Indian Ocean

Experience the exquisite Seychelles Islands, Reunion, Mauritius, or Zanzibar, where the trading routes of exotic ships leave a diverse cultural history. These islands personify a place of serenity in natural beauty and captivating history.

Highlights

  • Lamu
  • Seychelles
  • Mauritius
  • Maldives
  • Zanzibar

Indian Ocean

Indian Ocean
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Indian Ocean

Swahili Coast

Lamu is the oldest and best-preserved Swahili settlement in East Africa, retaining its traditional functions. Built in coral stone and mangrove timber, the town is characterized by the simplicity of structural forms enriched by such features as inner courtyards, verandas, and elaborately carved wooden doors. Mombasa, built by the Portuguese in 1593-1596, is one of the most outstanding and well preserved examples of 16th Portuguese military fortification and a landmark in the history of this type of construction.

Maldives

The smallest country in Asia, the 26 Maldive atolls are the world’s lowest country. Numerous resorts have overwater bungalows.

Mauritius

Once a base for pirates, Mauritius was a port of call for the spice trade.

Mozambique

Referred to as “The Pearl of the Indian Ocean, the Bazaruto Archipelago consists of five islands: Bazaruto, Benguerra, Magaruque, Santa Carolina and Bangue. The area is protected as a conservation area and national park, including the coral reefs surrounding the islands.

Seychelles

The Republic of Seychelles 115 islands are over 900 miles off the coast of East Africa. Used as a stopover for pirates traveling between Africa and Asia, the Seychelles are home to some of the most exclusive resorts in the world.

Zanzibar

Zanzibar is an example of the Swahili coastal trading towns of East Africa. The calm seas surrounding Zanzibar offer snorkeling, scuba diving, and swimming directly from the beach. Turtle season occurs between April and August. The white coral sand beaches and spectacular coral reefs are renowned as one of the most romantic ocean destinations in the world, offering privacy and exclusivity unparalleled on the African coastline.