Africa Holidays to Seychelles Islands
An archipelago or coral and granitic islands, lying in an azure blue tropical sea, just one 1000 miles from the Kenyan coast. Clear sky, beautiful beach and the unspoilt charms of remote islands – this is the Seychelles. It comprises of about 115 group of islands – 42 granite islands and 74 sparkling sand cays and atolls.
Mahe, the largest of the islands, offers beach hotels, enchanting restaurants and a variety of beaches. Praslin, home of the mysterious Coco de Mer palms: La Digue, unchanged over the centuries, with ox carts as transport: Bird Island – host to millions of Sooty Terns and a beachcomber’s paradise – all these are but only a part of the fascination of the Seychelles.
The Seychelles are ideally combined with a safari in Kenya or South Africa.
The Seychelles is a melting pot of different, diverse cultures. Different religions and ethnic groups co-exist harmoniously to create a colourful, yet tranquil nation. The roman catholic is the predominant religion, serving peacefully together with the other religions in Seychelles.
For bird-lovers, Seychelles is the ultimate island to visit.
The noise on Bird Island will almost certainly keep you awake, but don’t blame disco-dancing night owls. It’s the sea birds. Thousands of them.
From April to October every year more than a million terns, mostly sooty terns, nest on the flat, sandy coral land that is one of Seychelles’ most northern islands.
Noddy terns, tropic birds, white terns and greater crested terns are all unfazed by human contact, many times allowing visitors to kneel next to them and capture their feathery details with a point-and-shoot camera.
Bird Island is also an important nesting site for turtles, and the snorkeling and sea kayaking is good too.