North Island, Inner Islands, Seychelles

North Island is a Collection Camp

4Cs Projects at North Island

Dubbed Noah's Ark, North Island is a sanctuary where natural habitats are being rehabilitated and where critically endangered Seychelles fauna and flora are being reintroduced.


Noah’s Ark Project

Wilderness Safaris initially became involved in the purchase of North Island with the specific intent of turning it into a Noah's Ark sanctuary. Ten years down the line, the conscientious pursuit of such policies is now reaping its just rewards.

Seychelles White-Eye Project

After ten years of intensive rehabilitation of North Island, 25 Seychelles white-eyes (a critically endangered bird species) were released on North Island over a two-week period in July 2007. They quickly settled in and numbers have increased year on year.

Children in the Wilderness

North Island runs a Children in the Wilderness programme every two years, with the children coming from the main island of Mahé.

Latest News From North Island

  • North Island - July to September 2012
    Sep 14, 2012

    And whilst the continued regular emergences of the green turtles keep surprising us (as the nesting season is in theory coming to an end), the hawksbills are still to be seen in this new season. Let's see if they will be as numerous as...

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  • Going Bananas on North Island
    Sep 13, 2012

    With increasing numbers and food competition going up, the birds rapidly became opportunistic feeders, picking at whatever they can get their beaks on!

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  • North Island - Tortoise Nests Teach us a Lesson
    May 24, 2012

    Our disappointment was great when nothing happened - even after a few rain showers that softened the soil. After waiting a further two months, the team decided to dig up the nests to investigate what happened. The first two nests had...

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A Quote From Our Guests

“ We've been lucky enough to visit some of the most beautiful places and hotels on earth, but my husband and I were unanimous in our thoughts about North - unrivalled, full of surprises of the best kind, smiling-inducing magic at its best. ”
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Reviewed by: TheMDTeam, 2013.03.18