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Experience the cultural and natural wonders of West Africa with Adventure Life's collection of nine small ship cruises for 2024 to Dakar. Join us on a cruise journey through the pristine islands of West Africa, from the Bijagos archipelago to the decaying buildings of Bolama. Explore the Gambia River, deep inside the African continent, and discover the flora, fauna, and history of Africa. Follow in Napoleon Bonaparte's footsteps on his transatlantic expedition from Dakar to Santos. Travel through two island archipelagos filled with historic sites, contrasting cultures, and varied landscapes on a Christmas Expedition cruise. Immerse yourself in vibrant cultures, fascinating history, and wildlife as you cruise along the West African coast on the "Crucibles of West Africa" tour. Sail to the Bissagos Islands, view different bird species, rare saltwater hippos, manatees, and more on a grand expedition cruise. From local market visits to wildlife viewing, these tours offer a relaxed pace suitable for all travelers. Don't miss this opportunity to explore 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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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
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Banjul / Dakar
River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
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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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Cape Verde and Canary Islands

Dakar - Lisbon - 15 Day Itinerary aboard Le Lyrial
  • Explore Dakar
  • Discover GorĂ©e Island
  • Admire Santa Cruz de la Palma
  • Experience Mindelo
Starts / Ends:
Dakar / Lisbon
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises
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Embark on a 15-day cruise from Dakar to Lisbon aboard the Le Lyrial. Explore the captivating capitals and towns of Dakar, Praia, Mindelo, Santa Cruz de la Palma, Los Cristianos, San Sebastian de la Gomera, Funchal, and Lisbon. Each destination offers a rich tapestry of cultural experiences, …
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Banjul - Gambia

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
Local Market Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
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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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