An African cruise is a great way to discover Africa.
There are many who would like to stay in luxurious accommodation and still enjoy the rugged terrain of Africa. An African cruise is a great way to spend ones holidays with family and friends. One can still visit the treacherous jungles and retreat into modern day luxurious room with champagne and caviar.
African Cruises to Discover Africa are popular all over the world and the best time to travel is from September to March. African Cruises to Discover Africa generally span from 15 to 20 days. Many cruises originate from the Mediterranean to Africa via the Suez Canal and Morocco.
Ports of call for African Cruises to Discover Africa are Mobassa, Zanzibar, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Cape Town, East London, Dakar, Port Said, Egypt.
South Africa Travel Guiden Cruises
South Africa Travel Guide’s ports of call are Port Elizabeth, Durban or the Garden City of Cape Town. Once in Cape Town you can take a one day safari trip or a day visit to the wine lands. Stay on the coast at one of cape towns finest beach hotel or take a tour to the Zulu village for your dose of culture and history.
Those cruising along the West African region can view the ancient stop over of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, where the ancient Arabian traders did their buying and selling. During a stop over in Dar es Salaam, visitors can take day trips to Mount Kilimanjaro or a trip to the ancient slave trade city of Bagamoyo or the mysterious island of Zanzibar.
Other cruises range from Seychelles to Morocco from 5 to 10 days, with view of the unique and rare sea life, breath taking scenery, sea life safaris, visits to historical towns, cities and have romantic sunsets.
The Nile cruise takes place between Aswan and Luxor with on shore visits to Valley of Kings, Valley of Queens, the Luxor temple and the Temple of Isis.
The Niger cruise is another river cruise that can take visitors on a spell binding tour of historical sites, landscape and nature along the Niger River. The most popular destination is the city of Timbuktu. Excursions include visits to tribal villages, wildlife and the bazaars and markets.
Zambezi River Cruises
Visitors can get their money’s worth with a spectacular view of the sunset and the wildlife along the river bank bordering the Mosi Oa Tunya National Park.
Cruises are available to most parts of Africa. Cruises start in Cape town and goes on to South Africa Travel Guide, Namibia, Angola, Gabon, São Tomé and Príncipe, Cameroon, Benin, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Mauritania, and Morocco and ends in Seville.
Cruises are generally expensive and it’s a unique way of enjoying ones holiday. The concept of holiday cruises to Africa is just being introduced; therefore there is still a very small community of tour operators that specialize in cruises. It may take some time for long duration cruises with many destinations to be introduced due to the political unrest in most parts of Africa.