Africa - Southern and Central

This region covers the southern part of this fascinating continent, from West Africa round to East Africa. Snow-capped mountains, the Sahara Desert, Kilimanjaro, the Serengeti and Maasai Mara all await the intrepid traveller. There is a vast range of cultures and experiences waiting to be explored in this region, but for many, the continent’s safaris are its biggest draw; where else can you see lions, rhinos, hippos, elephants, gorillas, leopards and flamingos in their natural habitat?
You can explore Uganda’s rainforests, the Great Rift Valley, South Africa’s Kruger National Park or take a trek with the Bedouin – the possibilities are endless.


Cruise types

Cruises to this region are generally from the UK or are part of World or extended cruises – generally these are traditional sea voyages with a limited number of visits to West African ports, and tend to return from Cape Town.

World and extended cruises visit a wider range of South African ports as well as West and East African destinations.

Cruise season

Cruises based out of South Africa, cruises from the UK, and World Cruises all tend to operate in the period from October to April.

Main Ports

Africa – Durban, Cape Town and Maputo
World Cruises - Cape Town, Durban, Mauritius, Reunion, Mombasa

Weather

The northern part of this region is equatorial, and the seasons reflect rain more than temperature. The rainy season is part of the monsoon cycle which tends to be in April and October/November. South Africa’s weather does have seasons, with winter having cool nights and warm days and summer can be warm to hot and humid.

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Africa - South & Central Cruises

Queen Elizabeth - Africa And Indian Ocean

Departure: 03 Nov 2019 From: Southampton, England Cruise line: Cunard Line Cruise Ship: Queen Elizabeth.

BONUS CREDIT! Indulge in a 33 night cruise aboard Cunard Lines Queen Elizabeth from Southampton to Perth

From
AU$5,819

Per Person

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Exotic Expedition - Norwegian Spirit

Departure: 02 Mar 2020 From: Dubai, United Arab Emirates Cruise line: Norwegian Cruise Line Cruise Ship: Norwegian Spirit.

20 Night Exotic Expedition Cruise onboard Norwegian Spirit from Dubai to Cape Town!

From
AU$4,469

Per Person

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Kruger And South Africa Adventure - Msc Orchestra

Departure: 27 Mar 2020 From: Durban, South Africa Cruise line: MSC Cruises Cruise Ship: MSC Orchestra.

15 Night Fly, Cruise & Stay South Africa Cruise onboard MSC Orchestra from Durban to Cape Town including 4-star stays in Durban and Cape Town PLUS 5 Day/4 Night Johannesburg and Kruger Tour!

From
AU$4,999

Per Person

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Kruger And South Africa Adventure Ex Adl Per - Msc Orchestra

Departure: 27 Mar 2020 From: Durban, South Africa Cruise line: MSC Cruises Cruise Ship: MSC Orchestra.

15 Night Fly, Cruise & Stay South Africa Cruise onboard MSC Orchestra from Durban to Cape Town including 4-star stays in Durban and Cape Town PLUS 5 Day/4 Night Johannesburg and Kruger Tour!

From
AU$4,999

Per Person

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Southern Africa Safari Ex Adl Per - Zimbabwean Dream

Departure: 25 Apr 2020 From: Johannesburg, South Africa Cruise line: CroisiEurope Cruise Ship: Zimbabwean Dream.

11 Night Fly, River-Cruise & Stay Southern Africa cruise onboard Zimbabwean Dream from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls including stays in Johannesburg & Victoria Falls!

From
AU$12,659

Per Person

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