Tracing the West Coast of Africa

Hippos, Bissagos Islands
February 8, 2021
17 Days
Small-Ship Cruise
100 Guests
From $16,990

 

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Expedition Highlights

• Discover island endemics on São Tomé & Príncipe, such as the Príncipe kingfisher and the São Tomé green pigeon.

• Walk among the treetops on one of the world’s highest, and longest, suspended rope walkways in Ghana’s Kakum National Park. 

• Visit the Bissagos Archipelago, home to rare, saltwater-adapted hippos, African matinees, crocodiles, and five species of marine turtles and learn about the unique matriarchal traditions of the Bijagos people.

• Search for more than 290 species of birds in the Abuko Nature Reserve—including African paradise flycatchers, palm nut vultures, hammerkops, pygmy kingfishers, violet turacos, little greenbuls, and Abyssinian rollers.

• Tour Cape Coast Castle, Ghana; Kunta Kinteh Island, The Gambia; and Gorée Island, Senegal—all three are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

 

Expedition Team

Caledonian Sky

The all-suite, 100-guest Caledonian Sky is a spacious, yet intimate, expedition vessel. Refurbished in 2018, her beautifully designed public spaces include a single-seating dining room, a large lounge with piano, elegant bar, enclosed panoramic viewing deck, sun deck, library, and small gym. All suites have an ocean view and feature a sitting room, en suite bathroom, flat-screen television, spacious wardrobes, and dressing table. The Caledonian Sky carries a fleet of Zodiacs, available for accessing remote shorelines and islands and is equipped to offer scuba diving.

Additional Exploration

Pre-Trip Extension:
Tanzania
January 29, 2019February 9, 2021
From $12,980

With one of the Earth’s largest concentrations of wildlife, from lions and elephants to thousands of birds, Tanzania is sublime—visit the legendary Ngorongoro Conservation Area and stay at innovative mobile camps in the Serengeti that follow in the tracks of the Great Migration. 

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