For millions of years, sea turtles have instinctually returned to the place where they were born to lay their eggs. Often they travel thousands of kilometres...
These animals are critically endangered and the protection of their nesting sites and migration routes is one of the essential components in their conservation. Visitors make a valuable contribution to the survival of the species, while getting to participate in a ritual as old as the dawn of time.
Between November and January, leatherback and loggerhead turtles emerge from the Indian Ocean to lay their eggs at Sodwana Bay in South Africa. On Mnemba Island in Zanzibar, endangered green sea turtle season typically runs from February to July (peaking from April to July). On Vamizi Island in Mozambique, turtle layings occur year round with hatchlings emerging approximately 55 days later.