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  • Amit and Sarah from London travelled on honeymoon to Botswana, South Africa & SeychellesHi Mary and Rob, we just wanted to thank you for all your help in organising our honeymoon. All of your recommendations were spot on! The logistics of all the transfers etc. were also seamless and we couldn’t have been more relaxed. When we left Botswana we tried to think of anything at all that could be improved and we couldn’t think of even the smallest thing. Constance Lemuria in the Seychelles was also much more than we expected and we absolutely loved it. Carana Beach Hotel is lovely, the private beach beautiful and we had excellent food there. Mason’s travel were really good too and everything went very smoothly with them. In Botswana the safari was great – we felt like we saw a lot and even saw a large pack of wild dogs hunting in Shinde. We thought the staff at Ker and Downey were just phenomenal and would love to go again.Amit and Sarah from London travelled on honeymoon to Botswana, South Africa & Seychelles

    Amit and Sarah from London travelled on honeymoon to Botswana, South Africa & Seychelles
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Seychelles

Introduction

Introduction to the beautiful islands of The Seychelles

The Seychelles are made up of 115 islands in the heart of the Indian Ocean, north-east of Madagascar and due east from mainland East Africa. The main ‘inner’ islands are largest and are ‘granitic’ in origin, with high boulder-strewn mountains and dense tumbling forest creating a wild and beautiful scene. The ‘outer’ islands are mostly flat ‘coral’ islands, often small enough to walk around in an hour or two, and offer a more exclusive desert island experience.

Mahé, Praslin and La Digue islands are the three largest in the Seychelles, and the only ones that offer multiple accommodation options and ‘sight-seeing’ excursions. Golf is available on Praslin, and general touring by self-drive is possible on Mahé and Praslin only. Birding and scuba diving are available throughout. Smaller ‘granitic’ islands include Silhouette, Round, Cousin, Cousine, Fregate and the reputed North Island. Although the Seychelles is not universally known for ‘superb service’, there are a number of top quality five star hotels located on these ‘inner islands’.

The best known outer islands include Bird, Denis, Desroches and Alphonse, all of which are large enough to support an airstrip and offer reasonably good accommodation. As well as being very exclusive and escapist with empty beaches, most of these islands offer superb scuba-diving and fishing. Alphonse, in particular, is said to offering some of the best salt water fly-fishing in the world.

Island hopping is certainly possible in the Seychelles, with travel between most islands by scheduled flight or private helicopter charter. Moving between some of the main inner islands can also be undertaken by boat/ferry.

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Seychelles Introduction