We embarked on the overnight Turtle Tour that Extreme Nature Tours offer, on Bhanga Nek beach in the Kosi Bay area. This was the during the egg-laying season and not the hatching season.
The entire booking process was exceptionally easy and Peter helped us with every query we had. Our guide was Rick who has a depth of knowledge about the turtles, and the region in general. He is very easy going and always has something interesting to say. This made our 4 hour trip from St Lucia very enjoyable.
The accommodation was rustic but clean and beautiful traditional African thatch huts, and set in what must be one of the most amazing, unpopulated regions in the world. The food was also great and we really needed nothing else.
That night, it soon became clear that finding turtles was not going to be an easy task, but with Rick's relentless enthusiasm and quite a bit of walking/jogging on the beach in the moonlight, we eventually got up-close and personal once the turtle was in an egg-laying trance.
The next morning we got to see the beautiful beach in the daylight and swam in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, before a pleasant trip back to St Lucia the next afternoon.
It was a fantastic once-in-a-lifetime experience and I will certainly be returning some time in the future to see the little guys hatching!
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