Silversea Luxury Cruises To East London

East London

The gateway to the Wild Coast, East London was built around the mouth of the Buffalo River, which forms South Africa's only river port. Although fairly urban, East London is still close to the rural heartland, so it retains a pleasantly small-town air. There's a great museum here, and you can take a half-day city tour, an escorted visit to a local township, or a full-day tour of a rural village. View more

Although the beaches on the outskirts of the city are wonderful, those within the central business district are crowded and not very pleasant.

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Excursions in East London

Khaya La Bantu - Xhosa Cultural Experience

Experience a taste of the Xhosa culture on this half-day memorable excursion to Khaya La Bantu.


Depart the quayside and drive through East London, passing Orient and Eastern Beaches en-route. Travel along the national highway toward the former homeland, known as the Transkei, enjoying views of rolling hills, farmland and traditional Xhosa villages en route to Khaya La Bantu, an open-air, Xhosa cultural museum.


On arrival at this reproduction of a traditional village, you will be welcomed by the local villagers and invited to join them at the community centre, which the villagers built by hand using mud for the walls and thatch for the roof. Wooden benches provide seating. Please ask the locals for premission to take pictures of them.


At the community centre, listen as one of the representatives introduces you to the various Xhosa customs and traditions and a performance of traditional dance and song.


You are then invited to join your guide for a walk through the village. See the traditional kraal, a round building of interwoven branches that houses cattle, pigs, goats and chickens. The friendly villagers invite you to look into their huts as they explain the techniques used to build them.


Complimentary refreshments will be served at the community centre and you will have the opportunity to taste a variety of traditional Xhosa foods, including samp(de-hulled dried corn) & beans, wild spinach with maize-rice, and pot-breads.


During your visit, a variety of handicrafts including beadwork and clothing will be on display and are available for purchase.


Following your visit, re-board your coach for the return drive to the harbour and your awaiting ship.


Please note: This tour requires a moderate amount of walking outdoors for approximately 985 feet (300 metres) and it is not suitable for guests who utilise a wheelchair or for those with limited mobility. The terrain at Khaya La Bantu is mainly grass and uneven ground and it can get slightly muddy after heavy rain. Guests are advised to wear flat, comfortable walking shoes, sun protection and a warm jacket. Khaya La Bantu in not an authentic village; it is an open-air museum with cultural entertainment. Guests should have small denominations of local currency (South African Rand) if they wish to make any purchases. The price of this tour is adversely affected by the cost of conducting business in this high-cost infrastructure area. Guides and adequate transportation need to be sourced from a distance.

Inkwenkwezi Game Reserve

Experience the thrill of a game drive on this half-day search for animals including rhino, giraffe and indigenous birds.


Depart the pier and drive through East London, passing Orient and Eastern Beaches en route. Travel along the national highway toward the former homeland, known as the Transkei, enjoying views of rolling hills, farmland and traditional Xhosa villages.


On arrival at Inkwenkwezi, you are welcomed by a group of Xhosa singers and dancers. Sip a welcome drink before boarding the 4x4 open-air canvas-topped vehicles.


Enjoy a two-hour game drive in search of a variety of game, including rhino, wildebeest, giraffe, warthog, zebra, springbok, impala, gemsbok and the rare Eastern Cape kudu. The bird life includes gracious crested crane, secretary bird, ground hornbill and ostrich.


Following your game drive return to the main lodge for a comfort stop before re-boarding your coach for the transfer back to East London


Please note: This tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Although little walking is required (656 feet / 200 metres) on this tour, it is suggested only for those guests able to tolerate the rough ride of an open-air vehicle traveling on unpaved surfaces. The roads in the game reserve are gravel, with some inclines; parts of the game-drive are bumpy. Therefore, this tour is not suitable for guests with back or neck problems. It could be difficult for some guests with walking difficulties or hip/knee problems to get in and out of the open vehicles. For safety reasons, children under the age of six (6) may not participate. The spotting of wildlife cannot be guaranteed. Wear light clothing, including flat, comfortable walking shoes, and protection from the sun; binoculars are recommended. Guests are not permitted to use mobile phones, smoke, speak loudly, or stand up in the vehicle on or during the game drives, as this will disturb the animals. Thank you for your understanding. Small gifts can be purchased at the local souvenir shop. Local currency or credit cards are accepted.

Natural History Adventure

Depart the pier and proceed to East London's city centre. Drive along Oxford Street, passing the City Hall, built in 1897, in the 60th year of Queen Victoria's reign. Today, the City Hall is graced with a statue of the martyred activist, Stephen Biko.


In 1836, the British established East London as a military post, which they used as a base during the Xhosa wars. The arrival of German settlers, who had been serving as mercenaries in the British-German Legion, gave the place at the mouth of the Buffalo River an economic boost - and in 1873 East London was given town rights.


Continue to the East London Museum, which was established in 1921. It is home to a number of fine exhibits, including the type specimen of the coelacanth, a fish previously believed to have become extinct some 80 million years ago.


Other notable exhibits include a reconstruction of the extinct dodo of Mauritius along with the only known dodo egg in the world, as well as an extensive collection of beadwork relating to the Xhosa-speaking people, and the Nahoon Footprints.


In 1964, some construction workers at Bats Cave on the Nahoon Bluff corner noticed some strange shapes in the bedrock and on further investigation recognized them to be the fossilized footprints of a child, belonging to the archaic hominid period. 200,000 years ago, the conditions would have been perfect for the child to have been able to create these tracks and they then lay undisturbed for eons, fossilizing over time. Large slabs of sandstone that contained the tracks have been removed and can now be seen at the Museum.


Following this visit, proceed via the national highway through rural countryside en-route to the Nahoon Point Nature Reserve.


Enjoy refreshments at the Footprints Café, which is situated in a building which also houses the Mercedes-Benz Coastal Education & Visitor Centre. The centre provides an informative eco-tourism facility to educate visitors to the area, with boards, photographs and touchscreens mounted on the walls, explaining the unique aspects of East London's coastal environment, the archaeological wealth of Nahoon including the Nahoon Footprints, the history of surfing at the Nahoon Reef, and the importance of environmental stewardship.


Take a short stroll along the wooden boardwalk that skirts the edge of the coastal dunes, to the site where the Fossil Footprints were found. Thereafter, return to the pier, passing the residential suburbs of East London en-route.


Please note: This tour requires a moderate amount of walking for approximately 1640 feet (500 metres) and it is suitable for guests who utilise a wheelchair or for those with limited mobility however guests must be able to embark/disembark the coach via the bus steps. We recommend guests wear flat, comfortable walking shoes, sun hat & glasses, sunblock and windbreaker. Souvenir shops accept local currency and credit cards only. The order of sites seen may vary.

East London Township & its Children

Gain insight in to the daily lives and struggles of the township people in East London, during this half-day tour.


Depart the quayside and proceed to East London's city centre. Drive along Oxford Street, passing the City Hall, built in 1897, in the 60th year of Queen Victoria's reign. Today, the City Hall is graced with a statue of the martyred activist, Stephen Biko.


Duncan Village

From here, continue to Duncan Village, a low-income residential area which is home to more than 100,000 people, many of which live in informal shacks. Infrastructural facilities are minimal and densities are extremely high, being in excess of 2,500 people per hectare in some areas.


Current plans are underway to redevelop the area, with an emphasis on primary health care, adult education, job training, contractor development and child health care clinics, which when implemented, will ensure that the community has the basic building blocks necessary for its fulfilment. There are also plans to upgrade the infrastructure and the focus on the first phase has been the introduction of electricity to 5,000 informal dwellings.

Day Care Visit

During the tour, pay a visit to a local Day Care Centre, a crèche which provides children with a care facility during the day. These fresh-faced youngsters will entertain you with their recitals of nursery rhymes, song & dance. Continue through Duncan Village, stopping briefly for a photo stop at a site overlooking the area. Please ask permission of the locals before taking their photographs.


Local Orphanage

Your next stop will be at a local orphanage, where the house mother will inspire you with her story of how she provides a loving home to orphaned children. Up until recently, the family was crammed into a tiny dwelling. Thanks to the commitment and dedication of two British men, funds were raised to renovate the house over a 4 year period, providing the house mother and her kids with a spacious comfortable home.


Mdantsane

You then make your way to Mdantsane, passing Reeston, a new residential area comprising of RDP houses which were built to provide formal housing for shack dwellers in Duncan Village. Reconstruction and Development Programme (RDP) is a South African socio-economic policy framework implemented by the African National Congress (ANC) government of Nelson Mandela in 1994. The chief aim was to address the immense socioeconomic problems brought about by the consequences of the struggle against its predecessors under the Apartheid regime.


Mdantsane is reputed to be the second largest township in South Africa after Soweto and is home to over 1.6 million people. The original inhabitants were people who, during the apartheid era, were forcibly removed from what was known as East Bank in East London. It is divided into eighteen zones which are named numerically in the chronological order of their establishment.


The central market, in N.U.2 (Zone 2) district is called "The Hi-way". This is where many informal traders sell their wares on the streets and it is also the location of the main taxi rank.


Enjoy an orientation drive through Mdantsane, as your local 'township' guide provides you with stories and information about the people living in the area.


From here, make your way back to the quayside, having gained a deeper understanding of township life.


Please note: This tour involves moderate amount of walking for approximately 328 yards (300 metres) with some stairs to climb and is not suitable for guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests should dress in comfortable attire and wear flat walking shoes. Some sites visited on this programme are in extreme poverty, but with the help of the RDP, it is a place of hope. Participants on this tour must be prepared for this aspect of the excursion. Your participation in this programme will generate a donation to both the day care and the orphanage visited. This is a no frills insight in to the lives of the people of South Africa like no other. A brief shopping stop is made in the township and only local currency (South African Rand) and US Dollars are accepted. Credit cards are not accepted. Please ask permission of the locals before taking their photographs.

Canoeing on the Nahoone River

Get an up-close look at nature surrounding East London during this fluid kayak adventure.


Depart the quayside and proceed to East London's city centre. Drive along Oxford Street, passing the City Hall, built in 1897, in the 60th year of Queen Victoria's reign. Today, the City Hall is graced with a statue of the martyred activist, Stephen Biko.


In 1836, the British established East London as a military post, which they used as a base during the Xhosa wars. The arrival of German settlers, who had been serving as mercenaries in the British-German Legion, gave the place at the mouth of the Buffalo River an economic boost - and in 1873 East London was given town rights.


Continue past the East London Museum, which was established in 1921. It is home to a number of fine exhibits, including the type specimen of the coelacanth, a fish previously believed to have become extinct some 80 million years ago.


Your canoeing adventure will take place on the Nahoon River and takes approximately 2 hours. There will be a qualified lifeguard on each canoe trail and lifejackets will be worn by all participants. Fluid kayaks will be used which are very stable and take two people each with a maximum carrying capacity of 485 pounds (220 kilograms/ 35 stone). It is a tidal estuary and there is abundant birdlife including kingfishers, cormorants, herons (a large nesting colony) darters, wooly necked stalk, sacred ibis, Egyptian geese, blacksmith plover, egret, occasional fish eagle, osprey and goliath heron sightings. Dassies are frequently seen and some mullet can be seen jumping out of the water to escape predatory fish, and if you are really lucky you may encounter an otter or sea lion in the river. There are some beautiful riverside properties to be seen as well as some small uninhabited islands. The total distance covered will be 1-3 miles (3-6 kilometres) depending on weather conditions and the fitness of the group.


Thereafter, return to the quayside, passing the residential suburbs of East London, as well as Orient & Eastern beaches en-route.


Please note: This tour involves extensive activity and is recommended for guests in good physical condition. Life jackets are provided and must be worn at all times while on the water. Guests should wear a swimsuit under a cover-up, water shoes and ample sun protection. Kayaks are 2-person style with a maximum capacity of 485 pounds (220 kilograms / 35 stone). A waiver is required to be signed in order to participate in this tour. If you are pregnant, have had a recent operation or have a medical condition that may be deemed unsafe to paddle (if unsure please ask us), for safety reasons you may not be able to paddle. Guests are required to sign an indemnity form. This tour is weather permitting - may be cancelled due to bad weather conditions. A moderate amount of fitness is required as a distance of 1-3 miles (3-6 kilometres) will be covered, depending on the overall fitness of the entire group.

Land programmes in East London

Mid-Voyage Land Adventure - Pumba Private Game Reserve & Safari Lodge

Embark on a safari to Pumba Game Reserve - a malaria free game reserve situated in the heart of the Eastern Cape and home to the Big Five, as well as giraffe and the elusive leopard. The unique vegetation of the Eastern Cape and dense bushveld environment is favoured by elephants. The five-star game lodge offers the ultimate essence of Africa's luxury and style.



02MIDELS-P  Pumba Private Game Reserve & Safari Lodge  

Offered on Voyage 4507

Departure: East London, April 2, 2015

Duration: 2.5 Days/2 Nights

Re-join ship: Cape Town, April 4, 2015

Reserve by: December 23, 2014


This Mid-Voyage Land Adventure requires advance booking through Silversea Reservations by December 23, 2014. Requests received after this date may be accommodated on a space-available basis and the programme price is subject to change. Payment in full is due within 120 days prior to sailing. This programme is non-refundable if cancelled within 90 days of sailing.  A minimum number of participants is required to operate this programme.  


Indulge in a two-night stay at Pumba Private Game Reserve & Safari Lodge as you escape to this privately owned property in the Eastern Cape. Nestled in the midst of a malaria-free reserve of 6,500 hectares, Pumba, with its five star game lodge luxury, offers guests every opportunity to enjoy the essence of an African safari experience. Explore bush and grasslands, looking for the formidable Big Five, plus the endangered and elusive white lion. The reserve covers four of the seven South African vegetation biomes, resulting in an amazing diversity of flora and fauna.  Luxury accommodation and fine dining add to the magic of your safari experience.


DAY ONE - East London/Pumba Private Game Reserve

After the ship has arrived in East London and clearance is given to go ashore, meet your guide who will accompany you on the three-hour journey to Pumba Private Game Reserve & Safari Lodge.  Standing by awaiting your arrival is your experienced ranger.  Climb into the open Land Rover and begin your afternoon game drive. Your luggage will be taken directly to your room while you explore the property and you can complete the check-in formalities upon your return.


Be on the lookout for the 'Big Five', as well as white lion, hippo, hyena, cheetah, giraffe, antelopes and various bird species.  The unique vegetation of the Eastern Cape and the dense bushveld environment is also favoured by elephants.  Cap your game drive experience with drinks and snacks in the bush at sundown before returning to the lodge for dinner.  Five-star chefs will tempt your palate with an array of gourmet safari cuisine served in the restaurant overlooking the water hole.


After dinner, enjoy a night cap around the central fire, recalling the excitement of the earlier game drive.


Overnight accommodation at Pumba Water Lodge.  


DAY TWO - Full Day Pumba Game Experience

Just before sunrise you are woken to take part in an early morning game drive. Nothing quite compares awaking to the sounds of the African bush as the sun rises from the morning mist. It is an ideal time to venture out on a game drive and observe a large variety of wildlife.  Return to the lodge for breakfast, after which you have the remainder of the day at leisure. Lunch will be served at the lodge.


In the late afternoon you are taken on another game drive, including drinks and snacks in the bush. Dinner this evening is served at the lodge, once again offering the ideal setting to share in your day's highlights.


Overnight accommodation at Pumba Water Lodge.  


DAY THREE - Pumba Private Game Reserve/Cape Town  

Don't miss the opportunity for another early morning game drive. Meet for hot beverages before heading out with the rising sun.  End your last game drive with a sumptuous breakfast back at the lodge followed by check out.  At mid-day, depart Pumba together with your local English-speaking guide who will accompany you on your two-hour drive to the airport in Port Elizabeth.  A packed lunch is provided during the transfer.  


Check-in for the 80-minute scheduled flight to Cape Town, where upon arrival you are met and assisted to the vehicle for the hour's drive to the port.  Re-join the ship with fond memories of an intimate and thrilling African safari experience.  



Please note: This Mid-Voyage Land Adventure is recommended to guests who are physically fit.  It is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Getting in and out of safari vehicles requires a certain amount of agility and may be a problem for guests with limited mobility.  The game drive vehicles traverse uneven terrain and can be bumpy, making it unsuitable for guests with back problems. The contents and activities of this programme are subject to change, due to weather conditions and movement of wildlife on the reserve. This Land Adventure involves touring outdoors and guests may be exposed to warm/hot, humid and/or wet weather and insects; please pack accordingly. We recommend wearing lightweight clothing, but bring a windbreaker for the evening and early morning game drives. Since the safari vehicles are open, a sunhat, sun block, insect repellent and sunglasses are imperative. Remember also to bring your camera, binoculars and a swimsuit. Pumba is in a malaria-free area and medical precautions are not a requirement for participation; however, guests should check with their physician for their recommendation regarding malaria medication.  Changes to flight schedule can alter programmes content and/or itinerary. Domestic luggage restrictions apply; guest may take one piece of luggage (44 pounds or 20 kg) only.  The programme at Pumba Private Game reserve is solely handled by the camp management and arrangements are at their discretion. Pumba Private Game Reserve's Curio Shop does not accept foreign currency and guests need to bring local Rand currency.


    

Programme Includes:

·        Two-night stay at Pumba Water Lodge (or similar) - Pumba Private Game Reserve & Safari Lodge

·        Two breakfasts, one lunch, one packed lunch and two dinners (lunch and dinner include coffee, tea, water and local alcoholic drinks, except champagne, cognac, cellar wines)

·        Scheduled flight (economy-class): Port Elizabeth/ Cape Town

·        All sightseeing and transfers as per itinerary

·        Professional local guides will accompany guests on all transfers but will not stay at the Game Reserve.


Not Included:

Any meals and drinks not specified above, gratuities to drivers, rangers, trackers and lodge staff, excess luggage fees assessed by the airline, laundry, telephone calls, cancellation insurance, and other personal items.


All Land Adventures require a minimum number of participants in order to operate as described.  If this minimum number is not met, Silversea reserves the right to offer the programme at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel the specific departure.  Silversea's published cruise cancellation policy will remain in effect.  All Land Adventure fares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea.   Onboard Spending Credit may not be applied to the purchase of this programme. All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason, within 90 days of sailing and are recommended to guests 18 years of age and older.  This description is a general overview of this programme.  Our local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if local situations, including holidays, changes made by airlines, government activities, and weather, require.  The programme described in this brochure is provided by independent contractors. Silversea acts solely as ticketing agent. Silversea shall have no obligation or liability of any kind to guests for the business practices, acts or omissions in connection with or arising out of arrangements with independent contractors, including but not limited to airline carriers, ground-tour operators, and hotels since they are neither agents for nor employees of Silversea Cruises. Silversea's liability does not extend beyond the vessel.

Mid-Voyage Land Adventure: Shamwari Private Game Reserve

Shamwari is an African dream. Embark on a safari adventure to a game reserve that unfolds the very soul of an untamed continent, along with the most luxurious means of accommodations. Experience a multitude of plant, animal and birdlife at the southern most private, big game reserve in Africa, stretching along the Bushman's River, halfway between Port Elizabeth and Grahamstown. In keeping with its conservation policy, Shamwari has a complete wildlife research team as well as its own anti-poaching unit, ensuring an ecological balance prevails on this reclaimed piece of wilderness.  


02MIDCPT-S Shamwari Private Game Reserve

Offered on Voyage 4507  

Departure: April 2, 2015 from East London

Duration: 2.5 Days/2 Nights

Re-join ship: April 4, 2015 in Cape Town

Reserve by: December 23, 2014


This Mid-Voyage Land Adventure requires advance booking through Silversea Reservations by December 23, 2014. Requests received after this date may be accommodated on a space-available basis and the programme price is subject to change. Payment in full is due within 120 days prior to sailing. This programme is non-refundable if cancelled within 90 days of sailing.  A minimum number of participants is required to operate this programme.


Embark on a safari adventure that will take you to Shamwari, one of the biggest private game reserves in the Eastern Cape. Steeped in settler history, the reserve dates from the time when game roamed freely in the Eastern Cape region. Home to Africa's 'Big Five', Shamwari has been rewarded with a number of international awards for its efforts to conserve a vanishing way of life. Immerse yourself in an African dream and experience the very soul of an untamed continent whilst luxuriating in Shamwari's elegant facilities.


Your home for two nights is the Shamwari Long Lee Manor. This gracious Edwardian Manor House echoes traditions of the past offering colonial style accommodation, manicured gardens, pools and ponds, terraces and verandas - all overlooking the magnificent plains teaming with wildlife. Guests at Shamwari can enjoy superb, malaria-free, 'big five' game viewing.


DAY ONE - Thursday, April 2, 2015 - East London/Shamwari Private Game Reserve

Enjoy a hearty lunch onboard and upon the ship's arrival to East London, disembark and meet your guide for the three-hour overland transfer to Shamwari. Upon arrival, check-in at the luxury Long Lee Manor Safari Lodge, Shamwari's flagship and a reminder of an era of gracious living. Its skilled staff and highly trained rangers will ensure that you have a comfortable stay and a memorable safari experience. Then, embark on a "teaser" evening game drive. Enjoy drinks and snacks in the bush at sundown, before returning to the lodge for dinner.  The remainder of the evening is yours to enjoy, mindful of the early wake-up call that awaits your dawn game drive.


Overnight at the Long Lee Manor - Shamwari Private Game Reserve


DAY TWO - Friday, April 3, 2015 - Shamwari Private Game Reserve  

Just before sunrise, you will be woken for an early morning open vehicle game drive. Meet for hot beverages, before departing with the rising sun. For the next three hours, journey in your open 4X4 game vehicle both on tracks and off-road, in search of the free-roaming 'Big Five'. Afterward, return to the lodge for breakfast and the remainder of the day at leisure. You can participate in guided walks, visit the Born Free Big Cat Sanctuary or at your option, visit the luxurious spa offering massage therapies and beauty and facial treatments. Lunch is served at the Lodge at about 1:00pm.


Later, gather for Afternoon Tea followed by a game drive with professional and experienced rangers. For the next 3-4 hours, search for the free-roaming 'Big Five'. Stop for drinks and snacks in the bush at sundown before returning to the lodge for dinner.   Return times to the lodge are dependent upon game sightings on the reserve


Overnight at the Long Lee Manor - Shamwari Private Game Reserve


DAY THREE - Saturday, April 4, 2015 - Shamwari/Cape Town  

Head out for yet another game drive before sunrise in search of the 'Big five'. Return to the lodge for a sumptuous breakfast, before packing your belongings and check out.  Depart the lodge together with your local English-speaking tour guide, who will accompany you on your transfer to Port Elizabeth airport.  A boxed lunch prepared by the lodge if offered during your 1.5-hour transfer.


Upon arrival at the airport, check-in and board the scheduled flight for the two-hour flight to Cape Town.  Here you are met and taken to your awaiting ship.


Please note: This Mid-Voyage Land Adventure is recommended to guests who are physically fit.  It is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. The game drive vehicles traverse uneven terrain and can be bumpy, making it unsuitable for guests with back problems. Getting in and out of safari vehicles requires a certain amount of agility and may be a problem for guests with limited mobility.  The contents and activities of this programme are subject to change, due to weather conditions and movement of wildlife on the reserve. This Land Adventure involves touring outdoors and guests may be exposed to warm/hot, humid and/or wet weather and insects; please pack accordingly. We recommend wearing lightweight clothing, but bring a windbreaker for the evening and early morning game drives. Since the safari vehicles are open, a sunhat, sun block, insect repellent and sunglasses are imperative. Remember also to bring your camera, binoculars and a swimsuit. Shamwari is in a malaria-free area and medical precautions are not a requirement for participation; however, guests should check with their physician for their recommendation regarding malaria medication.  Changes to flight schedule can alter programmes content and/or itinerary. Domestic luggage restrictions apply; guest may take one piece of luggage (44 pounds or 20 kg) only.  The lodge management reserves the right to change the programme without prior notice.


Programme Includes:

·        Two-night stay at Long Lee Manor (or similar) - Shamwari Private Game Reserve

·        Scheduled flight (economy-class): Port Elizabeth/Cape Town

·        Two breakfasts, two lunches (one is pre-prepared), an Afternoon Tea, two dinners (all soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers are included with meals, except champagne, cognac, cellar wines)

·        Registered local English-speaking guide to accompany guests on all road transfers

·        All sightseeing and transfers as per itinerary.


Not Included:

Any meals and drinks not specified above, gratuities to drivers, rangers, trackers and lodge staff, excess luggage fees assessed by the airline, laundry, telephone calls, cancellation insurance, and other personal items.


All Land Adventures require a minimum number of participants in order to operate as described.  If this minimum number is not met, Silversea reserves the right to offer the programme at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel the specific departure.  Silversea's published cruise cancellation policy will remain in effect.  All Land Adventure fares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea.   Onboard Spending Credit may not be applied to the purchase of this programme. All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason, within 90 days of sailing and are recommended to guests 18 years of age and older.  This description is a general overview of this programme.  Our local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if local situations, including holidays, changes made by airlines, government activities, and weather, require.  The programme described in this brochure is provided by independent contractors. Silversea acts solely as ticketing agent. Silversea shall have no obligation or liability of any kind to guests for the business practices, acts or omissions in connection with or arising out of arrangements with independent contractors, including but not limited to airline carriers, ground-tour operators, private game reserves, and hotels since they are neither agents for nor employees of Silversea Cruises. Silversea's liability does not extend beyond the vessel.