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Explore the vibrant urban landscapes of Africa's diverse destinations on our array of 8 thrilling Tours & Cruises for 2024. From the captivating cityscapes to the bustling markets, each journey offers a unique blend of adventure and culture. Discover the ancient wonders of Egypt, where you can marvel at the Great Pyramids and cruise the majestic Nile River. Trek through Ethiopia's Historic Route, exploring rock-hewn churches and joining in on colorful festival celebrations. Witness the stunning landscapes of Namibia, where you can climb sand dunes and track rhinos in the wild. Whether you're seeking archaeological site visits, local market explorations, or relaxing spa experiences, our tours cater to every explorer's dream. Join us on a trip to Africa's most iconic destinations and contact one of Adventure Life's tour specialists for help planning your next seamless trip.
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Sossusvlei dunes, Naukluft National Park
$4,906
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Highlights of Namibia

10 Day Itinerary
  • Climb sand dunes
  • Visit a UNESCO Heritage Site
  • Track the rhino
Starts / Ends:
Windhoek / Windhoek
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Kayaking, Local Market Visits, Urban Exploration, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Namibia's landscape is as diverse as it is vast, even by African standards. This small-group tour offers travelers the opportunity to explore the highlights of Namibia in just 10 fascinating days. You'll climb some of the world's highest free-standing sand dunes in Sossusvlei, search …
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Nile River
$9,300
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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:
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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Timket Celebration procession
$5,215
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Timket Festival

9 Day Itinerary
  • Celebrate Timket Festival in Gondar
  • Hike a day in the Simien Mountains
  • Cruise on Lake Tana
  • See Lalibela's rock-hewn churches
Starts / Ends:
Addis Ababa / Addis Ababa
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Festival Visits, Local Market Visits, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Spend 9 days touring the Historic Route in Ethiopia and pair it with the Timket Celebration in Gondar at the Royal Enclosure and Fassilades Bath. Witness this solemn and yet joyous celebration in January while your private guide explains the rituals and gives you insight into the sacred traditions …
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Hiking the Simien Mountains
$4,958
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Ethiopian Christmas Festival

10 Day Itinerary
  • Witness the Christmas Eve Ceremony
  • Hear the priests chant and dance
  • Tour churches, markets and cities
  • Cruise Laka Tana and take day hikes
Starts / Ends:
Addis Ababa / Addis Ababa
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Festival Visits, Local Market Visits, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Spend 10 days on a tour of Ethiopia that includes many of its cultural sites and spend time in Lalibela on January 7, otherwise known as Ethiopian Christmas. Participate in the Christmas ceremony into the early AM hours in Lalibela and listen to the priests chant at sunrise as you join the locals …
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The Holy Trinity Cathedral
$4,110
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Historic Route

8 Day Itinerary
  • Wander ancient rock-hewn churches
  • Cruise Lake Tana's monasteries
  • Hike the famous Simien Mountains
  • Visit the museum housing 'Lucy'
Starts / Ends:
Addis Ababa / Addis Ababa
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Local Market Visits, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Spend 8 days on a privately guided tour of Ethiopia and explore the best places to visit in this fascinating and culturally rich nation. Tour rock-hewn churches in Lalibela and cruise the islands of the popular Lake Tana region. Hike through the Simien Mountains, which are some of the highest in …
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Beautiful landscape behind St. George's Church
$2,576
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Ethiopia Highlights

5 Day Itinerary
  • Tour Lalibela's rock-hewn churches
  • Visit Red Terror Martyrs Memorial
  • Explore museums and craft markets
  • See wall paintings at Genete Mariam
Starts / Ends:
Addis Ababa / Addis Ababa
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Local Market Visits, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Spend 5 days exploring the most popular highlights on this 5-day Ethiopia tour. Start with time in Lalibela, the crown of Ethiopia famous for its rock-hewn churches and scene of many religious ceremonies. Continue to tour and take an excursion to Genete Mariam, a large monolith carved into a …
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$33,900
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Cape Town to Lisbon

42 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Wind
  • Explore West Coast of Africa
  • Explore lagoons, mountains, wildlif
  • Discover Walvis Bay, Bombom Island
  • Overnight at Lomé and Tema
  • Trip to the Bijagos Archipelago
  • Explore Lisbon
Starts / Ends:
Cape Town / Lisbon
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
On this 40-day Cape Town to Lisbon Cruise aboard Silver Wind, explore some of the most secluded destinations and venture along the West Coast of Africa and the Atlantic Islands. Setting sail from Cape Town to Lisbon, the voyage includes captivating stops in Walvis Bay, Bom Bom Island, Pointe Noire, …
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Explore colorful Valencia
$10,280
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Andalusian Spring Breeze

Lisbon - Tarragona - 10 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Cloud II
  • Discover Lisbon's duality
  • Immerse in Tangier's charm
  • Witness Málaga's renaissance
  • Embrace Valencia's fusion
Starts / Ends:
Lisbon / Barcelona
Activities:
Local Market Visits, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a 10-day Andalusian Spring Breeze cruise from Lisbon to Barcelona aboard Sea Cloud II, starting with a picturesque approach along the River Tagus to Lisbon, where the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Torre de Belém, stands. Explore Lisbon's diverse facets, from azulejos-adorned …
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