On board MS HANSEATIC from Funchal to Dakar
Expedition to Cape Verde - Africa’s Island Pearls in the Atlantic
Discover the most beautiful range of islands in the Atlantic – seemingly forgotten by the outside world. Cape Verde reveals a landscape of fascinating contrasts: fine beaches, rugged volcanic craters, barren wastelands, lush woodlands – enriched by the cultural treasures of colonial times and characterised by African joie de vivre. An insider’s tip for active explorers in search of unspoilt originality.
| Sat, 11.10.2014 |
Scheduled flight Frankfurt – Lisbon – Funchal
| Sun, 12.10.2014 |
La Palma/Canary Islands
Nature, Culture and Joie de Vivre
| Mon, 13.10.2014 |
- Tue, 14.10.2014
Relaxation at sea
| Wed, 15.10.2014 |
- Sun, 19.10.2014
Ilhas de Barlavento – Windward Group/Cape Verde (Sal , Sao Nicolao , Sao Vicente , Santo Antao , Boa Vista )
On the archipelago’s most sun-drenched island, Sal, there is a paradise to explore, extending from the charms of a barren wasteland to the magic of an underwater world. Setting out from Palmeira, the Jeep Safari in the Wild North* takes you to the spectacular rocky cliffs of Buraconda. Marvel at corals and turtles during a Catamaran Trip with Snorkel Opportunity*. Untouched and spectacular – a good way to describe the Island Impressions of Sao Nicolao*. Admire the extraordinary vegetation with banana, papaya and dragon trees, all against a striking mountain backdrop. The small fishing village of Tarrafal on Sao Nicolao with its black sandy beach is the picturesque departure point for the Hike to Cachaco*, offering breathtaking views of the Monte Gordo which you will never forget. Breathe in the air of solitude for which some of the Cape Verde islands are famous as you visit Preguica, a tiny village the world has all but forgotten. By contrast, Mindelo on Sao Vicente pulsates with life. On a City Walking Tour*, immerse yourself in the melting pot of cultures between the harbour, African market and the old town. The excursion Mindelo and Baia das Gatas* offers you unspoilt nature: enjoy a fantastic view of the town and the bizarre lava formations in the “Bay of Cats”. The raw charm of Porto Novo on Santo Antao – the island of mountains, wind and water – accompanies you on your Tour of Discovery: A Hike on the Trail of Sugar Cane*. An Island Tour* is recommended for those who choose to relax as they take in the lush natural surroundings and bizarre valleys. Peace also abounds in Sal Rei on Boa Vista with its enchanting, colourful house facades in colonial style. The Pristine Boa Vista* excursion tours the northern part of the island en route for Espingueira – the electricity in this pioneering fishing village is generated entirely from the energy of the sun and wind.
| Mon, 20.10.2014 |
- Thu, 23.10.2014
Ilhas de Sotavento – Leeward Group (Brava , Fogo , Maio , Santiago)
Colonial Past on Fertile Land
| Fri, 24.10.2014 |
Sal/Cape Verde Islands, Arrival 6.00 hrs
| Sat, 25.10.2014 |
Dakar/Senegal, Arrival 6.00 hrs
| Sat, 25.10.2014 |
Arrival in Munich
* These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. The shore excursions listed here are in the planning stage and are subject to changes.
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Please note that our pre- and post-cruise programmes are conducted in German.
For individual programmes kindly consult your travel agent.
Following programmes we offer in German:
PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: NATURE ADVENTURE IN MADEIRA
POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: DAKAR – DISCOVERIES IN THE AFRICAN METROPOLIS
A specialist in volcanology amongst the team of experts
As a science journalist, the graduate geologist and volcanologist Christof Hug-Fleck
has travelled almost all over the world on more than 130 excursions.
Having published numerous books on geoscience, he will be offering
illuminating insights into why the volcanic landscapes make fascinating
chapters in the story of the Canary Islands and Cape Verde.