Fully Booked. This 15-night voyage combines an extensive exploration of three frontier islands that stand at the confluence of Africa, Europe, and Asia – the northern coastline of Madagascar, the isolated island of Reunion, and the remote atolls of the southern Seychelles. Spend two days at Aldabra Atoll, the world’s second-largest coral atoll, home to the largest colony of wild giant tortoises. Venture onto the shores of Madagascar, famed for the diversity of its rare wildlife and landscape, with 90% of Madagascar’s species found nowhere else on Earth. Visit Masaola National Park and Nosy Mangabe to spot lemurs in their natural habitats. Visit the ylang-ylang, coffee, pepper, and vanilla plantations at Nosy Be. Discover the small coastal island of Île Sainte-Marie and its fascinating pirate history. Finally, spend two days exploring the volcanic cirques and savouring Creole cuisine in Réunion before arriving at Port Louis, Mauritius.
- Spend two days at the remote Aldabra Atoll, the world’s second-largest atoll, home to thousands of giant tortoises
- Dive and snorkel on some of Seychelles’ most remote and beautiful reefs at the Alphonse Islands
- Have the chance to see the iconic lemurs of Madagascar in habitats at Nosy Mangabe and Masoala National Park
- Enter a bird watcher’s paradise at the Farquhar Group, with multitudes of species to spot
- Explore towns and plantations in Madagascar to soak in the history, diverse cultures, and aromas of vanilla, pepper, coffee, and Ylang-ylang.
- Learn of the fascinating pirate history of Île Sainte-Marie
- Marvel at Réunion’s dramatic volcanic scenery, and taste delicious creole cuisine
- Witness the immense diversity of cultures throughout your voyage and get close to the local people and lifestyle