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Three luxurious river boats await for your exploration of either the Nile or southern Africa. If you've always dreamed of exploring the ancient lands of Egypt, journey from Luxor to Aswan along the legendary Nile River aboard the Sanctuary Sun Boat IV. You'll see quarries where the pyramid stones were mined, enjoy local cuisine and costume parties, and of course see the West Bank, where the mighty pyramids still stand today. If you want to explore the southern part of Africa on a safari adventure to see the wildlife of the grasslands and get to know the unique cultures, a trip aboard the Zambezi Queen or the Harmony G will acquaint you with this region. Game drives, river explorations, hikes, and city tours make for a full itinerary. Contact us to start planning your river cruise of Africa!

10 Best Africa River Cruises for 2020

Best Luxury River Cruises on the Nile River

Trip NameFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
Luxor to Aswan$17095Sep 24, 2020Explore this historic region of Egypt on a 5-day Nile River cruise from Luxor to Aswan. Aboard the Sanctuary Sun Boat IV, discover the legendary …
Treasures of Egypt$679511Jan 26, 2021During this 11-day Egypt tour, the explorer in you will rejoice over what is arguably the biggest concentration of ancient wonders in the world. …
Egypt in Depth$759514Sep 27, 2020Going with the flow on this luxury 14-day Egypt tour, follow the course of the ancient pharaohs’ processions as you cruise leisurely up the Nile …
Aswan to Luxor$13675Sep 28, 2020Sail from Aswan to Luxor on this 5-day Nile River cruise and explore this historic region of Egypt. Aboard the Sanctuary Sun Boat IV, discover this …

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Highlights of the Rivers of Africa
The rivers of Africa are the origin of life for all creatures that roam the plains of this mighty continent. Human civilization was born on the banks of these rivers and the wildlife characteristic of each region comes to the water's edge to drink. That's why cruising the Nile or Zambezi Rivers make for the perfect way to get a great snapshot of authentic Africa. 

The Nile River
Flowing north through Egypt into the Mediterranean, the Nile is most famous for the great pyramids of the West Bank. As you cruise from Luxor to Aswan, you will see some of the most important sites of the ancient world as well as the busy metropolises of modern Egypt.

The Cuando Chobe & Zambezi Rivers
From its source near the Zambia/Congo/Angola the Cuando River is Africa's fourth longest river flowing through Angola and Namibia's Caprivi Strip and into the Linyanti Swamp on the northern border of Botswana. Below Linyanti, it is called the Linyanti River and, farther east, the Chobe River, before it flows into the Zambezi River. As you cruise along this river, you will see amazing savanna wildlife on daily safaris, including elephant, giraffe, zebra, sable, warthog, cape buffalo, prides of lions, and hyenas

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