12-night Zanzibar and the Treasures of the Indian Ocean Cruise

Cruise Line:
Ponant Cruises
Ship:
Le Bougainville
Destination:
Zanzibar/Victoria
Departure Date:
3/24/2021
Length:
12
Offer ID:
1355605
from
$7920


Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Zanzibar
Suggested Private Excursion
3/24/2021
3/24/2021 8:00:00 PM

For many centuries, traders from Europe, India, the Orient and Arabia were lured to these shores. It was from here explorer David Livingstone set off on his last expedition into the heart of the continent. Today, as you walk along the winding streets of the old Stone Town, lined with whitewashed coral rag houses, you can see reminders of this rich history all around you. Visit the Palace museum, former residence of the Omani Sultans, and the cathedral that now stands on the site of the notorious slave market.

Suggested Private Excursions

Zanzibar, full day city/spice tour - 8 hours

Zanzibar: half day spice tour - 4 hours

Zanzibar: Stone Town Tour - 4 hours

Zanzibar: Jozani Forest - 3.5 hours

Zanzibar: Full Day Nungwi and Beach - 7 hours

Zanzibar: Sultan Panorama - 4 hours

Zanzibar: Snorkelling with Safari Blue - 6.5 hours

Pemba Island
3/25/2021
3/25/2021

No information currently available.

Pemba Island
3/26/2021
3/26/2021

No information currently available.

Misali Island
3/26/2021
3/26/2021

No information currently available.

Kilwa Kisiwani
3/27/2021
3/27/2021

No information currently available.

At Sea
3/28/2021
3/28/2021

No information currently available.

Mayotte (Mamoudzou)
3/29/2021
3/29/2021

Mayotte is the smallest and most southerly of the volcanic Comoros archipelago lying off the African coast. Also called Mahore, this far-flung, coral reef ringed island remains the only member of the group still administered by France. Encircled by a coral reef forming the world's largest lagoon, with a spectacular and exotic underwater world, its glorious interior is of volcanic peaks, thundering waterfalls, dense jungle and lush plantations. The colonial atmosphere of the capital, Mamoudzou, is distinctly French and here you can sample delicious fresh seafood at a local restaurant or admire the superb crafts of the Comorean artisans while old fortifications in the town of Dzaoudzi tell of an interesting island history.

Iles Glorieuses
3/30/2021
3/30/2021

No information currently available.

Assumption, Seychelles
3/31/2021
3/31/2021

Assumption Island is a small island north of Madagascar and part of the country of Seychelles. Walking around the island travellers will discover birds and a beautiful array of island wildlife. Snorkelers are encouraged to set out for the reef close to shore. The waters here are excellent and calm, with perfect visibility. Divers will also discover a wide range of corals and exotic sea life.

Aldabra, Seychelles
4/1/2021
4/1/2021

Located north of Madagascar, Aldabra has been described as "one of the wonder of the world"; because it is one of the world's largest atolls. An atoll is a ring shaped reef, and Aldabra is lined by raised reef limestone approximately 2km wide and 8m above sea level. Located in the middle of the island is a scenic shallow lagoon filled with wild sea life.

Astove, Seychelles
4/2/2021
4/2/2021

Astove Island is an atoll that is part of the Aldabra Group of the Seychelles. It is a raised coral island enclosed by a shallow lagoon. Astove is Portuguese for As Doze Ilhas which means 'The Twelve Islands.' It was founded in 1878 however there were no residents on the island. In 1901, five workers were left on Astove and for almost a decade small farms of pumpkins, watermelons, maize, and tobacco were cultivated. Bat droppings or 'guano' were discovered and extracted. After this discovery was made in 1960, more than 72,000 tons of guano were extracted preserving at least 5,000 tons.



The island is usually visited by scientists, fishermen, and diving enthusiasts but visitors are more than welcome to explore the lagoon, snorkel the coral reefs, and hike through the trails of the coconut palms that unveils an amazing view of paradise.

Alphonse Island
4/3/2021
4/3/2021

No information currently available.

La Digue, Seychelles
4/4/2021
4/4/2021

La Digue is a delightful island oozing with refreshing old world charm. Transportation by bicycles and ox-carts preserves peace and tranquility. For nature lovers, the gigantic granite boulders or the near extinct Black Paradise Flycatcher is reason enough to explore this fascinating island.

Victoria, Seychelles
4/4/2021
4/4/2021

Victoria on Mahé is one of the smallest capital cities in the world, and the only major port in the Seychelles. It's also the only town in the country - every other settlement is a village. The courthouse and main post office have been untouched since colonial times, but rebuilt streets emanating from the center give the town a clean and modern look. The Natural History Museum in the center of town houses an eclectic collection with bones of the extinct Seychelles crocodile, giant robber crabs, dried out fish, a deformed piglet in a jar and lots of glassy-eyed stuffed animals. Other displays include the wreckage of a ship which came to grief off the Amiranteds in 1570 and a display of gris gris artefacts. For history of the country's people, visit the National History Museum or the Seychelles People's United Party Museum, which celebrates the history of the party.
Victoria's Botanical Gardens are highly recommended for short and shady walks among a variety of native and introduced trees. Within the gardens is a cafeteria, a pen of giant tortoises and an orchid garden.

Victoria, Seychelles
4/5/2021
4/5/2021

Victoria on Mahé is one of the smallest capital cities in the world, and the only major port in the Seychelles. It's also the only town in the country - every other settlement is a village. The courthouse and main post office have been untouched since colonial times, but rebuilt streets emanating from the center give the town a clean and modern look. The Natural History Museum in the center of town houses an eclectic collection with bones of the extinct Seychelles crocodile, giant robber crabs, dried out fish, a deformed piglet in a jar and lots of glassy-eyed stuffed animals. Other displays include the wreckage of a ship which came to grief off the Amiranteds in 1570 and a display of gris gris artefacts. For history of the country's people, visit the National History Museum or the Seychelles People's United Party Museum, which celebrates the history of the party.
Victoria's Botanical Gardens are highly recommended for short and shady walks among a variety of native and introduced trees. Within the gardens is a cafeteria, a pen of giant tortoises and an orchid garden.

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Departure Date:
3/24/2021
Number of Nights
12
Cruise Inclusions:
  • Discovering the Seychelles, the Scattered Islands, Mayotte and several islands of Tanzania during one same cruise.
  • Outings in Zodiac® inflatables with a team of experienced naturalist guides and landings on idyllic beaches.
  • UNESCO sites:  Aldabra, the largest coral atoll in the world, the ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani, and Zanzibar’s Stone Town.
  • Discovering the Scattered Islands, a geological sanctuary with nature reserve status since 1975.
  • In the Seychelles, Anse Source d’Argent, the most famous beach of La Digue, surrounded by large blocks of granite and edged with coconut palms.
  • The possibility of observing tortoises and many species of birds on Aldabra and Latham Island.
  • Possibility of diving (PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent) with an experienced instructor on board and of snorkelling with your expedition team.
Remarks:
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Offer ID:
1355605

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Preferred Travel of Naples, Inc.
801 Laurel Oak Drive
Suite 300
Naples, FL 34108
(239) 261-1177
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