Manaus to Dakar
14 Apr - 5 May
21 Nights
8 Ports
Silversea Expeditions

Manaus to Dakar

14 April - 5 May 2024
From £9,500 pp
Silversea's door-to-door all-inclusive fares include UK return chauffeur service from home to airport, flights and overseas transfers

Duration

21 Nights

Journey Type

Sailing from Brazil

Ports

8 Ports

14-15 April

Setting sail from Manaus

Situated near the confluence of the Rio Negro and Amazon rivers, and surrounded by thick jungle, Manaus is a remarkable place, a sweltering, steamy city in the heart of the Brazilian rainforest. It first came to prominence as the centre of the rubber trade around the turn of the twentieth century, but these days it's a major port, despite its location some 1,000 miles from the sea, and it's also the centre of the Amazonian tourism industry. It's an interesting place and there are a few sights worth seeing before you venture into the jungle, including the famous Teatro Amazonas, a beautiful 19th century opera house.

Don't miss

The meeting of the waters of the Rio Negro and Rio Solimões is really something: different colours, different speeds and different temperature too.

16 April

Brazil: Furo dos Botos

17-20 April

At sea

21 April

Brazil: Fortaleza

22-26 April

At sea

27 April

Sierra Leone: Tokeh

28-29 April

Sierra Leone: Aberdeen, Sierra Leone

Guinea-Bissau: João Vieira (Bijagos)

2-3 May

Gambia: Banjul

4-5 May

Arriving in Dakar

The busy, dusty streets of Senegal's capital Dakar are filled with life and colour, noises, smells and local music. The city extends over the Cap Vert peninsula - as the name suggests, it is a former French colony, and the distinctive atmosphere still has traces of the French influence. You can get a great view of the flat peninsula and ocean beyond from Les Mamelles (The Breasts), two small and appropriately shaped hills. The people here are friendly and helpful, so expect a warm welcome - but watch out for the usual hustles and scams of a busy city.

Our tip

For a brief respite from the heat and bustle, go to the Institut Francais in the centre of town. We find it a bit of a haven; lovely gardens to enjoy over a coffee.

The Ship

Your home from home

Silversea Expeditions - Silver Wind in Ullapool
Silver Wind - Owners Suite
Silver Wind - Jacuzzi and pool

Silver Wind is a little ship with an intimate style and personal service, which has earned her a well deserved loyal and dedicated following.

What we love

Silver Wind is a lovely size; with just 274 guests, she's a cruise ship in miniature, and an ice-strengthened hull allows her to offer both expedition and classic voyages. You can expect all the facilities and space of a larger ship, with the intimacy of a small yacht. She's comfortable in the middle of a great ocean, but can also slip up rivers and into tiny harbours.

Capacity 274 Guests (240 guests in polar waters)
Crew 239 International Staff
Style The Italian verve and sparkle of Silversea makes for a social, welcoming ambience and cosmopolitan style. The international passenger mix creates a sophisticated and elegant environment.
Inclusions
  • All meals in all venues including room service
  • All alcoholic drinks throughout the ship
  • Daytime activities and lecture programme
  • Evening entertainment and shows
  • Sports and fitness facilities
  • Gratuities
  • All excursions and zodiac rides on expedition itineraries
  • Silversea complimentary parka for polar itineraries
  • Voyage DVD on expedition itineraries
More about Silver Wind

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
Tropical Manaus Ecoresort

Where to stay in Manaus

You may enjoy the Tropical Manaus Ecoresort, a few miles outside the city. To be frank in Manaus hotel quality is poor.

Presidente Figueiredo falls, Brazil

Excursions from Manaus

Go to Presidente Figueiredo to see the falls and enjoy extraordinary scenery and a taste of the rainforest.

Radisson Blu Dakar, Senegal

Where to stay in Dakar

The comfortable Radisson Blu is probably the best choice.

Lake Retba, Senegal

Sightseeing in Senegal

Outside Dakar lies the beautiful Pink Lake – Lake Retba. Its high salt content attracts a bacteria which creates the colour.

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Manaus to Dakar

14 April - 5 May 2024
From £9,500 pp

Duration

21 Nights

Journey Type

Sailing from Brazil

Ports

8 Ports

Ship

Silver Wind of Silversea Expeditions

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Why Mundy?

Who we are

Mundy Adventures is the intrepid little brother of Mundy Cruising plc, the UK's very first cruise specialist, and one of the leading companies in its field.

We specialise in travel by ship and have been doing so for over 50 years. By providing expert, personal service, insightful ideas and fascinating add-ons we aim to make your adventure holiday truly unique and special.

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