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53 Blaauwbwerg Rd, Cape Town 7439
South Africa

Cosmoledo Atoll

  • Size: 5 km2
  • Ambiance: Remote Luxury
  • Accessibility: Boat
  • KM from Mahe: 1029 km

Cosmoledo Atoll’s pristine and untouched ecosystem boasts vast, wadeable sand flats, beautiful islands of different shapes and sizes as well as a wonderful lagoon. With very little human pressure on its environment over the years the encounters you’ll experience are proof of how remote and preserved this magnificent atoll is.

Location

Cosmoledo Atoll is situated just over 1,000 km from the main island  of Mahé, and a mere stone’s throw from the World Heritage Site of Aldabra. Cosmoledo forms part of the Outer Islands of the Seychelles and is one of the last vestiges of conservation in the region.

Highlights of Cosmoledo Atoll

Large population of nesting Green Sea Turtles
Impressive geology and geography with 21 islands
The largest population of Hawksbills in the Aldabra Group
Over 120 species of healthy coral
Large numbers of schooling fish species
Large populations of exotic birds
Central lagoon has large tidal & species movements
Home to the largest population of Giant Trevally

The history of Cosmoledo Atoll

The Atoll was named after a Portuguese navigator who was part of João da Nova’s crew, and the islands of Menai and Wizard were named after ships that explored the atoll during the Morseby Expedition in 1822. In 1878, the atoll was visited by Sergeant Rivers. One or two men inhabited each of the islands and in 1901 the exploitation of guano was taking place on North-east Island. Later years saw the drying of mangrove bark for export and the atoll used as a fishing and turtle hunting station until 1992 when it was abandoned. 

Menai & Wizard Island were named after Captain Moresby’s ships
The atoll is named after a Portuguese navigator in João da Nova’s crew
Used as a fishing and turtle hunting station until 1992
The Atoll once held coconut trees, maize and goats
Guano and mangrove bark was exported from the islands

Fauna and Flora of Cosmoledo

The remote location makes Cosmoledo a place of wild natural splendor. Habitats include sand dunes, expansive flats, mangroves, grassland and a dramatically fluctuating lagoon. This unique combination creates a hotspot of biodiversity. The Atoll with its scattered islands is home to large populations of endemic birds like Boobies, Terns, and Frigatebirds. The lagoon and its sandy beaches are favored by large populations of Hawksbill and Green Turtles for nesting and a host of feisty fish species on the flats. 

Largest breeding population of Red-footed Boobies in the Western Indian Ocean
Second largest nesting population of Green Turtles in Seychelles
Healthy populations of both hard and soft corals found here
Crucial spawning site of three important Grouper species
Vegetation includes vast mangroves and open grassland

Key Experiences at Cosmoledo

Get ready for an adventure in an island paradise setting. Guests now get to explore the beauty and natural wonders unique to the Outer Islands of the Seychelles. Are you ready? 

Scuba diving

  • Arguably the best diving in the world
  • Pristine coral reefs
  • Explore the aquatic landscapes of the Seychelles
  • The only PADI Accredited Dive Resort in the Outer Islands
Scuba diving

Fly fishing

  • Richest fishing grounds in the world
  • An unrivaled, world-class team of guides 
  • Varying terrains of flats, offshore and lagoons
  • Various sought-after species: giant trevally, milkfish, triggerfish, bonefish, permit
Fly fishing

Turtle hatching & spotting

  • View nesting turtles
  • Observe hatchlings make it to the ocean
  • Discover new nesting sites
Turtle hatching & spotting

Bird watching

  • Various endemic species
  • Newly rediscovered species found
  • Over 250 species of birds found in Seychelles
  • Large numbers of healthy breeding populations
Bird watching

Reef flats expedition

  • Guided by our resident Marine Biologist
  • Gaze down over the edge of the reef flats
  • Spot juvenile turtles, sharks and rays
  • Actively contribute to the conservation of the ecosystem 
Reef flats expedition

Snorkelling

  • Pristine coral reefs
  • Unparalleled marine biodiversity
  • A great variety of snorkeling spots
  • Crystal clear waters with excellent visibility
  • A unique look at the underwater landscapes
Snorkelling

Blue Safari

  • Watch playful spinner dolphins in action
  • Enjoy the element of surprise
  • View a variety of majestic whales
  • Observe manta, milkfish, tuna, and seabirds
Blue Safari

Snorkel with sailfish

  • A thrilling unforgettable experience
  • Spectacular sightings of hunting sailfish
  • An unique experience you can't do anywhere else
Snorkel with sailfish
Scuba diving
Fly fishing
Turtle hatching & spotting
Bird watching
Reef flats expedition
Snorkelling
Blue Safari
Snorkel with sailfish

The Eco Camp and Facilities

Cosmoledo Atoll offers a single eco-camp situated on Wizard Island. With its commitment to the conservation, preservation and protection of the natural resources of Cosmoledo, this truly is where nature meets creative hospitality. The 8 Eco Pods will provide comfort-in-style accommodation with all the luxury amenities needed.

Creole and international dishes
Nature meets eco-friendly hospitality
Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Stylish island atmosphere
Private verandah, outdoor shower
Remote luxury accommodation
8 Eco Pods
Explore the Activities Centre
The Camp’s chef prepares a variety of local and international dishes with a selection of fresh fish and fruit from the Alphonse garden
The custom, upcycled Eco Pods, and communal areas were designed with the preservation and conservation of the island’s resources in mind
All guests dine together in the spacious dining area with fully stocked bar and get the chance to regale each other with the day’s adventures
All Eco Pods are decorated in soft, neutral colours which accentuates the natural tones of the island and surrounding ocean to ensure you are never far from nature
Take in the natural surroundings from the privacy of your very own verandah or enjoy a refreshing shower in the great outdoors
Cosmoledo may be over 1,000 km from the capital, but don’t let the remote location deter you. Guests can expect an understated luxury from this Eco Camp
Cosmoledo Eco Camp holds 8 Eco Pods for couples or solo travellers
Experience all the islands have to offer with a variety of exciting activities. From kayaking, to island hopping, to exceptional scuba diving - we have it all.

What our clients say

“Our 2 scuba dives were well organised, all equipment brand new and the 2 dive masters extremely professional. We saw an amazing variety of fish and the coral was breathtaking.”

Vinnie , South Africa

“Snorkelling with the GTs proved a memorable experience, as they zip around like heat-seeking missiles”

Simon Rogerson, Editor SCUBA magazine

ACCOMMODATION AT COSMOLEDO ECO CAMP

The 8 recrafted Eco Pods, draw in a sense of serenity and adventure from the unspoiled beauty of its surroundings, whilst at the same time exuding a unity with its location.

Eco Pods

Eco Pods

The 8 Eco Pods are custom designed to blend with the natural surroundings. 

Size: 38 sqm
From: 885 pp pn
Occupancy: 2 Adults 
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Holiday Itineraries

Let us guide you through what a holiday at a unique Blue Safari destination might look like. These are simply suggestions for an amazing holiday itinerary and we can easily alter details to suit your personal preferences

Cosmoledo Fly Fishing Itinerary

Cosmoledo Atoll has become one of the most sought-after saltwater fly fishing destinations in the world and is known as the GT Capital of the World.

15925 pp
7 Nights
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Alphonse Holiday Itinerary

A well-rounded resting place that offers plenty of activities to keep you entertained, along with postcard-perfect beaches and a superb lodge. 

8575 pp
7 Nights
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