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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!

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Best Luxury River Cruises on the Nile River

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Luxor to Aswan$13075May 25, 2022Explore 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 …
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Luxor to Aswan$14355May 25, 2022Explore this historic region of Egypt on a 5-day Nile River cruise from Luxor to Aswan. Aboard the Sanctuary Nile Adventurer, discover the legendary …
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Treasures of Egypt$750013Sep 5, 2022Discover the world's greatest concentration of ancient treasures, including pyramids, tombs, and temples, on this 13-day cruise on the magnificent …
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Secrets of Egypt & the Nile$509912May 20, 2022Allow yourself to be treated to a connoisseur’s discovery of this ancient civilization as only AmaWaterways can provide – with an unparalleled …
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Aswan to Luxor$13075May 21, 2022Join the Nile Adventurer on this 5-day cruise down the epic Nile between Aswan and Luxor.
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Passage Through Egypt: Luxor to Aswan$1146012Sep 24, 2022Sail the Nile aboard the luxuriously outfitted riverboat Oberoi Philae and visit some of the world's greatest archaeological sites. The Pyramids of …
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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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