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Archived entries for  Indian Ocean Islands

The Indian Ocean is the third largest body of water in the world and nestled in its warm waters are a number of spectacular tropical islands. Superb beaches and a fantastic variety of adventure activities and watersports. Visit the Indian Ocean Islands section on our website.

David’s Madagascar Diary – Antananarivo

Antananarivo - Madagascar

A short three hour flight from Johannesburg will have you arriving in Madagascar’s capitol city; Antananarivo.  Home to just over three million Malagasy’s this is no concrete jungle; but rather a maze of houses and businesses built on top of each other along cobbled roads, some of which are so steep as to seem almost […]

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A Brave New World – Magical Madagascar


David has just returned from a magical Easter holiday in Madagascar. What follows is his ultimate Madagascan itinerary… The Republic of Madagascar is an island nation in the Indian Ocean, situated 400km off the Eastern coast of Africa. Shrouded in mystery, filled with a spectacular array of amazing wildlife and ringed by stunning beaches, it […]

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Today is World Water Day!

World Water Day

The 22nd of March is World Water Day and in South Africa, a country where water is scarce, it is also National Water Week from the 21st to the 27th of March. Without water, without one Oxygen and two Hydrogen atoms connecting, we wouldn’t be here. Water covers 70% of the Earth’s surface and is […]

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Overachieving Africa


You’d be forgiven for thinking that this morning’s mob of groggy, puffy eyed Capetonians were the product of a citywide spike in libido, but I assure you that our sleepless night was due to the 18°C night-time low (cue a collective gasp from the Northern Hemisphere). With the 2010/2011 summer touted by many to be a […]

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Behind the lens – Billy Hare

Behind the Lense - Billy Hare

At Rhino Africa we have always been fortunate enough to have several consultants who are not only passionate about this continent and bringing visitors to our shores, but also who show a keen interest in Photography. In fact much of the imagery seen throughout our website comes from our consultants and their cameras. So we […]

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Making the most of the Seychelles


  The Seychelles is certainly no cheap destination, so I think the key to a successful holiday is to determine exactly what you want out of your Indian Ocean Islands experience. There is something for everyone, and if you are simply looking for a relaxing beach holiday with some great snorkelling or scubadiving, then the main […]

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Madagascar Update


  Madagascar has had its share of bad publicity following the presidential coup in January this year. However, the situation on the ground has calmed down significantly, and the country remains as safe and spectacular as ever. Furthermore, the tourist resorts of Nosy Be and other regions have been unaffected by political events, with island […]

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Seychelles on the Sea Shore


At Rhino Africa, we are always on the lookout for new destinations and products to provide you with the ultimate African holiday. As such we have broadened our website to include the Indian Ocean Islands and first up is the Seychelles, a stunning collection of 115 islands scattered in the deep blue sea off the […]

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Zanzibar – October 2007


Photo: Dhows at Sunset in Stonetown Harbour Despite my constant travels across Southern Africa visiting the various Hotels and Lodges represented on the Rhino Africa website, it is seldom that I get to spend more than one night in one place.  So last week I headed for Zanzibar for week on the beach where I […]

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