- A record number of safaris will highlight African wildlife with Crystal Cruises' 2010 World Cruise, the company has announced today.
Eighteen Crystal Overland Adventures allow adventurous guests to closely encounter Africa's "Big Five" - lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo - throughout Namibia, Tanzania, South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Kenya. The two- to five-night adventures take guests from port to some of the most celebrated game reserves in Africa, and then return them to the ship in another port.
The 21-day cruise aboard Crystal Serenity departs Cape Town for Mumbai February 9, 2010, the third segment of the epic 108-day World Cruise, the company said.
The Safaris tours will include places such as the Okavango Delta, Botswana - A haven for rare species, and being the only place in Botswana where endangered white rhinos can be seen in their natural habitat.
Other places will be the Singita Sabi Sand Reserve, South Africa, the Mala Mala Game Reserve,sharing an unfenced border with Kruger National Park, the Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara, Nairobi, Kenya.
"Each distinctly unique, the safari excursions are carefully planned at dusk and dawn to allow guests to explore the region's wildlife in profoundly authentic ways," said John Stoll, director, land programmes. "Whether it's watching the animals migrate from Tanzania to Kenya or lions' nightly hunts, guests can immerse themselves in the African wild," he added.
The voyage visits Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth, South Africa; Zanzibar, Tanzania; Mombasa, Kenya; Male, Republic of Maldives; Mahe/Victoria, Seychelles; Cochin, Marmagao and Mumbai, India.
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