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West Africa Cruise - Cape Town to Accra

18 days, Cape Town to Accra

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People have been exchanging customs and ideas in Western Africa as long as there have been people. Now, it’s your turn. From the G Expedition, you’ll get the chance to explore one of Africa’s most vibrant (and curiously underexplored) regions from a hotel that goes wherever you do. A solid combination of activity and leisure, you’ll have ample time to spot rare birds and endemic wildlife with skilled naturalists, mingle in local markets and learn about the region from our experienced expedition staff, including naturalists, historians, anthropologists, and ornithologists. While at sea we’ll also enjoy South African wine tastings from our very own sommelier and enjoy daily lectures from experts. Africa by sea? We didn’t believe it was possible either.

18 days

Cape Town to Accra

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Trip Code: XVCADX

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People have been exchanging customs and ideas in Western Africa as long as there have been people. Now, it’s your turn. From the G Expedition, you’ll get the chance to explore one of Africa’s most vibrant (and curiously underexplored) regions from a hotel that goes wherever you do. A solid combination of activity and leisure, you’ll have ample time to spot rare birds and endemic wildlife with skilled naturalists, mingle in local markets and learn about the region from our experienced expedition staff, including naturalists, historians, anthropologists, and ornithologists. While at sea we’ll also enjoy South African wine tastings from our very own sommelier and enjoy daily lectures from experts. Africa by sea? We didn’t believe it was possible either.

Is this tour for me?

Travel Style: Marine

Small-ship adventures on the world’s great seas, rivers, and other places only accessible by boat.

Physical Rating: 2 - Light

Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.

Age requirement: 10+

All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Visa Requirements

18 days

Cape Town to Accra

Sold Out

There are no departure dates currently available for the rest of this season. Some tours only run during parts of the year.

Trip Code: XVCADX

Need a flight? We can help.

Call us to book your flights! We'll find you the best option!

Map of the route for West Africa Cruise - Cape Town to Accra

Places visited

Itinerary

Day 1Cape Town

Welcome to Cape Town, the most cosmopolitan city on the continent and one of the most stunning urban areas on Earth! Arrival day, so there are no planned activities. Arrival transfer is included.

Day 2Cape Town/Lüderitz

Take a cable car ride to the top of Table Mountain, lunch at the Seaforth Restaurant before visiting Boulders Beach.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 3Cape Town/Lüderitz

Days at sea will be filled with fascinating and entertaining educational programs presented by the expert expedition team. Join new friends in the ship’s popular pub. Relax on the ship’s deck or scan the horizon with binoculars in search of seabirds and marine life.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4Lüderitz/Walvis Bay

Visit the small Namibian town of Lüderitz and the ghost town of Kolmanskop.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5Walvis Bay/Lobito

Morning at sea may provide an opportunity to see fur seals and Cape Gannets. Upon arrival in Walvis Bay, explore the landscapes of the Namib Desert en route to a tour of the town of Swakopmund and possibly a chance to learn more about the wildlife of the estuary ecosystem.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Days 6–7Walvis Bay/Lobito

Spend two days at sea immersed in educational lecture series, or simply kick back to a documentary film. For those looking for entertainment into the evening, listen to live music in the Polar Pub.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 8Lobito/Pointe-Noire

Visit to the quaint towns of Sao Felipe de Benguela in Angola.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 9Lobito/Pointe-Noire

Spend the day at sea.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 10Pointe-Noire/São Tomé

Visit the Congo’s Pointe Noire, the cliffs of Diosso Gorge, the museum, and the city’s very lively market.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 11Pointe-Noire/São Tomé

Spend the day at sea.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 12São Tomé

This Portuguese colonial island nation is a tropical paradise of beaches, waterfalls, forests and friendly people. Visit the capital, São Tomé—once an important slave-trade post—and explore a nearby plantation. On a birding excursion, try to catch a glimpse of the islands’ endemic inhabitants.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 13São Tomé/Gulf of Guinea

Explore Príncipe via Zodiac boat.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 14Gulf of Guinea/Cotonou

Sit back and listen to the lecture series. Scan the horizon with binoculars, or join in on a possible wine tasting event.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 15Cotonou/Lomé

Visit Cotonou and head to the town of Ouidah, home to voodoo and an important embarkation point for the slave trade.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 16Lomé/Accra

Outside of Lomé, visit an Ewe village and interact with the locals to learn about their way of life and traditions. A visit to Lomé town includes a trip to the Centre Artisanal de Kpalime, a market famous for Batik.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 17Accra

Travel from the port at Tema to the busy capital of Accra. Enroute, visit a casket-maker’s shop, a local school, the national museum, and the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum. Wildlife enthusiasts may choose to visit the Shai Game Reserve instead to view an abundance of wildlife. After the reserve, witness local bead-making and give it a try. Disembark and transfer to the hotel for the final night.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 18Accra

After breakfast, depart for the airport and flights homeward. Departure transfer is included.

Meals included:

Breakfast
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What's Included

  • - 15 nights on board the M/S Expedition - Airport transfers (arrival and departure) - 2 night hotel accommodation (Cape Town and Accra) - Shore excursions, sightseeing and entrance fees as per the itinerary - Zodiac excursions with our expert expedition team - Lecture and educational programs with expedition team - Onboard Wine tastings with David van Niekerk, Vintner, High Constantia Winery, Capetown, South Africa

Accommodations

Twin-share hotel (2 nights), G Expedition quad, triple, twin-share cabins, or suites (all with en suite bathrooms and porthole or window) (15 nights). Please note that all cabins consist of twin-sized berths and are ocean-facing. Suites have one queen size bed.

Meals

17 breakfasts, 16 lunches, 16 dinners

Transportation

G Expedition, Bus, and Zodiac.

Staff & experts

One Expedition team member per 10 guests.

Departures

There are no departure dates currently available for the rest of this season. Some tours only run during parts of the year.

Please Contact Us to inquire about dates for next season, or to discuss other tour options.

West Africa Cruise - Cape Town to Accra

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