The Intrepid Beauty of Africa & the Indian Ocean

From £9999pp
93 Nights
Longhaul
Worldwide

Highlights:

  • Chances to seek out remarkable flora and fauna – from lemurs, chameleons and ylang-ylang plants in Madagascar to the Big Five on a safari tour – will be presented throughout the journey
  • Guests can get up close to Tutankhamun’s burial ground at the Valley of the Kings, from Safaga, while the Indian leg of the journey brings opportunities to visit Goan spice and tea plantations, cook Keralan cuisine, and assist a ‘Dabbawala’ in Mumbai with their deliveries
  • With four days in Cape Town there will be ample time to discover historical sites such as Signal Hill and Robben Island
  • Walvis Bay is the gateway to the colossal dunes of the Namib, the world’s oldest desert, whereas Réunion Island boasts sweeping volcanic landscapes, dense forests and cascading waterfalls
  • We will head off the tourist trail to explore the less-visited gems of São Tomé and Zanzibar

We are thrilled to announce that Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines have launched an outstanding once-in-a-lifetime voyage that we think you’ll love, The Intrepid Beauty of Africa & the Indian Ocean.

In November 2023, Bolette will set off on an adventurous circumnavigation of the African continent discovering destinations off the beaten track across 93 unforgettable nights. Through this expertly designed, hand-crafted itinerary you’ll experience the joy of the journey as you adventure across lesser discovered gems and explore distant cultures boasting fascinating histories, remarkable nature and wildlife as well as stunning, diverse landscapes.

You’ll venture through Egypt, India and South Africa, so whether you are looking to explore dense forests, embark on a safari tour or to see the sights of the world’s oldest deserts, you’ll appreciate countless highlights as you travel away from the tourist trail and cruise The Olsen Way

Price Includes:

  • FREE On Board Spend up to £500 per person*
  • enjoy FREE door-to-door transfer up to 200 (UK mainland) miles**

Freedom Fare Benefits:

  • Choose your cabin
  • Choose your restaurant and dining time
  • Low deposit – just 15%
  • Priority booking for Shore Tours
  • Priority on board arrival and departure
  • Free shuttle bus to local centre (where operating)

Itinerary

  • Day 1 Departing Southampton, England

  • Day 5 Tangier, Morocco

  • Day 8 Valletta, Malta

  • Day 11 Alexandria, Egypt

  • Day 12 Port Said, Egypt

  • Day 13 Suez Canal, Egypt

  • Day 14 Shar el-Sheikh, Egypt

  • Day 15 Safaga, Egypt

  • Day 17 Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

  • Day 21 Salalah, Oman

  • Day 24 Mumbai, India

  • Day 25 Mormugao, India

  • Day 26 Mangalore, India

  • Day 27 Kochi, India

  • Day 28 Uligamu, Maldives

  • Day 30 Hithadhoo, Maldives

  • Day 33 Victoria, Seychelles

  • Day 35 Praslin Island

  • Day 36 La Digue, Seychelles

  • Day 40 Mombasa, Kenya

  • Day 42 Zanzibar, Tanzania

  • Day 43 Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

  • Day 45 Mamoudzou, Mayotte

  • Day 46 Andoany, Madagascar

  • Day 47 Antsiranana, Madagascar

  • Day 50 Port Reunion, Reunion

  • Day 51 Port Louis, Mauritius

  • Day 55 Toamasina, Madagascar

  • Day 60 Maputo, Mozambique

  • Day 63 Durban, South Africa

  • Day 65 East London, South Africa

  • Day 66 Gqeberha, South Africa

  • Day 67 Mossel Bay, South Africa

  • Day 69 Cape Town, South Africa

  • Day 74 Walvis Bay, Namibia

  • Day 78 Sao Tome, Sao Tome and Principe

  • Day 80 Cotonou, Benin

  • Day 81 Lome, Togo

  • Day 82 Takoradi, Ghana

  • Day 86 Dakar, Senegal

  • Day 89 Santa Cruz, Spain

  • Day 90 Funchal, Portugal

  • Day 94 Arriving, Southampton, England

Customers Say

From £9999pp
93 Nights
Longhaul
Worldwide

Highlights:

  • Chances to seek out remarkable flora and fauna – from lemurs, chameleons and ylang-ylang plants in Madagascar to the Big Five on a safari tour – will be presented throughout the journey
  • Guests can get up close to Tutankhamun’s burial ground at the Valley of the Kings, from Safaga, while the Indian leg of the journey brings opportunities to visit Goan spice and tea plantations, cook Keralan cuisine, and assist a ‘Dabbawala’ in Mumbai with their deliveries
  • With four days in Cape Town there will be ample time to discover historical sites such as Signal Hill and Robben Island
  • Walvis Bay is the gateway to the colossal dunes of the Namib, the world’s oldest desert, whereas Réunion Island boasts sweeping volcanic landscapes, dense forests and cascading waterfalls
  • We will head off the tourist trail to explore the less-visited gems of São Tomé and Zanzibar

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