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Maputo A Mahe

ÁFRICA E OCEANO ÍNDICO cruzeiro de expedição Silver Discoverer

Encantado com a ideia de uma das regiões mais selvagens e remotas? Então Aldabra, património da UNESCO, é o ideal para si. A beleza extraordinária de todas as ilhas do oceano Índico é lendária, algumas delas são simplesmente divinais. Considerado o 8º continente, não há acumulação de experiências de viagem que possa prepará-lo para Madagáscar, com as suas florestas esmeralda, árvores de baobá gigantes e praias douradas. Dê vida à sua alma de explorador.
Viagem 9829

Reserve até 31 de Março 2018 e beneficie de preços reduzidos em classe executiva o de passagem aéreas de ida e volta gratuitos em classe económica + hotel + traslados*

As tarifas apresentadas são por hóspede

incluído na tarifa do cruzeiro

  • Suítes espaçosas – mais de 85% com balcões privativos
  • Serviço personalizado – quase 1 membro da tripulação para cada hóspede
  • Serviço de mordomo em todas as suítes – todos os hóspedes são igualmente mimados
  • Opções de jantares com sistema aberto de assentos, isto é, sem reserva – jante quando e com quem quiser
  • Diversidade de locais para refeições – casual, romântico, especialidades regionais e cozinha gourmet inspirada pela Relais & Châteaux
  • Bebidas na suíte e por todo o navio – vinhos selecionados, destilados de qualidade, cafés especiais e refrigerantes, além de seu próprio frigobar abastecido com bebidas de sua preferência
  • Refeições na suíte e serviço de quarto 24 horas – sempre gratuito, sempre disponível
  • Entretenimento sofisticado, de música ao vivo a shows de grandes produções
  • Consultor de destinos e/ou palestrantes de enriquecimento cultural
  • Transporte em terra para a cidade incluso na maioria dos portos
  • As gratificações já estão inclusas em sua tarifa
  • Uma hora de Wi-Fi gratuito por dia para todos os hóspedes. Wi-Fi gratuito ilimitado para os hóspedes viajando em determinadas categorias de suítes
  • Serviço personalizado – quase 1 membro da tripulação para cada hóspede
Itinerário do cruzeiro

Os nossos itinerários são únicos. Encontrará informações detalhadas abaixo sobre portos, horários de partida e de chegada, bem como informações complementares sobre os destinos que irá visitar.
Clique aqui para ver todas as fotografias e vídeos.

Os nossos itinerários são únicos. Encontrará informações detalhadas abaixo sobre portos, horários de partida e de chegada, bem como informações complementares sobre os destinos que irá visitar.
Clique aqui para ver todas as fotografias e vídeos.

Maputo, formerly Portuguese-ruled Lourenço Marques, is the laid-back capital, an incongruous mix of palm-lined streets, an elegant promenade with ritzy villas, and once-grand colonial buildings—which often sit side-by-side with shanties and concrete, Soviet-style buildings dating back to the 1950s, when Russia and Cuba had a finger in the political pie here. An economic upturn since the end of the civil war in the late '90s has brought new investment in infrastructure, and buildings are rising at a fast pace, especially near the port.

Days at sea are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and catch up with what you’ve been meaning to do. So whether that is whale watching from the Observatory Lounge, writing home to your loved ones or simply topping up your tan by the pool, these blue sea days are the perfect balance to busy days spent exploring shore side.
A younger city than many others in Madagascar, Tulear (or Toliara) was created in 1895. Much of the cityscape was planned by a French architect who foresaw the value and beauty of planting a plenitude of trees around the city that now provide shade from the extreme heat and sun. The city of over 156,000 has an important local university, which cares for the main museums of the city (and the main attractions in town), the Museum of Arts and Traditions and the Museum of the Sea. Within reach of Tulear is also the Isalo National Park in the Ihorombe Region of Madagascar.

Andavadoaka is a small fishing community in Madagascar full of biodiversity, natural beauty and the unique culture of the indigenous population, the Vezo. The village lies on the edge of a shallow lagoon protected from the open ocean by a series of fringing and submerged barrier reefs that support substantial coral growth.
Nosy Hao is a scenic, lovely little slip of an island off the west-southwestern coast of Madagascar that offers sandy white beaches and clear aquamarine water. Also known as Had Island, the atoll has a complex underwater topography of reefs that offer excellent snorkelling due to the wide biodiversity of coral and fish living there. Locals living here are either working on the island’s resort or involved in fishing trades, where they use traditionally constructed wooden fishing boats. Visitors to this island recommend stargazing on a clear night.
Morondava is a coastal town in the west of Madagascar. The city is most known for its picturesque Avenue of the Baobabs, one of the most accessible places to see the Baobab trees in Africa that is also said to be the most beautiful road in Madagascar. The experience of passing along this road is impressive as a row of imposing Baobab trees stretches along the roadside for close to one-third of a kilometer. The avenue has been a centre of local conservation efforts and was granted protected status, which is the first step toward making it Madagascar's first natural monument.
Days at sea are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and catch up with what you’ve been meaning to do. So whether that is whale watching from the Observatory Lounge, writing home to your loved ones or simply topping up your tan by the pool, these blue sea days are the perfect balance to busy days spent exploring shore side.
The densely populated Mozambique Island is small at only 3 km (1.9 miles) long and less than 500 meters (650 yards) wide. The Portuguese had already settled here by 1507, and the oldest European building in the southern hemisphere is found on Mozambique Island: the Chapel of Nossa Senhora de Baluarte. Fort São Sebastião also dates back to the 16th century. Historical buildings on the northern side of the island include the Palace and Chapel of São Paulo, built in 1610 as a Jesuit College — later converted to be the Governor’s Residence, and now a museum.

Ibo Island is situated in the Quirimbas Archipelago offshore of Tanzania. One of the largest mangrove forests in Africa grows firmly rooted in front of Ibo Island. The streets of the remote island feel lost in time and were almost completely forgotten by the outside world for nearly a century. Ibo Island is one of the most ancient settlements in Mozambique with a history dating back to early 600AD Arab merchant days. Forts once serving as military bastions and slave trading houses line the shores.
Kilwa Kisiwani dates back to the 9th century as one of the most famous trading posts in East Africa and on the Indian Ocean. From the 11th century to early 15th century this island community off the southern coast of present-day Tanzania was a powerful city, political force, and major trading center with close links to the interior of Africa as well as distant Asian ports. Goods exchanged here included gold, iron, ivory, slaves, textiles, jewelry, porcelain and spices. Today, Kilwa Kisiwani is a UNESCO World Heritage site whose ancient ruins can be explored on foot.
This ancient isle once ruled by sultans and slave traders served as the stepping stone into the African continent for missionaries and explorers. Today it attracts visitors intent on discovering sandy beaches, pristine rain forests, or colorful coral reefs. Once known as the Spice Island for its export of cloves, Zanzibar has become one of the most exotic flavors in travel, better than Bali or Mali when it comes to beauty that'll make your jaw drop.

Days at sea are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and catch up with what you’ve been meaning to do. So whether that is whale watching from the Observatory Lounge, writing home to your loved ones or simply topping up your tan by the pool, these blue sea days are the perfect balance to busy days spent exploring shore side.
Part of the Outer Islands of the Seychelles, Aldabra is reputedly the world’s second-largest atoll and has been described as “one of nature’s treasures” and a “sanctuary”. The inner lagoon teems with marine life like eagle rays and sea turtles. It is possible to snorkel and drift along with the tide passing in or out of the lagoon as massive numbers of fish come and go through the same channels. Narrow channels between fossilized coral islands are fringed in mangrove forests supporting large colonies of nesting boobies and Great Frigatebirds.
Named for a 15th century Portuguese navigator, Cosmoledo is a large coral atoll that is part of the Aldabra group of atolls in the Seychelles. Cosmoledo itself has more than 20 small islands and islets and has been repeatedly used by humans for guano exploitation, harvesting of local resources and fishing. Abandoned in 1992, the islands not only have recovered naturally, but a conservation organization has tried to eradicate introduced species.
Days at sea are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and catch up with what you’ve been meaning to do. So whether that is whale watching from the Observatory Lounge, writing home to your loved ones or simply topping up your tan by the pool, these blue sea days are the perfect balance to busy days spent exploring shore side.
This coral island stands majestically on a submerged atoll of the same name, 120 nautical miles south-west of Mahe in the Amirantes group. Desroches rises 3,000 meters out of the clear blue sea, boasting an abundant fish life and surrounded by approximately 50 nautical miles of reef to explore. The island has a coconut plantation and small agricultural settlement and enjoys a similar weather pattern as the rest of Seychelles in general, sunny all year round, with occasional warm showers.
Like jade-coloured jewels in the Indian Ocean, the more than 100 Seychelles Islands are often regarded as the Garden of Eden. Lying just four degrees south of the equator, the Seychelles are some 1,000 miles (1,610 km) from the nearest mainland Africa. Little more than 200 years ago, all 115 islands were uninhabited. Then in 1742 a French ship dispatched from Mauritius sailed into one of the small bays. Captain Lazare Picault was the first to explore these unnamed islands. He encountered breathtaking vistas of rugged mountains, lagoons, coral atolls, splendid beaches and secluded coves.

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Medallion Suite

408 ft² / 38 m² ( incluindo varanda privativa)

De US$ 21.150 BÔNUS DE  RESERVA ANTECIPADA
Veranda Suite

280 ft² / 26 m² (incluindo uma varanda privativa)

De US$ 17.190 BÔNUS DE  RESERVA ANTECIPADA
Vista Suite

269 ft² / 25 m²

De US$ 15.750 BÔNUS DE  RESERVA ANTECIPADA
View Suite

181 ft² / 16,8 m²

De US$ 12.780 BÔNUS DE  RESERVA ANTECIPADA
Explorer Suite

186 ft² / 17,3 m²

De US$ 12.060 BÔNUS DE  RESERVA ANTECIPADA
As tarifas apresentadas são por hóspede

incluído na tarifa do cruzeiro

  • Suítes espaçosas – mais de 85% com balcões privativos
  • Serviço personalizado – quase 1 membro da tripulação para cada hóspede
  • Serviço de mordomo em todas as suítes – todos os hóspedes são igualmente mimados
  • Opções de jantares com sistema aberto de assentos, isto é, sem reserva – jante quando e com quem quiser
  • Diversidade de locais para refeições – casual, romântico, especialidades regionais e cozinha gourmet inspirada pela Relais & Châteaux
  • Bebidas na suíte e por todo o navio – vinhos selecionados, destilados de qualidade, cafés especiais e refrigerantes, além de seu próprio frigobar abastecido com bebidas de sua preferência
  • Refeições na suíte e serviço de quarto 24 horas – sempre gratuito, sempre disponível
  • Entretenimento sofisticado, de música ao vivo a shows de grandes produções
  • Consultor de destinos e/ou palestrantes de enriquecimento cultural
  • Transporte em terra para a cidade incluso na maioria dos portos
  • As gratificações já estão inclusas em sua tarifa
  • Uma hora de Wi-Fi gratuito por dia para todos os hóspedes. Wi-Fi gratuito ilimitado para os hóspedes viajando em determinadas categorias de suítes
  • Serviço personalizado – quase 1 membro da tripulação para cada hóspede
  • *Traslados gratuitos disponíveis unicamente para os hóspedes que utilizam a oferta aérea Silversea.
  • *Excluindo o cruzeiro de volta ao mundo y os grand voyages completo

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Silver Discoverer - Medallion Suite
Silver Discoverer - Medallion Suite
Silver Discoverer - Medallion Suite
Silver Discoverer - Medallion Suite
Silver Discoverer - Medallion Suite

dimension:

Um quarto: 408 ft² / 38 m² ( incluindo varanda privativa)

Uma marca distinta. Suntuosa. Espaçosa. Texturas refinadas e vistas panorâmicas te envolvem com luxo primoroso. O resumo perfeito da Suíte Medallion oferecida pela melhor linha de cruzeiro do mundo.

Tarifas de (Por hóspede)
US$ 23.500
US$ 21.150 BÔNUS DE RESERVA ANTECIPADA

solicite um orçamento
9829 - Maputo a Mahe
  • Serviço de mordomo
  • Geladeira e bar estocados com as bebidas de sua preferência
  • Produtos de banho da BVLGARI®, além de uma seleção de outras marcas europeias
  • Televisor(es) de tela plana com Biblioteca Multimedial Interativa
  • Elegante roupa de cama Pratesi®
  • Opções de travesseiros
  • Roupão de banho macio Etro®
  • Guarda-chuva
  • Tomadas de 110 volt
  • Telefone(s) direto(s)
  • Artigos de papelaria personalizados
  • Varanda de madeira teca com portas de vidro do chão ao teto
  • Sala de estar com área de estar
  • Camas de solteiro ou cama queen-size, incluindo gavetas para armazenamento
  • Banheiro em mármore com chuveiro com box
  • Secador de cabelo
  • Escrivaninha
  • Guarda-roupa com cofre
  • Serviço de lavandaria
  • WiFi grátis
  • Estação de recarga iHome com rádio / alarme (com cabo USB ou regarga wireless Qi) com conectividade NFC Bluetooth
  • Cafeteira espresso Illy®
  • Jantar na mesa dos oficiais
  • Bose® SoundTouch 30 com conectividade Bluetooth

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nota: A diferença entre cada suite encontra-se disponível no plano do convés do navio.
Suite LOCALIZAÇÃO Tarifas (Por hóspede) SELECIONE A SUA SUITE
Medallion VER CONVéS Tarifas de :
US$ 23.500 (Por hóspede)
BÔNUS DE RESERVA ANTECIPADA US$ 21.150 (Por hóspede)
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Silver Discoverer - Veranda Suite
Silver Discoverer - Veranda Suite
Silver Discoverer - Veranda Suite
Silver Discoverer - Veranda Suite

dimension:

Um quarto: 280 ft² / 26 m² (incluindo uma varanda privativa)

Uma exclusividade da Silversea, completa com portas de vidro do chão ao teto, que se abrem para uma varanda privativa com móveis de varanda. A Suíte Veranda acomoda 3 hóspedes confortavelmente

Tarifas de (Por hóspede)
US$ 19.100
US$ 17.190 BÔNUS DE RESERVA ANTECIPADA

solicite um orçamento
9829 - Maputo a Mahe
  • Serviço de mordomo
  • Geladeira e bar estocados com as bebidas de sua preferência
  • Produtos de banho da BVLGARI®, além de uma seleção de outras marcas europeias
  • Opções de travesseiros
  • Elegante roupa de cama Pratesi®
  • Roupão de banho macio Etro®
  • Guarda-chuva
  • Tomadas de 110 volt
  • Artigos de papelaria personalizados
  • Telefone(s) direto(s)
  • Varanda em madeira teca com portas de vidro do chão ao teto
  • Sala de estar com sofá conversível que acomoda um passageiro adicional de até 14 anos de idade. (Suítes Veranda 601, 602, 603, 604 apenas)
  • Camas de solteiro ou cama queen-size, incluindo gavetas para armazenamento
  • Banheiro em mármore com chuveiro com box
  • Escolha de amenidades de banho
  • Secador de cabelo
  • Escrivaninha
  • Guarda-roupa com cofre
  • WiFi grátis
  • Televisor(es) de tela plana com Biblioteca Multimedial Interativa

SELECIONE A SUA SUITE E SOLICITE UM ORÇAMENTO

nota: A diferença entre cada suite encontra-se disponível no plano do convés do navio.
Suite LOCALIZAÇÃO Tarifas (Por hóspede) SELECIONE A SUA SUITE
Veranda VER CONVéS Tarifas de :
US$ 19.100 (Por hóspede)
BÔNUS DE RESERVA ANTECIPADA US$ 17.190 (Por hóspede)
solicite um orçamento
Silver Discoverer - Vista Suite
Silver Discoverer - Vista Suite
Silver Discoverer - Vista Suite
Silver Discoverer - Vista Suite
Silver Discoverer - Vista Suite

dimension:

Um quarto: 269 ft² / 25 m²

Um santuário tranquilo. A área de estar da suíte tem bastante espaço para relaxar enquanto estiver no cruzeiro. Janelas amplas emolduram vistas panorâmicas do oceano. A vista perfeita para tomar seu café da manhã na cama. Algumas Suítes Vista acomodam 3 hóspedes.

Tarifas de (Por hóspede)
US$ 17.500
US$ 15.750 BÔNUS DE RESERVA ANTECIPADA

solicite um orçamento
9829 - Maputo a Mahe
  • Serviço de mordomo
  • Geladeira e bar estocados com as bebidas de sua preferência
  • Produtos de banho da BVLGARI®, além de uma seleção de outras marcas europeias
  • Opções de travesseiros
  • Roupão de banho macio Etro®
  • Elegante roupa de cama Pratesi®
  • Guarda-chuva
  • Telefone(s) direto(s)
  • Tomadas de 110 volt
  • Artigos de papelaria personalizados
  • Duas janelas amplas com vistas
  • Área de estar
  • Camas de solteiro ou cama queen-size, incluindo gavetas para armazenamento
  • Banheiro em mármore com chuveiro com box
  • Secador de cabelo
  • Escrivaninha
  • Guarda-roupa com cofre
  • WiFi grátis
  • Televisor(es) de tela plana com Biblioteca Multimedial Interativa
  • Estação de recarga iHome com rádio / alarme (com cabo USB ou regarga wireless Qi) com conectividade NFC Bluetooth

SELECIONE A SUA SUITE E SOLICITE UM ORÇAMENTO

nota: A diferença entre cada suite encontra-se disponível no plano do convés do navio.
Suite LOCALIZAÇÃO Tarifas (Por hóspede) SELECIONE A SUA SUITE
Vista VER CONVéS Tarifas de :
US$ 17.500 (Por hóspede)
BÔNUS DE RESERVA ANTECIPADA US$ 15.750 (Por hóspede)
solicite um orçamento
Silver Discoverer - View Suite
Silver Discoverer - View Suite
Silver Discoverer - View Suite
Silver Discoverer - View Suite

dimension:

Um quarto: 181 ft² / 16,8 m²

Acolhedora e confortável, a Suíte Vista oferece um oásis de relaxamento, mesmo para os hóspedes que buscam aventuras extremas. Conclua um dia de aventuras em terra com um relaxamento noturno, no conforto da sua sala de estar. Capture os cenários que passa em sua frente através da vista sua janela. Refresque-se num belo banheiro em mármore antes de desfrutar de um elegante jantar a bordo. Ou aconchegue-se sob finos lençóis para assistir a um filme on-demand na televisão de tela plana. Adormeça com tranquilidade, sonhando com as experiências incríveis que esperam por você no dia seguinte.

Tarifas de (Por hóspede)
US$ 14.200
US$ 12.780 BÔNUS DE RESERVA ANTECIPADA

solicite um orçamento
9829 - Maputo a Mahe
  • Serviço de mordomo
  • Geladeira e bar estocados com as bebidas de sua preferência
  • Produtos de banho da BVLGARI®, além de uma seleção de outras marcas europeias
  • Elegante roupa de cama Pratesi®
  • Opções de travesseiros
  • Roupão de banho macio Etro®
  • Guarda-chuva
  • Artigos de papelaria personalizados
  • Telefone(s) direto(s)
  • Tomadas de 110 volt
  • Janela com vistas
  • Área de estar
  • Camas de solteiro ou cama queen-size, incluindo gavetas para armazenamento
  • Banheiro em mármore com chuveiro com box
  • Escrivaninha
  • Secador de cabelo
  • Guarda-roupa com cofre
  • Uma hora de Wi-Fi gratuito por dia
  • Televisor(es) de tela plana com Biblioteca Multimedial Interativa
  • Estação de recarga iHome com rádio / alarme (com cabo USB ou regarga wireless Qi) com conectividade NFC Bluetooth

SELECIONE A SUA SUITE E SOLICITE UM ORÇAMENTO

nota: A diferença entre cada suite encontra-se disponível no plano do convés do navio.
Suite LOCALIZAÇÃO Tarifas (Por hóspede) SELECIONE A SUA SUITE
View VER CONVéS Tarifas de :
US$ 14.200 (Por hóspede)
BÔNUS DE RESERVA ANTECIPADA US$ 12.780 (Por hóspede)
solicite um orçamento
Silver Discoverer - Explorer Suite
Silver Discoverer - Explorer Suite
Silver Discoverer - Explorer Suite
Silver Discoverer - Explorer Suite

dimension:

Um quarto: 186 ft² / 17,3 m²

Tão ampla como a Suíte View, você aproveita a privilegiada localização à meia nau que o coloca perto de todas as nossas as opções de entretenimento a bordo. Suítes Explorer acomodam três hóspedes. A Suíte Explorer oferece acomodações sofisticadas com várias comodidades para fazer com que seu cruzeiro de luxo seja ainda mais confortável.

 

Tarifas de (Por hóspede)
US$ 13.400
US$ 12.060 BÔNUS DE RESERVA ANTECIPADA

solicite um orçamento
9829 - Maputo a Mahe
  • Serviço de mordomo
  • Geladeira e bar estocados com as bebidas de sua preferência
  • Produtos de banho da BVLGARI®, além de uma seleção de outras marcas europeias
  • Opções de travesseiros
  • Elegante roupa de cama Pratesi®
  • Roupão de banho macio Etro®
  • Tomadas de 110 volt
  • Artigos de papelaria personalizados
  • Telefone(s) direto(s)
  • Guarda-chuva
  • Duas escotilhas
  • Área de estar
  • Camas de solteiro ou cama queen-size, incluindo gavetas para armazenamento
  • Banheiro em mármore com chuveiro com box
  • Escrivaninha
  • Secador de cabelo
  • Guarda-roupa com cofre
  • Uma hora de Wi-Fi gratuito por dia
  • Televisor(es) de tela plana com Biblioteca Multimedial Interativa
  • Estação de recarga iHome com rádio / alarme (com cabo USB ou regarga wireless Qi) com conectividade NFC Bluetooth

SELECIONE A SUA SUITE E SOLICITE UM ORÇAMENTO

nota: A diferença entre cada suite encontra-se disponível no plano do convés do navio.
Suite LOCALIZAÇÃO Tarifas (Por hóspede) SELECIONE A SUA SUITE
Explorer VER CONVéS Tarifas de :
US$ 13.400 (Por hóspede)
BÔNUS DE RESERVA ANTECIPADA US$ 12.060 (Por hóspede)
solicite um orçamento
As tarifas apresentadas são por hóspede

Silver Discoverer

O grupo de viajantes aventureiros e leais da Silversea agora pode explorar os arquipélagos mais remotos do vasto Pacífico a bordo do elegante navio de cruzeiro, para 116 hóspedes, o Silver Discoverer. O navio é a plataforma perfeita para a observação desses territórios selvagens, sendo que todas as acomodações são suítes com vistas para o mar e há bastante espaço no convés para que você possa observar baleias ou um grupo de golfinhos. O calado raso do Silver Discoverer permite que ele navegue mais perto da costa, e com uma frota de 12 barcos infláveis e um barco com fundo de vidro, os hóspedes conseguem atracar em costas isoladas e explorar os pântanos e os ecossistemas submersos, de perto e a fundo.  

Suites

As suites Silversea, com vista para o oceano, são das mais espaçosas do cruzeiro e todas possuem um serviço de mordomo. Selecione a sua suite e solicite um orçamento. Os hóspedes que reservem antecipadamente garantem as melhores tarifas e podem escolher a suite que desejam.

Restaurantes

Descubra a nossa seleção de locais a bordo, onde pode desfrutar da companhia de outros viajantes e claro, do nosso serviço personalizado tudo incluído.

Áreas Públicas

Reconhecidos pela excelência gastronómica e pelo espírito inovador, os cruzeiros de luxo da Silversea oferecem um leque de opções de refeições ao ar livre em toda a frota. Oferecem igualmente restaurantes com especialidades a bordo em todos os navios, exceto os de expedição.

A sua expedição levará a uma epopeia de descobertas Um programa complementar de experiências únicas em pequenos grupos, liderados por uma equipa de guias experientes e palestras que irão permitir uma experiência completa dos locais que irá visitar.

melhores momentos da viagem

Expedition Highlights:


• Look for lemurs and endemic bird species near Tulear and in the Kirindy Forest
• See the “Avenue of the Baobabs”
• Visit Zanzibar’s Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
• Be one of the few to explore Aldabra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
• Look for the Indian Ocean’s largest Red-footed Booby colony on Cosmoledo

Day 1 — Maputo, Mozambique
Embark Silver Discoverer this afternoon and depart on your exciting 17-day Silversea Expedition – Expedition Madagascar and Aldabra. After a mandatory safety drill, the Expedition Team and important crew members will be introduced.
Stay out on deck for a ‘Sail Away’ party leaving Maputo behind, before enjoying the first of many fine dining experiences in The Restaurant.

Days 2-3 — At Sea
Two sea days will be a good start to your voyage, as they will permit you to settle in comfortably, recover from your long journey to Maputo, meet some of your fellow travellers and make full use of our small, manoeuvrable ship while we start covering the western part of the Indian Ocean.
Our lecturers will offer talks preparing you for the visit to Madagascar, be it about its historical aspects or natural history. In addition you can unwind, relax, and make use of the gym or Spa, or any of the other amenities Silver Discoverer can offer.

Day 4 — Tulear and Nosy Ve, Madagascar
As soon as we have cleared into Madagascar at Tulear, we will drive within the northern limit of the Madagascar spiny thickets, an ecoregion with a high percentage of endemic plants, and will visit the Arboretum. Far from the prevailing northeastern rains, this ecoregion shows extreme adaptation to aridity -with the spiny thickets usually between 3 and 6 meters in height. Within this area the coastal mikea forest is quite unique. Apart from Burseraceae, baobabs, euphorbias, and members of the cashew family, several endemic lemurs and birds are found here. Birders will look for Banded Kestrels, Long-tailed Ground-Rollers, Sickle-billed Vanga and Subdesert Mesite, while apart from the endemic white-footed sportive and the grey mouse lemur, the large-eared and lesser hedgehog tenrecs and horned chameleon can be found in this ecoregion.

After lunch, Silver Discoverer will head over to small Nosy Ve, an island sacred to the Vezo people. It was used by the French in the 19th century, but today is uninhabited except for birds. While Red-tailed Tropicbirds nest here all year round, other birds to look for are Humblot’s Heron, Common and Lesser Crested Terns, Crab Plovers, Common Greenshanks and Souimanga Sunbirds.
The afternoon can be spend walking on or around this 0.5 square kilometre island, looking for birds, beachcombing or snorkelling and swimming from the beach.

Day 5 — Andavadoaka and Nosy Hao, Madagascar
Today we will visit the small fishing community of Andavadoaka. The village lies on the edge of a shallow lagoon protected from the open ocean by a series of fringing and submerged barrier reefs that support substantial coral growth. These coral reefs are thought to possess a significantly higher abundance and diversity of species than other reefs in southwest Madagascar. Andavadoaka is home to the Vezo people.

This morning we hope to learn more about community projects that assist and promote the sustainable management of marine resources. Biodiversity studies have identified many hundreds of marine species in the waters in the area. The reefs around Andavadoaka represent some of the most well-developed coral reef systems in the Indian Ocean.

In the afternoon, we plan to visit tiny Nosy Hao for a leisurely afternoon of swimming, snorkelling and relaxing on sandy white beaches.

Day 6 — Morondava, Madagascar
Approximately 50 km northeast of the town of Morondava lies Kirindy Reserve, a private forest managed by a Swiss company dedicated to a selective and sustainable logging. The Reserve has some 12,000 hectares and is comprised of one of the most outstanding and threatened wildlife habitats in Madagascar known as the ‘dry deciduous forest’.
Kirindy is known to be the best place on the whole island to observe Madagascar’s largest predator, the endemic fossa. Sightings can be especially favourable during December. We hope to have some good views of this elusive animal during our morning walks. Red-fronted brown lemurs, as well as other species of lemur, are present and seven species of chameleons. For birders quite a number of endemics can be found, including Sakalava Weavers, Madagascar Paradise Flycatcher, Madagascar Bee-eater, Madagascar Hoopoe, and Madagascar Blue Vanga.

After a lunch ashore, we will visit the Avenue of the Baobabs, surely one of Madagascar’s highlights. It is likely one of the most accessible places to see baobab trees in Africa, and is said to be the most beautiful road in Madagascar. The experience of passing along this road is impressive as a row of imposing baobab trees stretches along the roadside for close to one-third of a kilometre. The avenue has been a centre of local conservation efforts and was granted protected status.

Day 7 — At Sea
Silver Discoverer will sail in a northwesterly direction across the Mozambique Channel. Our lecturers will recap the special sightings and event in Madagascar and will talk about Mozambique, our next destination.
While out on deck, help our Marine Biologist spot southern right whales or humpback whales frequently seen in the channel. Relax on the Sun Deck and enjoy a refreshing drink at The Pool Bar.

Day 8 — Island of Mozambique, Mozambique
Mozambique Island was named after a sultan in the times of the early Portuguese voyages of exploration. The island is small at only 3 km long and some 200 to 500 metres in width. The oldest European building of the southern hemisphere is found on Mozambique Island; the Chapel of Nossa Senhora de Baluarte. As a result of its rich history and architectural remains, the Island of Mozambique is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Going ashore using our Zodiacs we will be enthralled by the historical buildings and the fascinating history of the island. Guided in small groups, our walking tours will immerse us into the fascinating mix of African, Arab and European culture and history that is displayed in the churches and mosques, beautiful colonial buildings with thick walls and small traditional houses. Highlights also include the imposing fort, the old Portuguese houses (some dating back to the sixteenth century), the well-maintained, interesting museums, and above all the local population and their incredibly varied cultural heritage.

There is a colorful and vibrant feel to the island with all the hustle and bustle; yet the charm and culture of days gone by still lingers.

Day 9 — Ibo Island
Silver Discoverer will be at anchor this morning off Ibo Island, situated in the Quirimbas Archipelago. With an entire day here to explore, we hope to explore one of the largest mangrove forests in Africa, firmly rooted in front of Ibo Island, and witness some of the fascinating culture aspects of the island.

Following breakfast, we will shuttle to shore via Zodiac. After a long ride we will meet up with local guides who walk us through streets that feel lost in time and were indeed almost forgotten to the outside world for nearly a century. Ibo Island is one of the most ancient settlements in Mozambique with a history dating back to early 600AD Arab merchant days. Forts once serving as military bastions and slave trading houses line the shores. Some of the grand, majestic structures have been lovingly restored to former glory, while others have fallen into crumbling ruins. Ibo is a melting pot of influences from around the world, creating a culture that is completely unique.

Day 10 — Kilwa Kisiwani, Tanzania
A morning at sea will permit to continue the voyage’s lecture series. Our experts will bring their subjects to life with the passion of their words and by sharing images and videos representing a wealth of experience. Tanzania’s two UNESCO World Heritage Sites we intend to visit will certainly feature in one of the presentations.
This afternoon, we visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the Kilwa Ruins. Our Zodiacs will take us ashore to explore the ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani on foot. Divided into small groups we will look at the haunting ruins of Malindi Mosque and cemetery, Fort Gereza, the tombs of the sultans, several mosques, and the Great House. Highlights include a fourteenth century palace – no other structure of its size was built anywhere along the coast – and a fortified enclosure, very similar to structures found in Syria, Turkey and the Persian Gulf.

Day 11 — Zanzibar, Tanzania
Today we will visit another UNESCO World Heritage Site: Stone Town — a fine example of a Swahili coastal trading town. At the City Market we can see and smell the tropical fruits that are on offer and can see the freshly ground spices. Within walking distance is the Anglican Church, built over the old Great Slave Market. Slaves from all over East Africa had been brought here and had been kept in underground chambers.
Our destination will be a spice farm in the countryside. To get there we will drive past the Old Arab Fort and Dr. Livingstone’s house. At the spice farm you will have a guided tour and can taste some of the exotic spices and fruits grown here. The different plants are grown for food flavouring, for cosmetics, as dyes and for traditional medicine.
A visit to the Jozani Forest and a nearby mangrove area would give a glimpse of the botany of the central part of the island.
Alternatively you might only want to go swimming and snorkelling at a sand bank. To get there you will be taken by traditional dhows. The crystal clear waters invite you to explore the underwater world, looking for coral and fishes.

Day 12 — At Sea
Today Silver Discoverer has to sail in an east-southeasterly direction to reach Aldabra. Because of its isolation in the Indian Ocean and containing one of the most important natural habitats for studying evolutionary and ecological processes, the raised coral islands of this atoll show remarkable wildlife. Aldabra is not only home to the largest giant tortoise population in the world, but also has interesting marine fauna. Let our naturalists share insights into this unique group of islands that receives a limited amount of visitors and with special permits only per year.

Days 13-14 — Aldabra, Seychelles
For two days Silver Discoverer will anchor off Aldabra for the opportunity to visit this remote part of the Seychelles’ Outer Islands. Aldabra has been described as one of nature’s treasures and it will truly be a privilege to visit this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Due to its extreme isolation, Aldabra is virtually untouched by humans and its distinctive island fauna includes the Aldabra giant tortoise. About two thirds of the world population of giant tortoises live on Aldabra. As Aldabra lacks freshwater and is difficult to access, the island has not been developed for tourism. Only a handful of smaller ships with special permits are allowed to call at this unique atoll.

We hope to enjoy a drift snorkel as the incoming tide moves us into a lagoon populated with eagle rays, turtles, and coral gardens teeming with marine life. Time and tides permitting, we may cruise via Zodiac past mangrove-covered islands to observe large colonies of nesting boobies and Great Frigatebirds soaring overhead. As the tides pump water in and out of the lagoon, massive numbers of fish come and go through channels to feed. We can snorkel in these same channels, allowing the current to carry us along in the magical scene. Conditions permitting, we will go ashore to visit the small research station on Picard Island and photograph the mighty tortoises living on this isolated spit of land.

Day 15 — Cosmoledo, Seychelles
Cosmoledo is an atoll about 85 miles east of Aldabra. The atoll has more than 20 small islands and islets and has been repeatedly used by humans for the harvesting of local resources including guano and fish. Abandoned in 1992, the islands have recovered naturally, assisted by a conservation organization that works to eradicate introduced species.
Cosmoledo is an Important Bird Area and we will see the Indian Ocean’s largest colony of Red-footed Boobies, the Seychelles’ largest colony of Sooty Terns, as well as Black-naped Terns, Crested Terns and Red-tailed Tropicbirds. If conditions cooperate, two narrow passes on the southern side will permit Zodiacs to enter the lagoon where several beaches wait to be explored. Here snorkelers should be able to find an interesting underwater world to occupy their time.

Day 16 — At Sea
Covering the distance of 440 nautical miles to our next destination, Silver Discoverer will sail on a northeasterly course.
Apart from the lectures given by our specialists, let the Chef and his team tempt you with special culinary treats. Our Spa Team is there to pamper you, and if you think you need a workout, the Gym is always available. You could also start to edit your photos or simply relax on the outer deck or in the comfort of your suite.

Day 17 — Desroches, Seychelles
Desroches is one of the Outer Islands and the main island of the Amirante group of the Seychelles. Located 230 km southwest of Mahé, it has a land area of only 3.24 km², but has a staggering 15 kilometers of fine sand beaches. The northern part of the island is a coconut plantation and farm, with a settlement on the far shore. The first coconut plantations were started in 1875 and copra is still processed on the island before being transported to Mahé for export.
After spending the morning exploring this beautiful beach, we plan to return to Silver Discoverer for a late lunch.
The onboard Photographer/Videographer will present the Voyage-DVD during the afternoon.

Day 18 — Mahé, Seychelles
Following breakfast, disembark Silver Discoverer.

Expedition highlights and wildlife listed here are possible experiences only and cannot be guaranteed. Your Expedition Leader and Captain will work together to ensure opportunities for adventure and exploration are the best possible, taking into account the prevailing weather, wildlife activity and ice conditions. Expedition Team members scheduled for this voyage are subject to change or cancellation.

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