Boyzz 16 nights aboard the Silver Discoverer from Maputo to Mahe December 2018

We flew from Malta to Maputo via Doha on Qatar airlines

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Availed ourselves of a Business Lounge in Rome- as 6 hours was a long wait with the crowds!. Then the pater upgraded to business class in Doha, whoopee to Maputo!
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Installed ourselves into a pleasant room in the Southern Sun in Maputo with a large balcony with good views of the pool and the sea
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And enjoyed a bottle of 'Fat Bastard' wine with the pater. Good tucker at breakfasts and a word with Pere Noel

After 2 nights in Maputo we boarded our old friend the Silver Discoverer and soon settled in to a life of luxury aboard

Madagascar

First pawprint ashore was Tulear where we visited an Arboretum and Lemur sanctuary

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We disguised quite well in this baobab!

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Lots of different lizards and tortoises . Lemurs that had been injured or rescued from captivity. And then the pater discerned a rare tiny mouse lemur- was he happy!
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Then onto Andavadoaka, a fishing village

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Third port of call was Morondova. Fair wowed by the avenue of Baobabs and had some good grub too

back across to Mozambique

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Then tacked NW for a whole day to Mozambique Island, a charming, decaying ex Portuguese town & once superbly important fort
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Stopped at the Rickshaw for a cooling beer - my it was hot! The padres went on a dhow for a swim in a creek- we stayed with Bright

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Ibo Island was even more impressive with its decaying colonial buildings. Having walked our paws off round it & its fort, a pleasant dip was enjoyed
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& we drove the zodiac back to the ship!

Tanzania

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Next hop off, Kilwa Kisiwani, was an incredible place - had been so advanced & important 1500 years ago
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Zanzibar: apart from a few doors, this was now a tourist trap. We stayed in our bag on the long walk through it, just emerged at drinks time

Assumption & Aldabra , Seychelles

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After a day at sea, we were glad to stretch the paws on Assumption . Whilst the padres went off spying turtle tracks, we just propped up the bar
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Could not quite eat all of this yummy barbecue on New Year's Day on Aldabra: this crab was hungry too!
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The giant tortoises were giant: we preferred the stuffed ones but the padres said 'no room in the cases' . Not so scared on this shell though

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Then next day an idyllic zodiac ride through the Aldabra Atoll to La Digi, more admirers & champagne here. Almost the end of the dream cruise

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Final pawfall was Desroches;unimpressive after Aldabra, with a tortoise sanctuary. Chance for another zodiac ride though, and drink ashore

Boyzz Life in 2018

Onto the Seychelles 2019