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Explore the wonders of Africa with Adventure Life's array of 53 small ship cruises for 2024. Join us on a cruise journey through the continent's diverse landscapes and vibrant heritage, from the ancient wonders of Egypt to the pristine beauty of the Seychelles Islands. Dive into the rich history of Egypt on a classic tour, where you'll visit the Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, and Karnak Temple, and cruise the Nile aboard a luxurious riverboat. Experience the Garden of Eden in the Seychelles, with stops at uninhabited islands, snorkeling in crystal-clear waters, and relaxing on sun-washed beaches. Embark on a unique expedition cruise in the Indian Ocean, discovering the islands from Mahé to Zanzibar, observing tortoises, bird species, and enjoying spa relaxation. From the Cape Verde Archipelago to the Canary Islands, each cruise offers a blend of wildlife viewing, local market visits, and cultural immersion. With prices starting at $1,550 to $131,700, begin your African adventure today and contact one of Adventure Life's tour specialists for help planning your next seamless trip.
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View of the Great Nile in Aswan
$2,042
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Classic Egypt Tour

Luxor to Aswan - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Nile River Cruises
  • Discover pyramids and Sphinx
  • Visit the Museum and Temples
  • Walk around town of Esna
  • Sail the Nile river
Starts / Ends:
Cairo / Aswan
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Land & Sea Exploration, River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On this classic tour of Egypt, explore the Giza Pyramids and the Sphinx, the Karnak Temple near Luxor, and the rarely-visited tombs of Seti I and Nefertari. Stay in the finest hotels, cruise the Nile aboard a luxurious riverboat, and travel with the best Egyptologist guides. You will learn about …
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A snorkeler walking along a white sandy beach.
$2,690
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Cruises in the Garden of Eden

Seychelles - 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 Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the Pegasos 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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Beaches of Cape Verde Islands
$2,450
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St. Helena to Cape Verde

11 Day Itinerary aboard MV Plancius
  • Sail along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge
  • Discover Ascension
  • Hike to the top of Ascension
  • Stroll the Praia streets
Starts / Ends:
St. Helena Island / Praia
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on an 11-day cruise from St. Helena to the Cape Verde Islands on the MV Plancius. Explore the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, a vast underwater mountain range. Discover Ascension, a volcanic island known for its wildlife, including sooty terns and green turtles. Watch Arctic terns and long-tailed skuas …
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The sun lights up this beautiful tropical forest.
$1,950
EBD
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Cruises in 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 Cruises, 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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Snorkelers interacting with a friendly whale shark.
$1,550
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Cruises in 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 Cruises, 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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Beaches of Cape Verde Islands
$2,990
Savings
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Islands of Cape Verde Archipelago

8 Day Itinerary aboard Harmony G
  • Taste locally-made “grogue”
  • Visit the port of Mindelo
  • Explore the Fogo island
  • Try Chã das Caldeiras wine
Starts / Ends:
Palmeira / Palmeira
Activities:
Local Market Visits, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Variable
Explore the archipelago of Cape Verde with its intoxicating mixture of African and Portuguese heritage and its welcoming locals. Once a former colony and trade outpost, the Cape Verde Islands of today offer a spellbinding blend of African and Portuguese influences in their architecture, food, …
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Table Mountain and Cape Town Harbour, South Africa
$9,422
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Extraordinary South Africa

Maputo to Cape Town - 9 Day Itinerary aboard SH Diana
  • See Maputo's Soviet-style buildings
  • Explore Mozambique’s islands
  • Spot rare bird species
  • Take a rickshaw ride along Durban
Starts / Ends:
Maputo / Cape Town
Activities:
Local Market Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Set sail on this on this 9-day Extraordinary Southern Africa cruise from Maputo to Cape Town aboard SH Diana. Begin the cruise in Maputo, the former Portuguese colony in Mozambique, explore its culture, and enjoy pristine beaches. Discover South African shores, spot rare bird species like the …
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Sunset in Praia
$2,350
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St. Helena to Cape Verde

St Helena - Praia - 11 Day Itinerary aboard MV Hondius
  • Sail along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge
  • Explore Ascension island
  • Witness northbound spring migration
  • Visit Cidade Velha in Praia
Starts / Ends:
St. Helena Island / Praia
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Witness the northbound spring migration of birds like Arctic Terns and Long-tailed Skuas joining you in crossing the Equator ("the Line") on this 11-day cruise aboard MV Hondius. Your voyage starts with the unique flora and fauna of St. Helena. Sail along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, the …
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Tropical beach on Mahe in the Seychelles Islands.
$7,640
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Curious Islands from the Seychelles to Madagascar

Mahe - Nosy Be - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Le Dumont-d'Urville
  • Discover Anse Source d’Argent
  • Uncover the treasure of Seychelles
  • Witness Curieuse Island's charm
  • Encounter Madagascar endemic flora
Starts / Ends:
Victoria Bay / Nosy Be
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on an 11-day cruise aboard Le Dumont-d'Urville, navigating from the Seychelles to Madagascar. Departing from Mahé's Victoria, marvel at La Digue's stunning scenery. Aride Island hosts a variety of birds, including unique species, while Curieuse Island boastsAldabragiant …
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Loango National Park
$9,180
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Unspoilt Wilds of Southwest Africa

15 Day Itinerary aboard SH Diana
  • Savor traditional cuisine
  • Visit Conkouati Reserve
  • Visit Loango National Park
  • Visit world's oldest voodoo market
Starts / Ends:
Luanda / Accra
Activities:
Local Market Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Join this 15-day Unspoilt Wilds of Southwest Africa cruise aboard SH Diana that departs from the Southern African country of Angola and sails up the Atlantic coast via the Central African countries of Congo and Sao Tome to West Africa’s Benin and Togo, finally arriving on the Gold Coast in …
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Explore the colorful canary islands
$6,485
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Morocco and the Diversity of the Canaries

Casablanca - Gran Canaria - 9 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Cloud
  • Visit the historic city of Rabat
  • Discover the island of Lanzarote
  • See César Manrique unique creations
  • Experience the allure of El Hierro
Starts / Ends:
Casablanca / Las Palmas
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience the fascinating world of Morocco and the stunning islands of the Canaries on a 9-day cruise. Start in Rabat, one of Morocco's four imperial cities and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See the historic center and visit the Hassan Tower and the Mausoleum of Mohammed V. Then head to …
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Victoria, Mahe Island
$13,765
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Paradise Islands of the Indian Ocean

Mahe Island - Mombasa - 12 Day Itinerary aboard SH Diana
  • Explore Victoria
  • Explore UNESCO-listed Aldabra atoll
  • Experience Bijoutier Island
  • Enjoy Assumption Island
Starts / Ends:
Victoria Bay / Pemba Island
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 12-day expedition cruise aboard the SH Diana and explore the diverse landscapes of Seychelles and East Africa. Discover palm-fringed beaches and unique wildlife as you explore a selection of the remote 115 islands within the Indian Ocean archipelago. Then, journey to Tanzania and Kenya …
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A herd of elephants of all sizes make their way across the valley.
$7,380
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Coastal Treasures of Southwest Africa

Cape Town - Luanda - 12 Day Itinerary aboard SH Diana
  • Explore Cape Town
  • Discover Kolmanskop, a ghost town
  • Observe thousands of flamingos
  • Explore Namibe Partial Reserve
Starts / Ends:
Cape Town / Luanda
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
This 12-day Coastal Treasures of Southwest Africa Cruise from Cape Town to Luanda aboard SH Diana promises an unforgettable journey through captivating landscapes and rich cultural heritage. Begin in vibrant Cape Town, where Table Mountain offers panoramic views and Robben Island shares poignant …
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A young family walks through the African landscape
$2,990
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Rivers of West Africa - Banjul to Banjul

8 Day Itinerary aboard Harmony G
  • Walk through to Batelling
  • Discover Baboon Island
  • Visit Kaur's museum
  • Explore Dakar's surroundings
Starts / Ends:
Banjul / Dakar
Activities:
River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Join the Harmony G for a fascinating 8-day cruise along the coast of West Africa and upstream the Gambia River, deep inside the African continent. Discover the flora, fauna, and history of Africa as you voyage through the waterways of Senegal and Gambia. Visit no less than four Natural Reserves and …
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Hassan II Mosque, Casablanca
$10,280
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Imperial Cities and Volcanoes

Malaga to Las Palmas - 10 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Cloud II
  • Visit the royal city of Rabat
  • Explore the enchanting Taroudant
  • See Chefchaouen's azure blue facade
  • See Lanzarote, the Island of Fire
Starts / Ends:
Malaga / Las Palmas
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy a cultural kaleidoscope on this amazing 10-day cruise that offers the best opportunity to discover breathtaking imperial cities in Morocco. Board the Sea Cloud II inMálaga and disembark in Las Palmas. Explore this incredible region and visitRabat, the capital of Morocco, and itsiconic …
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Relax on the beaches of Madagascar
$13,765
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Madagascar and its Islands

Mombasa to Maputo - 12 Day Itinerary aboard SH Diana
  • Visit Mombasa's spice-filled market
  • See world's largest tortoise colony
  • Head to Kirindy Mitea National Park
  • Learn about exotic local plants
Starts / Ends:
Assumption Island / Maputo
Activities:
Local Market Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on this 12-day exploration of Madagascar and its Eastern Islands cruise from Mombasa to Maputo aboard SH Diana. Depart Mombasa and head towards the landscapes of the Seychelles. Come across stunning beaches, lush rainforests, and gardens teeming with wildlife, including dolphins, whales, …
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Observe beautiful fur seals
$9,050
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Atlantic Odyssey, Excluding Antarctic Peninsula

24 Day Itinerary aboard MV Plancius
  • Enjoy bird watching
  • See penguins and seals
  • Discover Jamestown
  • Visit to Longwood House
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Jamestown
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Discover a 25-day Atlantic Odyssey aboard the MV Plancius!Chart a course towards South Georgia, where the Antarctic Convergence heralds a transition in marine and bird life. Encounter king penguin rookeries in Salisbury Plain, St. Andrews Bay, and Gold Harbour. Explore Grytviken's abandoned …
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Windmill on Lanzarote
$6,475
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The Beautiful Greens of the Canary Islands

Round-trip Las Palmas - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Cloud
  • Enjoy Gran Canary's landscapes
  • Admire Tenerife's natural beauty
  • Visit Sta Cruz
  • Explore El Hierro Biosphere Reserve
Starts / Ends:
Las Palmas / Las Palmas
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Swap a gray autumn for a slice of Canary sun. Enjoy an authentic windjammer experience for true sailing fans on this unique round-trip 8-day cruise along the Canary Islands. Starting and ending in Gran Canary, almost half the island has been registered by UNESCO as a Biosphere Reserve. The capital, …
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