On board MS BREMEN from Cape Town to Mauritius
Expedition South Africa: At the Cape of the Wild Animals
Legendary nature reserves, breathtaking beaches and primeval rainforests with an unimaginable wealth of fauna and flora. On your expedition with the BREMEN you will discover Africa as you have never seen it before. Set out into the wilderness on the trail of the “Big Five”, and look forward to fascinating moments at the southern tip of the Black Continent.
from Cape Town to Mauritius
|Cruise dates:||from 16.11.2013 to 02.12.2013 (17 days)|
|Your ship:||MS BREMEN|
| Sat, 16.11.2013 |
Scheduled flight Germany – Cape Town
| Sun, 17.11.2013 |
Overnight stay on board
Cape of Good Views
| Mon, 18.11.2013 |
Cape Town/South Africa, departure 9.00 hrs
| Tue, 19.11.2013 |
Mossel Bay, from 7.00 to 13.00 hrs
Impressions full of a special atmosphere await you at Mossel Bay when you look out for dolphins or research in the Bartolomeu Diaz Museum into the history of the Portuguese sailor who reached the “bay full of mussels” in 1488.
| Wed, 20.11.2013 |
Port Elizabeth, from 5.00 hrs to 18.00 hrs
Unforgettable encounters in South Africa
| Thu, 21.11.2013 |
Relaxation at sea
| Fri, 22.11.2013 |
Durban, from 7.00 to 22.00 hrs
Today Durban will captivate you – the largest city in the province KwaZulu-Natal and a unique melting pot of Indian, European and African culture. When Stalking in the Tala Game Reserve* you can explore the habitat of giraffes, rhinos and hippos. As an alternative you can experience breathtaking views during an Adventure Excursion over the Sani Pass* as far as the “Roof of South Africa“, with a pass height of almost 3,000 m, in the Drakensbergen on the border to Lesotho.
| Sat, 23.11.2013 |
Richard’s Bay, arrival 5.00 hrs
There will be a continuation of these exciting expedition moments in Richard’s Bay. Sense the soul of Africa during a two-day visit to the Phinda Game Reserve*, which is one of the most impressive nature reserves in the country and at the same time incorporates seven different ecological systems. In case you have still not seen all the members of the “Big Five”, there will be a further chance for you here. A Visit to the Zulu Village of Kwabhekithunga* will deeply move you when you are introduced to the proud traditions of this tribe. You will set out on a search for the rare, almost extinct white and black rhinoceroses in the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve*, where, if you are lucky, you will also see lions and zebras. On the other hand crocodiles and hippos will impress you on a Boat Trip across Lake St. Lucia* – the crowning glory of an abundance of intensive animal observations in South Africa.
| Sun, 24.11.2013 |
Richard’s Bay, departure 17.00 hrs
| Mon, 25.11.2013 |
Ilha dos Portugueses/Mozambique
Between superb beaches and huge volcanoes
| Tue, 26.11.2013 |
- Wed, 27.11.2013
Relaxation at sea
| Thu, 28.11.2013 |
Port d’Ehoala (Taolanaro)/Madagascar, from 10.00 to 17.00 hrs
Starting out from Port d’Ehoala you will hike through the Andohahela National Park*, where, with any luck, you may sight some shy lemurs. Alternatively, you are offered wonderful Impressions of Taolanaro*.
| Fri, 29.11.2013 |
Relaxation at sea
| Sat, 30.11.2013 |
Le Port/Reunion, from 9.00 hrs to 18.00 hrs
Without any doubt the most paradisiacal side of France is the overseas territory of Reunion with its dense tropical forests, colourful plants and rugged volcanic ranges. During the Scenic Excursion to the Volcano Piton de la Fournaise* you will explore the second most active volcano on earth. Or, on a Helicopter Flight* spectacular perspectives will be revealed to you – a breathtaking finale to a unique expedition.
| Sun, 01.12.2013 |
Port Louis/Mauritius, arrival 6.00 hrs
| Mon, 02.12.2013 |
Arrival in Frankfurt
* These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. The shore activities 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: CAPE TOWN – THE MOST BEAUTIFUL END OF THE WORLD
PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: HIGHTLIGHTS OF NOTHERN NAMIBIA
POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: MAURITIUS – DREAM ISLAND IN THE INDIAN OCEAN
Specialist in Biology in the Expert Team
The emphases of the lectures by Dr Lothar Staeck,
Professor of Biology as a Teaching Subject at the TU Berlin, are on the
botany and ecology of the tropics and their forests. The expert is able
to present complex facts in an easily comprehensible form and will thus
be able to arouse your enthusiasm for the natural treasures of South