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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 2018

Best Luxury River Cruises on the Nile River

Trip NameFromDaysLevelSummary
Luxor to Aswan$12805RelaxedExplore 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 …
Nile Cruise - Round-trip Luxor$23658RelaxedJoin the Sanctuary Sun Boat IV on this fascinating 8-day round-trip Luxor cruise. Sit down, relax, and discover some of the most historical temples …
Nile Cruise - Round-trip Aswan$23658RelaxedThe Nile was the lifeline of ancient Egyptian civilization and today the banks of the river are dotted with ancient tombs and temples. Enjoy a …
Aswan to Luxor$10154RelaxedSail from Aswan to Luxor on this 4-day Nile River cruise and explore this historic region of Egypt. Aboard the Sanctuary Sun Boat IV, discover this …

African River Cruise Travel Guide

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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