Natural Wonders of Southern Africa Tour & Cruise

16
Nights
2019
Jan 16
From
$4999
MSC
Musica
Including flights, accommodation, guided
sightseeing, tours, meals

Southern Africa has received its share from Mother Nature resulting in a wide diversity of scenery; rugged coastlines, lush and tropical vegetation, vast deserts, dramatic mountain ranges, natural oasis, pristine nature and dazzling white sandy islands. On this tour you will spend several days in the beautiful city of Cape Town before experiencing a luxury cruise up the west coast of Africa to Namibia and visit the dramatic landscape of the desert. Then travel to the Hwange National Park for four days and see one of the largest elephant herds in Africa. Nothing will prepare you however for the majesty of the Victoria Falls, the worlds largest waterfall. Join us on this incredible journey of southern Africa, an unforgettable experience.

Tour highlights

  • Sightseeing tour of Cape Town
  • Tour of Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point
  • Simons Town, a pretty coastal town
  • Walvis Bay is small port on the Skeleton Coast of Namibia - Dolphins, whales and Cape fur seals inhabit the Atlantic waters around the Pelican Point Lighthouse
  • Hwange National Park - The elephants of Hwange are world famous and the Park’s elephant population is one of the largest in the world
  • Experience life in an African village with a cultural tour of one of the local villages
  • Victoria Falls - one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world
Best of Italy & Greek Islands Map

Includes

  • Travel on MSC Musica in the selected cabin category
  • All meals, entertainment and service charges on MSC Musica
  • Economy-class flights from Sydney/Melbourne/Brisbane/ Perth to Cape Town and return from Victoria Falls
  • Economy-class flight from Cape Town to Victoria Falls
  • 4 nights’ accommodation in Cape Town including breakfast
  • 4 nights’ accommodation in the Hwange National Park
  • 3 nights’ accommodation at Victoria Falls including breakfast
  • Sightseeing tours of Cape Town, Cape of Good Hope and Victoria Falls
  • Professional English-speaking tour manager in Cape Town, Hwange National Park and Victoria Falls
  • 2 days of safari in the Hwange National Park
  • Cruise taxes and port & handling charges

 

MSC Musica Deck plans

MSC Musica

MSC Musica not only kicked off a new class of ecological cruise ships, she launched a new class of cruising. Expect a spacious world at sea, enriched by the creativity, fine natural materials and attention to detail that have always distinguished MSC Cruises from the rest. Life aboard is a fest for the senses, from the very first moment you board, you’re dazzled by the extraordinary sweeping three-tier waterfall in the central foyer and the see-through piano. The designer venues on board are equally inspiring, whether you’re dancing to a band in the dazzling Crystal Lounge, pausing in the stylish Havana Club cigar lounge, treating yourself to a wine tasting, gaming in the Sanremo Casino or sitting back to a superb live show in the stunning La Scala Theatre. The delightfully varied cuisine on this beautiful ship excels and exceeds all expectations. Every delectable item on the menu is freshly prepared in the traditional manner from prime ingredients. Indulge in succulent Italian gourmet specialties in Il Giardino, treat yourself to the Asian flare the Kaito Sushi Bar, or explore a luscious array of authentic Italian pizzas made daily from the freshest dough at sea. A voyage on MSC Musica is an exceptional experience to be savoured and remembered!

DAY 1
Wednesday January 16, 2019

Cape Town, South Africa

We depart Australia and travel to Cape Town, South Africa. Upon arrival we are transferred to our hotel.

DAY 2
Thursday January 17, 2019

Cape Town

Cape Town is one of the great cities of the world. We join our local guide, who will take us on a sightseeing tour to see many fabulous sights such as the imposing brick and stucco Houses of Parliament, the Victoria and Alfred dock area, and the Bo-Kaap area, where the Cape Malays live in brightly-coloured cube houses dating from the 18th and 19th centuries. We take the cable car up Table Mountain for wonderful views of Table Bay, the city and the sea.

DAY 3
Friday January 18, 2019

Cape Town

Today we will enjoy a full day tour to the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point, the most south-westerly tip of Africa. These promontories were key beacons for the early explorers and are the source of many myths and legend. At the Cape we will visit the famous lighthouse first erected in 1860. On route we will visit Simons Town, a pretty coastal town which is South Africa’s main naval base and consists of lovely Victorian buildings, quaint streets and walkways and a fascinating history.

DAY 4
Saturday January 19, 2019

Cape Town

A free day to explore Cape Town. Perhaps take a ferry to visit the famed Robben Island prison where Nelson Mandela spent 18 years of 27 years of imprisonment.

DAY 5
Sunday January 20, 2019

Embarkation

Today we are transferred to the port to board the MSC Musica for our cruise up the west coast to Namibia.

DAY 6
Monday January 21, 2019

At Sea

A free day to enjoy the facilities of the ship.

DAY 7
Tuesday January 22, 2019

Walvis Bay, Namibia

Walvis Bay is small port on the Skeleton Coast of Namibia and the gateway to the Namib Desert. Sheltered by the Pelican Point sand spit, its tidal lagoon is home to abundant birdlife including flamingos, pelicans and Damara terns. The harbour is busy with fishing boats and ships. Dolphins, whales and Cape fur seals inhabit the Atlantic waters around the Pelican Point Lighthouse. Take a tour into the desert or explore the curio markets, craft shops, art galleries, museums and the beachfront.

DAY 8
Wednesday January 23, 2019

At sea

A free day to enjoy the facilities of the ship.

DAY 9
Thursday January 24, 2019

Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

After disembarking the MSC Musica we are transferred to the airport for our flight to Victoria Falls and transfer to Hwange National Park and to our Safari Lodge.

DAY 10
Friday January 25, 2019

Hwange National Park

Named after a local Nhanzwa chief, Hwange National Park is the largest Park in Zimbabwe, occupying roughly 14,650 square kilometers. It is located in the northwest corner of the country about one hour south of the mighty Victoria Falls. It became the royal hunting grounds to the Ndebele warrior-king Mzilikazi in the early 19th century and was set aside as a National Park in 1929. Hwange boasts a tremendous selection of wildlife with over 100 species of mammals and nearly 400 bird species recorded. The elephants of Hwange are world famous and the Park’s elephant population is one of the largest in the world. We will hopefully see the ‘Big 5’ – Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Rhino and Buffalo. We’ll also see many varieties of colourful birds. Our experienced guide will help us spot hard-tosee animals, so we make the most of the safari.

DAY 11
Saturday January 26, 2019

Hwange National Park

Our second day on safari in the Hwange National Park is sure to be another day of great wildlife sightseeing and memorable experiences.

DAY 12
Sunday January 27, 2019

Hwange National Park

Today we have a rare opportunity to experience life in an African village with a cultural tour of one of the local villages.

DAY 13
Monday January 28, 2019

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Arriving after lunch, we have the afternoon and evening This morning we travel to Victoria Falls and enjoy a sight-seeing tour. Victoria Falls are among the most spectacular waterfalls in the world. The Zambezi River, which is more than 2 km wide at this point, plunges noisily down a series of basalt gorges and raises an iridescent mist that can be seen more than 20 km away. A great day to experience one of the major natural wonders of the world.

DAY 14
Tuesday January 29, 2019

Victoria Falls

Today is a free day to explore the Victoria Falls area.

DAY 15
Wednesday January 30, 2019

Victoria Falls

A free day to explore the Falls area. Perhaps try riding the rapids down the Zambezi River or try bungee jumping off the bridge over the Zambezi River. Or perhaps go into town and explore and meet the locals.

DAY 16
Thursday January 31, 2019

Departure

This morning we depart the hotel and are transferred to the airport for our flight home.

DAY 17
Friday February 1, 2019

Australia

This evening we arrive in Australia and the tour concludes.

Cabin Category Twin Fare Single Fare
Inside $4,999 $6,725
Outside $5,125 $6,999
Balcony $5,350 $7,250
Included port & handling charges $175 $175
Included air taxes as at 1/2/18 $290 $290

INCLUDED IN TOUR PRICE

  • Travel on MSC Musica in the selected cabin category
  • All meals, entertainment and service charges on MSC Musica
  • Economy-class flights from Sydney/Melbourne/Brisbane/ Perth to Cape Town and return from Victoria Falls
  • Economy-class flight from Cape Town to Victoria Falls
  • 4 nights’ accommodation in Cape Town including breakfast
  • 4 nights’ accommodation in the Hwange National Park
  • 3 nights’ accommodation at Victoria Falls including breakfast
  • Sightseeing tours of Cape Town, Cape of Good Hope and Victoria Falls
  • Professional English-speaking tour manager in Cape Town, Hwange National Park and Victoria Falls
  • 2 days of safari in the Hwange National Park
  • Cruise taxes and port & handling charges

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

  • Additional travel arrangements not detailed in the itinerary. These will be quoted for separately
  • Drinks on board
  • Lunches when not on the ship
  • Meals not listed in the itinerary
  • Gratuities

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

International touring can involve a considerable amount of walking and stair climbing in the places visited and it is important that all tour participants have a level of physical fitness that allows them to take part in this activity without the need of assistance from others.

Tour Operator

Cruise Offers (a division of Travelrite International Pty Ltd – ABN 64 005 817 078) is the tour organiser.

Deposit and Payment

A deposit of $1000 per passenger is required at the time of booking. Full payment will be required 90 days before departure of the tour from Australia. A 1.5% administration fee will be charged for payment by Visa or Mastercard and 3% for payment by AMEX or Diners Club cards

Cancellation Charges

Cancellations within 90 days of departure will result in the loss of all monies paid. Cancellation outside 90 days from departure will result in a cancellation fee of $1000 per person.

Insurance

Travel insurance is recommended to cover the costs of cancellation fees due to illness, death in family, etc.

Refunds

The cruise is based on arrangements which do not allow for any refunds in respect to sightseeing, accommodation, meals or other services not utilised after the tour has commenced.

Travel Documents

All passengers will require a valid passport with at least six months validity from your return date. Visas will be required for Zimbabwe for Australian passport holders. Details will be provided by Travelrite International.

Travel Insurance

Adequate travel insurance is highly recommended to cover cruise members for the consequences of unforeseen events during the cruise and for cancellation fees which could result from events such as illness, accident, death etc.

Tour Organisation

Travelrite reserves the right to change advertised entrances if necessary for the smooth operation of the tour.

Baggage

Passengers qualify for a 20kg free baggage allowance on flights to join or return from the cruise.

Minimum Tour Numbers

The tour has been priced on the basis of a minimum number of passengers having booked 90 days prior to departure. Travelrite International reserves the right to cancel the tour, giving a full refund of all monies paid or offer arrangements to proceed with the tour at a modified cost.

tour Costs

The tour costs are based on airfare, shipping, general transport, accommodation costs and foreign exchange rates at 1 February 2018. Travelrite International reserves the right to alter the costs if any of these factors change, giving any passenger that has booked the right to withdraw with full refund of monies paid or modify arrangements. No alterations to price will be made within 90 days of departure from Australia.

TOUR PARTICIPATION:
Children under 5 years of age are ineligible on coach & cruise tours. Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Passengers with disabilities are welcome on Travelrite & Cruise Offers tours provided they are accompanied by a companion capable of providing all necessary assistance, and do not require special assistance from Travelrite & Cruise Offers personnel. Travelrite and Cruise Offers reserves the right to refuse to carry anyone if it is felt the individual cannot cope with the requirements of coach & cruise tour travel and who may require services and facilities that Travelrite & Cruise Offers cannot guarantee will be available. You agree to not hold the Travelrite & Cruise Offers responsible for any decision made by any of them or any service provider to refuse to carry you, provide any facilities or accommodation to you or to provide any service to you.

Responsibilities

Travelrite International Pty Ltd. is the tour organiser. Travelrite International acts only as an agent in the making of arrangements for hotels, transportation, restaurants or any other service and do not assume any liability whatsoever for any injury, damage, death, loss, accident or delay to person or property due to an act of negligence or a default of any hotel, carrier restaurant company or person rendering any services included in the tour, or by act of God. Further no responsibilities are accepted for any damage or delay due to sickness, pilferage, labour disputes, machinery break-down, quarantine, government restraints, weather, terrorism or other causes beyond their control. No responsibility is accepted for any additional expense, omission, delays, re-routing or acts of any government authority. The passage contract between the carriers concerned, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the carriers and the purchasers of this tour and/or the passengers. The right is reserved to withdraw any tour and/or make such changes in the tour as may be found desirable or necessary for the convenience of the parties and the proper carrying out of the tour. This contract shall be construed in accordance of the laws of the State of Victoria, Australia and any action must be taken in the State of Victoria. Attention is also directed to the terms and conditions of the MSC Opera cruise passage contract with MSC Cruises, detailed on their website www. mscccruises.com.au. If you do not have a copy of this form please contact Travelrite International and we will send one to you. How to Book: Bookings can be made by completing a booking form and sending it with a deposit of $10 per person to:

How to Book

Bookings can be made by completing a booking form and sending it with a deposit of $1,000 per person to:

Postal Booking
Cruise Offers
423 Whitehorse Road Balwyn, Victoria 3103.

Online Booking
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Further information can be obtained by telephoning
Toll Free:1800 630 343
Telephone (03) 8803 6868
Fax (03) 9836 8068
Email balwyn@travelrite.com.au

About Cruise Offers

Cruise Offers (a division of Travelrite International Pty Ltd), is a well-established travel company which has been marketing throughout Australia for over 30 years. It has two fully ATAS accredited (No. A10538) offices at Balwyn and Heathmont. As such they directly represent the major airlines of the world and all major domestic and international hotel, tour and transport operators. Travelrite International Pty Ltd is a full member of the Australian Federation of Travel Agents – AFTA.

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