AFRICAN BLUES

World Travel Magazine - - Just In - Daz­zle in land and wa­ter

With the mere men­tion of this pro­foundly di­verse con­ti­nent, the vi­su­als that im­me­di­ately spring to mind are thrilling wildlife sa­faris in na­tional parks and de­light­fully ob­serv­ing ele­phants, gi­raffes, ze­bras, wilde­beests, and many other an­i­mals that co­ex­ist in its vast plains. Al­though largely over­shad­owed by its land coun­ter­part, the wa­ters of East Africa are just as re­mark­able, if not even more breath­tak­ing.

The ar­chi­pel­ago of Sey­chelles, made up of 115 is­lands, is a per­fect ex­am­ple. Sur­rounded by the In­dian

Ocean 1,500 kilo­me­tres off the coast of main­land East Africa, Sey­chelles’ beaches are ar­rest­ingly beau­ti­ful. Des­roches Is­land, a sand and palm tree- en­crusted isle in the Outer Is­lands of Sey­chelles is set to at­tract the con­nois­seurs of high life with the open­ing of Four Sea­sons Re­sort Sey­chelles this March. The prop­erty’s suites, vil­las, and beach­front bun­ga­lows are equipped with the lat­est tech­nol­ogy for op­ti­mal com­fort com­bined with a rus­tic chic in­te­rior, match­ing the beat of is­land liv­ing. Guests can en­joy a ro­man­tic din­ing ex­pe­ri­ence at The Light­house, a replica of the orig­i­nal light­house whose struc­tural re­mains can be found on the other side of the is­land at He­lene point, or al­low them­selves to be fas­ci­nated by the wa­ter ad­ven­tures amongst the coral reefs that sur­round this Po­sei­don’s play­ground. The Des­roches Drop, a world­fa­mous div­ing des­ti­na­tion, is

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