Our clients are mainly drawn to these countries because they
are fantastic beach destinations and, as such,
our recommendations for places to go are based around the accommodation.
For more information please therefore refer to the 'Places
to Stay' section.
the coastal regions, there are a number of inland attractions
in Mauritius and Mozambique and should you wish to explore
these countries in more detail, we would be pleased to provide
you with further information as to the kinds of places you
might like to visit.
Mozambique lies along the east coast of Africa, beneath Tanzania
and above South Africa and has a huge 1,500 mile coastline. The
country’s Bazaruto Archipelago is one of the most beautiful coastal
destinations of the entire African continent with wonderful, white,
sandy beaches, crystal clear turquoise waters and pristine coral
reefs inhabited by multi-coloured tropical fish.
The archipelago was once part of the Mozambique mainland but over
hundreds of years the lower lying areas were slowly reclaimed by
the ocean leaving a series of islands behind, the main ones being Bazaruto,
Benguerra and Magarque. The marine and coastal eco-system
here is characterised by tidal flats, marine grass meadows and,
further inland, mangrove swamps, freshwater lakes, vegetated sand
dunes and swamp forests, playing host to a plethora of interesting
fish and birdlife.
Mauritius is a small, volcanic island that lies 500 miles across
the Indian Ocean to the east of Madagascar. Rising steeply
in the south, it slopes gently down to the northern coast with a
chain of unusually shaped mountains in its interior. Although
the island is dotted with volcanic lakes and craters, there are
no longer any active volcanoes here. Mauritius is surrounded
by a coral reef, which has given rise to beautiful, long expanses
of pale, sandy beaches fringed by casuarinas and eucalyptus trees. There
are stretches of wild, rugged coastline too, where gaps in
the reef allow crashing waves to batter the dramatic, black cliffs.
The Seychelles lies about 1,000 miles off the coast of East Africa
and comprises an estimated 115 coral islands. Home to some
of the most sensational beach getaways in the world, here you really
will discover the perfect island paradise of fabulous beaches, gorgeous,
warm, clear seas and astonishingly beautiful places to stay.
The central islands of the Seychelles are granite (the main three
being Mahe, Praslin and La Digue) with the outlying islands being
coral atolls. Casuarinas and coconut palms make up the predominant
vegetation with lovely orchids, bourgainvilleas, hibiscuses and
gardenias providing plenty of colour. The islands have a thriving
and varied birdlife too – with enchanting lovebirds and sunbirds
a common sight.