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Seychelles Safaris, Tours & Holidays

Seychelles is an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, off East Africa. It’s home to numerous beaches, coral reefs, and nature reserves, as well as rare animals such as giant Aldabra tortoises. Mahé, a hub for visiting the other islands, is home to the capital Victoria. It also has the mountain rain forests of Morne Seychellois National Park and beaches, including Beau Vallon and Anse Takamaka.

Crystal clear turquoise waters and sun-drenched, white powder beaches make Seychelles an ideal post-safari retreat or honeymoon destination for the traveler seeking a truly unspoiled but luxury, upmarket destination. Seychelles offers adventure and breath-taking natural beauty in pristine surroundings.

Seychelles’ 115 islands fall under two distinct groups, the inner and outer Islands. The inner islands clustering mainly around the principal islands of Mahé, Praslin, and La Digue, offer a granitic beauty and delightful Creole culture.

The remote outer islands comprise unspoiled sand cays and atolls with many providing untouched habitats for numerous species of wildlife. The cultural center of Seychelles is the island of Mahe with its pristine landscapes and incredible culture.

How to get to Seychelles

Some 300 miles off the coast of mainland Africa, the best way to reach Seychelles is by plane. Most connecting flights originate from Doha, Dubai, or Nairobi, and travel between the islands is typically done on small planes or helicopters.

Passport, Visa, and Entry requirements for Seychelles

Although a visa is not required to enter Seychelles, visitors should nevertheless have in their possession a valid passport or other travel documents recognized by the government of Seychelles in order to gain entry.

The health sector of Seychelles

The Seychelles government provides free access to primary healthcare for all its citizens and has adequate services in child and maternity healthcare. There are two government hospitals on Mahe; the Victoria Hospital, located in the capital city of Victoria; and a smaller facility called the Anse Royale Hospital. But these services are not available for foreign travelers so ensure you have travel insurance before traveling to Seychelles for your ultimate vacation.

Malaria and Yellow fever vaccination for Seychelles

Seychelles is malaria-free. There are no compulsory vaccinations required, except for yellow fever if you are traveling from or via an infected area. Hepatitis A, tetanus, and typhoid immunization are all recommended.

Currency of Seychelles

The Rupee is the official currency of Seychelles. Within the native Creole Seychellois (Seselwa) dialect, it’s known as the Roupi. The Rupee uses the symbols SR, SCR, and SRe.

Official Language of Seychelles

Located in the Indian Ocean, this archipelago was once colonized by British and French and hence has French, English, and Creole as the official Seychelles languages. Though the people are fluent in English, day-to-day conversations are usually made in Seychellois Creole which is also the language spoken by the majority of the population (approximately 95%). Here is a quick glance at the extent of the usage of Seychelles languages.

Best time to travel to Seychelles

The best times to visit Seychelles are April, May, October, and November. These months represent the transition times between the hot and humid northwest trade winds (from November through March) and the cooler southeast trade winds that define April through October.

What to wear in Seychelles

Seychelles is a popular beach destination and packing the right beachwear is exceptional for vacation there are no dress restrictions in Seychelles so you can pack any dress code.

What to bring while traveling to Seychelles

As most of your days will be spent on the beach, you’re advised to pack

  • hats
  • Sunglasses
  • sunscreen
  • along with plenty of casual beachwear
  • Swimming costumes
  • sandals
  • Sarongs
  • shorts
  • T-shirts and summer dresses.

Car hire and driving in Seychelles

Seychelles is a safe country with strict laws to ensure the safety of both tourists and locals, alike. This is why you would find barely any crime being committed here (1-2 in a year) it’s not advisable to self-drive in Seychelles.

Accommodation in Seychelles

There are luxury beach lodges across Seychelles but advance booking is required for travelers wanting the best accommodation facilities on the island so there are no issues with where to stay in Seychelles for the best lodges in Seychelles contact Wilderness Explorers Africa.

Local food of Seychelles

Octopus Curry

It is one of the most famous dishes in the list of Seychelles traditional food. The locals are in love with the dish and so are the tourists.

Tipping while Travelling in Seychelles

Most charges (restaurant, hotel, taxis, porters, etc.) already include a 5% to 10% service charge or “tip” and so tipping is not obligatory in Seychelles. However, as a reward for exceptional service, a nominal tip is sure to be warmly received.

Further information for Seychelles

The islands that make up this nation are ideal for travelers searching for everything from ridiculously gorgeous beaches to unique flora and fauna as well as lots of local cultures. However, with over 100 islands to choose from, and a dizzying number of things to see and do, it can be hard to know where to start when planning your Seychelles vacation.

Safety of Seychelles

Most visits to Seychelles are trouble-free. However, there has been an increase in break-ins, robberies, burglaries, and opportunist thefts against residents, expatriates, and tourists. Crime is generally non-violent, but bags have been snatched, cars were broken into and tourists robbed while walking at night.

SAFARI TOURS AND HOLIDAYS

NATIONAL PARKS

Curieuse Marine National Park
Morne Seychellois National Park
Praslin National Park
Ste. Anne Marine National Park
Baie Ternay marine park
Ile Cocos marine national park
Port Launay Marine Park
Veuve Special Reserve

FAUNA & FLORA

Wildlife
Birds
Vegetation

POPULAR SAFARIS

4 Days Seychelles safari
6 Days Discover Seychelles safari
8 Days Best of Seychelles safari
8 Days Luxury Seychelles safari
10 Days Experience Seychelles safari

OTHER TOURISTS ATTRACTIONS

A Day at Petit Amour
Aride Island Nature Reserve
Bird watching in Vallee De Mai Tour
Cruise to Curieuse, Cousin Island & St. Pierre
Discover Coconut Plantation House
Discover the Ruins of Leprosarium
Enjoy A Full Day Boat Tour with BBQ
Enjoy Anse Georgette Beach
Explore the Copolia Trail
>Golfing in Seychelles
Helicopter Ride in Seychelles
Island Hopping
Kenwyn colonial House
Leisure sun Sunbathing
Rock Climbing and Zip lining
Scuba Diving & Snorkeling
Visit Anse Lazio Beach
Visit La Misere Exotics Garden Centre
Visit Moyenne Island
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