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Safari Holidays and Cultural Voyages to Africa

Explore Africa on a fascinating cultural voyage with expert guest lecturers or enjoy a safari holiday with included game drives

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  • Exclusive Southern Africa Safari Cruise

    CroisiEurope
    Zimbabwean Dream
    Cape Town View 14 Nights Fly Cruise from £9495pp Exclusive Fully-Escorted Blue Water Safari Cruise and Tour! UK - Cape Town, Robben Island and Groot Constantia Winery, Cape of Good Hope, Cape Town to Johannesburg, Johannesburg to Chobe National Park, Botswana, Chobe National Park – Jeep and Boat Safari, Impalila Island, Namibia, Water Safari and Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe, Lake Kariba, Matusadona National Park, Lake Kariba to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls to UK, Arrive UK

    Join us on this exhilarating, fully-escorted 14-night holiday in a private group of just 16 Blue Water guests, to experience the best Southern Africa has to offer, with Cape Town, Johannesburg and Victoria Falls stays, private lodge and cruise, all excursions and return flights

  • Multi-Generational Iberian Treasures & North Africa

    Ambassador Cruise Line
    Ambience
    Casablanca Hassan Ii Mosque Interior 12 Nights Cruise Only from £1529pp Tilbury, Leixões, Lisbon, Cádiz, Casablanca, Gibraltar, Vigo, Tilbury
  • Christmas & New Year Canary Islands & Madeira

    Ambassador Cruise Line
    Ambience
    Quinta Do Lorde Village Near Canical In Madeira 16 Nights Cruise Only from £1699pp Tilbury, Rotterdam, Vigo, Funchal, Madeira, Arrecife, Lanzarote, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Leixões, Tilbury
  • Springtime Azores, Madeira & North Africa

    Ambassador Cruise Line
    Ambition
    Ponta Delgada 21 Nights Cruise Only from £1739pp Tilbury, Plymouth, Leixões, Lisbon, Cádiz, Casablanca, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Arrecife, Lanzarote, Funchal, Madeira, Horta, Azores, Ponta Delgada, Azores, Vigo, Tilbury
  • Canaries, Cape Verde & Morocco

    Ambassador Cruise Line
    Ambience
    Cape Verde Mindelo 23 Nights Cruise Only from £1809pp Tilbury, Vigo, Funchal, Madeira, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Santa Cruz de La Palma, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Mindelo, São Vicente Island, Praia, Santiago Island, Arrecife, Lanzarote, Casablanca, Tangier, Tilbury
  • 12-Night South Africa Intensive Voyage

    Azamara
    Azamara Quest
    Cape Town Table Mountain 12 Nights Cruise Only from £1911pp Cape Town, Gqeberha (ex Port Elizabeth), East London, Maputo, Richards Bay, Durban, Mossel Bay, Cape Town
  • Christmas & New Year Iberia, Canaries & Morocco

    Ambassador Cruise Line
    Ambition
    Morocco, Casablanca Palm Trees 21 Nights Cruise Only from £2099pp Tilbury, Leixões, Lisbon, Funchal, Madeira, Arrecife, Lanzarote, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Santa Cruz de La Palma, Casablanca, Gibraltar, Cádiz, Portimão, Vigo, Tilbury
  • 15-Night South Africa Intensive Voyage

    Azamara
    Azamara Quest
    Cape Town Table Mountain 15 Nights Cruise Only from £2329pp Cape Town, Gqeberha (ex Port Elizabeth), East London, Maputo, Richards Bay, Durban, Mossel Bay, Cape Town
  • 18-Night Western Africa Voyage

    Azamara
    Azamara Quest
    Namibia Luderitz 18 Nights Cruise Only from £3074pp Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Dakar, Banjul, Jamestown, Walvis Bay, Lüderitz, Cape Town
  • Christmas Expedition Cruise to Cape Verde & The Bissagos Islands

    Hurtigruten Expeditions
    Spitsbergen
    Monte Verde, Cape Verde 12 Nights Cruise Only from £3643pp Dakar, Praia, Santiago Island, Sal Rei, Boa Vista Island, Santo Antao, Sao Filipe, Fogo Island, Bissau, Banjul, Dakar

About Africa Cruises

Safari holidays

All of our safari holidays include a 4-night cruise along the Chobe River on board intimate ship Zambezi Queen and game drives in some of Africa’s most beautiful national parks, including the Kruger and Serengeti, home to a variety of wildlife.

With an exciting range of included excursions and game drives, plus all transfers and flights within Africa, these safari cruise holidays are a superb way of seeing the vast diversity of southern Africa.

Small ship cruising

Explore South Africa, the “Rainbow Nation” on a fascinating cultural voyage, with expert guest lecturers and a choice of superb shore excursions. Enjoy a scenic drive along Chapman’s Peak, just south of Cape Town, see the magnificent neo-classical City Hall in Mozambique and experience the rich cultural heritage of Port Elizabeth.

View zebras on cruise safari in AfricaView zebras on cruise safari in Africa

Africa Highlights

Cape Town

Cape Town is the capital of the Western Cape. Table Mountain is the spectacular backdrop to the city, and the summit can be reached by Cableway. Cape Town's Victoria and Albert Waterfront is a popular area with shops, entertainment venues and over 80 restaurants. Trips may be offered to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned during the apartheid era.

Cape Town (South Africa)Cape Town (South Africa)

Durban

Durban is the busiest port in South Africa and is a popular tourist resort. It is famous for the Golden Mile, a long stretch of sandy beach ideal for surfers, swimmers and sunbathers, and bordered by uShaja Marine World, hotels and some of Durban's best Art Deco buildings. The city's Sri Sri Radhanath Temple of Understanding is a new and opulent temple which is open to visitors and has an underground restaurant.

Maputo

The capital of Mozambique is also known as the City of Acacias, and was once a Portuguese Colony. The railway station and the Iron House were built by Gustav Eiffel who designed the Eiffel Tower, and south of the city are several reserves and national parks, including the Maputo Elephant Reserve where visitors can also see flamingos, leopards, crocodiles and hippos. Locals sell wood carvings and batik cloth from stalls on the beach.

Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth is a green city with a number of parks and gardens, including the large and wildlife-rich Settler's Park. The Donkin Trail is a good way to see the city's sites, taking in the market Square and grand City Hall, the gothic library and old settler cottages. Beyond the city is the Big Five game reserve of Shamwari and Addo Elephant Park, where Cape Buffalo can also be seen.

Port Elizabeth (South Africa)Port Elizabeth (South Africa)

Richards Bay

This industrial port in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, is the gateway to Zululand, the dunes, swamp, forests and wildlife of St Lucia Wetlands - hippos and crocodiles, pelicans, storks and flamingoes - and Hluhluwe Umfolosi Game Reserve. Other trips may be offered to the Shakaland Experience, a recreation of a Zulu homestead. Richards Bay has a new waterfront shopping mall, the Boardwalk.

Walvis Bay

This Namibian town is famous for the nearby sand dunes, the largest being Dune 7 offering wide-ranging views of the coast. Offshore is a large platform built to collect guano, now a major export, and an unusual and popular restaurant built on a raft. The area around Walvis Bay is an important wetland, a habitat for flamingos and the Damara tern. Trips may be offered to the Namib Desert, the Skeleton Coast - an inhospitable and arid terrain fronted by pounding surf and over a thousand shipwrecks - Swakopmund, Pelican Point seal colony and Sandwich Harbour.

Zanzibar (Tanzania)

The archipelago of Zanzibar off the coast of Tanzania has white sand beaches and a string of coral reefs. Its main industries are dhow building and the cultivation of cloves, cinnamon and ginger, both of which feature on tours. Stone Town is the old quarter of Zanzibar City, and a World Heritage Site with many interesting buildings built from coral rock. The Old Dispensary's four stories are decorated with wood-carved balconies and the House of Wonders with its tiers of pillars is now the Museum of History and Culture.