Swan Hellenic announced its cultural expedition voyages of Africa for 2023 as its SH Vega ship reached the continent from Antarctica.
Customers have a choice of 9 cultural expedition cruises between March-November 2023, ranging from 8 to 14-day sailings on the pioneering company’s new 5-star ships SH Vega and SH Diana.
Passengers will be in the company of renowned experts/seasoned expedition guides who bring insights to in-depth explorations of worlds that are unvisited even by specialist companies.
SH Vega is following the West Coast of Africa northwards and makes her way to the Arctic, boasting 4 cultural expedition voyages: 10-day “Safaris of the Southwest Coast” from Cape Town to Luanda, 14-day “Unspoilt Wilds of Southwest Africa” from Luanda to Accra, 14-day “Cultural Crucibles of West Africa” from Accra to Dakar, and 9-day “Volcanic Cultures of Africa’s Atlantic Islands” from Dakar to Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
Unique attractions range from Loango National Park in Gabon to the opportunity to encounter chimpanzees in the Conkouati-Douli National Park (Congo). Guests will be able to visit the chimpanzee sanctuary that rescues animals from the bushmeat trade/reintroduces them to the wild.
Any of these cruises starting from GBP 3,708 can be daisy-chained as desired.
The largest vessel in Swan Hellenic’s 5-star fleet, SH Diana, which is outfitted with tender boats and expedition zodiacs, will be sailing the North & East Coasts southwards between August-November.
The 5 cultural expedition voyages offered include the 11-day “Mysteries of Carthage and the Moors” from Lisbon to Palermo), 13-day “Revelations of Suez, Sinai and the Red Sea” from Limassol to Jeddah, 12-day “Paradise Islands of the Indian Ocean” from Port Victoria to Mombasa, 11-day “Madagascar and its Eastern Islands” from Mombasa to Maputo, and 8-day “Extraordinary Southern Africa” from Maputo to Cape Town.