Boat Cruises in Africa
Motorboat big game viewing in Africa, Kayaking on Lake Malawi, Mokoros on the Okavango Delta, Dhow sailing on the East Coast of Africa and Felucca trips down the Nile are all boat based experiences.
Big Game Cruises
Motorboat sunset cruises are available on most rivers in Africa to enhance your big game viewing experience. There is nothing like sipping on a cold local beer or sundowner, while floating down a river in the middle of the bush – with crocodiles on the banks, and hipping cooling off in the shallow waters.
Kyaking on Lake Malawi
Kayaking is also is an excellent way to explore the large rivers and oceans in Africa. Kayaking on Lake Malawi is must do for all recreational travellers.
Mokoros in the Okavango Delta
Mokoros are wooden dug out canoes, and are the primary form of travel in the Okavango Delta in Botswana, one of Africa's last true wetland wildernesses.
Dhows are the traditional Arab sailboats of most countries on the east coast of Africa. Dhows are mostly made of wood and make for a very relaxing day out on the warm Indian Ocean.
Felucca down the Nile
One of the best ways to enjoy Aswan and the islands is to take a felucca, the ancient canvas-sailed boats of the Nile which have been cruising up and down the river for 4,000 years. A felucca trip is particularly exceptional just before sunset.
12 Locations for Boat Cruises in Africa
Click on one of these Africa Boat Cruises options for more about these experiences and to find an overland tour which offers that particular Boat Cruises activity.
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The highlight of my trip had to be Gweru in Zimbabwe, it was my idea of paradise. So much to do there with the animals and the location of it was just beautiful!
— Anne B (27) from Ireland
The trip was great! A very relaxed ride in a mokoro, followed by camping in the Okavango Delta and watching the animals on the islands was awesome!
— Michael & Silke from Germany
I loved every millisecond of the entire trip... Guess what I did in Swakopmund? I skydived out of a plane - woohoo was that AWESOME :-)
— JoJo E (61) from Switzerland
Finally home and had a great timeâ€¦. I loved the shark diving, Sossusvlei and Himba people. Saw Lions, a Leopard, Elephants, Giraffes, everything really! Thanks for…
— John E from Canada
I did not believe in god till i visited Chobe National Park.
— Juca from Uruguay