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Chobe River, Botswana, Africa

Africa River Cruises

Spectacular wildlife & the wonders of the Nile

River cruise holidays in Africa

Introduction

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.

Our top itineraries for Africa River Cruises

Classic Nile Cruise

8-day tailor-made cruise from £1,640 pp incl. flights

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cruise offer

Fly-cruise fares

This fascinating tailor-made trip will see you enjoy a classic cruise on the Nile as you explore ancient Egyptian history, enjoying included meals, drinks and excursions throughout.

Sanctuary Nile Experience

10-day luxury river cruise from £3,815 pp incl. flights

Paired with the highlights of Cairo, this 8-day river cruise aboard the Sanctuary Sun Boat IV takes in everything from the Valley of the Kings to the great temples of Aswan. And, spread across a total of eight luxurious days, it's a truly relaxed way to explore the highlights of the Nile Valley.

Best of Egypt

11-day tailor-made journey from £3,235 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Special offer – Save up to £135 pp
Book by: 30 April 2019

For more than 5,000 years the world's longest river has been the lifeblood of Egypt and a cruise on the Nile is a must in any lifetime. However Egypt offers so much more, from Cairo's Pyramids to the stunning Red Sea - experience a bit of everything on this spectacular highlights tour.

Okavango Uncovered & Zambezi Queen

12-day tailor-made journey from £7,150 pp incl. flights

The stunning landscapes and waterways of Botswana's Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park are home to some of Southern Africa's most iconic wildlife. This tour combines luxury lodge stays and included safari excursions in the Okavango Delta with a Chobe River cruise aboard the Zambezi Queen.

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Top offers for Africa River Cruises

Classic Nile Cruise

8-day tailor-made cruise from £1,640 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Fly-cruise fares

This fascinating tailor-made trip will see you enjoy a classic cruise on the Nile as you explore ancient Egyptian history, enjoying included meals, drinks and excursions throughout.

Best of Egypt

11-day tailor-made journey from £3,235 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Special offer – Save up to £135 pp
Book by: 30 April 2019

For more than 5,000 years the world's longest river has been the lifeblood of Egypt and a cruise on the Nile is a must in any lifetime. However Egypt offers so much more, from Cairo's Pyramids to the stunning Red Sea - experience a bit of everything on this spectacular highlights tour.

View all offers

Why book with Wexas Travel?

At Wexas, we specialise in bespoke travel experiences. Our itineraries are just samples of what we can arrange, and can be changed depending on your precise needs, finances and ideas by our experienced destination specialists.

Contact one of our consultants on 020 7590 0610 to discuss how we can tailor your holiday.

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