Africa Cruises

    The cradle of humanity, Africa is a destination with 1001 faces. This exceptional mosaic of colours and dialects is the foundation for the cultural richness of the world’s oldest inhabited continent. This wild and unchanging land also boasts an infinite variety of landscapes. Forested savannah, cosmopolitan cities, arid deserts, remote villages, majestic mountains and picture-postcard beaches form an authentic setting that is home to extraordinarily prolific wildlife. Ponant invites you to discover this ethnic and topographical diversity during its African cruises. Through the various itineraries on offer, you will steep yourself in the very unique atmosphere of the continent.

    Sailing towards the coast of West Africa you will fall under the spell of the most beautiful islands of Cape Verde. Far from the beaten track, at the crossroads of Europe and Africa, you will witness firsthand how the islands offer a unique blend of the influences of these three continents.

    Further south, you will sail along the east coast and discover southern Africa, “a world in a single country”. This cruise in South Africa will take you from Cape Town to Durban, two cities rich in contrasts between modernity and tradition.

    You can also chart a course towards Victoria, capital of the Seychelles, at the heart of the Indian Ocean. As the cruise progresses, you will discover the beauty of the Scattered Islands, Madagascar, Aldabra, Alphonse and La Digue. Magical sites, truly paradises on earth, lying on a turquoise backdrop.

    A cruise in Africa with Ponant is the promise of a fascinating adventure and a total change of scenery.

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    1. Pearls of the Indian Ocean
      Expedition
      Return regional flight included

      Pearls of the Indian Ocean

      Transfer + flight Nosy Be / Mauritius

      from 11 March 2020 to 20 March 2020

      Embark with PONANT on a brand-new expedition cruise to the “Vanilla Islands”, from the Seychelles to Madagascar. This 10-day itinerary aboard Le Bougainville will be an opportunity to discover little-known places of breathtaking natural beauty, an original fauna and flora, as well as meet the...
    2. Along the South-African coastline - Musical cruise
      Back to back offer
      No single supplement

      Along the South-African coastline - Musical cruise

      from 17 March 2020 to 25 March 2020

      • Cape Town - Durban
      • LE LYRIAL
      • 9 days / 8 nights
      In partnership with RADIO CLASSIQUE.  Discover a PONANT itinerary that explores the essential towns and sites of South Africa's wild east coast. A circuit in partnership with RADIO CLASSIQUE, with the exceptional presence of Alain Duault and of the Sirba Quintet.  At the crossroads of...
    3. Pearls of the Indian Ocean
      Expedition
      Special package

      Pearls of the Indian Ocean

      Flights Emirates Paris/Paris in economy class+visits+transfers. Business class under conditions

      from 20 March 2020 to 29 March 2020

      Embark with PONANT on a brand-new expedition cruise to the “Vanilla Islands”, from Madagascar to the Seychelles. This 10-day itinerary aboard Le Bougainville will be an opportunity to discover little-known places of breathtaking natural beauty, an original fauna and flora, as well as meet the...
    4. Pearls of the Indian Ocean
      Expedition
      Outbound regional flight included

      Pearls of the Indian Ocean

      Flight Mauritius / Nosy Be + Transfer

      from 20 March 2020 to 29 March 2020

      Embark with PONANT on a brand-new expedition cruise to the “Vanilla Islands”, from Madagascar to the Seychelles. This 10-day itinerary aboard Le Bougainville will be an opportunity to discover little-known places of breathtaking natural beauty, an original fauna and flora, as well as meet the...
    5. The Essential Cape Verde & Bijagos - with National Geographic
      Expedition
      National Geographic

      The Essential Cape Verde & Bijagos - with National Geographic

      from 25 March 2020 to 1 April 2020

      In partnership with National Geographic Expeditions.  Board L'Austral for a fabulous expedition cruise between Praia and Dakar. This brand-new 8-day adventure will enable you to discover Cape Verde and the Bijagos, two exceptional archipelagos including wild nature, cultural heritage and...
    6. The Scattered Islands & the Seychelles
      Expedition
      Flight credit

      The Scattered Islands & the Seychelles

      from 25 March 2020 to 9 April 2020

      • Durban - Victoria, Mahé
      • LE LYRIAL
      • 16 days / 15 nights
      Discover a PONANT itinerary sailing from Durban, a cosmopolitan city in South Africa, to Victoria, the capital of the Seychelles in the heart of the Indian Ocean.Join us for a 16-day expedition cruise aboard Le Lyrial to experience the exceptional environment of these faraway islands.From one port...
    7. The Seychelles and Aldabra Atoll
      Expedition
      Flight credit

      The Seychelles and Aldabra Atoll

      from 29 March 2020 to 10 April 2020

      Set sail for a 13-day expedition cruise to discover the most beautiful islands of the Seychelles. PONANT invites you to follow an unforgettable itinerary aboard Le Bougainville, against a backdrop of turquoise waters and coconut palms. Leaving from Victoria, the archipelago’s capital, fall...
    8. Madagascar, Réunion and Mauritius
      Expedition
      Special package

      Madagascar, Réunion and Mauritius

      Flights Emirates Paris/Paris in economy class+visits+transfers. Business class under conditions

      from 9 April 2020 to 22 April 2020

      • Victoria, Mahé - Port Louis
      • LE LYRIAL
      • 14 days / 13 nights
      PONANT invites you on a brand-new expedition cruise in the Indian Ocean. From the Seychelles to Mauritius via Madagascar and Reunion Island, take a 14-day cruise aboard Le Lyrial to enjoy beaches, nautical activities, and discovering endemic fauna and flora as well as places of breathtaking natural...
    9. The Essential Seychelles
      Expedition
      Flight credit

      The Essential Seychelles

      from 10 April 2020 to 18 April 2020

      On this brand-new itinerary, PONANT invites you to discover the must-see jewels of the Seychelles. On Mahé, you will board Le Bougainville for a 9-day expedition cruise to the heart of this archipelago’s Inner Islands for a glimpse of paradise.  The first stop on your cruise: Sainte Anne...
    10. Adventure in the Bijagos Archipelago
      Expedition
      Roundtrip flight included

      Adventure in the Bijagos Archipelago

      Flight Paris/Praia + visits + transfers + flight Dakar/Paris

      from 10 April 2020 to 18 April 2020

      Unspoiled nature, encounters with populations respecting their ancestral traditions, observation of exceptional biodiversity: this is the programme that PONANT is proposing during a 9-day circuit in the Bissagos Islands. You can experience this exceptional cruise, tinged with adventure, aboard Le...
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