Africa Cruises

Visit a vast continent brimming with beauty

A magnificent, sprawling land of myriad countries and cities, Africa holds limitless wonder for anyone who cruises her shores. Voyage around the coastlines and visit incredible cities, travel inland to marvel at the inspiring wildlife, set your eyes upon awe-inspiring landmarks, and so much more. Any cruise holiday to Africa is sure to be one you'll never forget.

Handcrafted Cruise Packages


11 nights Secrets Of Egypt & The Nile

  • 16 Jan 2024 - 30 Jan 2024
  • 11 Nights AmaDahlia
  • Flights included

14 nights including flights from £4,924 per person

Swan Hellenic

Along the West African Coast

  • 11 Aug 2024 - 20 Aug 2024
  • 9 Nights SH Diana

9 nights from £3,910 per person

Uniworld Boutique Cruises

Splendors of Egypt & the Nile

  • 08 Apr 2024 - 15 Apr 2024
  • 7 Nights River Tosca
  • Flights included

7 nights including flights from £6,029 per person

Holland America Line

7 nights Holy Land & Egyptian Treasures

  • 13 May 2024 - 21 May 2024
  • 7 Nights Oosterdam
  • 1 Nights in Athens
  • Fly Cruise

8 nights including Easy Jet flights from £1,820 per person

Star Clipper

Suez Canal Crossing

  • 18 Jun 2024 - 29 Jun 2024
  • 11 Nights Star Clipper

11 nights from £2,880 per person

Windstar Cruises

Souks & Sherries: Iberia & Morocco

  • 17 May 2024 - 28 May 2024
  • 10 Nights Star Legend
  • 1 Nights in Barcelona
  • Fly Cruise

11 nights including British Airways flights from £4,068 per person

Azamara Cruises

12 Nights South Africa cruise

  • 12 Jan 2024 - 26 Jan 2024
  • 12 Nights Azamara Pursuit
  • 2 Nights in Cape Town
  • Fly Cruise

14 nights including Emirates flights from £3,330 per person

Silversea Cruises

Cape Town to Cape Town

  • 24 Jan 2024 - 10 Feb 2024
  • 15 Nights Silver Spirit
  • 2 Nights in Cape Town
  • Fly Cruise

17 nights including Qatar Airways flights from £6,433 per person

Windstar Cruises

Treasures of Southern Spain & Morocco

  • 26 Oct 2024 - 05 Nov 2024
  • 10 Nights Wind Star

10 nights from £3,556 per person


14 nights Stars Of South Africa

  • 18 Mar 2024 - 04 Apr 2024
  • 14 Nights Zambezi Queen
  • Flights included

17 nights including flights from £11,869 per person

Helpful Tips to Know Before You Go

  • The best season for cruising Africa runs from October through to May. December and January are the busiest months, which you should take into account when planning shore excursions.
  • Most Southern Africa cruises embark and return from Cape Town, which offers plenty of opportunity for you to book a safari before or after your cruise.
  • Some sights and excursions on shore have limited availability, particularly at busy times of the year. To avoid disappointment, be sure to book in advance wherever possible.
  • Be conscious of the climate. Africa is a vast continent of many biomes, so the weather may vary greatly depending on where you cruise. It's a good idea to pack plenty of suncream and a good hat for sunny weather. If you plan on doing lots of walking or going on safari, bring appropriate clothing.
  • Some African cultures have differing standards of modesty to others. You may be expected to dress conservatively.
  • There's so much to do on an African cruise that you may have difficulty picking your itinerary. Let us help you select the best options, or do plenty of reading yourself about the different options to decide which ports you simply can't miss.
  • Some sights can only be seen inland. If you're eager to visit these, consider incorporating a river cruise into your itinerary. Excellent options for this include the Nile, Chobe, and Zambezi rivers.

Things To Do

  • Visit world-famous landmarks and heritage sites. From the Library of Alexandria to the Giza Pyramids, your Africa cruise will provide the chance to see magnificent monuments, old towns, temples and more, many of which rank among the most iconic in the world.
  • Behold spectacular sights of natural beauty. From the Victoria Falls on the Zambezi River to the sprawling sand dunes at Walvis Bay or the outstanding views of Table Mountain, there's countless vistas to take your breath away.
  • Taste delectable local foods. There's a vast wealth of culinary traditions across the African continent, with something new and delicious to discover in every port of call. Try the street food or visit a restaurant, and make sure to visit with an appetite.
  • Explore some of the most incredible human history on the planet. From the Ancient Egyptian civilisation that lasted for millennia, to the abandoned town of Kolmanskop, and the more recent events of colonisation that have shaped the region, there's plenty to captivate any history buff.
  • Combine your Africa cruise with a safari to discover the incredible flora and fauna of the continent. Depending on where you go, spot iconic animals like lions, African elephants, giraffes, zebra, and so many more.
  • Take a road trip inland with the Garden Route, giving you the chance to see everything from national parks to beautiful towns, with plenty of opportunity to sample the craft of local vineyards.

African River Cruises

The many coastal cities of Africa boast limitless opportunity, but they're not the only ports to call at. Take a river cruise into the heart of the continent to see it all, glimpsing national parks, cities, landmarks and wonders that a cruise along the coast alone could never show you. Whether you journey down the Nile, Zambezi or Chobe rivers, you can be sure there's outstanding things to visit at every stop.

Cruise & Rail Packages

Cruising around the coast of Africa is an experience like no other, but there's plenty of ways to enhance it. Take an iconic rail trip inland to witness sights you'd never be able to discover from your cruise ship, riding aboard the iconic Blue Train or with Rovos Rail to glimpse a rich and sprawling continent that you'll remember for a lifetime.

Why Book With Kenwood Travel

With decades of experience in crafting the perfect cruises, you can be sure that your Africa cruise with us will be the trip of a lifetime. Our specialists will ensure that everything is taken care of, helping you pick the ideal itinerary to make your African cruise holiday as incredible as can be. With ATOL and ABTA protection, you can rest assured knowing that your cruise is in safe hands.

Popular Cruises

South Africa

South Africa

Witness unforgettable sights and discover incredible culture and history when you cruise to South Africa, calling at ports like Cape Town, Durban, and Port Elizabeth. From museums and gardens to old forts, the sights to discover are truly limitless... and for the ultimate experience, take the iconic Garden Route trip inland, exploring the Cape Vineyards, spotting migrating animals, and touring spectacular national parks.

Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls

A cruise port on the Zambezi River, Victoria Falls takes its name from the breathtaking waterfalls nearby. When you take a river cruise here, there's no question about what you must do: the sight of these falls is absolutely not to be missed, so you'll want to take a local boating tour of the falls and other gorgeous sights nearby.



From the splendour of the coastal cities to the inland wonders along the Nile, Egypt is a country of magnificent sights and incredibly storied history. Visit Alexandria and marvel at the many monuments of the city, or take a river cruise on the Nile to witness world-famous sites like the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, as well as sprawling cities such as Cairo.



An island city connected to Kenya by a bridge, Mombasa is a place of rich history and culture, where you can explore the wars of the past in places like the UNESCO World Heritage site of Fort Jesus. Visit the beautiful churches, temples and mosques of the city, stroll along a gorgeous beach, or enjoy the night life once the sun goes down.



Off the coast of Tanzania, Zanzibar comprises multiple islands in its little archipelago, with the capital of Zanzibar City standing as a hub of culture and commerce. Sometimes called the Spice Islands, you shouldn't miss out on visiting the markets to check out the spices produced in this region. Alternatively, visit the World Heritage Site of Stone Town, hit one of the beautiful beaches, or spot incredible wildlife.



Stop at Walvis Bay in Namibia, the 'whale bay' where you can see the eponymous whales as well as seals, dolphins, and many varieties of bird – including penguins and flamingoes. The dry climate of this area makes it perfect for all manner of activities, from taking boat tours to touring the Namib-Naukluft National Park nearby.



Call at ports like Casablanca to see the best of Morocco, ranging from the bazaars and souks of the old city to the stunning sights of places like the Mausoleum of King Mohammed, the Hassan II Mosque, and more. Visit the Chellah & Archeological Museum to explore the history of Morocco with Rome, or stroll along the narrow bustling streets of the Habbous Quarter.

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Our dedicated team brings years of expertise to curating unforgettable cruise holidays, ensuring that every aspect of your voyage is nothing short of perfection.

Emma Sanger-Horwell
Emma Sanger-Horwell
Cruise Expert

Emma Sanger-Horwell, head of cruise. A multi award winning industry veteran with over 30 years experience in the Cruise and luxury travel industry. One of the very first Clia Cruise Masters, she has sailed to all seven continents and visited more than 100 different countries.

Emma is always happy to hear from you, have a chat or help in any way she can. You can reach her by email or phone.

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