This year, I made a promise to myself to finally put a plan in motion to knock things off of my wish list. No matter how big or how small, I wanted to at least lay the groundwork by sorting out some blueprints to make these dreams become realities. First and foremost, it’s time to take that well needed honeymoon we put off almost 12 years ago. You know how it goes, first comes love, then comes marriage, and before we knew it, you guessed it, the baby carriage arrived.
Fast forward to 2016, we’re a little bit older, and our vacation needs and wants have shifted. While we’re still fond of seeking out adventure, we’d love something a bit more sophisticated with downtime, pampering and a twist of romance as well. That’s when a trusted travel friend suggested a river cruise in Africa.
She had just returned from river cruising over the holidays visiting the Christmas Markets in Europe and raved about the luxury accommodations. “This is a thing?” I thought. So I ran to see if AmaWaterways offered one that was the perfect blend of all our needs and sure enough, there it was, The Stars of South Africa river cruise.
Aboard the eco-friendly Zambezi Queen, we’d have the opportunity to enjoy a safari cruise on the Chobe River with visits to Cape Town, Victoria Falls, Johannesburg and Greater Kruger National Park. This has to be a dream right? It’s always been my hope to go on safari and see the “Big Five” in South Africa and this is exactly how I would like to do it: with five-star service and gold-metal fine dining all in the lap of luxury.
But what about Kiddo?
We’ve decided to have her sit this dance out. AmaWaterways has African river cruises that are the perfect way for us to spend well-needed quality time doing what we both like, while also considering this trip recon for a future family-friendly visit to Africa. I know she would love it, and it’s a spot high on her globetrotting wish list as well.
Africa is just a small taste of the different river cruises AmaWaterways offers. Travelers can embark on river journeys through Europe, Vietnam & Cambodia and Myanmar; and those looking for a culinary adventure are in luck because travelers can book special themed wine cruises down the Seine, Danube, Rhine, Rhone and Douro rivers.
Which river cruise would you like to add to your travel list in 2017?
Thank you, AmaWaterways for sponsoring this post and encouraging JetSet Dad and I to finally take the honeymoon of our dreams.