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AFRICA

The wonders of the African coast are waiting for you…

What Awaits You


Welcome to a captivating continent of discovery. A land of fascinating, vibrant cultures, awe-inspiring wildlife, and breathtaking landscapes. One of the world’s most spectacular coastlines, no matter where you go or what you do, you will remember your adventures here forever.



Adventures await

Sail along the glorious African coast on a Swan Hellenic expedition cruise, and you’ll experience an unforgettable combination of history, wildlife and scenic splendour. Your specially curated voyage will take you to rarely-visited places, and reveal the heart and soul of a continent that really is like no other. Imagine exploring sweeping sand dunes, strolling through tropical rainforests, or walking through bustling city streets, steeped in history and tradition. Your one-of-a-kind African adventures are just waiting to be discovered!

Up close to nature

You’ll encounter a huge variety of wonderful wildlife on your African odyssey. Watch thousands of Cape fur seals at Namibia’s Pelican Point. Spot elephants, buffalo, and habituated lowland gorillas at Gabon's South Loango National Park. Meet rescued primates at the Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary. Or swim and snorkel through the crystal-clear waters and observe a remarkable variety of tropical fish darting in and out of beautiful coral reefs. Africa has an incredible array of flora and fauna to discover too, such as the rare Welwitchia Mirabili – one of the world’s oldest and most unusual plants, some specimens are thought to be between 1,000 -1,500 years old.

Touched by history

From ancient ruins, bustling souks and medinas, and amazing architecture, to enchanting whitewashed streets, and fascinating museums, there’s so much to discover here. Explore Luanda’s old town and discover centuries of Portuguese influence with trips to the baroque Sé Cathedral, and the impressive 15th century Fortress of São Miguel. Visit the expansive Grand Marché in Togo's capital city of Lomé, and get to know the Congolese locals. Observe the vibrant West African Voodoo culture with a visit to Lomé’s Akodessawa Voodoo Market. No matter where your travels take you, your adventures in Africa will stay with you forever.

Timeless beauty

Whether you’re hiking through lush rainforests, investigating sub-Saharan savannahs, or roaming across endless rippling deserts, immersing yourself in Africa’s natural beauty is a truly magical experience. Soak up sensational panoramic views from Cape Town’s iconic Table Mountain. Discover the Atlantic coastline of Namibia, one of the only places on Earth where the desert comes right to the ocean’s edge. Marvel at the São Tomé Peak, a majestic volcanic tower rising 2,024m above sea level. Or head across the Egyptian desert to visit the entrancing ancient Egyptian sites of the Valley of the Kings and Karnak Temples. Wherever you go, your time in Africa will be unique and unforgettable!