Azamara is set to return to South Africa this winter as the country reopens for international cruising.
Azamara Pursuit will set sail from January to March 2022 with six back-to-back voyages, including five country-intensive itineraries.
The boutique cruise line will resume land tours with luxury safari operator Micato Safaris.
Land tour highlights include a five-night Greater Kruger National Park Safari and Winelands itinerary, and a five-night Victoria Falls and Chobe Game Park Safari, both of which can be booked pre- or post-cruise.
Azamara’s South African voyages will also feature a 12-night Golf Voyage, including five rounds of golf.
Shore excursions will be operated by Abercrombie & Kent’s cruise division, Akorn, and will include a 4×4 drive through the African bushveld at Thula Thula game reserve in KwaZulu-Natal, home to elephants, rhinos, leopards, giraffes, zebras, buffalo, birds and more.
Azamara president Carol Cabezas said: “A trip to Africa is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, the kind of travel Azamara is known for, which is why I am so pleased to confirm our guests are now welcome back to South Africa following the reopening of its ports to international cruising.”
She added: “Once again, Micato Safaris will deliver unrivalled pre- and post-cruise land programmes, as they share Azamara’s love of travel, exploration and value of creating one-of-a-kind experiences for travellers.”
Dennis Pinto, Micato managing director, said: “We have crafted a series of unique custom programmes which showcase the very best of Southern Africa for Azamara’s discerning passengers.”