Cosmoledo Atoll and Eco-Lodge is truly remote and diverse nature lover’s paradise of incomprehensible proportions.
Located via a three-hour sail from neighbouring Astove Atoll, Cosmoledo is simply known as the Giant Trevally capital of the world.
Consisting of twenty-one small islands and lagoons including Wizard Island, this ultimate fishing playground complete with beautifully appointed eco-pods and facilities provide a fly fishing nirvana with Triggerfish, Sailfish, Bonefish, and Permit also available.
With a variety of outstanding Scuba-diving sites, ocean safari experiences and spa therapies its suited to both anglers and non-anglers looking for the ultimate unique island experience. Including luxury modern camp amenities, and outstanding flats fishing it’s a destination that really has to be seen to be believed.
Cosmoledo has a single Eco-lodge situated on Wizzard Island; where nature meets creative, eco-friendly hospitality. With wonderful attentive crew and staff, the whole week spent on the island works seamlessly with great food, personalised service and of course complimented by the amazing fly fishing to be had.
The lodge consists of eight double/twin en-suite rooms with a central communal dining and entertainment area. The rooms are made up of custom designed, upcycled beach cottages which have been made from 20ft containers, fitted out beautifully with air conditioning, comfortable beds, storage room for all of your gear and sliding doors opening onto a private deck, complete with tap and freshwater wash-down facility for your rods and reels.
Each cottage can be catered for as a double or twin set up and has all the amenities and modern luxuries one can expect. The rooms are tailored in fresh neutral colours accentuating the island and her ocean, drawing in serenity, outdoor adventure and a sense of becoming one with your surroundings.
The communal dining and entertainment area is a large tent with bare sand floors that are committed to the conservation, preservation and protection of the natural resources of Cosmoledo. The dining and entertainment area are equipped with all the necessary features to make your stay one of comfort-in-style, including areas to relax and socialise with a fully stocked bar.
Nature enthusiasts, divers, anglers, single travellers and couples alike dine together for breakfast lunch and dinner consisting of a full house buffet breakfast and chef prepared evening meal consisting of Creole and international dishes. They incorporate fresh fish on a daily basis, with fruit and vegetables which are farmed in the Alphonse garden.
The lodge is fully equipped with snorkelling and dive gear as well as stand up paddle boards and kayaks that are available for all guests to use. Quiet picnics on secluded beaches, sunset cruises, mesmerising encounters with captivating marine life and experiencing the true essence of an untouched paradise, all in picture-perfect surroundings that will enhance every sensation.
The birding on the twenty one islands that make up Cosmoldeo is also excellent with all three species of Boobies present, making up the Seychelle’s largest colony. In addition, Terns, Frigate Birds, and Heron can also be found which adds to the appeal for the non-angler.
Cosmoledo enjoys the reputation of being an explosive saltwater flats fishing experience. It’s here you’ll find enormous white sand flats, lagoon edges and channels, all ruled by the incomparable Giant Trevally.
What has become known as the “GT capital of the world” also boasts impressive numbers of other fish, including big Bonefish, Bluefin Trevally, Bohar Snapper, Barracuda, Milkfish, the finicky Indo-Pacific Permit and a host of triggerfish species.
The sheer numbers and variety of fish species has amazed the fly fishing world, with anglers from across the globe sampling the ultimate fishing playground! The hard-white sand, turtle grass or coral flats of Cosmoledo make for easy wading, while in the Bluewater you can target Sailfish, Wahoo, Yellowfin and Dogtooth Tuna.
With five purpose built Mini-Mahé skiffs, the days are spent fishing on a 2:1 basis with the professional guide team, targeting a variety of water including lagoon flats, inshore reef area, and Bluewater. With a lot of tidal variation, your approach will vary each day to suit the conditions and your target species preferences.
As per all Fly Odyssey bookings, we will provide a comprehensive & detailed pre-trip fly fishing guide, prior to your departure.
Passport with minimum six months validity. No visas are required.
There are numerous international flight options to the capital, Mahe from Australia, Europe, and Asia. Usually, you will have to overnight before the domestic charter flight the following day to Astove Island. A private yacht will then sail you the three-hour journey to Wizard Island and the Cosmoledo Eco Camp.
Luggage allowance on internal flights is a max of 15 kilos.
Please note that this is considered a very remote location and as such, you must bring with you proof of Medevac Insurance cover and all the information regarding Medevac and emergency details
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Our tailored fly fishing and accommodation itineraries are designed with you in mind to suit your preferences. They are also quoted in your local currency with very favourable exchange rates.
Fly Odyssey has access to the best guiding and lodging rates, suitable tides and updated availability to this destination which can vary throughout the season.
This includes flight bookings, transit accommodation, transfers and a host of non-angling activities and experiences.
We specialise in group stays to the region, and our long involvement with our partners on the ground in Seychelles will ensure you are well looked after both on and off the water. This includes extended stays in South Africa, Dubai, and Doha.
Please enquire for the latest rates and availability, including information on any applicable special offers.
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Our knowledge of travel logistics saves you time, and our highly experienced team is here to ensure it’s spent on the water and not at the desk or on a long flight connection that you didn’t require. Since 2006 we have developed a valued client-base that has travelled to all corners of the globe.
We are a fully-accredited travel agency, where all of our flights, accommodation and associated travel bookings are done in-house, which means that you pay less. We have access to a huge range of specials, deals, great volume pricing, and excellent currency exchange rates which allows us to pass these benefits directly onto you.
On the fishing front, our extensive expertise and experience around prime seasons, species, moon-phases, tides and personalised customer service is centred around one principal – preparation. This includes detailed gear and equipment lists, the fly patterns, transfer details, up-to-date fishing reports and some of the finer aspects that can often be overlooked.
We travel extensively and understand that your free-time is important. Just as we all understand from experience, that the key to a successful trip is pre-trip preparation.
Our highly experienced team has fly fished the world for the last 25 years, and we understand the considerations and gear needed to turn a good fly fishing trip into a great one.
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