African Dream

Specifications of African Dream

Year built2017  /  Age: 3
OwnerCroisiEurope
OperatorCroisiEurope South Africa
Speed9 kn / 17 kph / 10 mph
Length (LOA)40 m / 131 ft
Beam (width)8 m / 26 ft
Passengers18
Crew16
Decks3
Cabins8
Decks with cabins1
Sister-shipsZimbabwean Dream
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African Dream Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2020 Aug 02 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park
2020 Aug 08 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6947
2020 Aug 11 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6947
2020 Aug 14 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6947
2020 Aug 20 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6947
2020 Aug 23 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6947
2020 Aug 29 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6947
2020 Sep 01 3 days, one-way from Kasane to Victoria Falls Kasane $5076
2020 Sep 04 3 days, one-way from Kasane to Victoria Falls Kasane $5076
2020 Sep 07 3 days, one-way from Kasane to Victoria Falls Kasane $5076
2020 Sep 10 3 days, one-way from Kasane to Victoria Falls Kasane $5076
2020 Sep 13 3 days, one-way from Kasane to Victoria Falls Kasane $5076
2020 Sep 19 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $7159
2020 Sep 22 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6947
2020 Sep 25 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6947
2020 Oct 01 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6947
2020 Oct 04 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6947
2020 Oct 10 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6947
2020 Oct 16 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6947
2020 Oct 19 3 days, one-way from Kasane to Victoria Falls Kasane $5076
2020 Oct 22 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6947
2020 Oct 28 3 days, one-way from Kasane to Victoria Falls Kasane $5076
2020 Oct 31 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6947
2020 Nov 12 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6475
2020 Nov 15 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6475
2020 Nov 18 3 days, one-way from Kasane to Victoria Falls Kasane $4604
2020 Nov 24 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6475
2020 Nov 27 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6475
2020 Dec 03 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6475
2020 Dec 06 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6475
2020 Dec 09 3 days, one-way from Kasane to Victoria Falls Kasane $4604
2020 Dec 12 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6475
2020 Dec 15 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6475
2020 Dec 18 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6475
2020 Dec 21 3 days, one-way from Kasane to Victoria Falls Kasane $4751
2020 Dec 24 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6622
2020 Dec 27 3 days, one-way from Kasane to Victoria Falls Kasane $5189
2020 Dec 31 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6622
2021 Jan 03 3 days, one-way from Kasane to Victoria Falls Kasane $4751
2021 Feb 06 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6475
2021 Feb 12 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6475
2021 Feb 15 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6475
2021 Feb 21 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6475
2021 Feb 24 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6475
2021 Feb 27 3 days, one-way from Kasane to Victoria Falls Kasane $4604
2021 Mar 02 3 days, one-way from Kasane to Victoria Falls Kasane $4604
2021 Mar 05 3 days, one-way from Kasane to Victoria Falls Kasane $4604
2021 Mar 08 3 days, one-way from Kasane to Victoria Falls Kasane $4604
2021 Mar 11 3 days, one-way from Kasane to Victoria Falls Kasane $4604
2021 Mar 26 3 days, one-way from Kasane to Victoria Falls Kasane $4604
2021 Mar 29 3 days, one-way from Kasane to Victoria Falls Kasane $4604
2021 Apr 01 3 days, one-way from Kasane to Victoria Falls Kasane $4604
2021 Apr 04 3 days, one-way from Kasane to Victoria Falls Kasane $4604
2021 Apr 07 3 days, one-way from Kasane to Victoria Falls Kasane $5076
2021 Apr 10 3 days, one-way from Kasane to Victoria Falls Kasane $5076
2021 Apr 13 3 days, one-way from Kasane to Victoria Falls Kasane $5076
2021 Apr 16 3 days, one-way from Kasane to Victoria Falls Kasane $5076
2021 Apr 25 3 days, one-way from Kasane to Victoria Falls Kasane
2021 May 01 3 days, one-way from Kasane to Victoria Falls Kasane $5076
2021 May 07 3 days, one-way from Kasane to Victoria Falls Kasane $5076
2021 May 10 3 days, one-way from Kasane to Victoria Falls Kasane $5076
2021 May 13 3 days, one-way from Kasane to Victoria Falls Kasane $5076
2021 May 16 3 days, one-way from Kasane to Victoria Falls Kasane $5076
2021 May 19 3 days, one-way from Kasane to Victoria Falls Kasane $5076
2021 May 22 3 days, one-way from Kasane to Victoria Falls Kasane $5076
2021 May 25 3 days, one-way from Kasane to Victoria Falls Kasane $5076
2021 May 28 3 days, one-way from Kasane to Victoria Falls Kasane $5076
2021 May 31 3 days, one-way from Kasane to Victoria Falls Kasane $5076
2021 Jun 03 3 days, one-way from Kasane to Victoria Falls Kasane $5076
2021 Jun 06 3 days, one-way from Kasane to Victoria Falls Kasane $5076
2021 Jun 12 3 days, one-way from Kasane to Victoria Falls Kasane $5076
2021 Jun 15 3 days, one-way from Kasane to Victoria Falls Kasane $5076
2021 Jun 21 3 days, one-way from Kasane to Victoria Falls Kasane $5076
2021 Jun 24 3 days, one-way from Kasane to Victoria Falls Kasane $5076
2021 Jun 27 3 days, one-way from Kasane to Victoria Falls Kasane $5076
2021 Jun 30 3 days, one-way from Kasane to Victoria Falls Kasane $5076
2021 Jul 03 3 days, one-way from Kasane to Victoria Falls Kasane $5076
2021 Jul 06 3 days, one-way from Kasane to Victoria Falls Kasane $5076
2021 Jul 09 3 days, one-way from Kasane to Victoria Falls Kasane $5076
2021 Jul 12 3 days, one-way from Kasane to Victoria Falls Kasane $5076
2021 Jul 18 3 days, one-way from Kasane to Victoria Falls Kasane $5076
2021 Jul 21 3 days, one-way from Kasane to Victoria Falls Kasane $5076
2021 Jul 24 3 days, one-way from Kasane to Victoria Falls Kasane $5076
2021 Jul 27 3 days, one-way from Kasane to Victoria Falls Kasane $5076
2021 Jul 30 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6947
2021 Aug 02 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6947
2021 Aug 05 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6947
2021 Aug 08 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6947
2021 Aug 14 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6947
2021 Aug 17 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6947
2021 Aug 20 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6947
2021 Aug 23 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6947
2021 Aug 26 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6947
2021 Aug 29 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6947
2021 Sep 01 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6947
2021 Sep 04 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6947
2021 Sep 07 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6947
2021 Sep 10 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6947
2021 Sep 13 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6947
2021 Sep 19 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6947
2021 Sep 22 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6947
2021 Sep 25 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6947
2021 Sep 28 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6947
2021 Oct 01 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6947
2021 Oct 04 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6947
2021 Oct 07 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6947
2021 Oct 19 3 days, one-way from Kasane to Victoria Falls Kasane $5076
2021 Oct 22 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6947
2021 Oct 25 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6947
2021 Oct 28 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6947
2021 Oct 31 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6947
2021 Nov 03 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6947
2021 Nov 09 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6475
2021 Nov 12 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6475
2021 Nov 15 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6475
2021 Nov 18 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6475
2021 Nov 24 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6475
2021 Nov 27 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6475
2021 Nov 30 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6475
2021 Dec 03 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6475
2021 Dec 06 3 days, one-way from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls Chobe National Park $6475
2021 Dec 09 3 days, one-way from Kasane to Victoria Falls Kasane $4604
2021 Dec 12 3 days, one-way from Kasane to Victoria Falls Kasane $4604
2021 Dec 15 3 days, one-way from Kasane to Victoria Falls Kasane $4604
2021 Dec 18 3 days, one-way from Kasane to Victoria Falls Kasane $4604
2021 Dec 21 3 days, one-way from Kasane to Victoria Falls Kasane $4751
2021 Dec 24 3 days, one-way from Kasane to Victoria Falls Kasane $4751
2021 Dec 27 3 days, one-way from Kasane to Victoria Falls Kasane $5189
2021 Dec 31 3 days, one-way from Kasane to Victoria Falls Kasane $4751

African Dream Review

Review of African Dream

CroisiEurope's African Dream cruise ship (2017-launched) is the company's expansion into the South African river cruising market. The vessel is a houseboat-type riverboat operating on Chobe and Zambezi river cruises leaving roundtrip from Kasane Botswana. Its fleetmate is the newbuild (2020-launched) Zimbabwean Dream.

CroisiEurope African Dream houseboat cruise ship

Another famous African houseboat cruise ship on Chobe River is Zambezi Queen chartered by AMAwaterways).

Cabins

The premium houseboat African Dream has max passenger capacity 18 (plus 16 staff-crew), 3 decks (1 with cabins) and a total of 8 staterooms. Of all cabins, 6x are French Balcony (with floor-ceiling sliding windows opening to a railing) and 2x are Forward-Facing Suites with Balconies. All staterooms are equally-sized (17 m2 / 185 ft2), but the Balcony Suites are with step-out verandas (forward-facing, sized 3,5 m2 / 40 ft2). All cabins are located on Main Deck and feature wall-to-wall windows.

Shipboard facilities

The African Deam ship has a midship staircase that interconnects all decks. All indoor spaces are air-conditioned.

Main Deck (deck 1) is the riverboat's Boarding Deck (with a starboard-midship entrance area) and the fore-located Navigation Bridge (aka Wheelhouse). On Main Deck are also all passenger cabins.

Upper Deck (deck 2) is the riverboat's Lobby Deck housing the Reception Desk and Cruise Director's Office. On Upper Deck are also the Dining Room Restaurant (midship) with an Aft Terrace (outdoor seating / alfresco dining) and the fore-located Bar Lounge. Adjacent to the Restaurant is the Galley (kitchen with drink and food storage rooms)

The midship Sundeck (deck 3) is dubbed "Chobe Space". This is a spacious Terrace (Observation Deck) with shaded seating (large umbrellas and premium garden furniture).

CroisiEurope African Dream houseboat cruise ship

In addition to guests from France, CroisiEurope's African cruises attract international travellers, 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 and 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.

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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