If you fancy discovering some of the World's mostwonderful sights, then a cruise to Africa must be at the top of your agenda, with cruises from Cape Town the most popular holiday available. This vast magnificent continent offers a truly unique experience throughits endless natural beauty as well as itsincredible man-made achievements. From Morocco, with its mystical world of souks, spices and snake charmers to South Africa, with its fabulous wine tasting and enchanting safaris, Africa will fill you with unforgettable wonderful memories.
Sail through the spectacular Suez canal, see the awe inspiringAncient Pyramids,enjoy the bounty of sun drenchedbeaches on the Islands of the Indian Ocean, marvel at the immense Table Mountain (above) andpossibly even seesome of the animal Kingdom'sBig 5 in one of Kenya or South Africa's mighty game reserves. Cruises to Africa have it all - your only dilemma is which part to see first!
To maximiseyour time away in Africa, why not fly down to the South to meet your cruise ship with a fly cruise holiday orif you prefer the convenience of sailing directly from the UK have a look at ourno fly cruises. If you want to compare and contrast this amazing continentwith the rest of the World's wealth of treasures, Africa cruises can also form a fascinatingpart of a fabulous World cruise.
To enhance the enjoyment of your cruise, be sure to take advantage of the rich and varied collection of shore excursions on offer, all carefully selected with comfort, safety and convenience in mind.
From ram headed Sphinxes to the temple of Karnak, sumptuous palaces, inspiring mosques and busy bazaars - Egypt has it all. Gaze in wonderment at the majestic temples lining the banks of the Nile with Giant Pharaohs carved into the rose coloured stone. Enjoy the intricate wall murals in the Valley of Kings and even join a scuba dive into the glittering depths beneath where you will feel like you have literally plunged straight into an aquarium. Admire the wonders along Egypt's most famous river with a luxury River Nile cruise and explore more with several port calls along the way.
If you want to explore more of Africa and discover the mysteries of Egypt, embark on a cruise of the Red Sea and discover all about this ancient civilisation.
Morocco's fascinating culture and deep rooted tradition are present throughout the country. Visit Morocco's most famous cosmopolitan city, Casablanca, where beaches, clubs, mosques and markets all rub shoulders. Feel like you have literally stepped back in time in the walled city of Taroudant. Enjoy the Berber market and the Arab Souks where you can pick up some souvenirs of your trip and buy anything from leather to spices.
Cruises to Africa will allow you to discover Senegal, a combination of lush natural beauty and urban sauve. Dakar, the peninsular capital city that juts out into the Atlantic, is rich in contrasts between the Ancient and the Modern world. Take a fascinating walking tour past the President's Palace, the Cathedral and the Great Mosque. Pick up some original Senegalese handicrafts in the market of Soumbedioune and discover the typical African architecture of Fann.
South Africa is a stunning land of contrast from cosmopolitian cities, such as Cape Town and Durban to the breathtaking scenery and beaches in Walvis Bay, there is a something to keep everyone entertained whilst enjoying cruises to Africa. Verdant Cape Town, the jewel in South Africa's crown, is a glorious mix of botanical gardens, historic buildings and trendy waterfront cafes and boutiques. Multi-cultural Durban will lure you to her shores with the promise of sun-kissed beaches and a whole host of exciting outdoor activities including canoeing, surfing and golf.
Kenya is home to the safari and a must for all those enjoying cruises to Africa. Stop off in Mombasa with its white-sand beaches, towering mountains and spectacular Great Rift Valley. Take a ride on a traditional Dhow, adventure into one of Kenya's game reserves in search of its wondrous wildlife, see how disadvantaged artisan Kenyans have embraced their disabled future in an inspiring Bombolulu workshop or take an educational tour around the city of Mombasa to uncover its fascinating past.