African Wildlife & Landscapes

31st Oct 2019 14 nights Sails from Cape Town Boudicca D1926
FROM ONLY £1,299 per person
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FROM ONLY £1,299 per person
Last minute Saver Fares available

Full payment is required at the time of booking; 100% cancellation charges apply – no refunds are permitted. Booking is not transferrable to any other cruise. No room number is provided at the time of booking (room number will be advised on cruise ticket). Oceans Loyalty Club discounts are not combinable with Saver Fares; Ocean points will be earned, however. Dining sitting will be allocated at FOCL’s discretion and will be advised on the cruise ticket. Saver Fare guests can choose a specific dining sitting at the time of booking, for a supplement of £2.00 per person per night; Table sizes cannot be requested when booking an Saver Fare.

Solo traveller offer available

Fantastic reduced single supplement deals availble on selected grades on this sailing. T&Cs apply.

There will be chances to encounter a diverse array of fascinating wildlife, from going in search of the ‘Big Five’ on unforgettable safari adventures to exploring coral reefs teeming with colourful fauna and flora. That’s not all, discovering iconic landmarks and natural wonders, authentic cultural delights and picture-perfect paradise beaches will make for enthralling experiences too.

You’ll begin your exotic voyage with an epic journey of discovery along South Africa’s stunning coastline, starting in Cape Town. [ReadMoreMob] With time to explore the ‘Mother City’ in-depth, you can take in the incredible scenery at Cape Point; see the penguins at Boulders Beach; take a cable car to the top of Table Mountain; or even visit UNESCO-listed Robben Island to learn of Nelson Mandela’s inspirational life. Heading east, it’s on to Port Elizabeth for an unmissable opportunity to indulge in the ultimate safari experience. Seek-out the ‘Big Five’ at the Kariega or Lalibela Game Reserves; or perhaps watch hundreds of elephants, Cape buffalo and much more in their natural habitat on a 4x4 adventure through Addo Elephant Park. Further north, even more African wildlife is yours to discover during a day at Richards Bay. Within reach here is the breathtaking Hluhluwe Game Reserve, where rare white rhinos and many other species roam freely among scenes of wild bush and rolling hills. Alternatively, for a unique cultural experience, you could tour to DumaZulu for a fascinating insight into the Zulu Kingdom’s way of life. [ReadMoreDesk]

Visits to three idyllic islands off the east coast of Africa will present you with astonishing landscapes and wonderful wildlife too. During a day-long stop at the French island of Mayotte, you can take a glass bottom boat tour of the Indian Ocean’s largest lagoon and look out for colourful fish, vibrant coral reefs and dolphins; or even go snorkelling in the crystal-clear waters to see the wonders of this natural aquarium up-close. Madagascar’s amazing plant and animal life also awaits you, with a day to uncover the best of this world-famous natural wonderland. Hell-Ville is perfectly-placed for tours Nosy Be’s tropical, 740-hectare Lokobe National Park, where lemurs, chameleons, geckos, boa constrictors and much more can be seen in their unspoilt natural habitat. Finally, it is on to the Mahé, the largest of the Seychelles’ spectacular islands. With another full-day stop, there’s time to take a catamaran cruise to the uninhabited island of Moyenne, a breeding ground for giant land tortoises; or simply enjoy the sunshine on quintessential Seychelles beaches, boasting white sand lapped by inviting warm waters, before you head for home.  

Bringing the world closer
Braemar in Bordeux, France

Our size advantage means we can take you to places that some of the larger cruise vessels simply can’t. We dock close to the heart of some of the world’s most beautiful cities and can take you on scenic cruising adventures showcasing inspirational landscapes. Our itineraries are expertly crafted to make the most of this advantage.

Smaller but spacious
Guest swimming in pool, Marquee deck, Boudicca

Aboard our smaller, friendlier ships you'll find there's plenty of room to stretch out by the pool, enjoy a drink and great conversation with like-minded guests, and make the most of your time away. Sailing with hundreds, not thousands, of others allows you to get ashore faster too, and make the most of each destination.

Service with a smile
Waitress with drinks and guest on deck, Boudicca

Each member of the Fred. Olsen team has been carefully selected for their warm and welcoming personalities. The quality of our people, supported by training and development, ensures they will give you a great holiday. In fact, 97% of guests rated Fred. Olsen’s friendly, attentive staff ‘Excellent’ or ‘Good’.

Named after the British warrior Queen, Boudicca has built up a loyal following, combining style and space with the renowned personal Fred. Olsen service. Up to 880 guests can sail in comfort on board Boudicca, enjoying the welcoming, home-from-home ambience, ample space and fantastic restaurants, lounges, bars and facilities of a smaller, friendly ocean-going cruise ship.