West Africa & Cape Verde Expedition Cruises
Discover West African wildlife in mangroves, palm groves, coastal savannahs, and the UNESCO-protected biosphere of the Bissagos Islands. Visit Dakar and Banjul, two of West Africa’s colourful capitals and learn about the sad history of the slave trade. Witness Cape Verde’s Portuguese colonial heritage along with the history of its Indigenous people. See our itineraries, activities and offers.
West Africa & Cape Verde itineraries
Activities in Cape Verde
Wildlife of the Bissagos Islands
Among West Africa’s wildlife, you’ll find saltwater hippos, sea turtles, crocodiles, manatees, dolphins, monkeys, endemic bird species and migratory birds.
Cruises to West Africa and Cape Verde
Activities in West Africa and Cape Verde
Coastal West Africa offers superb opportunities for discovery and adventure, and you’ll experience it for yourself on included and optional activities with your expedition cruise. Go on nature walks on volcanic islands, try sea kayaking, and join expedition boat wildlife safaris or cultural tours as you travel around West Africa and Cape Verde.
The Gambia – Roots by Land
Step back in time as your tour takes you through five centuries of history, focusing on the slave trade and the Gambian Kunta Kinteh, who was forced into slavery in the 18th century.
Highlights of Banjul City Tour
Sightseeing in Banjul and its surroundings, including visits to local markets, the tie-dye batik factory, the National Museum, and the Katchikally Crocodile Pool.
Dakar: City of Contrasts (Pre)
Start your adventure early with an overnight stay in Dakar and explore historic Gorée Island.
Expedition Ships to West Africa and Cape Verde
Travel aboard the modern, nimble and environmentally progressive MS Spitsbergen. Enjoy the comforts of your expedition cruise ship as you explore many islands on a West Africa cruise.