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G Adventures extends West Africa cruise for 2014

August 1, 2013 Cruise No Comments Email Email

G Adventures has extended the itinerary for its 2014 voyage up the coast of West Africa onboard its expedition vessel MS Expedition.

Passengers will now journey for 32 days to 16 ports in 14 countries, including the new ports of Dakhla in Western Sahara, Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands and Agadir (for Marrakech) in Morocco.

The West Africa itinerary operated for the first time in April this year, with Australian passengers making up the second largest percentage of onboard nationalities on the inaugural trip.

Rich Heller, marine product manager, G Adventures, says the trip is rich in local cultural experiences and onboard activities that link back to the destinations visited.

“We spend our days visiting local communities, villages and markets, engaging with locals and children as they go about their day-to-day lives. Then back on the ship we have historians, a wine sommelier, natural history experts and painters so the learning experience continues at sea.

“When you consider all that’s included, this trip is extraordinary value. We visit 14 countries and Western Sahara in 32 days, so it appeals to those interested in culture, anthropology and geography, and is also a great way for ‘country-counters’ to check off a few hard to-get-to places,” says Heller.

The 2014 West Africa Cruise visits South Africa, Namibia, Angola, Congo, Sao Tome & Principe, Benin, Togo, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Guinea-Bissau, The Gambia, Senegal, Western Sahara, the Canary Islands and Morocco.

Highlights from last year’s itinerary include visiting some of the most remote communities in Africa in Benin, Togo, Angola and Sierra Leone. Travellers will see the famous coffin-makers of Ghana, as well as Elmira Castle and Cape Coast Castle, where they come face-to-face with the conditions slaves endured awaiting their fate.

The MS Expedition sails the following itinerary:

  • West Africa Cruise – A 32-day trip from Cape Town to Marrakech is priced from AUD $16,999pp*, departing April 6, 2014.  Includes 29 nights aboard the MS Expedition, all meals on board ship, two hotel nights with breakfast (Cape Town and Marrakech), airport transfers, shore excursions and sightseeing per the itinerary, lectures and wine tastings, and zodiac excursions with G Adventures’ expert expedition team. 

For more information or to book, please call 1300 796 618 or visit www.gadventures.com.au

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