The Republic of Seychelles is a cluster of 115 Indian Ocean islands off Africa’s east coast. Lying just south of the equator and beyond the cyclone belt, surrounded by warm waters, Seychelles epitomises the expression ‘tropical island paradise.
43 of these, known as the Inner Islands, include Mahé, Praslin and La Digue and are the only oceanic islands of granitic composition on Earth. The remaining islands, the Outer Islands, are flat, low-lying coral atolls and reef islets. The most famous is Aldabra atoll, one of the world’s largest raised coral atoll, where over 150 000 giant tortoises, sea-feeding turtles, robber crabs and seabirds live.
Things to look forward to in Seychelles:
Staying on North Island, a tropical paradise of luxury and conservation
Diving amongst a diversity of colourful fish life in the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean
Strolling along palm-lined powder-soft beaches watching incredible sunsets
Exploring the fascinating island forests and discovering fascinating giant tortoises or watching flying foxes.
First time to Africa
Friendly and politically stable, Seychelles is a sanctuary that exemplifies a carefree, island-style way of living, with the space to breathe pure air and to roam free.
Travelled to Africa
The warm, clear waters surrounding the islands are filled with an abundance of sea life in and amongst the hard and soft corals that litter the ocean floor.
Located between 6 and 10 degrees south of the Equator amid 1 300 000 square kilometres of sparkling ocean, the Seychelles’ 115 secluded islands have a total population of merely 81 000 people.