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Best Africa cruise destinations

  • Cape Town: Several cruise lines visit this destination located along South Africa’s southwest coast. Climb Table Mountain’s stunning peak, snap pictures of penguins on Boulders Beach, or tour the city’s sprawling wine region.
  • Port Louis: You’ll find tons to see and do in Port Louis.Located in the Indian Ocean, this coastal destination is known for its 60-acre botanical garden and for being home to Pieter Both, Mauritius’ second-tallest mountain.
  • Cape Verde: Located off the northwest coast of Africa, this volcanic archipelago is home to stunning islands andintriguing history. Visit an epic fortress in Cidade Velha, sun yourself on the white sand beaches of Sal, or hike around the base of Pico do Fogo, an active stratovolcano.

Go ashore in Africa

  • Go on safari: No trip to Africa is complete without seeing the “Big Five” game animals—lion, leopard, rhino, Cape buffalo, and elephant—so book a shore excursion that gets you close. Some safari destinations include the grasslands of the Serengeti and the area around Kruger National Park in South Africa.
  • Tour Walvis Bay: If your cruise ships stop in Walvis Bay, go check out the local flamingos, sample the famous Walvis Bay oysters, and do some shopping at Swakopmund.
  • Visit Victoria Falls: Some cruise lines offer excursions to Victoria Falls, one of Africa’s most famed water features. Hop on a boat to cruise near the impressive waterfalls or join a helicopter excursion for an aerial view of the natural wonder.

Cheap Hotels

Taj Cape Town

Taj Cape Town

1 Wale Street, corner St Georges Mall, Cape Town, Western Cape
  • Free Cancellation
  • Reserve now, pay when you stay
5.0 out of 5.0
 
 

This family-friendly Cape Town hotel is located near the airport, just steps from St. Georges Mall and Long Street. Kloof Street and Castle of Good Hope are ...

Taj Cape Town$70

Riad Hannah

Riad Hannah

Derb Assabane 28, Riad larousse, Marrakech
    3.5 out of 5.0
     
     

    Located in Medina, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Souk Cherifia, Le Jardin Secret, and Marrakesh Museum. Jemaa el-Fnaa and Majorelle Gardens are ...

    Riad Hannah$39

    Hilton Nairobi

    Hilton Nairobi

    Mama Ngina Street, Po Box 30624, Nairobi
    • Free Cancellation
    • Reserve now, pay when you stay
    4.0 out of 5.0
     
     

    Located in Nairobi Central Business District, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of National Archives and University of Nairobi. City Hall and City Square ...

    Hilton Nairobi$76

    Angsana Riads Collection Morroco

    Angsana Riads Collection Morroco

    N 1-2-4 Derb Abbes El Fassi, Riad Zitoun Jdid - Medina, Marrakech
    • Free Cancellation
    • Reserve now, pay when you stay
    4.0 out of 5.0
     
     

    This family-friendly Marrakech riad is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of Dar Si Said Museum, Jemaa el-Fnaa, and Bahia Palace. Royal Palace ...

    Angsana Riads Collection Morroco$96

    *Prices are cruise only, per person, double occupancy. Taxes, fees and port expenses not included. Rates are valid for US and Canadian residents only. Fuel supplement may apply. Savings advertised and Expedia Extras are based on specific cabin types and sailing dates, and may not be available for all cabin types/sailings.