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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.

 

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Our top itineraries for Africa River Cruises

Steam Ship Sudan

Death on the Nile Cruise: Steam Ship Sudan

9-day river cruise

This fascinating tailor-made cruise holiday takes you onboard the vessel that inspired Agatha Christie's novel Death on the Nile. See ancient Pyramids, historic temples and sacred tombs in the sacred land of the Pharaohs.

Pyramids of Giza

Cairo, Nile Cruise and the Red Sea

10-day stay & river cruise

Indulge in the very best of Egypt with Ritz-Carlton and Oberoi, combining a luxury Nile river cruise with 5-star stays in Cairo and on the Red Sea coast at Sahl Hasheesh

Oberoi Zahra

Cairo and Oberoi Zahra

10-day stay & cruise

Explore the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx & the Egyptian Museum before sailing on the Nile on the 5-star Oberoi Zahra

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Classic Nile Cruise

8-day tailor-made cruise

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.

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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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