Situated in the Indian Ocean are 115 tropical islands, lying just south of the Equator and spread out over an area of 1 300 000 sq kms. The inner islands are mainly granitic and are situated on the Seychelles Plateau. Mahe, Praslin and La Digue with their neighbouring islands are the most frequented. Fregate, Dennis and Bird Islands, a little more isolated, also fall within the inner islands. Outer islands, located beyond the Plateau, consist mainly of low-lying sand cays and coral atolls.
Time to travel
Seychelles enjoys a glorious tropical climate all year round. Lying outside the cyclone belt, the Seychelles has no weather extremes. Rains fall in January and February. The South East trade winds bring lively seas to the south east coasts between May and September. The North West trade winds visit during October to March, bringing calm seas.
Memories of an extraordinary past of sultans and slaves live on through the ruins of the once magnificent palaces, harems and public baths. The legends prevail and the air still breathes thick aromas of cloves, cinnamon and spices. Welcome to Zanzibar, island of spices, and a world of ancient palaces, coral reefs and endless beaches.
Situated in the Indian Ocean, off the east coast of Africa, Zanzibar actually consists of two main islands. The larger, Unguja, is the one referred to as Zanzibar. Stone Town contains the old harbour, where ancient dhows still offload the morning’s fish. Narrow, cobbled streets house mini-shops that sell spices, cloth and wooden souvenirs. Pemba, the smaller island, lies to the north-east. Soft white beaches that lead out to coral reefs and turquoise water, surround both islands.
Time to travel
April and May is the rainy season, and travel is best avoided at this time.
From the tranquillity of the forests to the bustle of the cities, from the pristine white beaches to an underwater world of reef fish and dazzling corals… Madagascar offers a wealth of fascinating and beautiful places to visit and explore. The world’s fourth largest island, it is a land frozen in time – a secret place where magic and mystery combine. It is a place where the breathtaking beauty of forests, mountains, tropical lands and a warm gentle people welcome you to a paradise of unique fauna and flora.
Time to Travel
You can travel to Madagascar all year round. However, please remember that during Jan/Feb/March cyclones are possible but not a common occurrence.
Why book your exotic island experience with Falcon Africa Safaris?
Founded in 1990, Falcon Africa Safaris is owner-run, and has built up a wealth of knowledge and expertise over two decades.
- Some people want a “one-stop-shop” resort where they can lie on the beach, have everything close at hand and relax. Others want exclusive, private beaches with few locals and fewer tourists, where they can really get away from it all. Falcon Africa Safaris knows where to send you.
- Some people want to snorkel off the hotel beach. Others want to use the hotel as a base, and explore the area. Falcon Africa Safaris knows which hotels to send you to to suit your requirements.
- From honeymoons, to family and friends holidays, to large incentive groups – we’ve booked it all to fabulous beach destinations.