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Surrounded by the Indian and Atlantic Oceans, and also by Mediterranean Sea, Africa has a circle of main ports that help cruisers discover this amazing continent. See Africa's Gold Coast on the Atlantic Ocean, including Senegal and Ghana, and stop at the tropical Cape Verde islands. In southwest Africa, the plateaus and plains of Namibia are found between the Kalahari Desert, visited often on cruises that embark in South Africa's major ports of Cape Town and Durban. To the east, you can go snorkeling off the coast of Madagascar or sail up to the glorious Seychelles.

Many Mediterranean cruises stop in North African countries such Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, the Canary Islands, & Cape Verde. Some ocean liners will stop in the Canary or Cape Verde Islands on trans-Atlantic crossings or in South Africa, Madagascar, Zanzibar, the Seychelles, or Mauritius on round-the-world trips.

Destination Highlights

  • Try to spot each of the Big Five - Rhinos, Cape Buffalo, elephant, leopard and lion - on a visit to a game park in Port Elizabeth
  • Get feel for the traditions of Maputo at a former eucalyptus plantation where you can experience a lively show of traditional dancing and a lunch of regional delicacies
  • Catch a glimpse into the lives of those who make their living from the ocean with a trip to the fish market in Malé
  • Get familiarized with Cape Town by riding an aerial cable car to the top of Table Mountain, which offers panoramic views of the ocean and city

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