Adventure travel company G Adventures announced its first sailing holidays along the West African coastline aboard the M/S Expedition.
Passengers can choose from three itineraries, of which two are departing from Cape Town in South Africa, that visit more than 10 African nations in April 2013.
All itineraries are now on sale:
G Adventures new Africa tours are among the first of their kind in the region, with ports of call including Ghana, Senegal, Benin, Cameroon and Togo.
All itineraries boast a solid combination of activity and leisure. Passengers have time to spot rare birds and wildlife with skilled naturalists, visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites and the birthplace of voodoo, trace the roots of slavery, and learn about the region from the experienced expedition staff, including historians, anthropologists and ornithologists.
Passengers will also explore unreachable coastlines, and visit uninhabited islands and traditional villages. A notable highlight is the opportunity to discover the Bijagos Archipelago off the coast of Guinea-Bissau. The island is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, and is one of the most unexplored places on earth.
The 140-passenger M/S Expedition features large cabins equipped with en-suite bathrooms and windows, providing an exceptionally spacious and comfortable experience for all guests.