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West Africa Cruise – Accra to Marrakech

West Africa Cruise – Accra to Marrakech
Duration 17 Days
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Duration 17 Days

From the M/S Expedition, you’ll get the chance to explore one of Africa’s most vibrant (and curiously underexplored) regions from a hotel that goes wherever you do. The second leg of the 32-day West Africa Cruise, this 17-day trip focuses prominently on the roots of the West African slave trade with numerous chances for cultural and natural interaction in port cities and nature preserves along the coast. On-board activities range from open-air painting lessons on the deck to sommelier-led wine-tastings featuring top South African vintages.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Accra

Welcome to Accra! Arrive at any time and check into the hotel. Arrival transfer is included. Included Activities: Arrival Day Transport: Private Vehicle

Day 2 Accra (1B, 1D)

Stop first at a casket-maker’s shop where caskets are carved to depict the beliefs, hobbies and life stories of the deceased. Later, visit a local school to interact with the children and staff before heading off to a local market, the national museum and the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum. Wildlife enthusiasts may choose to visit the Shai Game Reserve instead to view an abundance of wildlife. After the reserve, witness local bead-making and give it a try. Return to the port at Tema, where you will embark on the adventure of a lifetime. Included Activities: Casket Maker Shop Visit Local Village Visit Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum Visit Shai Game Reserve Visit Transport: Private Vehicle G Expedition

Day 3 Accra/Takoradi (1B, 1L, 1D)

From the dock at the Ghanaian town of Takoradi, explore a region steeped in the sad history of the slave trade. A visit to Elmira Castle and Cape Coast Castle brings us face-to-face with the horrible conditions of the dungeons and quarters slaves inhabited while awaiting their fate. A visit to the West African Historical Museum is included in the visit to Cape Coast Castle. Included Activities: Elmina Castle and Cape Coast Castle Visit Transport: Private Vehicle G Expedition

Days 4-5 Takoradi/Abidjan

A full day exploring Abidjan and Grand-Bassam, the colonial capital of the Ivory Coast. Enjoy stops at the Abidjan Plateau, French colonial district and costume museum. Lunch at Assoyam Beach. Included Activities: City Tour of Abidjan and Grand-Bassam Transport: Private Vehicle G Expedition

Day 5 Abidjan/Freetown (1B, 1L, 1D)

The Expedition has ample public space in the lounge and library, join new friends in the ship’s popular pub. Alternatively, spend time relaxing on the ship’s deck or scanning the horizon with binoculars or a camera in search of seabirds and marine life. As always, high-end dining experiences will be enjoyed in the ship’s dining room. Transport: G Expedition

Days 7-8 Freetown

Explore the city and the Tacagumu Chimpanzee Sanctuary. Stop first at the Sierra Leone National Museum, close to the famous Cotton Tree. A nearby war memorial may also be of considerable interest, rendering a sense of the extent to which this tragedy has been imprinted on the psyche of this city. Included Activities: Freetown City Tour Sierra Leone National Museum Visit Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary Visit Transport: Private Vehicle G Expedition

Day 8 Freetown/Banjul (1B, 1L, 1D)

Spend the day at sea. Included Activities: Expedition Lectures and Educational Programs Transport: G Expedition

Day 9 Banjul/Dakar (1B, 1L, 1D)

The Gambia is known for its abundant birdlife: over 500 species! Visit the Abuko Nature Reserve for a walk with our guides. Option to visit the museum of a local artist. Visit the Serrekunda market, one of Africa’s busiest, and a fruit distillery to learn about local liqueurs. Included Activities: Abuko Nature Reserve Visit Visit the Museum of a local artist Serrekunda Market Visit Fruit Distillery Visit Transport: Private Vehicle G Expedition

Day 10 Dakar (1B, 1L, 1D)

Take the option to tour Bandia Park and explore the Senegal countryside. Or, visit the infamous slave-trading post of Gorée Island and learn about the history of the region and its importance to the slave trade. Lunch will be on land, after which there will be time to explore Dakar’s incredible markets, Great Mosque and colonial architecture before returning to the ship. Included Activities: Bandia Reserve Visit Gorée Island Visit IFAN Historical Museum visit Transport: Private Vehicle G Expedition

Days 11-12 Dakar/Dakhla

Two days at sea. Included Activities: Expedition Lectures and Educational Programs Transport: G Expedition

Day 13 Dakhla (1B, 1L, 1D)

Tranquil Dakhla is where the Sahara meets the sea. Venture into the desert across the beautiful landscape to the White Dune, look for flamingoes and enjoy a gala local lunch. Included Activities: Dakhla Excursion Transport: Private Vehicle G Expedition

Day 14 Dakhla/Fuerteventura Island (1B, 1L, 1D)

Day spent at sea. Included Activities: Expedition Lectures and Educational Programs Transport: G Expedition

Day 15 Fuerteventura Island/Agadir (1B, 1L, 1D)

Fuereventura is a mecca for those escaping the winter cold up to the north. The sea adjusts the temperature making the hot Sahara winds blow away from the island. It is also an island housing endemic insects and many bird species. Included Activities: Fuerteventura Island Excursion Transport: Private Vehicle G Expedition

Day 16 Agadir/Marrakech (1B, 1L, 1D)

Visit the extraordinary Djemaa el Fna square—a human carnival filled with magicians, snake charmers, acrobats, water sellers and food stalls. Included Activities: Marrakech Medina Guided Walk Djemaa el Fna Market Square Visit Transport: Private Vehicle

Day 17 Marrakech (1B)

After breakfast, depart for the airport and flights homeward. Departure transfer is included. Included Activities: Departure Day Transport: Private Vehicle

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Region Africa
Country Côte d'Ivoire Gambia Ghana Morocco Senegal Sierra Leone Spain

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