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Seychelles to Zanzibar | Seychelles - Zanzibar | 12 Nights

Exploring 4 countries: Seychelles, Madagascar, Mozambique & Tanzania

12 Nights | Departing Mahe, Seychelles 11 June 2022 | Arriving Zanzibar, Tanzania 23 June 2022

Explore the diverse islands from the Seychelles’ remote southern atolls to the ancient kingdoms of Mozambique Island, Ibo and Kilwa Kisiwani. Your voyage over 12 nights from Seychelles to Zanzibar is a remarkable expedition featuring visits to some of the world’s most fascinating islands. 

Discover the giant Aldabra tortoises roaming the pure while sands of Alphonse Islands. The remote atolls of the southern Seychelles are renowned for pure white beaches and uninhabited wildlife reserves. Spot multitudes of bird species at Desroches, a bird-watcher’s paradise, and dive and snorkel on some of the Seychelles most remote and breathtaking reefs. Delight in Madagascar’s extraordinary National Parks, with the opportunity to visit the remarkable tsingy at Ankarana and spot iconic lemurs and other wildlife at Mahajanga and Akarafantsika National Park. A visit to Nosy Be reveals historic plantations, where we will soak in the aromas of ylang ylang, coffee, pepper and vanilla. 

On the African coast, wander the historic streets of Mozambique Island, and visit the Southern Hemisphere’s oldest building, the Chapel of Nossa Senhora de Baluarte. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage ruins of the medieval sultanate of Kilwa Kisiwani, a 14th century city of grand proportions. Arrive at our destination of Zanzibar to discover the palm-fringed beaches, bazaars, dhow-crowded harbour and elaborately carved doors of Stone Town.

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Expedition Highlights

  • Enter a bird watcher’s paradise at Desroches and the Farquhar Group, with multitudes of species to spot
  • Dive and snorkel on some of the Seychelles’ most remote and beautiful reefs at the Alphonse Islands
  • Discover Madagascar’s extraordinary National Parks, spot prolific birdlife, lemurs and other endemic wildlife, and explore the remarkable tsingy at Ankarana
  • Explore historic plantations on Nosy Be to soak in the aromas of vanilla, pepper, coffee, and Ylang-ylang
  • Have the chance to see the iconic lemurs in habitats at Nosy Komba and Ankarafantsika National Park
  • Visit the Southern Hemisphere’s oldest building, the Chapel of Nossa Senhora de Baluarte, and wander the historic streets of the Island of Mozambique
  • Explore the ruins of the medieval sultanate of Kilwa Kisiwani, a 14th century city of grand proportions
  • Walk the streets of fabled Zanzibar, and discover the palm-fringed beaches, bazaars, dhow-crowded harbour and elaborately carved doors of Stone Town

 

Fares

CORAL GEOGRAPHER TWIN SHARE PER PERSON SOLE USE*
Bridge Deck Balcony Suite $20,850 N/A
Explorer Deck Balcony $15,850 $23,775
Promenade Deck $12,650 $18,975
Coral Deck $10,750 $16,125

Prices are per person, listed in Australian Dollars (AUD) and include GST. *Limited sole use occupancy available.

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Key Destinations

Embark: Board at Port Louis Terminal at 3:00pm for a 5:00pm departure.
Disembark: Arrive in Zanzibar at 9:00am to disembark at 10:00am.

DAY 1: DEPART MAHE, SEYCHELLES

Seychelles

Board at Port Louis Terminal at 3:00pm for a 5:00pm departure.

Desroches & Saint Joseph (Seychelles)

Aldabra - Seychelles

This morning, arrive at the Amirante Group of islands, considered to be among the most untouched islands in the world. If conditions permit, we will explore Desroches and St Joseph Atoll. With the island’s conservation team and our naturalists, we will take nature walks to observe the giant tortoises, as well as the unique plants that grow here. Birdwatching is rewarding, and frigatebirds, Blue Herons, and Crested Terns abound. Snorkelling may be possible over the coral reef.

Alphonse Islands (Seychelles)

Tropical Snorkelling

Today, if conditions allow, we will stop at the island of Alphonse, St. François and Bijoutier, which boast miles of spectacular beaches and lagoons brimming with marine life and brilliant coral. They
are considered to be some of the most spectacular islands in the Seychelles. We will swim and snorkel in the crystal blue water and enjoy walks exploring the islands.

Farquhar Group (Seychelles)

An Important Bird Area, the Farquhar Group provides incredible bird-watching. Green sea turtles and Hawksbill Turtles nest around the edges of the lagoon, and snorkelling or nature walks are the order of the day, should conditions allow.

Diego Suarez - Antisirinana (Madagascar)

Tsingy

Antisiranana, also known as Diego Suarez, is the largest city in northern Madagascar and a gateway to the wonders of this region. Our day includes a choice of expeditions – travel to Montagne d’Ambre
National Park to experience the wildlife and nature, or for the fit – a journey to explore the famous tsingy of Ankarana.

Nosy be - Helle-ville (Madagascar)

lemur madagascar

Nosy Be means Big Island is Malagasy. One of the primary destinations in Madagascar it is still sleepy enough to intrigue, and we have no shortage of options for our visit. Choose to visit the Ylang-ylang distillery and vanilla plantation, explore the markets of Hell-ville, snorkel at Nosy Tanikely marine reserve, or visit Nosy Komba – island of lemurs.

Mahajanga (Madagascar)

Banded Kestrel Mahajanga

Enjoy an afternoon exploring the park, with guided walks to spot birds, chameleons and lemurs like the adorably photogenic Coquerel’s Sifaka. The park is home to the famed Microcebus, or mouse lemur, the world’s smallest primate, as well 120 nesting bird species like the Madagascan fish eagle and banded kestrel. Later, we may visit Durrell Wildlife Park’s breeding program for the critically endangered ploughshare tortoise, the most threatened tortoise on the planet.

Mozambique Island

Island of Mozambique

Explore tiny Mozambique Island, a World Heritage site with a fascinating blend of African, Arab and European cultures. Go back in time as we stroll among colonial buildings and small traditional houses. The fortified city of Mozambique and former Portuguese trading post is significant for its 16th century architectural features. Connected to mainland Africa by a 3.4km
long bridge, the island has two distinct types of dwellings: the stone and lime town of Swahili, Arab and European influence and macuti town (city of roofed palm leaves) with African architecture. Enjoy guided walking tours to discover the island’s diverse culture, it’s charming people and fascinating history, Visit Stone Town and the oldest European building in the Southern Hemisphere, the Chapel of Nossa Senhora de Baluarte.

Ibo Island (Mosambique)

Ibo Island

Arrive at Ibo Island in the afternoon, and meet local guides who take us through streets that were almost forgotten to the outside world for nearly a century. Some colonial buildings have been restored while others are in ruins, displaying a hint of this port’s former splendour. Ibo Island
is one of the most ancient settlements in Mozambique, dating back to early 600AD.

Kilwa Kisiwani (Tanzania)

Kilwa Kisiwana Ruins

The UNESCO World Heritage Ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani, once a medieval sultanate and occupied from the 9th to the 19th century, was described as one of the most beautiful cities of the world in its 14th century heyday. Wander around the magnificent ruins of Malindi Mosque, Fort Gereza, a
former prison built atop the ruins of a Portuguese fort, and the tombs of the Sultans. Husuni Kubwa, a Sultan’s palace of grand proportions right down to its octagonal swimming pool, was similar in
structure to those found in Syria, Turkey and the Persian Gulf. On our final evening onboard Coral
Geographer, reminisce about your voyage at the Captain’s Farewell Drinks.

DAY 13: ARRIVE ZANZIBAR

Zanzibar Women

Arrive in Zanzibar at 9:00am to disembark at 10:00am.

This voyage includes 2 days at sea. The above itinerary is indicative. No two cruises with Coral Expeditions will be the same, with each expedition crafted by our experienced Masters and Expedition Leaders. Throughout the expedition we may make changes to the itinerary as necessary to maximise your expeditionary experience. Allowances may be made for seasonal variations, weather, tidal conditions and any other event that may affect the operation of the vessel. Coral Expeditions suggests that you do not arrive on the day of embarkation or depart on the day of disembarkation due to any changes that may occur in scheduling. This itinerary is an indication of the destinations we visit and activities on offer. This trip is suitable for passengers of all fitness levels, though reasonable mobility is required to enjoy all it has to offer. For shore excursions, our hydraulic lowering Xplorer tenders permit easy boarding without climbing any stairs. Where possible we split groups to suit easy and moderate walkers. Guests are welcome to opt-out of any excursion and relax onboard.  As the itinerary covers remote regions, it is not suitable for passengers with serious medical conditions.

June 2022

Departure Departure Arrival Arrival Cost Per Person Cost PP Ship Availability  
11 June 2022 11 Jun 2022 23 June 2022 23 Jun 2022 From $10,750 From $10,750 Coral Geographer Call Us Contact Us

Your cruise price includes:

  • All excursions and sightseeing, including snorkelling, kayaking and birdwatching (*optional scuba diving and helicopter flights not included)
  • Daily lectures and briefings
  • Onboard workshops and demonstrations
  • All meals, chef-prepared on board
  • Selected wines, beers, and spirits, soft drinks and juices served with lunch and dinner
  • Coffee and selection of teas
  • All entrance fees to National Parks and Ports
  • Tips and gratuities

 

Your cruise price does not include:

  • Pre and post flights, transfers and hotels
  • Entry visas/travel permits
  • Travel Insurance
  • Items of a personal nature including but not limited to phone and internet communications and bar charges (outside of the included drinks package as highlighted), laundry charges and souvenir purchases

 

Tipping not required:

Other cruise lines automatically add gratuities to your account and service charges to your bar invoices. On Coral Geographer, our crew has no other agenda than your delight.

Our friendly reservations specialists are on hand to assist with your booking arrangements to ensure your holiday runs as smoothly as possible. Contact our team on 1800 079 545 during business hours in Australia or email explore@coralexpeditions.com

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Comprehensive Travel Insurance is strongly recommended for all travellers. Please refer to our Pre-Departure page for facts that should be considered and shared when speaking with Travel Insurance suppliers.

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