Africa | Travel Bureau Gosforth

Africa

Africa

Africa

Africa offers up the chance to embark on some of the most unique river cruises you will find on the planet - be it the deserts and fascinating history to be found along the banks of the Nile, or the stunning wildlife that can be viewed on a river safari down the majestic Chobe in the south.

However it also offers ocean bound cruises with many of the main cruise lines circumvating this huge continent on longer cruise itineraries that start on the edges of Europe and head around the Cape of Good Hope into the Indian Ocean and beyond.

You could head for the West African Coast to discover the Cape Verde and its islands. Whether you choose to visit Brava and the Flowery Island, Fogo's vocano, Mindelo or San Nicolao, all have thier different personalities and cultures. Or visit the key ports of Cape Town and Durban before calling at Madagascar and the Seychelles.

The Nile

Running 4,184 miles in length, through nine African nations from Lake Victoria in Uganda to the Mediterranean Sea near Alexandria in Egypt, The Nile is the heartbeat of many of these nations. Most famous in Egypt, it is possibly the best way to travel between this ancient land's unique cultural sites at a relatively leisurely pace and with plenty of time to relax on route. Itineraries tend to include Cairo, Luxor and Aswan along-side visits to the great temples at Abu Simbel and Karnak.

Despite past troubles in the rest of the country cruising The Nile through Egypt is still very popular with most mainstream tour operators and Egyptian specialists offering cruise extensions to tours and itineraries. Three, four or seven night cruise itineraries are common durations and the best time to travel is between October and April before temperatures start to soar.

The Chobe

Further south and flowing through the jungles of Namibia, Angola and Botswana, The Chobe is a fascinating river and is a segment of an intricate river system which runs through south-central Africa. Bird watching, tiger fishing and Mokoro (a type of dug-out canoe made from tree trunk) adventures into local villages to experience true African cultures can all be experienced on these adventurous cruises. Often too short for a holiday on its own a Chobe river cruise is often combined with a land based African safari adventure or visit to Victoria Falls. The Chobe National Park in north-west Botswana near the borders to Zambia, Zimbabwe and Namibia offers an ideal combination with its vast variety of wildlife.

Houseboat style vessles from the basic to the luxurious are available for one to four night itineraries. Travel year round but May to October is peak season for the best view of the wildlife.

Latest Event

More exciting events coming in 2019

Latest News

Looking for a luxurious holiday where you'll want for nothing while exploring the world's most desirable destinations? On an innovative and award-winning fleet that now includes the game-changing new Celebrity Edge? You can...
Expedition cruising is more popular than ever and venturing into inhospitable lands no longer means sacrificing comfort at the mercy of the elements. Following in the wake of cruise lines like Ponant, Silversea and Scenic,...
Starting from 1 October 2019, there will be a new tourism entry approval process in place in New Zealand. The new system will involve an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) form as well as a new tax named the International...
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts opens its landmark debut hotel in its home city of Hong Kong this weekend. Rosewood Hong Kong is an ultra-luxury hotel set on the majestic Victoria Harbour, with spectacular views of the...
Dreaming of exploring the world’s most beautiful destinations on a modern luxury holiday? With Celebrity Cruises’ sensational spring offers, it’s easier than ever to make it happen! Book an eligible Ocean View stateroom or...

Travel Tweets

Thinking about a #honeymoon in #Thailand? Find out why we think it's a brilliant destination for newlyweds and get… https://t.co/3iwv5Fq1E9 2 days 54 min ago
Earlier this week we were lucky enough to sail on board the highly anticipated #CelebrityEdge. It's safe to say th… https://t.co/8T8iMCd2SQ 4 days 7 hours ago
Last chance to get tickets for this year's Rugby World Cup in Japan! The final allocation of match tickets goes on… https://t.co/KHOGtzz1yX 5 days 4 hours ago
RT @ExploreCanada: It's the small things in life that count. This isn't one of those times. Gros Morne National Park is located along the w… 6 days 7 hours ago
Treat yourself to the ultimate luxury getaway with this amazing Abu Dhabi deal. 5 nights ALL INCLUSIVE at a stunnin… https://t.co/qlGG5xPqJC 1 week 2 days ago
Struggling to find the perfect family holiday? Take a look at some of our favourite family-friendly options that ha… https://t.co/mKMYEnSBdM 1 week 3 days ago
Wondering where to go next? Have a browse through these thoroughly tempting @carrierholidays, complete with added s… https://t.co/TVNZkAjWom 1 week 4 days ago
Book an Indulgent Escape and travel in style with complimentary drinks, extra baggage allowance and private transfe… https://t.co/uZFVaNisp6 1 week 5 days ago
RT @CNTraveler: These rooftop bars have some of the best views in the world—why not grab a drink? https://t.co/uHixynwiqV https://t.co/yYtj 1 week 6 days ago
RT @CNTraveler: 6 Italian road trips ever traveler should take in their life https://t.co/eyyxQ1zI9e https://t.co/CpsPU5Ky23 1 week 6 days ago