This Silversea expedition takes you from Mauritius to Madagascar where you can enjoy phenomenal diving, unique wildlife and remote shores.
• Port Louis, Mauritius
• Cargados Bank
• Antisiranana, Madagascar
• Ambohitralanana, Madagascar
• Nosy Mangabe & Mananara, Madagascar
• Ambodifotatra & Île aux Nattes, Madagascar
• Le Possession, Réunion
• Port Louis, Mauritius
Hatha yoga Improve your flexibility and strength at a complimentary hatha yoga session at The Oberoi, Mauritius. Cruise Search for Madagascar's famous lemurs on Nosy Mangabe, a tiny protected island which forms part of Masoala National Park.
The Oberoi, Mauritius This zen-like retreat combines a stunning location off Mauritius's north-west coast and Oberoi's excellent service which includes an array of complimentary activities. Cruise Vista Suites are light and comfortable and feature one hour of Wi-Fi access per guest per day, free of charge.
Painting class Take inspiration from your breathtaking surroundings and create a masterpiece with complimentary painting classes at The Oberoi, Mauritius. Cruise Enhance your experiences on land with expedition team lectures on Silversea Discoverer on local culture, history and wildlife.
Candlelit dinner on the beach Amp up date night with your own private table set up on the beach at The Oberoi, Mauritius*. Cruise Try sizzling cuisine at The Grill, where guests can grill their own meat, fish and vegetables on a lava stone plate heated up to 400°C.
* Extra charge
Is this for you?
With Silversea you can expect boutique-style luxury ships, all-inclusive itineraries to over 900 destinations on all seven continents and the highest standards of service with butler service in every suite. For those with luxe-adventure in mind, Silversea Expeditions offer all the indulgences you would expect from Silversea in some of the most remote destinations on Earth.
This intimate 120-guest ship focuses on expert-led travel to remote destinations, complete with butler service and a pool.
What to expect
SUGGESTED STAY & CRUISE ITINERARY
Day 1 Mauritius Depart from the UK on your overnight flight to Mauritius.
Days 2-4 Mauritius On arrival, we highly recommend transferring to The Oberoi, Mauritius where you’ll be staying for three nights with your time at leisure. There’s a host of complimentary activities from star gazing to t’ai chi, as well as 600 metres of white-sand beaches. For a taste of Mauritian culture, visit Le Craft Market or discover the history of Le Morne and climb up the iconic monolith.
Day 5 Port Louis, Mauritius
Transfer to Port Louis to begin your cruise on board Silver Discoverer.
Days 6-7 Cargados Bank
With Silversea’s exclusive rights to the Cargados Shoals area, you’ll be one of few to ever have visited this paradise archipelago.
Days 8-9 At sea
Day 10 Antisiranana, Madagascar
Approaching Madagascar by the beautiful Antisiranana Bay, your first stop here in this wildlife-rich island nation is Montagne d’Ambre (Amber Mountain) National Park. In this lush rainforest of cascading waterfalls and crater lakes, seek out colourful chameleons clinging onto branches with their tails and native lemurs bounding through the forest canopy.
Day 11 Ambohitralanana, Madagascar
At Madagascar’s easternmost point your day could be spent in the national park, visiting a local community or taking a Zodiac to a castaway beach.
Day 12 Nosy Mangabe & Mananara, Madagascar
Encounters with Madagascar’s famous wildlife continue as you arrive at the minute-sized Nosy Mangabe, a haven for lemurs, reptiles and birdlife such as the paradise flycatcher. In the afternoon, you’ll head to Mananara’s local markets before a pick-up truck ride and a canoe river crossing to Aye-Aye Island. Here you’ll search for the rare Aye-Aye, a nocturnal wiry-haired lemur once thought to be extinct.
Day 13 Ambodifotatra & Île aux Nattes, Madagascar
Observe the charming, slow-paced rhythm of life in Ambodifotatra, the main town of Nosy Boraha off the east coast. Afterwards you’ll sail to Île aux Nattes for some time at leisure; go for a swim among the tropical fish or simply laze under the coconut trees on the pristine, undisturbed beaches.
Day 14 At sea
Day 15 Le Possession, Réunion
In a show-stopping end to your cruise, you’ll see cirques – nature’s amphitheatres caused by glacial erosion – and visit La Fournaise, an active volcano. After a creole lunch, you can wander around the delightful town of Saint-Denis before sailing back to Mauritius.
Day 16 Port Louis, Mauritius
Following disembarkation, transfer to the airport for your overnight return flight to the UK.
Departing 01 November 2018; alternative Africa, India & Arabia itineraries are available, please call for details.
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