Luxury Africa Rail Journey & Victoria Falls Adventure

Includes an All-Inclusive Five-Star Voyage 

All-Inclusive Luxury Rail Journey | Trio of Victoria Falls Tours

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From one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, to the exquisite luxury of the iconic Blue Train, discover Africa’s treasures - from its landscapes to its wildlife, on this incredible cruise holiday.

Begin your holiday with a hotel stay in Johannesburg where you’ll be able to unwind in your hotel’s opulent surroundings before flying to Victoria Falls for an unforgettable experience.

Immerse yourself in the majesty of the breathtaking Victoria Falls during a series of tours where you’ll enjoy a fully escorted walking tour along the cusp, savour a relaxing Zambezi river safari on board the Lady Livingstone and relish a sumptuous three-course dinner on board the Royal Livingstone Express which glides into the depths of the Zambezi River Valley.

Next, you’ll embark on a lavish Blue Train experience, passing through some of the most diverse scenery on the African sub-continent. This luxury, all-inclusive locomotive journey embodies style, class and elegance; from your indulgent suite, to the Cordon Blue-style dining using the finest, local ingredients. You’ll also enjoy a stop at Kimberley with a chance to explore the Open Mine Museum, before arriving in Cape Town where you’ll disembark for a hotel stay.

From here, you’ll board the stunning Azamara Pursuit for your all-inclusive cruise around South Africa. With one staff member for every two guests, you’ll experience personal and attentive service, making your cruise holiday to some of the world’s most exciting destinations that much more special. Highlights include Port Elizabeth, home to the densest population of elephants in the world; Durban, where you could visit a traditional Zulu homestead; Richards Bay – home to the largest white rhino population on Earth and the Mother City of Cape Town.

Package Includes

All flights (London departure - regional flights available) and transfers

Rail Journey

  • 2 night all-inclusive luxury Blue Train journey from Pretoria to Cape Town with an off train excursion

Hotel Stays

  • 1 night five-star hotel stay in Johannesburg at the Peermont D'oreale Grande
  • 3 night four-star hotel stay in Victoria Falls at The David Livingstone Safari Lodge and Spa
  • 1 night five-star stay at the Sheraton Pretoria Hotel
  • 1 night four-star hotel stay in Cape Town at Southern Sun The Cullinan
  • All hotel stays include breakfast

Fully Escorted Tours

  • Walking tour of Victoria Falls
  • Lady Livingstone river safari
  • Royal Livingstone Express train journey including a five-course dinner and drinks

Cruise

  • 12 night all-inclusive luxury cruise on board Azamara Pursuit
  • Complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages including house spirits, wine and international beers
  • Pre-paid gratuities and complimentary AzAmazing Evenings® event
  • Concierge services for personal guidance and reservations
  • 2 nights in port in Cape Town

At a glance

20 nights
Departing Jan 22 - Feb 22

Prices from

Club Interior
£5,399 pp
Price based on 19 Jan 2022 departure
Club Oceanview
£5,899 pp
Price based on 19 Jan 2022 departure
Club Balcony
£6,399 pp
Price based on 19 Jan 2022 departure
Club Suite
£7,699 pp
Price based on 19 Jan 2022 departure

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Call to book:

0800 840 5800

Holiday code:

AFR7249

Opening hours:

Mon to Sun: 9am to 8pm

Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls is considered one of the seven natural wonders in the world and it isn’t difficult to see why. Often described as the greatest curtain of falling water on earth, creating a billowing mist, gifting it the local name ‘The Smoke That Thunders’. Not only is it a feature of incredible natural beauty, it’s also the lifeline to the surrounding rainforest.

Itinerary

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DAY 1 | 19 Jan 2022
Johannesburg - Hotel Stay

Begin your fantastic trip with an overnight stay in Johannesburg at the Hotel Peermont D’Oreale Grande. Enveloped in luxury and coupled with state-of-the-art facilities, it’s a perfect choice for guests looking for comfort and indulgence. Enjoy delicious food at the elegant Aurelia’s restaurant, rejuvenate in the spa or simply sip on a delectable cocktail as you toast to your adventure ahead.

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DAY 2 | 20 Jan 2022
Victoria Falls - Hotel Stay

Flying to Victoria Falls, you’ll begin your unparalleled discovery of Africa’s greatest sights. During your tours you’ll enjoy a stay at the lavish David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa, a hotel that overlooks the grand Zambezi River. Spend days exploring the local area before evenings enjoying delicious Afro-Arabian cuisine in the Kalai restaurant, followed by a Sundowner whilst overlooking the glorious Zambezi.

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DAY 3 | 21 Jan 2022
Victoria Falls - Hotel Stay and Tour

Today you’ll join a walking tour of Victoria Falls, the greatest curtain of falling water on earth. Walk amidst the lush rainforest, encountering increasingly spectacular views of the falls as it crashes over the cliff and plunges 108 metres into the whirlpool below. You’ll then embark Lady Livingstone for a sunset cruise along the Zambezi River. On board, you’ll be served a selection of cocktails and iced drinks alongside hot and cold snacks. The cruise meanders upstream along the length of Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, treating you to views of the Zambezi River and the surrounding game reserve.

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DAY 4 | 22 Jan 2022
Victoria Falls - Hotel Stay and Tour

Take a trip back in time as you board the elegant Royal Livingstone Express Train. Comprised of five carriages, shrouded in vintage luxury and opulence, you will travel along the Mulobezi railway line through the heart of the Zambezi River Valley. During the ride, you will indulge in a fabulous fine-dining experience while keeping an eye out for giraffes, zebras or white rhinos.

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DAY 5 | 23 Jan 2022
Pretoria - Hotel Stay

Following your Victoria Falls adventure, you’ll fly back to Johannesburg and transfer to the Sheraton Pretoria Hotel for your overnight hotel stay. The hotel overlooks the phenomenal sights of the Union Buildings and its gardens, which you can enjoy from the terrace. Pay a visit to the bronze sculpture of Nelson Mandela; discover captivating works in the Pretoria Art Museum or head to the Rietvlei Nature Reserve and enjoy spotting some rhino as you tuck into afternoon tea in the tea rooms.

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DAY 6 | 24 Jan 2022
Pretoria - Embark Blue Train

Following your overnight stay, you’ll transfer from your hotel to Pretoria, where you’ll embark the iconic Blue Train for a journey to remember to Cape Town. The route from Pretoria to Cape Town is a journey of nearly 1,000 miles passing through some of the most diverse scenery on the African sub-continent. Savour this luxury, all-inclusive journey that embodies style, class and elegance; from your indulgent suite with its opulent marble bathroom and sumptuous bedding; to the Cordon Bleu style dining using the finest, local ingredients, all served on delicate crystal or fine china.

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DAY 7 | 25 Jan 2022
Blue Train

Fully rested, you’ll arrive at Kimberley Station where you’ll disembark for an excursion to the Open Mine Museum that’s situated next to the world-renowned Big Hole. It tells the intriguing story of South Africa’s diamond rush. Following the tour, you’ll be greeted back at Kimberley Station with a glass of sherry; engraved with the Blue Train logo, a memento for you to keep.

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DAY 8 | 26 Jan 2022
Cape Town - Disembark Blue Train and Hotel Stay

Your fabulous rail journey complete, today you’ll arrive in the Mother City of Cape Town and disembark for a hotel stay. An unrivalled backdrop created by the iconic Table Mountain, the Atlantic Ocean bringing in a crisp, salty breeze and culture blooming from the very buildings standing in the city centre, Cape Town is a perfect place to spend two days in port. Whether you’re hunting for the nature at its back or sipping world-class wines, you’ll find anything to do in this destination.

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DAY 9 | 27 Jan 2022
Cape Town - Embark Azamara Pursuit

Fully rested, you’ll be transferred to port to embark the sleek and stunning Azamara Pursuit, for your all-inclusive cruise. This ship is an enrichment to the Azamara fleet and one that fits seamlessly into the luxurious concept of this line. Make yourself at home as you embrace the quiet and comfortable atmosphere. Delve into the beating heart of the ship in The Den, explore the cosy social spaces and indulge in fabulous service as attentive staff offer complimentary refreshments.

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DAY 10 | 28 Jan 2022
At Sea

Whether you’re craving light nibbles at an atmospheric tapas or five-course meals in an elegant restaurant, Azamara Pursuit® provides world-class dining for all your time on board. A couple of highlights include Aqualina Restaurant, an Italian eatery that embodies the life and soul of the country and the Chef’s Table where you can enjoy a guest lecturer during your exquisite five-course meal.

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DAY 11 | 29 Jan 2022
Port Elizabeth

After a day of relaxation on-board, you’ll arrive in Port Elizabeth, where you’ll receive a warm and inviting welcome. Discover its romantic history and how the beauty of the city gained its name atop the Donkin Reserve, stroll along the stretch of Hobie beach, dipping your toes in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, or explore the animal sanctuary of Addo Elephant National Park – home to the densest population of elephants in the world. You’ll also find the majestic “Big Five” here, along with antelope, Cheetah and Hyena.

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DAY 12 | 30 Jan 2022
East London

A city that still manages to retain some of its old-fashioned values blended with a laidback charm makes East London one of the most appealing cities on the South African coast. East London is all about its long, white stretches of sandy beaches. Visit the East London Aquarium and Ocean Viewing Deck the oldest aquarium in South Africa or the East London Coast Nature Reserve a gorgeous stretch of coast that extends from the Great Kei River in the north east all the way to the Tylomnqa River in the south west.

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DAY 13 | 31 Jan 2022
At Sea

As you spend another day at sea, the delights of Azamara Pursuit are not to be missed. Enjoy a cocktail as you soak up some rays from the pool deck, unwind in a yoga class or treat yourself to something special from a number of the on board stores. In the evening, indulge in delectable dishes in the Discoveries Restaurant where chefs use local produce from the day’s on-shore visit to help create fantastic cuisine.

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DAY 14 | 1 Feb 2022
Maputo (Mozambique)

Embrace the charms of diverse Maputo, with its enchanting blend of Portuguese colonial-era architecture and a vibrant mix of modern cultures. Pick up some seafood and spices at the colourful Municipal Market and enjoy the excellent art galleries and museums, wander Old Town and discover fabulous eateries and quaint cafes or enjoy walk along the captivating coastline for views of the shimmering Indian Ocean. After all the exploring, take a well-earned break in a local café, or pick up some fresh fruit from a street vendor.

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DAY 15 | 2 Feb 2022
Richards Bay

Situated on a lagoon where the Mhlatuze River meets the Indian Ocean, this small town on the northern coast of KwaZulu-Natal is a place of great natural beauty. The Richards Bay Park is a haven for nature-lovers, or there are beaches to relax on with calm, warm seas. For the more adventurous, head to the nearby game reserve, Hluhluwe–Imfolozi Park. Surrounded by vast inland and mesmerizing mountains, this nature reserve homes the “Big Five” as well as the largest white rhino population on Earth.

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DAY 16 | 3 Feb 2022
Durban

Durban is situated in the KwaZulu Province of South Africa and is the second largest city in South Africa. Admire the blend of cultures of Zulu, Indian, and European as you admire the city’s backdrop of jagged mountain ranges. Lose yourself in the plant collections of the Durban Botanic Gardens, shop for a trinket or two in the vibrant Victoria Street Market or pay a visit to a traditional Zulu homestead in the Valley of 1,000 Hills where you’ll witness an exciting dance show.

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DAY 17 | 4 Feb 2022
At Sea

Wind down with your days at sea at the Sanctum Spa. Feel like a rejuvenating body wrap, soothing facial or even a muscle-melting massage? Head to this tranquil oasis. During your time here you could even relax in the hot saltwater pool on the Sanctum Terrace where you can relax with stunning views out to sea.

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DAY 18 | 5 Feb 2022
At Sea

When you’re not on shore, Azamara offers plenty to do on board. The day could be filled with quizzes, informative lectures from guest speakers then, in the evening, your activities could include dance lessons, magical cabarets and stunning theatre displays.

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DAY 19 | 6 Feb 2022
Cape Town

For a real sense of the enticing city, hop on a cable car to Table Mountain’s summit. From here you’ll have panoramic views, with tempting trails leading off through the vegetation, begging to be explored. Or head down to the Watershed, a buttercup yellow building with near-endless souvenir ideas, from unique jewellery to guitars made from oil cans. While you’re there, listen out for the local players who capture the city’s vibrant culture through song.

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DAY 20 | 7 Feb 2022
Cape Town

Delve deeper into the delights of the stunning city during your final day at the hotel. The city is frequently voted one of the best cities on earth thanks to its stunning natural scenery and new developments. Experience fine cuisine, fabulous beaches, vibrant culture and beyond the urban city capital, charming towns and rustic estates of Winelands destinations such as Stellenbosch.

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DAY 21 | 8 Feb 2022
Cape Town - Disembark Azamara Pursuit

Your luxury African adventure complete, today you’ll bid farewell to your ship and transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Victoria Falls

Did you know

One of the must-see attractions in Africa, the Victoria Falls is a true treasure of the Zambezi River. Nicknamed Mosi-oa-Tunya, ‘the smoke that thunders’ – you’ll witness these spectacular cascades during a series of tours.

Did you know

One of the must-see attractions in Africa, the Victoria Falls is a true treasure of the Zambezi River. Nicknamed Mosi-oa-Tunya, ‘the smoke that thunders’ – you’ll witness these spectacular cascades during a series of tours.

David Livingstone

Named after the first European explorer to see Victoria Falls, the lodge offers guests access to the glorious naturescape.

River Safari

Embark the elegant Lady Livingstone for a sunset cruise along the Zambezi River. Enjoy a selection of refreshments as you glide through the serene waters and keep a look out for nocturnal wildlife.

Livingstone Express

Roll along the Mulobezi railway line, through the heart of the Zambezi River Valley whilst enjoying fine- dining and excellent views.

Welcome aboard the Azamara Pursuit

Entered Service: 2001

Tonnage: 30,277

Number of Decks: 11

Passenger Capacity: 774

Total Crew: 400

Number of Cabins: 352

Wheelchair Accessible Cabins: Yes

Number of Pools: 1

Number of Restaurants: 7

Kids Club: No

Entered Service: 2001

Tonnage: 30,277

Number of Decks: 11

Passenger Capacity: 774

Total Crew: 400

Number of Cabins: 352

Wheelchair Accessible Cabins: Yes

Number of Pools: 1

Number of Restaurants: 7

Kids Club: No

Sanctum Spa

Relax, rejuvenate and revitalize in the Sanctum Spa with ultimate options in signature treatments for you to indulge yourself in some ‘me’ time.

The Den

Unwind in the ambient surroundings and listen to the soothing sounds of the live piano, or engage in one of the destination-focused activities.

Discoveries Restaurant

At the culinary heart of the ship is the Discoveries Restaurant. Here you can explore the world through mouth-watering flavours and sumptuous dishes from the places you’ll visit.

Welcome aboard the Blue Train

Surrounded by an aura of mystique, South Africa’s Blue Train travels between Cape Town and Pretoria, affording views of savannah grasslands and mountain vistas. Among the more famous passengers to have boarded its exquisite carriages over the years are Nelson Mandela and cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan. From five-course gourmet lunches to post-dinner cognac and cigars, you’ll think you’ve stepped right into the pages of a 1930s novel.

The Blue Train is an icon of the rails and cuts a dramatic shape as it slices through the scenery travelling between the magnificent city of Cape Town to the jacaranda city of Pretoria.

The Blue Train is an icon of the rails and cuts a dramatic shape as it slices through the scenery travelling between the magnificent city of Cape Town to the jacaranda city of Pretoria.

Dining

Tables are laid with crisp white linen tablecloths topped with Sheffield cutlery and crystal glassware. Food consists of local dishes like Karoo lamb and Knysna oysters, accompanied by a range of awardwinning Cape wines.

Cabins

Each suite is arranged as a spacious sitting area by day, at night transforming into a restful sanctuary with goose-down bedding. Get ready for the day in a private en suite bathroom with marble tiles and gold fittings.

Observation Car

Feel the touch of the warm African air as you drink in panoramic views and savour a Montecristo Havana cigar from the elegant observation car.

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Prices & Departures
regional flights available at a supplement
Departing
Departing January 2022
Departing February 2022
Club Interior
Club Interior £5,399
Club Interior £5,499
Club Oceanview
Club Oceanview £5,899
Club Oceanview £5,999
Club Balcony
Club Balcony £6,399
Club Balcony £6,599
Club Suite
Club Suite £7,699
Club Suite £7,799

CALL TO BOOK: 0800 840 5800

HOLIDAY CODE: AFR7249