Africa seems a continent designed for overland adventure, but cruising casts its beauty in a whole new light.

When most people think of travelling Africa, they flock straight to the lions and giraffes of the Serengeti. The joy of cruising the African coastline is that you get to experience a side of Africa that few travellers ever get to see. Explore the rivers and deltas of Senegal and Gambia, spotting rare birds and marine life. Island hop through the Seychelles of the Indian Ocean, the closest place to paradise on earth. Recline on beaches of fine white sand and swim in waters made for snorkelling, then cruise down the coast through local fisheries to discover primeval island forests.

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Cruising along the famous coastlines and waterways is one of life's real treasures, the kind you circle in the calendar and greedily count down the days towards. You've saved for this, earned this, and we want to help you enjoy every moment right down to the final drop of Grecian wine at sunset.

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Highlights of African Adventure Cruising

Anse Lazio one of most photographed beaches in the world

Laze on the sands of Anse Lazio

The gorgeous Anse Lazio may well be one of the most photographed beaches in the world. Located on Praslin Island in the Seychelles, the warm breeze and palm-fringed shoreline provides the perfect setting for relaxation. For those feeling active, Anse Lazio is also a prime snorkelling and diving location and has plenty of water sports on offer.

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Sunset view at the sea side of Saloum Delta in Senegal

Sail the birding shelter of the Saloum Delta

The Saloum Delta in Senegal, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, is a natural habitat for a huge variety of bird and marine life. Birdlife International designates the delta as an Important Birding Area, with flamingos, Eurasian spoonbills and the curlew sandpiper among its royalty. Even marine turtles, dolphins and manatees are known to frequent the reserve.

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Moroccan Tangier tallest building and some other arches

Traverse the tangled streets of Tangier

Just over the Strait of Gibraltar, Tangier is closer to Spain than to any of its African neighbours. The Moroccan city has an international history, with a culture and cuisine influenced as much by Western Europe as Northern Africa. Be prepared to get lost in the city’s old town medina, where narrow streets are lined with alluring shopfronts.

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Palm trees growing in Coco de Mer, local village in Seychelles

See the Coco de Mer of Vallee de Mai

Travel along the coast of Praslin Island in the Seychelles, passing through local fishing villages and dense palm forests to reach Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve. This protected zone is one of only two rainforests where the fascinating coco de mer palm grows, and plays host to some of the rarest bird species in the world.

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Boats stopped by Gambia river bank in Kunta Kinteh island

Uncover the history at Kunta Kinteh

Known as James Island until 2011, this Gambian island is now named after the main character of Alex Haley’s novel Roots. The island is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site for its historical significance as a slave trading post under British colonial rule. For many West Africans, the island was the last piece of home they ever saw.

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Seychelles beautiful beach side of Anse Source D’Argent

Chart the course to Anse Source D’Argent

La Digue, an island in East Africa’s paradisiacal Seychelles, boasts one of the most beautiful beaches in the world – Anse Source D’Argent. Granite boulders frame the boundaries of the coastline, and one can lounge on fine white sands, cool drink in hand, watching emerald-green waves lap at the shore.

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