Africa Cruises from the UK

No-fly cruises from the UK to Africa uncover a land of outstanding natural beauty, deep-rooted traditions, and diverse flora and fauna. Discover the incredible cities of South Africa including Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth, and explore Kenya and Tanzania in East Africa. Admire the desert landscapes of Namibia in southern Africa, or cruise to North Africa which encompasses Morocco and Algeria. Africa cruises from the UK can also include calls in southeast Asia, the South Pacific and Australia.

  • Cape Town
  • Cape Town
  • Durban
  • Port Elizabeth
  • Zanzibar, Tanzania

Africa Cruises

Morocco and Southern Spain

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Morocco and Southern Spain on Balmoral
14 Nights
Departs 18 Nov 2022
from Southampton
  • £1,551pp
  • £1,891pp
  • £3,181pp
  • £3,433pp

Southampton, Cádiz, Tangier, Casablanca, Agadir, Lisbon, Leixões

Islands Of Cape Verde

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Islands Of Cape Verde on Bolette
19 Nights
Departs 02 Dec 2022
from Tilbury
  • £1,939pp
  • £2,191pp
  • £3,704pp
  • £3,704pp

Tilbury, Lisbon, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Praia, Santiago Island, Porto Novo, Santo Antão Island, Mindelo, São Vicente Island, San Sebastian de la Gomera, Funchal, Madeira

Civilisations of Cape Verde & Morocco

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Civilisations of Cape Verde & Morocco on Borealis
18 Nights
Departs 03 Feb 2023
from Liverpool
  • £2,133pp
  • £2,521pp
  • £4,025pp
  • £4,752pp

Liverpool, Funchal, Madeira, Porto Novo, Santo Antão Island, Praia, Santiago Island, Mindelo, São Vicente Island, Agadir, Casablanca, Tangier, Lisbon

Discovering Cultural Morocco With The Fleet In Funchal

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Discovering Cultural Morocco With The Fleet In Funchal on Braemar
15 Nights
Departs 30 Oct 2023
from Dover
  • £2,036pp
  • £2,424pp
  • £4,170pp
  • £4,849pp

Dover, Gibraltar, Cádiz, Tangier, Casablanca, Agadir, Funchal, Madeira, Leixões

The Intrepid of Africa & The Indian Ocean

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
The Intrepid of Africa & The Indian Ocean on Bolette
93 Nights
Departs 19 Nov 2023
from Southampton
  • £9,699pp
  • £11,639pp
  • £18,429pp
  • £23,279pp

Southampton, Tangier, Valletta, Alexandria, Port Said, Cruising the Suez Canal, Sharm El Sheikh, Safaga, Jeddah, Salalah, Mumbai (ex Bombay), Mormugao, Goa, Mangalore, Cochin, Uligamu, Hithadhoo, Addu Atoll, Port Victoria, Praslin Island, La Digue, Mombasa, Zanzibar, Dar es Salaam, Mamoudzou, Hell-Ville, Antsiranana, Pointe des Galets, Port Louis, Toamasina, Tôlanaro, Maputo, Richards Bay, Durban, East London, Gqeberha (ex Port Elizabeth), Mossel Bay, Cape Town, Walvis Bay, Sao Tome Island, Cotonou, Lome, Takoradi, Dakar, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Funchal, Madeira

Discovering Cultural Morocco

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Discovering Cultural Morocco on Balmoral
14 Nights
Departs 18 Jan 2024
from Southampton
  • £1,745pp
  • £2,133pp
  • £3,491pp
  • £3,685pp

Southampton, Funchal, Madeira, Agadir, Casablanca, Tangier, Lisbon, Leixões

About Africa Cruises

The countries of Morocco and Algeria in North Africa often feature on cruise line itineraries. Casablanca is the largest city in Morocco and home to the spectacular Hassan II mosque which has a staggering 210m minaret which dominates the skyline. Algiers is the capital of Algeria and renowned for its gleaming white buildings. Its name derives from the Arabic word meaning ‘the islands’, taken from the four islands which became paint of the mainland in 1525.

South Africa is a popular cruise region, with a wealth of fascinating cities to explore. Durban is renowned for its African, Indian and colonial influences, while East London attracts beach-lovers and surfers due to its laidback atmosphere and stunning beaches. Cape Town is undoubtedly the jewel in South Africa’s crown and overlooked by Table Mountain. The city’s highlights include the scenic Cape of Good Hope, colourful Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and picturesque Robben Island, a former prison site. There is also Boulders Beach, home to a large penguin colony. Mossel Bay is a beautiful harbour town on South Africa’s Garden Route, while Port Elizabeth is a thriving city which is known for The Donkin Heritage Trail taking in Victorian landmarks.

Mombasa on the east coast of Africa is stepped in history. Its exotic old town is full of narrow winding streets and stunning Arab architecture, plus filled with the aroma of spices. The 16th-century Fort Jesus stands at the water’s edge overlooking the harbour. Zanzibar Archipelago is also on the eastern coast of Africa and comprises of more than 40 islands. It offers outstanding natural beauty with its array of white sandy beaches, green forests and mangrove swamps. Stone Town, the old quarter of Zanzibar City, is the island’s fascinating capital which is a rich blend of African, Arabian, Indian and European influences.