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African Wildlife & Landscapes

31st Oct 2019 14 nights Sails from Cape Town Boudicca D1926
FROM ONLY £2,999 per person *
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FROM ONLY £2,999 per person *
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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. 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. [ReadMore]

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.  

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.

Real ships
We don’t have boastful megaships. We take immense pride in our fleet of smaller-scaled vessels that retain the style, ambience and understated quality of a country house hotel.  We ensure they remain contemporary too: from winter 2016 to spring 2018 the whole fleet underwent dry dock refits to further enhance the facilities for guests. With the fifth generation Fred. Olsen as Chairman and 170 years of seafaring heritage behind us, we believe we’ve found the perfect formula for you to get the best out of your holiday with us.

Smaller but spacious
A smaller ship doesn’t mean less space; far from it. Each room is comfortably sized, with all that you’ll need to enjoy your holiday. In fact, our rooms are comparable to those on some of the mammoth cruise ships. While our vessels are on a more accessible scale, you can have just as much private space.  With fewer people on board it’s easy to find a quiet spot to relax in peace with a drink or a good book. There’s room to stretch out by the pool and you can get ashore more quickly too. And when you’re ashore, you’re seeing the best of each port of call with hundreds – not thousands – of others, giving you a much more authentic experience.

Service with a smile
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 guest feedback our staff are always the most highly-rated aspect of the whole experience.