North Island, Inner Islands, Seychelles

North Island is a Collection Camp

4Cs Projects at North Island

Dubbed the Noah's Ark Project, 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 North Island with the specific intent of turning it into a Noah's Ark sanctuary before the turn of the century. Over a decade later the conscientious pursuit of such policies is now reaping huge 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 to approximately 100 in just seven years, around one sixth of the global population.

Keeping the Environment Clean

It is vital that our waste water does not contaminate the environment. At North, sewage and grey water are therefore treated in an Above Ground Sewage Plant, ensuring that the water is clean before being allowed to enter the natural sphere.

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. A full four-day programme is put together to ensure that the children experience the wonders of the island, whilst at the same time learning about the importance of island and ocean conservation and its relevance in their lives.

Latest News From North Island

  • North Island - February 2015
    Mar 17, 2015

    Seven years to the day from when they originally married on North Island, a couple returned to renew their vows, side by side on the beautiful and private Honeymoon Beach.

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  • North Island - January 2015
    Feb 26, 2015

    Guests get to watch a hawksbill turtle lay eggs – as they dine on indulgent delicacies from North’s kitchen…

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  • North Island - December 2014
    Jan 15, 2015

    As the year ends, North Island celebrates festive occasions, a new chef, remaining rat-free – and helping save a ship!

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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