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Seychelles

Incomparable Luxurious Safaris to Africa's Top Wildlife Viewing Parks

One of the most beautiful destinations in the world, Seychelles is an island nation located off the coast of East Africa in the Indian Ocean. Visited by those seeking a paradise island experience, this remarkable country is among the world's most revered vacation spots.

From clear blue waters to the pure white sand of the shores of the 115 islands that make up this archipelago, Seychelles is dominated by granite rock formations, arching palm trees, and bright green foliage. Ideal for a romantic getaway or a relaxing conclusion to a dramatic safari, there's no better African destination for sun, sand, and sea. With packages from Vencha Travel, either as a stand-alone trip or an add-on to another vacation package, your perfect excursion is ready and waiting.

Explore the Beautiful Islands of Seychelles

Stretched over an area of approximately 30 miles, Seychelles' inner islands make up the primary territories of this country. Located on the northeast side of the island chain, these key islands are dominated by Mahe, the largest island and home to the capital city of Victoria. A creative and contemporary city, Victoria is home to 26,000 people, approximately one third of the country's population. In addition to a vibrant urban area, these central islands are also home to over 75 white beaches and towering mountains, including Morne Seychellois – the tallest peak at 2,969 ft in height.

Many visitors choose to visit Praslin, the second largest of the inner islands. As the signature location of the Coco-de-Mer palm tree and a luscious valley known as Vallée de Mai, tourists and explorers alike can find a place to adventure and play. Lucky birdwatchers may also see the island's most valuable treasure – the rare Seychelles black parrot.

Those seeking a more exotic experience may go on to several of the more remote islands, including Ste Anne, Cerf, Moyenne, and Round, the islands of the Ste Anne Marine National Park. The first marine national park in the Indian Ocean, this tropical oasis boasts vibrant coral reefs ideal for diving and snorkeling.

Venture to the Outer Islands

The fun of Seychelles isn't limited to the better known inner islands. While the outer islands may be remote and largely uninhabited, these stunning sights can't be missed. Made up of atolls and lagoons featuring low, flat land masses, these scenic tropical locations are perfect for sightseeing, exploring, and diving offshore.

Unlike their more residential inner counterparts, the outer islands are wonderful for those passionate about wildlife, boasting an amazing array of bird species, hawksbill turtles, sea turtles, tortoises, and more. From the sandy beaches of Platte to the tortoise population on Aldabra, there's plenty of excitement to uncover when you're willing to venture out into the wild unknown.

If you have something special in mind, a trip to Seychelles can show you a paradise destination you have to see to believe. With help from Vencha Travel, you can find the right vacation for you, whether that means a long week of relaxation or the end to a wonderful safari. Explore our packages below or get in touch with us to start the planning process!

Seychelles