Cruises tend to get a bad rap amongst travelers looking to do and see as much as possible with limited vacation time. But fast-paced traveling isn’t the only way to experience the world. Sometimes, a slower mode of transportation can help you really focus on the journey instead of the destination.
Exploring the world by boat gives travelers a taste of all the amazing sights a country has to offer so they can plan a more in depth trip later on, if they choose. One part of the world that you’ll certainly want to take in as slow as possible is the continent of Africa. With 54 countries, it’s hard to know where to start, let alone see everything in one trip, but with a cruise you can still get up close and personal with the wonders of Mama Africa.
So sit back and relax, because we’ve found a couple of unforgettable cruises that will help you explore the continent in a whole new way.
South Africa to Cape Town
South Africa is a great entry point for those looking to uncover Africa for the first time. If you’re looking for a second destination to add on to the adventure, check out MSC Cruises and their affordable (prices start at $419pp) jaunts to Portuguese Island in Mozambique.
South Africa | Namibia | Mozambique
Namibia and Mozambique are two African destinations on the rise, but navigating their vast landscapes can be overwhelming for some travelers. Oceania Cruises takes the guesswork out of exploring these vibrant parts of Africa with a cruise that not only takes you through different parts of South Africa, like East London and Durban, but also allows you to explore Walvis Bay in Namibia and Maputo, Mozambique. Prices for the 14-day voyage start at $3,500 per guest, but include extras like eight free-shore excursions.
Dubai to Cape Town
Now this cruise doesn’t begin in Africa like the others, but in addition to starting in the travel hotspot of Dubai, it takes you to some of the hottest destinations on the continent. The 21-day cruise from Norwegian Cruise Lines allows you to indulge in the luxury of the Seychelles, Madagascar, Mauritius, Reunion and South Africa. Prices start at $3,700 per guest which is well worth it for the chance to explore five of Africa’s most majestic countries.