Islands of the Indian Ocean & Zanzibar
Journey between paradise islands and a few lesser-known destinations found off the beaten track and discover stunning beaches, spectacular scenery, captivating wildlife and much more on this epic exotic adventure on board Boudicca.
You’ll have chances to experience the cultural diversity of Mauritius during time spent in Port Louis. Perhaps explore the city’s lively central market, try local teas at the beautiful Chinese Pagoda and visit the impressive Kaylasson Temple for a taste of everyday Mauritian life. You could take the opportunity to tour to the breathtaking Trou-aux-Cerfs Volcano and striking ‘Seven-Coloured Earth’ sand dunes too. In the Seychelles, some of this spectacular archipelago’s most incredible sights and experiences await. With calls at Praslin Island and Mahé, you can explore the UNESCO-listed forests of Vallée de Mai in search of huge Coco de Mer nuts and rare Black Parrots; soak up the sunshine on the idyllic Anse Lazio beach; and take a boat tour to Moyenne Island to encounter giant land tortoises. Cruising by Silhouette Island at sunset will be a magical, simply unforgettable spectacle. [ReadMore]
The marvels of Mayotte are yours to uncover during stops at Mamoudzou, the French island’s sprawling capital. Don’t miss the chance to snorkel the Indian Ocean’s largest lagoon to see a variety of coral and tropical fish species up-close. On dry land you might choose to explore Mayotte’s lush landscapes and beautiful botanical gardens. Amazing plant and animal life awaits in Madagascar too, with two days to explore this world-famous natural wonderland. Hell-Ville is perfectly placed for tours to Nosy Be’s tropical, 740-hectare Lokobe National Park; while Amber Mountain National Park is within easy reach of Diego Suarez. Both of these calls offer you the chance to see wonderful wildlife such as lemurs, chameleons, geckos, boa constrictors and much more in their unspoilt natural habitat. You’ll also have chance to explore the fascinating history of Zanzibar. It’s well worth taking in the historic sites of the Stone Town area, such as the old fort, harrowing slave chambers, the sultana market and 19th century Anglican Church. Inviting sugar-like beaches and barrier reefs are close-by too. As if all that wasn’t enough, you will also celebrate a magical Christmas at sea and spend Boxing Day in Port Reunion, gateway to the breathtaking volcanic landscapes of Reunion Island.