Encounters Winter 2012

From the blue waters of the Maldives to the natural bounties of Mozambique, our regional travel magazine, Encounters, takes readers on rich journeys that are up-close and personal.


Banyan Tree Madivaru boasts long stretches of secluded private beaches.

Perfect solitude

It's my first ride on a seaplane and I am not quite sure what to expect. No chickens are flapping around in the cabin, but the rickety fan at the back looks like it belongs in an Indiana Jones movie and offers little temperature control in the stuffy plane.