On HAL-Holland America Line’s Grand Africa Voyage, passengers can go in search of the “Big Five” of Africa and experience a variety of cultures across the continent, all without international air travel from the USA or with a convenient flight from Canada.
One of HAL's longest itineraries, the Grand Africa Voyage in 2023 is a 73-day itinerary featuring clockwise navigation on ms Zuiderdam leaving roundtrip from Port Everglades/Fort Lauderdale (Florida USA).
Departing on October 10, 2023, travelers can explore 26 ports in 22 different countries/territories with 4 overnights (Aqaba-Petra Jordan; Cape Town South Africa - 2 nights; Zanzibar Tanzania, Victoria-Mahe Seychelles). A wealth of safari/wilderness opportunities highlight the trip.
The visited countries include Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Tunisia, Greece, Egypt, Jordan, Seychelles, Tanzania, Mayotte, Madagascar, Mozambique, South Africa, Namibia, Angola, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Gambia, Senegal, Cape Verde, as well as Puerto Rico in the Caribbean.
Daylight transit of the Suez Canal en route to Aqaba provides the opportunity to visit the Lost City of Petra.
Wildlife and safari opportunities include Abuko Nature Reserve, Bandia Wildlife Reserve, Black Lemur Sanctuary, Etosha Game Reserve, Jozani Forest Reserve, Kruger National Park, Lokobe National Park, Namib Rand Nature Reserve, Victoria Falls National Park, and Zulu Nyala Private Game Reserve.
Two shorter segments are also offered - 46-day (Fort Lauderdale to Cape Town) and 27-day (Cape Town to Fort Lauderdale).
All bookings of the full 73-day voyage made by February 24, 2023, receive 3% savings off the cruise-only fare, as well as amenities valued at up to USD 4110 per person.
HAL's additional upcoming Grand Voyages feature the 2022 Grand Africa Voyage, 2023 & 2024 Grand World Voyages, 2023 Grand South America & Antarctica Voyage, 2024 Grand Australia & New Zealand Voyage.