From deserts to exotic lagoons, Africa is home to several adventure-worthy destinations and offers an abundance of unique experiences for all types of travelers. Several major cruise lines send luxury cruise ships to Namibia, Cape Town, and other destinations around Africa on a multi-night voyage where you can look forward to everything from safari excursions to tours of historic sites on your journey. Here are some unique and exciting activities to enjoy on a cruise in Africa:

Tour of Cape Town

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An MSC Cruise to South Africa will take you to Cape Town, the perfect place to enjoy a picnic on the beach, head off on a mountain biking adventure, or explore some of the Georgian and Victorian buildings littered around the urban district. From museum and mosque tours to seeing the indigenous Cape Dutch style buildings in person, Cape Town is a must-visit destination on any cruise to South Africa.

Backcountry and City Explorations

Back Country

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Plan a luxury cruise to the African backcountry and Cape Town with Azamara Club Cruises. The itinerary could include a trip to Zanzibar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, off-the-beaten-path destinations in Madagascar, and opportunities to see exotic wildlife and charming cities throughout the region. A Micato Safari is the perfect opportunity to see indigenous wildlife and plants along the way.

Desert Tour in Namibia

Namibia

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For the ultimate luxury cruise adventure, hop aboard the Cunard Queen Victoria to discover the beauty of Namibia, also known as the ‘Diamond of Africa’. You’ll venture through sand dunes around the Namib Desert and get to explore the lagoons of Walvis Bay. The Living Desert excursion includes a guided tour of the desert around Walvis Bay to spot endangered species and catch a glimpse of the Palmato Gecko.

Tour the Monte Cafe Coffee Plantation

Coffee Plantation

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The Silverseas Silver Cloud ship drops anchor near the island of Sao Tome on a luxury cruise all down the west coast of Africa. This part of the journey on the Cape Town to Accra trip includes a guided excursion through the capital city of Sao Tome, swimming in the pools around the Sao Nicolau waterfalls, and heading up to the mountains for a tour of the famous Monte Cafe coffee plantation.