Explore biodiverse Western Africa in this cruise, following the Gambia River to historical sites and rare wildlife habitats.
Discover the natural delights of West Africa by boat. Cruise the Gambia river, where both the water and trees along the bank are teeming with wildlife and make a humbling stop at Kunteh Kinteh-where the American slave trade began. Enjoy the rare chance to see chimpanzees swing from branches in Kuntaur and ponder the purpose of the ancient Wassu stone circle.
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Become one of the few who has seen chimpanzees in their natural habitat at the Chimp Rehabilitation Center in Kuntaur
Explore Bao Bolong Wetland Reserve where a combination of woodlands, mangroves and salt-marsh house hyenas, crocodiles, sand boa snakes and more
Spend time in a Gambian family compound, where relatives by blood and marriage live communally
Visit Kunteh Kinteh, the historical setting of the first potion of Roots, and tour the ruins of a European fort in this once central trading post and origin of the American slave trade
This is a small ship adventure cruise, which means you’ll be sailing on a yacht with 30–50 other people. The boat is spacious and comfortable, but it focuses more on the destination than on-board activities. Instead of a pool, we have the sea itself. Instead of a casino, we’ve got board games and a good book. There’s also no formal dress code to worry about. Wi-Fi is available for a small charge.
Our ship moves under engine power, rather than sailing, so all cabins will experience light engine noise when the ship is moving (and occasionally when we drop anchor). It’s probably worth packing earplugs if you’re a light sleeper.
Onshore activities and excursions will involve a bit of walking. You’ll be visiting ancient sites and historical places, and at times you may have to cross cobbled streets and uneven ground, sometimes in hot conditions. If you have any concerns, please speak to your group leader before taking part.
If you’re concerned about seasickness, there are seasickness tablets on-board. The ship will experience some roll and pitch in choppy conditions, however all of our ships come equipped with stabilisers to minimise movement. Most of our departures run in peak season, when the seas are calmer. Your crew will do all they can to minimise any discomfort.
There are no lifts (elevators) on-board our ships, so you’ll have to navigate a few steep flights of stairs. Handrails are always available.
On this itinerary, you'll be travelling aboard the Harmony G
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There are currently no scheduled departures on our Cruising Safari: West Africa trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
Adventure Cruising trips have a deposit of A$600 per person (different amounts apply in other currencies) and the balance is due 90 days before departure.
If a booking is cancelled 90 days or more before departure - the cancellation fee is the full loss of the deposit paid.
If a booking is cancelled between 89 and 31 days before departure - the cancellation fee is 50% of the total booking cost, or the deposit, whichever is greater.
if a booking is cancelled 30 days or less prior to departure - the cancellation fee is 100% of the total price of the voyage.
Other fees may apply for air tickets and other arrangements booked in conjunction with a voyage.
Single travellers will share a twin a room with another traveller of the same gender. If you’d prefer not to share, a single cabin supplement is available at an additional charge. A single passenger cannot be booked or confirmed in a double cabin unless a single supplement is paid.