See the World from Your Doorstep on a Grand Africa Voyage

Giraffes roaming during sunset in Africa.

Calling all wanderlust cruisers! If wildlife safaris, golden vistas and rolling grasslands are part of your dream vacation, then Holland America Line’s Grand Africa Voyage is the bucket-list adventure you’ve been waiting for.

Roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, this 73-day voyage gives you the opportunity to see the world from your doorstep with the comfort of a Holland America Line cruise. From imperial cities to the beautiful wild landscapes of Africa, you could explore 26 ports in 22 countries and territories. Talk about wanderlust!

Aerial view of Cape Town, South Africa, where the sea meets the shore, during sunset.

Aerial view of Cape Town, South Africa during sunset.

Discover Dream Destinations

Depart on Oct. 10, 2023, aboard the Zuiderdam for a clockwise journey around Africa with:

  • Four overnight calls in Aqaba, Jordan; Cape Town, South Africa (two nights); Zanzibar, Tanzania; and Victoria, Seychelles.
  • Six evening departures in San Juan, Puerto Rico; Souda, Crete; Safaga, Egypt; Richards Bay, South Africa; Walvis Bay, Namibia; and Cape Town.
  • 26 ports in 22 countries and territories, including: Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Tunisia, Greece, Egypt, Jordan, Seychelles, Tanzania, Mayotte, Madagascar, Mozambique, South Africa, Namibia, Angola, Ghana, Ivory Coast, The Gambia, Senegal, Cape Verde, Puerto Rico.
  • A memorable daylight transit of the Suez Canal en route to Aqaba for the opportunity to travel to the Lost City of Petra.
  • Safari and wildlife opportunities in Victoria Falls National Park, Namib Rand Nature Reserve, Etosha Game Reserve, Abuko Nature Reserve, Jozani Forest Reserve, Bandia Wildlife Reserve, Lokobe National Park, the Black Lemur Sanctuary, Kruger National Park, and Zulu Nyala Private Game Reserve.
  • Two full days at Cape Town, South Africa, to explore memorable sites like Table Mountain, Nelson Mandela’s prison cell, Chapman’s Peak Drive, Cape Winelands and more.

If you can’t get away for 73 days, consider embarking on the 46-day cruise from Fort Lauderdale to Cape Town, or 27-day itinerary from Cape Town to Fort Lauderdale.

Elephants drinking water in Kruger National Park in South Africa.

Elephants gather to drink water in Kruger National Park. 

Dive Deeper into Africa with Overland Adventures

Immerse yourself on land from 4-5 days at a time by enhancing your cruise with additional shore excursions that take you deeper into cultures and destinations. Witness the wild side of Africa and soak up magical moments by spotting the Big Five (lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and African buffalo). Relish breathtaking views while enjoying luxurious accommodations. Embark on great dune excursions and explore the beauty of desert landscapes.

Endless adventures await with several Overland Adventures to choose from:

  • Botswana, Victoria Falls & Chobe Game Lodge Overland Adventure to Cape Town
    (4 nights/5 days)
  • Kruger National Park (4 nights/5 days)
    Kruger Shalati: The Train On The Bridge
  • Kruger National Park (4 nights/5 days)
    Kruger Combo: Shishangeni & Kapama Karula
  • Kruger National Park (3 nights/4 days)
    Lukimbi Private Game Reserve
  • Sossusvlei Dune Adventure (4 nights/5 days)
  • Escape to Etosha Adventure (3 nights/4 days)
  • Little Kulula (3 nights/4 days)

More information about these Overland Adventures will be posted to the Holland America Line website on
June 14.

Delight in a Grand Onboard Experience

On a Grand Voyage, evening onboard activities shine with local cultural entertainment and special guest headliners. Festive evening balls and the Captain’s Grand Voyage Dinner create memorable moments. And dining is elevated to a new level with menus that change daily, featuring local ingredients and regional cuisine.

Embark on Your Next Adventure

Learn more about the Grand Africa Voyage or contact a Personal Cruise Consultant today to begin planning your dream vacation.


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One Comment

  1. Diane Johnson June 19, 2023 at 6:58 am - Reply

    Something to dream about for sure. I would need to find a travel partner to even consider affording this one but something to consider planning for.

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