Seychelles with Wilderness Safaris

A paradise of tropical islands

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 are known as the Inner Islands. These – including Mahé, Praslin and La Digue – 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, the world’s largest raised coral atoll, where over 150 000 giant tortoises, sea-feeding reptiles, robber crabs and seabirds live.

Things to look forward to in Seychelles:

  • Staying on North Island, a tropical paradise of luxury and conservation
  • Diving the warm, clear waters of the Indian Ocean
  • Walking on sandy beaches to watch the sunset
  • Meeting giant tortoises or watching flying foxes

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Why Seychelles?

  • First time to Africa
  • Travelled to Africa
  • Seasoned Traveller
  • Racially harmonious 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.
  • 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.

Seasonality

  • Nov
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  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Green Season Highlights

    • Warmer (>30°C) and more chance of rain than the dry season
    • Excellent underwater visibility of 15-40 metres
    • Seawater temperatures of 27° - 29°C
    • Green turtles nest during the night between January and September, with hatchlings appearing March through to November
    • Hawksbill turtles nest during the day between September and January, with hatchlings appearing November through to March
  • Transition Season Highlights

    • Moderate climate with a mix of the green and dry seasons including the dynamics of a change in season
    • Green turtles nest during the night between January and September, with hatchlings appearing March through to November
    • Hawksbill turtles nest during the day between September and January, with hatchlings appearing November through to March
  • Dry Season Highlights

    • Sunniest time of year, with temperatures of 25°-30°C
    • Seawater temperatures of 24° - 25°C
    • Underwater visibility of 5-15 metres
    • Hawksbill turtles nest during the day between September and January, with hatchlings appearing November through to March
    • Green turtles nest during the night between January and September, with hatchlings appearing March through to November