From the treasures of the Nile to the spectacular wilderness and wildlife of the Chobe River in Botswana, sailing Africa's waterways is a luxurious way to take in the continent's rich cultural heritage and spectacular natural world.
The most popular of Africa's river cruise destinations is, of course, the Nile – that great waterway, which traces the history of one of the world's greatest civilisations. Sailings typically depart from Luxor, drifting languidly past any number of breathtaking archaeological sites, including Abu Simbel, Karnak, the Valley of the Kings and the tomb of Hatshepsut before arriving into Aswan. Ask our specialists how to extend your holiday with a luxury stay in Cairo, complete with a tour of the Pyramids, or even an indulgent beach break in Sharm el Sheik.
Then, in the south of the continent, it's Botswana's Chobe River, which takes centre stage. Sailing through regions rich in wildlife, you'll truly have the chance to escape the crowds, accessing areas that can't be reached by road. Look out for large populations of elephant and antelope as well as hippo and crocodile, before stopping in traditional villages to see local life unfold.
All of these options can be tailor-made to suit your individual interests and we can add a city stay in Cairo, safari trip or other element as you wish; talk to a destination specialist to start planning your cruise.