With the opening of South Africa, Azamara offers cruises from January to March
Azamara Pursuit will embark from January through March for six consecutive trips – five of which are country-intensive itineraries – and resume pre-cruise and post-cruise land explorations with Micato Safaris, recently named the world’s # 1 Best Safari Outfitter by Travel. + Leisure for an unprecedented 10th time.
“A trip to Africa is a once in a lifetime experience, the kind of trip Azamara is known for, which is why I am so happy to confirm that our guests are now welcome in South Africa after its ports reopen. on international cruising, ”said Azamara President Carol Cabezas.
Land programs pre / post cruise with Micato Safaris
“Together with Carol Cabezas and her team, we have designed a series of unique personalized programs that present the best of Southern Africa for discerning Azamara passengers,” said Dennis Pinto, Managing Director of Micato Safaris.
Two land programs are offered, each lasting five nights before or after the cruise.
‘Greater Kruger National Park Safari & Winelands’ shows two different sides of South Africa. Participants will first explore the Kapama Game Reserve, which is home to more than 40 species of mammals, including the Big Five of Africa (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and Cape buffalo). Next, in the Western Cape, travelers will immerse themselves in the wine country and sip vintage wines from vineyards like Vergelegen Estate, followed by a gourmet meal from the Tokara Restaurant.
‘Victoria Falls & Chobe Game Park Safari’ takes participants across Zimbabwe to Botswana. They will discover Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, then continue to Botswana for dawn and evening game drives through Chobe National Park.
Two golf trips with PerryGolf
The cruises themselves have night and night stopovers.
Two are 12 night golf trips with partner PerryGolf. These will consist of five rounds, starting with the Humewood Golf Club, a true links course in Port Elizabeth which has hosted many PGA events and is one of South Africa’s top rated golf clubs. Other notable clubs include East London, Zimbali, Durban Country Club, and Pearl Valley.
Excursions by A & K’s Akorn
Shore excursions, run by Abercrombie & Kent’s cruise division, Akorn, include adventures like Thula Thula, one of KwaZulu-Natal’s oldest private game reserves.
District Six Destination Celebration
On board, passengers will witness a District Six-themed cabaret show as part of the Azamara Destination Celebration, a new program that brings the destination’s culture and heritage to life on board, in a concern for health and safety.
South African international star Alistair Izobell and special guest Sasha Lee Davids will present an evening designed not only to entertain but also to educate about Cape Town District Six, once a thriving multiracial cultural center that was razed to the ground under apartheid.