The Indian Ocean is the world’s third largest ocean. From as early as 3500 BC, the Indian Ocean served as a major sea-route for world commerce, trade and military excursions. Central to the development of the western part of the Indian Ocean were commercial activities along the Southern African ports in Mozambique and Madagascar. Both remain popular with travellers who wish to experience the legacy and the beauty of these landmarks, which are best accessed from the sea, making our cruises the perfect discovery-vehicle for travellers!
A former Portuguese colony, Mozambique boasts 2500 kilometres of pristine coastline, with beautiful turquoise waters, peaceful islands and coastal resorts. It is told that the country got its name from Mossa Al Bique, an Arab trader who lived there. Mozambique offers many attractive locations for those who seek holiday diversions such as swimming, fishing, snorkelling or bird watching, in places such as Ilha Dos Portugueses (Portuguese Island), which is situated in the bay of Maputo, near the country’s capital.
Across the Mozambique Channel is Madagascar, an Island country and holiday heaven. Madagascar split from India 88 million years ago, which makes it a biodiversity hotspot, because 90 percent of its wildlife is found nowhere else on Earth. The island has many destinations known for their natural beauty, such as the coastal fishing town of Anakoa, which offer swimming, surfing, diving, snorkelling, kayaking, boat rentals and jet-ski excursions. At the end of a physically active (or a sun-filled, restful) day, visitors can sip their sundowners by the sea while watching a spectacular sunset over the Mozambique Channel.