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Madagascar to the Seychelles

Simon Reeve travels around the edge of the Indian Ocean. On the second leg of his journey, Simon visits Madagascar, Mauritius and the Seychelles.

Simon Reeve visits the tropical Indian Ocean islands of Madagascar, Mauritius and the Seychelles on the second leg of his journey.

Amid the paradise of coral reefs and jungles full of spectacular wildlife, Simon witnesses some of the threats to the ocean. Off the coast of Madagascar, he goes spear fishing with the Vezo people, whose lifestyle is at risk from their own population growth, and in Mauritius he sees the vast industrial tuna trawlers unloading their catch. In the Seychelles, Simon meets an eccentric Englishman who is fighting back by turning his private paradise island into the world's smallest national park - largely populated by giant tortoises who start their life in his bedroom.

But there is no escaping the problems of the world even here, and Simon joins Dutch special forces training to board ships on the high seas controlled by pirates.

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59 minutes

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Simon Reeve
Executive Producer Sam Bagnall
Producer Dominic Ozanne
Director Dominic Ozanne

Broadcasts

  • Sun 29 Apr 2012 20:00
  • Tue 1 May 2012 22:30
  • Mon 9 Jul 2012 00:30
  • Tue 10 Jul 2012 00:50
  • Tue 21 Aug 2012 00:30
  • Sun 21 Oct 2012 17:15
  • Sun 21 Oct 2012 17:30
  • Wed 17 Jul 2013 19:00
  • Fri 19 Jul 2013 20:00
  • Wed 4 May 2016 16:15
  • Tue 31 Jan 2017 15:25
  • Tue 31 Jan 2017 16:10
  • Thu 29 Mar 2018 15:10

Simon Reeve around the world

Simon Reeve around the world

Follow Simon as he explores the world and meets amazing people.