African Dream

African Dream Review and Specifications

Specifications of African Dream

Year built2017  /  Age : 2
OwnerCroisiEurope
Speed9 kn / 17 kph / 10 mph
Length (LOA)58 m / 190 ft
Passengers8 - 16
Crew16
Decks3
Cabins8
Decks with cabins2

Review of African Dream

CroisiEurope's African Dream cruise ship is the company's expansion into South Africa's river cruising market. The vessel is a houseboat-type riverboat operating on Chobe and Zambezi river cruises leaving roundtrip from Kasane Botswana.

CroisiEurope African Dream houseboat cruise ship

Cabins

Carrying just 16 passengers, with crew-to-passenger ratio 1:1, the African Dream houseboat has 8 outside-facing, top-luxury suites, each sized 17 m2 (183 ft2), plus 2 same-sized balcony staterooms, each with a 3,5 m2 (38 ft2) veranda. All cabins are located on Lower Deck.

Shipboard facilities

The Upper Deck has the ship's panoramic Bar Lounge, plus the rooftop patio (Sun Deck area) with swimming pool and sun loungers. The riverboat also has a panoramic restaurant and a large observation deck.

CroisiEurope African Dream houseboat cruise ship

In addition to guests from France, CroisiEurope's African cruises attract international travelers, so all of the ship's crew are bilingual. Onboard announcements and itinerary/tours information are in English. English-speaking local guides lead all shore excursions.

Chobe and Zambezi river cruise itinerary

The CroisiEurope company offers an 8-nights / 9-days African cruise tour itinerary program visiting Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, and South Africa. All itineraries start with an overnight Johannesburg hotel stay (in South Africa), followed by a 3-night cruise on Chobe and Zambezi rivers and a 4-night land stay (in lodge accommodation owned by CroisiEurope). African shore excursions program (cruise fare inclusive) includes visits to Victoria Falls, wine estate tour and African jeep safari tour in Chobe National Park (Botswana), home to around 130,000 elephants (nearly 1/4 of Africa's total elephant population).

  • CroisiEurope's Chobe River cruise itinerary is themed "Southern Africa: travel to the ends of the earth".
  • Itinerary length is 9-days. The itinerary with an extended stay at Cape of Good Hope (South Africa) is 11-nights / 12-days.
  • Prices vary between EUR 4000-5000 (pp / 9-day cruisetours) and EUR 6000-6600 (pp / 12-day cruisetours).
  • Next is shown CroisiEurope African Dream's river cruise itinerary map.

CroisiEurope Africa cruise itinerary map (Chobe and Zambezi rivers, South Africa)

Follows the list of the cruise itinerary ports of call and land tours:

  • Day 1 JOHANNESBURG - meet & greet at the hotel around 12 noon, coach travel towards Soweto, follows lunch before the tour to Freedom Park, next is dinner and overnight 4-star hotel stay.
  • Day 2: JOHANNESBURG - KASANE - CRUISING- flight from Johannesburg to Kasane, airport transfer to the cruise ship African Dream, follow welcome cocktail, lunch and cruising along Kasai Channel. Follow the company's private mooring on Chobe River, dinner and overnight on the houseboat.
  • Day 3: CRUISING - jeep safari in Chobe National Park, follows onboard lunch and afternoon cruising to Zambezi River (Zambia-Namibia border). In the afternoon there is a small motorboat (water safari) tour for wildlife viewing. Follows onboard dinner and overnight on the houseboat.
  • Day 4: CRUISING to Kabulabula. The Chobe National Park cruise experience features unique wildlife (zebras, Cape buffalos, antelopes, various birds). Follows onboard dinner and overnight on the houseboat.
  • Day 5: CHOBE RIVER - SEDUDU ISLAND - LODGE - morning disembarkation is followed by water safari (motorboat tour) to watch game animals. Follows "floating restaurant” lunch in the middle of Chobe River (featuring local delicacies), then is the travel to the CroisiEurope’s lodge. The travel route includes Sedudu Island and wildlife viewing (hippopotami, water buffalos, crocodiles). After the arrival at the lodge, guests check into their rooms. Follow dinner and overnight at the lodge.
  • Day 6: IMPALILA ISLAND - morning departure from the lodge on a tour visiting a local school. Follow the return to the CroisiEurope's lodge for lunch and free time afternoon at the lodge (has a swimming pool). After dinner follows a local storyteller time with region's mysterious legends, and overnight at the lodge.
  • Day 7: IMPALILA ISLAND - morning tour to an authentic African / Namibian village. Follow the return to the lodge, lunch, free time afternoon, dinner (served under the stars), overnight at the lodge.
  • Day 8: VICTORIA FALLS - coach travel for Victoria Falls, follows lunch cruise, afternoon walking tour to the waterfalls in Zimbabwe. Next, are the "Boma” dinner (with traditional dancing and music performances) and the overnight 4-star hotel stay.
  • Day 9: VICTORIA FALLS - Breakfast and hotel check-out. There is an optional helicopter tour to Victoria Falls (in the morning).
  • Notes: The order and port/tour times can change depending on the weather. Wildlife viewing in Chobe National Park is not 100% guaranteed. The Victoria Falls helicopter tour also depends on weather conditions.
  • Another famous African houseboat cruise ship on Chobe River is Zambezi Queen (also chartered by AMAwaterways).

Note: You can see the CruiseMapper's list of all river cruise ships and riverboats in the "itinerary" section of our River Cruises hub. All companies and their fleets are listed there.

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African Dream Itineraries

The below listed African Dream cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest CroisiEurope fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2019 Mar 14 3 days, one-way from Kasane to Victoria Falls Kasane $4469
2019 Mar 26 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6007
2019 Mar 29 3 days, one-way from Kasane to Victoria Falls Kasane $4469
2019 Apr 13 3 days, one-way from Kasane to Victoria Falls Kasane $5103
2019 Apr 16 3 days, one-way from Kasane to Victoria Falls Kasane $5103
2019 Apr 19 3 days, one-way from Kasane to Victoria Falls Kasane $5103
2019 Apr 22 3 days, one-way from Kasane to Victoria Falls Kasane $5103
2019 Apr 25 3 days, one-way from Kasane to Victoria Falls Kasane $5103
2019 Apr 28 3 days, one-way from Kasane to Victoria Falls Kasane $4743
2019 May 04 3 days, one-way from Kasane to Victoria Falls Kasane $4743
2019 May 07 3 days, one-way from Kasane to Victoria Falls Kasane $4743
2019 May 10 3 days, one-way from Kasane to Victoria Falls Kasane $4743
2019 May 13 3 days, one-way from Kasane to Victoria Falls Kasane $4743
2019 May 16 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6281
2019 May 22 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6281
2019 May 25 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6281
2019 May 31 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6281
2019 Jun 03 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6281
2019 Jun 06 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6281
2019 Jun 09 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6281
2019 Jun 12 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6281
2019 Jun 18 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6281
2019 Jun 21 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6281
2019 Jun 24 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6281
2019 Jun 27 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6281
2019 Jun 30 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6281
2019 Jul 03 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6281
2019 Jul 06 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6281
2019 Jul 09 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6281
2019 Jul 12 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6281
2019 Jul 15 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6281
2019 Jul 18 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6281
2019 Jul 21 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6281
2019 Jul 24 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6281
2019 Jul 27 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6281
2019 Jul 30 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6281
2019 Aug 02 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6281
2019 Aug 05 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6281
2019 Aug 08 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6281
2019 Aug 11 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6281
2019 Aug 17 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6281
2019 Aug 20 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6281
2019 Aug 23 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6281
2019 Aug 26 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6281
2019 Sep 01 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6281
2019 Sep 04 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6281
2019 Sep 07 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6281
2019 Sep 10 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6281
2019 Sep 13 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6281
2019 Sep 16 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6281
2019 Sep 22 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6281
2019 Sep 28 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6281
2019 Oct 01 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6281
2019 Oct 04 3 days, one-way from Kasane to Victoria Falls Kasane $4743
2019 Oct 13 3 days, one-way from Kasane to Victoria Falls Kasane $4743
2019 Oct 19 3 days, one-way from Kasane to Victoria Falls Kasane $4743
2019 Oct 28 3 days, one-way from Kasane to Victoria Falls Kasane $4955
2019 Dec 03 3 days, one-way from Kasane to Victoria Falls Kasane $4469
2019 Dec 06 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6007
2019 Dec 09 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6007
2019 Dec 12 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6007
2019 Dec 18 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6007
2019 Dec 21 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6155
2019 Dec 27 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6380