The ultimate ocean safari
20 August 2018

MOZAMBIQUE

AZURA QUILALEA is an unexpected piece of paradise. This uninhabited one-square-kilometre island is part of the Quirimbas Archipelago, a collection of 31 islands, about 10 kilometres from the mainland and an adventurous coastal destination. This is an African ocean safari like no other and the perfect combination with safaris in Tanzania, Kenya, South Africa, Botswana and Zambia.

OCEAN SAFARI

Discover marine life and underwater gardens - go kayaking, diving or snorkelling; witness green, hawksbill and leatherback turtles nesting or hatching; see humpback whales breeching; observe around 134 bird species and learn about the giant baobab trees on the island.

The Quilalea house reef is accessed directly from the beach in front of the bar and perfect for snorkelling and night dives.

ACCESS

You don't have to endure a shipwreck to end up on this castaway island; fly to Pemba Mozambique (and please not to be confused with Pemba Tanzania):
  • 5 x weekly: Johannesburg ↔ Pemba (Airlink: less than 3 hours)
  • 2 x weekly: Nairobi ↔ Pemba (LAM: just over 2 hours)
  • 3 x weekly: Dar es Salaam ↔ Pemba (LAM: just over 1 hour)
And daily helicopter transfers between Pemba and the island - 20 minutes & stunning!

RATES & AVAILABILITY

Rates from US$ 825 pps. Azura Quilalea has some space for last-minute travel.

Use the brilliant LUXURY FOR LESS offer between 26 Nov and 16 Dec — 2 stay for the price of 1 on 7 nights or more.

HONEYMOONERS receive 40% off the bride's accommodation (valid until 16 Dec 2018)

COMBINE with AZURA SELOUS - Stay 4 Pay 3 valid at both Azura Selous and Azura Quilalea.
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Suzanne
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Seychelles

1500km east of mainland East Africa lies an archipelago of 115 islands collectively known as Seychelles. The outer islands, with a land area of 220 km2 make up almost half of the land area of Seychelles and 2% of its population. These outer islands comprise 9 important bird areas, the largest population of giant tortoises, nesting grounds for turtles, over 180 bird species, 320 species of coral, over 1000 fish species, spinner dolphins, humpback whales, bottlenose dolphins, pilot whales, melon-headed whales and even the elusive dugong.

Within the outer islands is the Alphonse Group, the coral islands of Alphonse, St Francois and Bijoutier, about 1 hour's flight and 250km from Mahé. Just over 1000 km southwest of Mahé you find the Aldabra Group, including Cosmoledo and Astove Atolls. An atoll is a ring-shaped coral reef including a coral rim that encircles a lagoon partially or completely. There may be coral islands or cays on the rim. The coral of the atoll often sits atop the rim of an extinct seamount or volcano which has eroded or subsided partially beneath the water. The lagoon forms over the volcanic crater or caldera while the higher rim remains above water or at shallow depths that permit the coral to grow and form the reefs.

It is amidst this vast oceanic playground that you will find Blue Safari Seychelles.

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Sasaab is a Morrocan-style lodge located west of the Samburu National Reserve. Set on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River (Kenya’s third largest watercourse), the lodge boasts spellbinding views towards the jagged peak of Mount Kenya. Set in a wild landscape, amongst the culturally proud Samburu tribe, it is the only tourist initiative in the area. Sasaab offers something for every traveller; from lodge indulgences with treatments at SpaSaab and suites with private plunge pools, to safari adventures including game drives, walking safaris, camel rides and fly-camping.

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