Situated off the coast of Africa and often referred to as ‘the eighth continent’ by ecologists due to its high incidence of endemic species, Madagascar is an island of great ecological interest and the perfect destination for those seeking an experience rich in wildlife.
At the end of a meandering walk down to the beach, the white dunes on one side and the blue ocean on the other, the makeshift fence lies broken (the rope coiled and frayed). To me it speaks of hot days and careless summers.
Each year, between July and October, the coastline of Mozambique acts as a calving nursery to humpback whales which frequent the country’s warm waters. Based at one of Mozambique’s many luxury beach or island lodges, guests can snorkel or dive with the whales and witness first-hand their summersaults, fin slaps and swim-bys. A truly life-affirming experience.