The republic of Seychelles is an island state comprised of an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean about 1500km. off the coast of East Africa, northeast of Madagascar. The 115 islands are divided into the following six groups: the inner Seychelles, Aldabra Islands, Amirante islands, Alphonse group, Farquhar group, and southern coral group.
To reach the country you can fly to the only airport in the republic: the only international airport. Once on the islands transport is mainly by the boats and the light aircrafts. The main languages spoken here are Seychellois Creole, English and French. The climate is equable although quite humid, as the islands are small and the temperature varies little throughout the year.
Vallee de Mai national park is one of the most amazing national parks in world and a renowned world heritage site. The animals here are so diverse and amazingly beautiful. There is no entrance fee to the park for the locals; however foreigners pay a little fee of about 20 Euros as per September 2010.
Come and wonder at astonishing creation. Aldabra Atoll is the world’s largest coral atoll that stretches about 22 miles east to west and encloses a huge tidal lagoon. On a trip with one of local guides you will be delighted with some of the tales associated with the coral atoll. Aldabra is also the original home of the giant land tortoise and tiger sharks and manta rays can also often be seen here.
With such a wealth history, the Seychelles is doted with several museums which are helping preserve the delicate past of this little Indian Ocean republic. A visit to one of the museum is always recommended whenever on a visit to the Seychelles. More information can be found in the tourism agencies within Victoria City.
The alluring blue Indian Ocean makes Seychelles the perfect place for the water enthusiasts. Have fun on the board of a yacht, power boat, catamaran or sailboat. Windsurfing is also popular water sport especially during the months of May up to October Scuba diving and fishing are popular water sports and can be done deep into the ocean.
Nothing is as spectacular as the marine life around the Seychelles islands especially the more remote corals islands. With more than 1000 species of the fish having been recorded the marine life here can no behave a parallel with anywhere else in color and splendor.
Horseback riding, golf, tennis, squash, badminton biking and hiking are some of the recreational sports available on the Seychelles Islands. On the islands the distances are relatively short. This makes walking, biking and horseback riding some of the best means for sight seeing. Bicycle and horse hire services are also easily available. Home to more than 300,000 birds, the Seychelles is a bird watchers paradise. No wonder bird watching is a very popular activity.
Here the most popular Nightclub is called the “Lovenut” in the centre of Victoria, 100 meters walk from central Taxi station. There are several other night clubs with an array of music all for different situation. The music also varied with some clubs playing popular western music. Concerts highlighted with international artistes are also a popular feature of the night entertainment.
|Seychelles Islands map