There’s no better way to experience the thrills and sights of Africa than on a cruise holiday ! The vast continent of Africa offers a wide range of exciting and life-changing adventures: See the breathtaking Ngorongoro Crater on safari, Sail the mighty Nile under the Egyptian sun, View the Serengeti from above in a hot air balloon ride, Step back in time on a train ride along the historic Garden Route of Cape Town
From extraordinary wildlife encounters to intriguing cultural adventures, Africa offers something for every traveller. The sheer size of the continent means that an Africa cruise will take you through several climates and regions, not mention from one hemisphere to another. These unforgettable moments can be accessed by several types of regional Africa cruises.
Getting to your Africa Cruise or when you cruise South Africa
Cruising Africa allows the curious traveller to experience a wide range of environmental and cultural thrills at each unique destination. From each port of call you may also book on-shore itineraries to enhance your cruise adventure and build your collection of holiday memories.
1. Around the World cruises
An all inclusive cruise around the world should definitely include a trip around Africa to its many ports of call, including South Africa and a variety of islands. Travelers can arrange to embark at: Port Louis (Mauritius), Tulear (Madagascar), Assumption Island, Mahe, Port Victoria (Seychelles), Dar es Salaam or Zanzibar (Tanzania), Richards Bay, Durban, Cape Town and/or Port Elizabeth (South Africa)
2. Regional Cruises
All inclusive cruises offer the chance to explore a multitude of places without having to rearrange your itinerary. Roundtrip cruises may begin at ports of call such as Durban, South Africa, and stopping at islands throughout the Indian Ocean as well as other destinations like Mozambique. At these ports you can arrange to extend your holiday before or after your cruise and make time to take in the local sights and culture.
Extend your stay pre/post for Africa cruises and those that have a cruise South Africa section
Adventure Cruises and On Shore Expeditions
Safaris are synonymous with travel in Africa. From your cruise destination, connect to the safari of your dreams via train, car or plane. These transport options also offer you another opportunity to view the incredible African landscape. Travelers who dream of getting up close and personal to Africa’s stunning wildlife can even arrange an unforgettable Gorilla Trek in Central Africa.
Shopping in South Africa
When you arrange a South Africa cruise vacation, you will experience some of the best shopping that southern Africa has to offer at fascinating ports of call. Local artists are world renowned for their skill with traditional fabrics and carved wood masterpieces. Top shopping destinations include: - Nairobi in Kenya - Durban in South Africa - Soweto, outside of Johannesburg - Sun City Resort and downtown Cape Town.
Culture & Attractions - Africa cruises & cruise South Africa itineraries
Intermingled with dramatic landscapes and spectacular wildlife are the diverse cultures and histories of Africa’s peoples. An Africa cruise will bring you from exciting safaris to impressive mountains as you sail from one exceptional location to the next. Here are just a few of the adventures to look forward to on your Africa cruise: - Take the train from Durban to Pretoria on a 3 day rail safari - See the amazing beasts of the savannahs at the game reserves of Mkhaya in Swaziland - Glimpse the arts and customs of the hundreds of tribal groups that call Africa their home.
Nature Trips - Africa cruises & cruise South Africa itineraries
See the wildlife and flora at Table Mountain near Cape Town - Take an exhilarating cycling trip to and around South Africa’s wineries - Take in the scale and beauty of Kruger National Park in Kenya - Historical Tours on your Africa Cruise
From Cape Town sail on your cruise across Table Bay to Robben Island, the place where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned and bravely fought apartheid , bringing South Africa to the world’s attention.-No Africa cruise would be complete without a trip down the Nile, to Luxor, Aswan Dam and then on to the magnificent Temples of Karnak.comments powered by Disqus