West Africa Cruise – Cape Town to Accra

Resort: West Africa Cruise - Cape Town to Accra
Operator: G Adventures
Destination: South Africa
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People have been exchanging customs and ideas in Western Africa as long as there have been people. Now, its your turn. From the G Expedition, youll get the chance to explore one of Africas most vibrant (and curiously underexplored) regions from a hotel that goes wherever you do. A solid combination of activity and leisure, youll 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 well also enjoy South African wine tastings from our very own sommelier and enjoy daily lectures from experts. Africa by sea? We didnt believe it was possible either.

Itineraries

Day 1
Cape 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 2
Cape TownLderitz

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

Day 3
Cape TownLderitz

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

Day 4
LderitzWalvis Bay

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

Day 5
Walvis BayLobito

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.

Day 6
Walvis BayLobito

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.

Day 7
Walvis BayLobito

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.

Day 8
LobitoPointe-Noire

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

Day 9
LobitoPointe-Noire

Spend the day at sea.

Day 10
Pointe-NoireSo Tom

Visit the Congos Pointe Noire, the cliffs of Diosso Gorge, the museum, and the citys very lively market.

Day 11
Pointe-NoireSo Tom

Spend the day at sea.

Day 12
So Tom

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

Day 13
So TomGulf of Guinea

Explore Prncipe via Zodiac boat.

Day 14
Gulf of GuineaCotonou

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

Day 15
CotonouLom

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

Day 16
LomAccra

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

Day 17
Accra

Travel from the port at Tema to the busy capital of Accra. Enroute, visit a casket-makers 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.

Day 18
Accra

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

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