Have you been following along with Wanderer-in-Residence Gary Arndt as he recalls his time on the West Africa Cruise? We've got week four of the sailing served up!
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Learn the history of voodoo and the slave trade, visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites, observe wildlife up close, explore local markets and colonial architecture in historic ports, visit remote archipelagos via Zodiac. Interact with our expert expedition team while enjoying the comfort and cuisine of the MS Expedition.
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.
Arrive at any time and check into the hotel.
Enjoy an excursion from the port at Tema to the busy capital of Accra. Wildlife enthusiasts may choose to visit the Shai Game Reserve instead.
From the dock at the Ghanaian town of Takoradi, explore a region steeped in the sad history of the slave trade. Visit Elmira Castle and Cape Coast Castle.
Spend time at sea.
Two days to explore Freetown, Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone is recovering from a civil war that almost tore the country apart, but today it is a progressive African state with a great future.
Spend the day at sea.
Visit Banjul, a city beloved by birdwatchers. Admire the local art, visit a distillery and take part in a cooking class.
Explore Dakar, Senegal; a bustling and energetic West African capital.
Two days at sea.
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.
Day spent at sea.
Visit Fuereventura, Canary Islands. This particular island is part of the newly designated UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Disembark the MS Expedition for the final time, in the whitewashed Moroccan seaside city of Agadir. Drive to Marrakech, a spectacular end to our journey.
After breakfast, depart for the airport and flights homeward.