African cruises bring out the adventurer in everyone, with the ‘big five’ the main talking point in South Africa, and Table Mountain rewarding those with a head for heights with spectacular views. But Africa has much more than South African delights to offer.
Morocco fills the senses and mesmerises with snake charmers and spices. Kenya’s exciting safaris give opportunities to see sights only dreamt of before and Egypt offers world renowned diving and snorkelling with historical, mystical tours of pyramids.
To many, Cape Town is an opportunity to take a cable car up to the top of Table Mountain to see the view over the ‘garden city.’ For others it has fantastic beaches and a lively city centre to shop till you drop in the African sun and follow that up with a bottle of chilled South African wine. Don’t forget to pay a visit to the penguins at Boulder’s Beach to see them waddling in the surf and frolicking on the sand.
Morocco sits on the crossroads between Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Casablanca being the main port of call, is a city of contrasts with a European style of architecture mixed with an African way of life. Visible to all, the Hassan II Mosque stands as a landmark of the city and the world’s largest mosque with a 700ft high minaret.
The gateway to Kenya is one of Africa’s largest ports, Mombasa. Connected to the mainland by bridges and causeway, Mombasa was an old slave and trading port but is now better known for the first stop on route to spotting ‘the big five’ on safari in Tsavo National Park. This destination will give you memories that last forever.
Egypt is a country with so much to discover, it’s hard to know where to start. Although best known for its pyramids and Nile River, Egypt has the benefit of influences from the Mediterranean Sea to the north, African borders such as Libya and Israel, and the Red Sea to the east.
Shore excursions give you the opportunity to see the famous Sphinx and Giza pyramids, plus the Valley of the Kings and Karnak Temple. Sand dunes are popular not only for camel rides but jeep safaris and sand surfing for those looking to do something different. To help you cool down in the hot Egyptian sun, the Red Sea holds snorkelling treasures with exotic fish and coral reef to explore.