Fauna & Flora

Seychelles, one of the world’s very last frontiers, promises adventure and breath-taking natural beauty in pristine surroundings still untouched by man.

The archipelago is home to no less than two UNESCO World Heritage Sites; the legendary Vallée de Mai on Praslin where the wondrously shaped Coco-de-mer nut grows high on ancient palms and the fabled Aldabra, the world’s largest raised coral atoll first seen by early Arab seafarers of the 9th century A.D. It is a living museum of natural history and a sanctuary for some of the rarest species of flora & fauna on earth.

With almost 50% of its limited landmass set aside as national parks and reserves, Seychelles prides itself on its world record for far sighted conservation policies that have resulted in an enviable degree of protection for the environment and the varied ecosystems it supports. Nowhere else on earth will you find unique endemic specimens such as the fabulous Coco-de-mer (the largest seed in the world), the jellyfish tree with only eight surviving examples, the Seychelles’ paradise flycatcher and Seychelles warbler birds. From the smallest frog to the heaviest land tortoise and the only flightless bird of the Indian Ocean, Seychelles nurtures an amazing array of endemic species within surrounds of exceptional natural beauty.