West African Archipelago Expedition

Cape Verde & Bissagos Island Cruise

Departure date
12 days

Discover wonderful wildlife and culture on this West African adventure

  • 13-day West Africa expedition cruise, experiencing the incredible biodiversity of UNESCO Biosphere Reserves in Cape Verde and the Bissagos Islands.

  • Travel to Santiago, Gambia and Fogo, encountering spectacular wildlife like saltwater hippos during nature safaris on these stunning archipelagos.

  • Discover the cultures and wildlife of West Africa’s islands with your Expedition Team, visiting the volcanoes, rainforests, and reefs of Cape Verde.

UNESCO wonders

Visit the lush Bissagos Islands, known for its wonderful variety of wildlife, flora and fauna. See fascinating marine mammals, turtles and rare birdlife on an expedition cruise to Cape Verde's islands and coral reefs.

Cultural flavours of Africa

Experience the colourful streets of Dakar in Senegal and travel to Gambia, where you'll enjoy the laidback atmosphere of Africa's smallest capital Banjul. Explore island culture as we travel to Santiago and lively Praia, and discover the traditions of the matriarchal Bijagos people.

What's Included

Expedition Cruise

Onboard Activities

Landing Activities

Route overview

We'll help you plan where to go, when to visit and how long to stay

Delightful Dakar

Day 1

En route to Cape Verde

Day 2

Santiago, Cape Verde

Day 3

Volcanic Fogo

Day 4

Ribeiras of Santo Antão

Day 5

Birds of Boa Vista

Day 6

A day of discovery at sea

Day 7

Bissagos' biodiversity

Day 8-11

The Gambia's tiny capital

Day 12

Return to Dakar

Day 13

Ships on this expedition

Take a closer look at our ships typically used on this expedition

Included Programmes

It's a mixture of adventure activities for individuals of all ages