine tasting since this region has their own brand of wine based on the distinctive terroir. Some of the production of wineries in the region is so small that they don’t export any of their wines. This is a great opportunity for the wine connoisseurs to take home a great wine that no one else is able to get. You can also bring back stories of your experience of getting up close and personal with the people who have created this great wine. What great bragging rights.
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