Classic Cruise Destinations in Africa

Africa and Egypt

Africa is an entire world unto itself. Colourful and chaotic, breathtaking and humbling, its range of experiences span from intimate wild animal encounters to stunning beaches and buzzing urban areas. Not for the faint of heart, but for those with a bit more of an adventurous soul, this melting pot of cultures, cuisines, religions and history is guaranteed to amaze.

What’s the highlight? Cruises in Africa cover a wide gamut, from voyages along the Suez Canal to wildlife spotting on the Chobe River and conventional cruising out of South Africa. But for ancient-history buffs, a cruise along Egypt’s Nile River is an absolute-must, bucket-list item. These cruises are often coupled together with a cruise tour of Cairo and the Pyramids of Giza and provide the opportunity to see some of the most important ancient Egyptian relics, such as Luxor, the Temple of Karnak, the Valley of the Kings and the Temple of Kom Ombo, in one fell swoop.

  • Departs from: Alexandria and Luxor, Egypt; Tunis, Tunisia; Algiers, Algeria; Casablanca, Morocco; Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Season: Avoid Northern Africa in summer and remember that South African seasons are the reverse of those in the Northern Hemisphere.


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