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Explore these 65 best-of-the-best cruises to Africa for 2022. Some of the most popular activities on these small ship cruises include small ship cruises, wildlife viewing, village visits, river cruises, and snorkeling. Explore Las Palmas, La Digue, Luxor, Praslin, and Victoria Falls with our expert local English speaking guides who will show you the hot spots and the off-the-beaten-path hidden gems. Our cruises to Africa start from $1,305 for cruises of 5 to 99 days. Contact one of Adventure Life's Africa cruise specialists for help planning a seamless trip.
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Nile River
$7,500
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Treasures of Egypt

13 Day Itinerary aboard Sanctuary Sun Boat III
  • Tour the Valley of the Kings
  • Soak in views of the Great Pyramids
  • Cruise to Aswan home of the Nubians
  • Visit the impressive Abu Simbel
Starts/ Ends in:
Cairo / Cairo
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Land & Sea Exploration, Local Market Visits, River Cruises, Spa Relaxation, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
During this 13-day Egypt tour, the explorer in you rejoices over what is arguably the biggest concentration of ancient wonders in the world. Pyramids, tombs, and temples – Egypt’s glorious past are yours to discover. At Giza Plateau gaze upon the marvels of the Great Pyramids and the …
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The towering cathedral of Palma de Mallorca
$6,485
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Mediterranean & Morocco: Palma de Mallorca - Casablanca

10 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Cloud
  • Enjoy Ibiza's beauty
  • Admire the Alhambra palace
  • Discover Santa Maria de la Sede
  • Visit the Andalusian
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Sailing Schooner
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join Sea Cloud on its 10-day cruise that starts in Valletta and sails all the way to the city of Casablanca. Its richness is simply overwhelming: it is decorated with elements of both Christian and Islamic style, artistic carvings, and marble floors. Explore Syracuse, declared a UNESCO World …
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A snorkeler walking along a white sandy beach.
$2,241
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Cruises in the Garden of Eden

8 Day Itinerary aboard Pegasos
  • Explore the island of Curieuse
  • Swim at Anse de Source d' Argent
  • Snorkel in the waters of St. Pierre
  • Visit the community of La Digue
Activities:
Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the Pegasus in Port Victoria and begin your adventure sailing through the Seychelles Islands. Stop at several uninhabited islands, snorkel in crystal-clear waters, view large bird colonies, relax on sun-washed beaches, and take daily guided excursions. Enjoy 8 days on this relaxing cruisethat …
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The sun lights up this beautiful tropical forest.
$1,611
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The Garden of Eden: Seychelles

5 Day Itinerary aboard Pegasos
  • Snorkel world-renowned beaches
  • Visit Cousin Island Bird Sanctuary
  • Explore the island of Curieuse
Activities:
Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Cruise through the Seychelles Islands and discover the hidden gems of this unspoiled paradise. Spend 5 days snorkeling, relaxing on the beach, and birding. Visit a bird sanctuary that is home to a quarter million breeding birds, explore one of the world's most beautiful beaches, anddiscover …
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Mahe - Morne Seychellois National Park
$4,390
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The Essential Seychelles

9 Day Itinerary aboard Le Bougainville
  • Visit the Vallée de Mai
  • Discover 8 islands in the Seychelle
  • View the granite island of Curieuse
  • Enjoy encounters with the locals
Starts/ Ends in:
Victoria Bay / Victoria Bay
Activities:
Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board Le Bougainville in Mahé for a 9-day cruise and discover the must-see jewels of the Seychelles islands. The first stop on the cruise is Sainte Anne Marine National Park. Visit Curieuse Island, reputed for its red earth and for the Aldabra giant tortoises that have taken up residence …
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Luxor
$1,307
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Luxor to Aswan

5 Day Itinerary aboard Sanctuary Sun Boat IV
  • Visit the Temple of Karnak
  • Attend an Egyptian cooking lesson
  • Sail around Elephantine Island
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Cooking Class, River Cruise
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Sail from Luxor to Aswan on a 5-day Nile River cruise onboard the Sanctuary Sun Boat IV. Explore ancient temples built by Pharaohs, attend an Egyptian cooking lesson, and sail on a felucca as you travel through Egypt. This relaxed itinerary is a great way to see and learn about ancient Egypt!
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Snorkelers interacting with a friendly whale shark.
$1,305
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The Garden of Eden: Seychelles

4 Day Itinerary aboard Pegasos
  • Visit La Digue, a quaint community
  • Discover Anse Source D’ Argent
  • Snorkel through crystal clear water
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the Seychelles Islands on this 4-day cruise onboard the Pegasus. Board in Praslin Baie St. Anne and set sail for Felicite, a pristine snorkeling destination. Enjoy opportunities to explore the quaint community of La Digue, and take a guided tour around Moyenne Island. Cruising from island …
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Lagoon in the Seychelles
$14,720
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Seychelles, Madagascar & Reunion

16 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Geographer
  • See giant tortoises at Aldabra
  • Visit Masoala National Park
  • View unusual Tsingy formations
  • Marvel at volcanic scenery
Starts/ Ends in:
Mahe / Port Louis
Activities:
Cooking Classes, Helicopter Tours, Local Market Visits, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy 16 days aboard the Coral Discoverer sailing from Seychelles to Mauritius, featuring an extensive exploration of the northern coastline of Madagascar and a visit to the majestic island of Réunion. Explore the southern Seychelles region, globally renowned for pure white beaches. Along the way, …
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Zambezi Queen, Africa Safari
$14,895
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Rivers & Rails of Africa

13 Day Itinerary aboard Zambezi Queen
  • Enjoy a cable car up Table Mountain
  • Discover local vineyards
  • Visit Kasenu Village
  • Safari through Chobe National Park
Activities:
River Cruise, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The perfect way to begin your African journey is to spend 3 nights in the picturesque Cape Town.Then fly to Kasane, Botswana to begin your 4-night Zambezi Queen safari cruise on the Chobe River. Explore the banks of Chobe National Park, home to one of the densest populations of wildlife on the …
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A variety of wildlife in Africa.
$14,495
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Stars of South Africa

15 Day Itinerary aboard Zambezi Queen
  • Tour famous wineries
  • Take a cable car ride
  • Drive through Chobe National Park
  • Experience the local culture
Activities:
River Cruise, Village Visit, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Inagurate your 15-day adventure with a 3-night stay in picturesque Cape Town. Next, fly to Kasane, Botswana to begin your Zambezi Queen safari cruise on the Chobe River. Explore the banks of Chobe National Park, home to one of the densest populations of wildlife on the African continent. Spend two …
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A herd of elephants of all sizes make their way across the valley.
$13,695
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Wildlife and the Falls

13 Day Itinerary aboard Zambezi Queen
  • Cruise the Chobe River
  • Observe African wildlife
  • Be immersed in African local life
  • Tour Victoria Falls
  • Explore Johannesburg
Starts/ Ends in:
Johannesburg / Johannesburg
Activities:
River Cruise, Village Visit, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Your journey begins with a one night-night stay in cosmopolitan Johannesburg. Next, fly to Kasane, Botswana to begin your Zambezi Queen safari cruise on the Chobe River. After exploring the Chobe region and national Park head off to Victoria Falls, one of the world’s seven natural wonders. …
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African Penguin
$10,899
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Discover Africa

10 Day Itinerary aboard Zambezi Queen
  • Encounter African penguins up close
  • Explore wildlife-rich Chobe Park
  • Boat safari, bird watch, or fish
  • Learn about Victoria Falls
Activities:
River Cruise, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Your African adventure begins with a 3-night stay in picturesque Cape Town. Next, fly to Kasane and transfer to the Chobe River to begin your wildlife cruise aboard the Zambezi Queen. Explore the banks of Chobe National Park, home to one of the densest populations of wildlife on the African …
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Luxor
$1,435
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Luxor to Aswan

5 Day Itinerary aboard Nile Adventurer
  • Visit the Temple of Karnak
  • Attend an Egyptian cooking lesson
  • Sail around Elephantine Island
Starts/ Ends in:
Luxor / Aswan
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Cooking Class, River Cruise
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Sail from Luxor to Aswan on a 5-day Nile River cruise onboard the Sanctuary Nile Adventurer. Explore ancient temples built by Pharaohs, attend an Egyptian cooking lesson, and sail on a felucca as you travel through Egypt. This relaxed itinerary is a great way to see and learn about ancient Egypt.
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A camel ride through the pyramids makes it a truly unique experience.
$1,307
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Aswan to Luxor

5 Day Itinerary aboard Nile Adventurer
  • Sail around Elephantine Island
  • Visit majestic Philae Temple
  • Discover the Valley of the Kings
Starts/ Ends in:
Aswan / Luxor
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, River Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore this historic region of Egypt on a 5-day Nile River cruise from Aswan to Luxor. Aboard the Nile Adventurer, discover this legendary river and explore some of the most significant Egyptian ruins in the region.
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Lisbon Tram and Cityscape
$1,530
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Spain & Morocco

6 Day Itinerary aboard Royal Clipper
  • Enjoy Lisbon's heritage
  • Discover Tangier, Morocco
  • Visit the Rock of Gibraltar
  • Explore the Andalucian region
Starts/ Ends in:
Lisbon / Malaga
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Dive into incredible cultures with this 6-day sailing adventure aboard the Royal Clipper. Explore the stunning Spanish coastline, sampling the exotic side of this gorgeous country. Tour thelegendary cities of Lisbon and Portimao.Grab yourself an experience you'll talk about forever as you enjoy …
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Bahai Gardens and temple
$3,295
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Holy Land at Christmas Time

8 Day Itinerary aboard Emerald Azzurra
  • Visit the Bah’ai Gardens
  • Explore the coastal city of Ashdod
  • Experience Mediterranean holidays
  • Visit ancient holy sites
Starts/ Ends in:
Limassol / Limassol
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board Emerald Azzurra for a holiday cruise discovering fascinating sites in the Mediterranean on this 8-day voyage.The ship leaves Limassol, Cyprus and sails to Port Said, Haifa, and Ashdod. In Limassol, the cosmopolitan marina is contrasted with its 14th-century castle. Visit Port Said and the …
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Devil's Cataract in Zimbabwe
$7,537
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Southern Africa: Travel to the Ends of the Earth

9 Day Itinerary aboard Zimbabwean Dream
  • Hike to Victoria Falls
  • Look for wildlife
  • Discover Impalila Island
  • Visit Chobe National Park
Starts/ Ends in:
Johannesburg / Victoria Falls
Activities:
Helicopter Tours, Land & Sea Exploration, River Cruises, Village Visits, Wilderness Lodge Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
At the edge of a fast-paced world, southern Africa’s beautiful, tranquil landscapes await. From Johannesburg to Victoria Falls, you’ll not only discover spectacular panoramas and tumultuous histories, but also incredible wildlife and carefully crafted menus that reflect the flavors and …
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Marvel at the spectacular rock of Gibraltar
$2,320
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Morocco & Canary Islands

10 Day Itinerary aboard Star Clipper
  • Enjoy Malaga's architecture
  • Discover Cadiz, Spain
  • Visit the Lanzarote Islands
  • Explore Gran Canaria's beauty
Starts/ Ends in:
Malaga / Las Palmas
Activities:
Local Market Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
From Málaga, board the Star Clipper to Las Palmas toexplore Tangier, Morocco, and see the city's faded mongrel charm, a heady mix of Moroccan, European, and African influences. Take a stroll through the old town of Safi, which is home to a fishing harbor and a variety of businesses. …
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