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Sri Lanka


Sri Lanka from above - Cinematic aerial film DJI Mavic 2 Pro


Following a series of suicide bombings in early 2019, the South Asian island nation of Sri Lanka imposed a total ban on drones out of concern that UAV's could potentially be weaponized. Contributor DigitalTravelCouple visited the country before the ban went into effect, and created this stunning video using a DJI Mavic Pro 2 drone. The video features footage of some of the top sights of this tropical paradise, including the Nine Arches Bridge, Diyaluma Falls, and more. This video was a DVOW winner in December 2019.  



Madagascar Aerial [4K]


Madagascar is an Indian Ocean island nation off the coast of East Africa.  The country consists of the main island plus many small islands.  The main island of Madagascar is enormous; covering 587k square km (227k square mi) it is the fourth largest island in the world by land area.  Once part of the French Empire, it's been independent since 1960.  Contributor Zerodrone created this spectacular aerial tour of the island, which includes bird's eye views of the capital city Tana and the beach of Anakao.

The Seychelles


Seychelles Islands of East Africa | Travel Film

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Multiple DVOW Finalist Hayden Kast does it again with this fantastic piece from the Seychelles, an island nation of the western Indian Ocean.  The video features footage of Mahé, Praslin, and La Digue, three of the 42 granitic islands which make up the archipelago.  Mahé is the largest of the Seychelles by land area, and its population accounts for about 75% of the island's roughly 100k permanent residents.  Praslin is the second-largest island; it lies about 27 mi. (around 44 km) northeast of Mahé, with La Digue just to its east.   

The Maldives


Gulhi Island, Maldives Drone Footage in 4K


The Indian Ocean island nation of the Maldives is composed of over two dozen atolls spread out over tens of thousands of square miles/km of open ocean.  In this outstanding aerial video by former DVOW Winner dronesantana007, you will fly over parts of the Kaafu Atoll, which consists of over 100 islands, including over 50 which are private resort islands and nine other inhabited islands.  The video includes shots of Gulhi Island, its tiny satellite Kuda Gulhi, and the Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort on the private island of Dhigufinolhu.



Mauritius in 4K

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Contributor and pilot Exclusive Aerials used a DJI Phantom 4 Professional drone to great effect in this stunning video of the Indian Ocean island nation of Mauritius.  With spectacular mountains, pristine beaches, and breathtakingly blue waters, you will get a bird's eye view of this tropical paradise, which lies far off the coast of eastern Africa and consists of four main islands.  Once a French and later a British colonial possession, Mauritius has been an independent country since 1968.



Mauritius Adventures in 4K!

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AirVuz contributor Robin Puskas used a DJI Phantom 4 drone to create this stunning video of the island of Mauritius, located in the western Indian Ocean off the coast of eastern Africa.  The country, which has been independent since the late 1960's, consists of three islands - the main island plus two outlying ones.  While many drone videos of Mauritius focus on the island's amazing beaches, the focus of this video is the island's interior, a place filled with lush green rainforests and thundering waterfalls. 



Zanzibar 2017

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Zanzibar is a tropical Indian Ocean island archipelago consisting of two main islands and many small islets.  It is part of the nation of the Tanzania, although it has semi-autonomous status.  Content creator and pilot Al used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to capture the sights of Zanzibar from an aerial perspective.  Prepare to be amazed by the bird's eye views of this magical tropical island paradise just a few km/mi off the coast of mainland Africa, which has been inhabited by humans for 20,000 years.

Kenya's Lamu Island


Kenya On Air - Shela, Lamu

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In this third installment of contributor Maurice Mbui's "Kenya on Air" series, you'll get an aerial view of one of the country's Indian Ocean island territories.  Lamu Island is part of the eponymously named archipelago which lies off the northern part of the Kenya coast.  Accessible from the mainland by boat, Lamu has no roads.  It main town, also called Lamu, lies on its northeastern shore.  The islands had been part of Zanzibar but became part of Kenya when the country gained independence in 1963.

Réunion Island


La Réunion Un Ti Péï


Drink in these stunning aerial views of Réunion Island in the Indian Ocean, compliments of contributor VolcaDrone Productions.  Located about 950 km (around 600 mi.) east of the large island of Madagascar, Réunion is an overseas department of France.  Dominated by two volcanoes - the active Piton de la Fournaise in the east and the inactive Piton des Neiges in the center - the island has a land area of about 1k square mi. (around 2.5k square km) and a full-time resident population of around 868k.  

Fun in Mauritius


Chill In Mauritius


Top AirVuz contributor Isabelle Fabre, who travels the world to make amazing drone videos of her adventures, visited the Indian Ocean island paradise of Mauritius.  In this epic edit we get bird's eye views of the island (the largest of the four main islands of the country of the same name) and the many outdoor activities that are available here.  Watch and vicariously enjoy her taking part in such activities as kitesurfing, hiking, stand up paddleboarding, shark diving, snorkeling with dolphins, and mountain biking.  

The Le Mourne Peninsula, Mauritius


Mauritius Island - Le Morne

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Le Morne is a peninsula on the island of Mauritius, which sits to the east of Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean.  With its lush rainforests and rich wildlife, the area has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage natural site.  In this aerial video, drone pilot Christian Cuvelier shows some amazing filming skills, particularly with respect to capturing moving targets such as windsurfers, catamarans, and speedboats.  Independent since 1962, Mauritius is a former colony of various European countries.

Sri Lanka DVOW Finalist


The Beauty of Sri Lanka in 4K

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Shot with his DJI Mavic 2 Pro, top content creator and pilot hamzamuj takes us on a magical journey through the South Asian island nation of Sri Lanka. This Drone Video of the Week Nominee features the port city of Trincomalee; the small towns of Ella, Buttala, Hatton and Demodara; Yala National Park and Kumbuk River; Nuwara Eliya, the city nestled in the hills of tea country; the ancient rock fortress of Sigiriya; the famous railway line Nine Arches Bridge; and the holy mountain Adam's Peak. 

Resort in the Maldives



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Content creator and drone pilot Sandrine Hecq is one of the top travel vloggers; and she has created a huge following for her videos which mix drone and ground camera footage of exotic spots.  In this video, she takes us high above the Cinnamon Hakuraa Huraa Resort in the Maldives in the Indian Ocean.  Long piers are lined with romantic huts that hover over the crystalline sea, where visitors relax and enjoy the tropical views including dolphins. This remote island paradise is quite the sight from above.

Pemba, Zanzibar Archipelago



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Pemba is an island which is part of Tanzania's Zanzibar archipelago in the Indian Ocean.  It lies north and a bit east of the larger island of Unguja, off the northernmost part of the mainland coast.  Home to some of the best fishing waters in the Indian Ocean, Pemba is also known for its hilly terrain and significant agricultural cultivation.  In this drone video by Hofcut, you'll get a nice aerial tour of the area around the Manta Resort, which is located near the tip of a peninsula on the northern end of the island.  

Sri Lanka Drone Views


The 10 Most Beautiful Places to Visit in Sri Lanka🌴🌴


There are numerous spots to explore in the Indian Ocean nation of Sri Lanka, but if we could only choose ten it would look something like this. Contributor Tjantrnkaproductions was nominated for a Drone Video of the Week Award for this stunning travel video taken across the tropical paradise of Sri Lanka, the nation which was once known as Ceylon during its days as part of the British Empire. This video is nominated for the 2nd Annual Drone Video Awards in the People & Lifestyle category. 

Drone Views of Reunion Island


Home on Reunion Island


Shot on Reunion Island, VolcaDrone aims to show the beauty of nature in this Drone Video of the Week Nominee. A tiny French-controlled island in the Indian Ocean next to Madagascar, Reunion Island is known for its volcanic, rainforested interior, coral reefs, and beaches.  This video captures an active volcano, the lush forest, stunning cliffs, and bookends with a mother whale and her calf!  While other Indian Ocean islands have become independent, Reunion remains a French territory.

Fun in the Maldives


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If you want to see why the Maldives has become an up-and-coming destination for international travelers, check out this fantastic piece from top contributor pilot Followmypath.  It was filmed over several (unnamed) islands in this Indian Ocean archipelago nation, which is spread out over 26 atolls covering a vast stretch of the sea. With fewer than 400k permanent residents (of which over a third live in the capital), many of the hundreds of islands and islets which make up the country are virtually or entirely uninhabited.   

Seychelles Drone Views


Discover Seychelles 🇸🇨 | A Travel Video

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Equipped with the new DJI Osmo Pocket, a DJI Phantom 4 Pro drone, and tickets to Seychelles, drone influencer Merr Watson takes us away on an unforgettable adventure in this tropical paradise in the western Indian Ocean which consists of 115 separate islands.  As she and her companion explore the beaches, rainforests, markets, and tourist attractions, she uses her DJI gear to its full potential to demonstrate how it can capture all the beauty of a destination from a range of perspectives.  



A Maldivian Escape


Zanzibar from above


SRI LANKA | Our dream...

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After Movie Seychelles

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Seychelles Islands: Mahe in 4K


Sri Lanka by Drone