Africa: The mother of deserts, saharas, and safaris. Vast and raw landscapes that go as far as the eye can see. Burning sunsets you will never ever forget. Its 54 sovereign countries make it the second largest geographically and second most populated continent in the world. Rich is its own unique sense, not in contemporary terms of commercial wealth, but it makes up with a multitude of ways. Incredible landscapes that whisper eternity. Phenomenal wildlife that will cause shivers down your spine. Beautiful, strange people from a very different sphere of life. How enchanting, don’t you agree? Come and discover the heart of West Africa.
Rivers of the West
West Africa especially is bountiful in rivers leading into the depths of the continent. And it reveals incredible scenes of natural beauty as if straight out of a documentary. However, it can be notoriously difficult to explore as well as the most rewarding if you can manage it. There is a company now makes it possible to explore the riveting landscapes into Gambia and Senegal with The Rivers of West Africa cruise, one of our favorites: Variety Cruises.
With a choice between two different starting points, Dakar and Banjul, these cruises take you on a waterways journey to discover all the riveting highlights: the Saloun and Gambia Rivers, the Djiffere fishing village, Tendaba Nature reserve, Banjul and the Abuko and Makasutu Nature Reserves.
A World of Biodiversity
Glide across the flowing rivers that breathe life into the barren shores. Observe the magnificent biodiversity that exposes an alluring side of Africa. Get involved to discover a whole new world made of botanical gardens and national parks that feature over 250 species.
Birds, crocodiles, manatees (a.k.a sea cows), marine turtles, dolphins, guinea baboons, bushbucks, warthogs, Senegal bushbabies, marsh mongooses and many others. These cruises will begin running in 2018, so there is plenty of time to plan, budget and save if you book your cruise by September 2017.