The Indian OceaN

Highlights of The Indian Ocean

The vast expanse of the Indian Ocean is the worlds third largest ocean. The most well known islands are the Seychelles, Mauritius, the Maldives and Sri Lanka. Other jewels include Zanzibar, Reunion, Rodrigues, the Comores and Madagascar

Travelling

Flight accessibility to the main tourist hotspots is generally either direct flights or via major international hubs such as Dubai and Istanbul.

Nature & Wildlife

The Indian Oceans most famous resident is one that is no longer around. The Dodo, a flightless bird from Mauritius that died out in the late 17th century due to human consumption and the introduction of predatory animals.

Today the marine life of the Indian Ocean attracts biologists and divers from all over the world to enjoy the rich underwater life.

Then there is the island of Madagascar – one of the worlds most unique and unusual destinations. Although not without its poverty and and its habitat destruction the island retains some incredibly unique and endemic animal species including the famous ring tailed lemurs who I always associate with the TV show Blue Peter in the 70’s.

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Summary

For beach lovers and some good old fashioned R & R the Indian Ocean islands are hard to beat.

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