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. Egypt and Israel
      New itinerary

      Egypt and Israel

      from 31 March 2020 to 9 April 2020

      • Aqaba - Antalya
      • LE PONANT
      • 10 days / 9 nights
      Set sail with PONANT in the footsteps of ancient civilisations with a 10-day cruise aboard our three-mast yacht, Le Ponant. This brand-new itinerary combines cultural discoveries and archaeological marvels and will take you from Jordan to Turkey via Egypt and Israel.  After you join the ship at...
    2. Madagascar, Réunion and Mauritius
      Expedition
      New itinerary

      Madagascar, Réunion and Mauritius

      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...
    3. The Seychelles and Aldabra Atoll
      Expedition
      Diving

      The Seychelles and Aldabra Atoll

      from 18 April 2020 to 30 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...
    4. Madagascar, Réunion and Mauritius
      Expedition
      New itinerary

      Madagascar, Réunion and Mauritius

      from 22 April 2020 to 5 May 2020

      • Port Louis - Victoria, Mahé
      • LE LYRIAL
      • 14 days / 13 nights
      PONANT invites you on a brand-new expedition cruise in the Indian Ocean. From Mauritius to the Seychelles 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...
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