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Experience the wonders of West Africa with our 9 diverse small ship cruises for the upcoming year. Join us on a cruise journey through the archipelago's vibrant heritage and breathtaking landscapes, from Dakar to the pristine islands of the Bijagos archipelago. Engage in wildlife viewing, local market visits, and village immersions as you explore some of the least-visited islands in West Africa, offering deserted beaches, ancient traditions, and unique wildlife. With activities like village visits and wildlife viewing, this adventure offers a relaxed pace suitable for all travelers. Don't miss this opportunity to delve into the captivating nature, history, and culture of West Africa. Contact one of Adventure Life's tour specialists for help planning your next seamless trip.
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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:
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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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Beaches of Cape Verde Islands
$2,990
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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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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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$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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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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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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Gold Harbour, South Georgia
$10,850
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Atlantic Odyssey to Cape Verde

Ushuaia - Praia - 34 Day Itinerary aboard MV Hondius
  • Explore Ushuaia
  • Experience Quest Bay
  • Visit Tristan da Cunha
  • Discover South Georgia
  • Explore St. Helena Island
Starts / Ends:
Ushuaia / Praia
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 34-day expedition aboard the MV Hondius from Ushuaia, Argentina, in Tierra del Fuego. Admire the Beagle Channel's beauty before marveling at South Georgia's king penguin rookeries and exploring Gough Island. Encounter diverse birdlife at Tristan da Cunha, experience Saint …
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Banjul - Gambia
$9,180
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Crucibles of West Africa

15 Day Itinerary aboard SH Diana
  • Visit British built Fort William
  • Tour the historic Elmina Castle
  • Immerse in Abidjan's arts and music
  • See Freetown's Krio architecture
Starts / Ends:
Tema / Dakar
Activities:
Local Market Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on this15-day Crucibles of West Africa cruise from Ghana to Senegal aboard SH Diana. Immerse yourself in vibrant cultures, fascinating history, and wildlife as you cruise along the West African coast. Depart from Tema, with its busy streets and complex past, and visit colorful cities, …
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Iceberg Flow during Trip to the Antarctic Peninsula
$17,150
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Atlantic Odyssey Including Antarctic Peninsula to Cape Verde

Ushuaia - Praia - 43 Day Itinerary aboard MV Hondius
  • Wildlife encounter in South Georgia
  • Explore St. Helena Island
  • Visit Tristan da Cunha
  • Witness migration of northern birds
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Praia
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 43-day journey aboard MV Hondius as you cruise south to the frozen southern continent. Witness the breathtaking landscapes as the clearing mist reveals some of the most stunning scenery on Earth. Experience firsthand one of the world's most pristine regions and delight in the …
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