Africa, New and Noteworthy

Exploring East Africa and Madagascar: Wildlife and Wonders

An exclusive East Africa expedition

Embark on a voyage that is extraordinary in its diversity and scope—visit five countries; experience a remarkable number of different habitats; and learn about the fascinating cultures and people who call this region home. Our journey begins on the jagged coast of South Africa in the thriving city of Cape Town, and ends in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Venture into South Africa’s bush country; cruise Mozambique’s extraordinary coast teeming with marine life; photograph playful lemurs, colorful reptiles and the renowned baobab trees of Madagascar; experience the cultures and wildlife of Mayotte in the French Comoros; and immerse yourself in the heady scents and fascinating history of Zanzibar. 

  • Go on safari in South Africa’s renowned Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve, watching for the “big five”: lion, leopard, elephant, Cape buffalo, and rhinoceros

  • Get acquainted with intriguing cultures, from South Africa’s Zulu people to the rich mix of people drawn to bustling Zanzibar

  • Explore the unique flora and fauna of Madagascar in three different regions, encountering lemurs, ancient baobab trees, chameleons and rare birds

  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage sites from South Africa’s iSimangaliso Wetland Park to Stone Town on the island of Zanzibar

  • Capture your best images alongside a National Geographic Photography Expert

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Duration

18 Days

Price

From $20,310 per person
(does not include flight)

Dates

Mar

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FREE BAR TAB AND CREW TIPS INCLUDED

BRINGING THE KIDS

BACK-TO-BACK SAVINGS

TRAVELING AS A GROUP

CELEBRATE LIFE'S MILESTONES

Africa, New and Noteworthy

Day By Day

Every day is an adventure on this epic voyage, from spotting The Big Five on a game drive to marveling at unusual plant life and exploring the legendary islands of Madagascar and Zanzibar. Our hallmark flexibility allows us to observe wildlife as it appears on land and at sea, and our ship-based journey from South Africa up the Indian Ocean coast to Tanzania ensures seamless, hassle-free exploration of five countries, two islands, and countless habitats from the wild bush to remote beaches and lowland forest. With visits to villages, markets, and cosmopolitan cities, experience local culture and gain a deeper and more holistic understanding of this exciting and diverse part of the world.

2024 Expedition

Embark

Cape Town, South Africa

Disembark

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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