Lara Dendy Young

Representation
Head of Africa & Australia Trade Relations

Cape Town office: Lara initially joined our team as an intern in 2015. Upon completing her business studies at Hartwick College in New York, her love for Africa inspired her to pursue a career in travel and tourism.

Responsibility: Managing trade relationships in Africa & Australia.

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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Kuyenda

Only accessible by 4x4. Not in walking distance from the other camps. Drive time from Mfuwe Lodge: ± 1 hour and 15minutes. Kuyenda Bushcamp is surrounded by diverse landscapes including salt pans, dry river beds, mopane woodland, the Luangwa River and open plains. The bushcamp comprises 3 twin rondavels (queen size beds), and 1 double rondavel (king size bed). Each chalet is made of thatch and grass and has an en-suite with a shower, double vanity, toilet and bathroom amenities. Hot water is supplied on request...

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