Nowhere on earth will your senses stir in the same way. A cruise to Africa is soul-awakening, wildlife and wilder landscapes, rugged dunes edged by blue waters, rambling, rolling vineyards, jostling cities with a story to tell and vast plains on which Mother Nature reigns supreme.
Africa is an adventure in every sense of the word. Humbling, awe-inspiring and guaranteed to leave a lasting imprint on you, to say a cruise to Africa can be life-affirming – even life-changing – is no exaggeration.
Book your front row ticket to the really wild show on a cruise to Africa.
They call South Africa ‘the world in one country’ and upon visiting, it’s easy to understand why. Table Mountain beckons you with a hike atop one of the world’s Seven Wonders, the Cape Winelands welcome you with a glass of the (really) good stuff, Kruger National Park prepares to stir you into an amazed and aghast silence with its big five, and the Garden Route is your ticket to an unforgettable road trip of golden beachscapes, lakes and mountain vistas. Cruises to South Africa connect natural wonders with city and culture in magical fashion, often combining time spent at sea with land tours that unveil this unique country and all its facets. The Rainbow Nation is as colourful as its name suggests, overflowing with history, untouched in its beauty and spellbinding in its scenery.
As you’d expect from a place with the Atlantic Ocean on one shoulder and the Namid Desert on the other, Walvis Bay offers up some seriously dramatic scenery. It’s a birder’s paradise, its wetlands and lagoons alive with flamboyant pink flamingos, entertaining pelicans and seabirds in their hundreds of thousands. A one-time whaling town, Walvis Bay attracts fewer of the giants to its shores these days, instead welcoming colonies of Cape fur seals to the foot of its lighthouses and onto its sandy outcrops at Pelican Point. The desert sand dunes of Walvis Bay are a haven for adventurers, sand boarding, quad biking and paragliding offering new perspectives on the Namib Desert and the mind-blowing apricot swathes of the Namib Sand Sea.
Mombasa teeters on the brink of the Indian Ocean, combining surf and safari in one delectable destination. Miles of white-sand beaches jostle with notable game reserves, making for days that see you walking amongst giraffes at sunrise and exploring coral reefs in a wreck-strewn divers paradise by lunchtime. Savour seafood at sunset on Bamburi Beach or sink your toes in the sand at Shandzu, a local favourite. Don’t forget to leave time to explore the city too; Mombasa’s skyline belays its history of Portuguese, Arab and English influences, it’s historic Old Town district of Mvita set atop its very own island.
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