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Seychelles Flag The Republic of Seychelles (French: République des Seychelles) is a island nation in the Indian Ocean that lies to the East of Africa and Northeast of Madagascar.

As of 2009, the population of the Seychelles was estimated as being 84.000. The country's capital and largest city is Victoria (sometimes known as "Port Victoria") which is located on the Mahé island, and is home to over 25,000 people.

Seychelles Country Details


Country Name The Seychelles
Political Status Country
Geographic Location The Indian Ocean to the East of Africa
Flag Seychelles Flag
Principal Language English
Capital Victoria


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Seychelles (Bradt Travel Guide)
By Lyn Mair

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Seychelles (Bradt Travel Guide)
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This new 5th edition of the Bradt guide to the Seychelles has been fully updated throughout and remains the only travel guide to offer a comprehensive scientific account of the biodiversity of Seychelles in an easy to read format (over 40% of the Seychelles land is under environmental protection). All maps have been updated, new flight schedules are shown, and there is up-to-date coverage of where to stay and eat, as well as practical details about getting around. With plants and animals historically linked to Africa, Madagascar and Asia, and marine life native to the tropical Indo-Pacific region, the Seychelles is a haven for those interested in natural history and this is the only travel guide to the Seychelles with a comprehensive account of the flora and fauna. The authors provide fascinating coverage of the islands' biodiversity, from mangroves, turtles and birds to nature reserves. Updated throughout, they reveal the islands many secrets from coco de mer palm forests and bird sanctuaries to local markets and Creole cuisine.





Lonely Planet Mauritius, Reunion & Seychelles (Travel Guide)
By Lonely Planet & Jean-Bernard Carillet

Lonely Planet
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Lonely Planet Mauritius, Reunion & Seychelles (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Mauritius, Reunion & Seychelles is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Dive off the coast of Mauritius, get a sweat up hiking through the dramatic mountains of Reunion, or laze on idyllic beach in the Seychelles; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Mauritius, Reunion and Seychelles and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Mauritius, Reunion & Seychelles Travel Guide:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips save you time and money, and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including history, peoples, religion, arts, architecture, environment, wildlife and cuisine
  • Coverage of Mauritius, Rodrigues, Reunion, Seychelles, and more

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet.

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category

'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - The New York Times

'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' -Fairfax Media (Australia)

Fodor's The Complete Guide to African Safaris: with South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana, Namibia, Rwanda & the Seychelles (Full-color Travel Guide)
By Fodor's Travel Guides

Inc Staff Fodor s Travel Publications
Released: 2015-06-09
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Fodor s The Complete Guide to African Safaris: with South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana, Namibia, Rwanda & the Seychelles (Full-color Travel Guide)
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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.



Fodor’s correspondents highlight the best of Africa, including Kenya's Masai Mara, South Africa's Kruger National Park, and Botswana's Kwando Reserve. Our local experts vet every recommendation to ensure you make the most of your time, whether it’s your first safari or your fifth.



This travel guide includes:

· Dozens of full-color maps 

· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks

· In-depth breakout features on The Namibia Dunes, African music and dance, and Victoria Falls

· Coverage of Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Rwanda, Uganda, Botswana, Namibia, Victoria Falls, and The Seychelles



Planning to focus on South Africa? Check out Fodor's travel guide to South Africa.
Insight Guides Pocket Seychelles (Insight Pocket Guides)
By Insight Guides

Guides Insight
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Insight Guides Pocket Seychelles (Insight Pocket Guides)
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Inside Insight Pocket Guide Seychelles:

· Where To Go takes you from Victoria out to the East Coast and the islands.

· Top 10 Attractions gives a run-down of the best sights to take in on your trip, including Morne Seychellois National Park, the capital Victoria, la Digue and Bird Island.

· A Perfect Day provides an itinerary for a tour of the islands.

· What To Do is a snapshot of ways to spend your spare time, from watersports and sailing to walking trails and shopping.

· Essential information on the Seychelles culture, including a brief history of the islands.

· Eating Out covers the island's best cuisine.

· Curated listings of the best hotels and restaurants.

· A-Z of all the practical information you'll need.



About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.



'Insight Guides has spawned many imitators but is still the best of its type.' - Wanderlust Magazine



TOC

Top 10 Attractions

A Perfect Tour in the Seychelles

Introduction

A Brief History

Where to Go

What to Do

Eating Out

A-Z Travel Tips

Recommended Hotels

Index
Insight Guides Mauritius, Réunion & Seychelles
By Insight Guides

Insight Guides
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Insight Guides Mauritius, Réunion & Seychelles
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These three island countries and regions conjure up instant images of white sand beaches, honeymoons, and general luxury travel, but there is so much more to discover in addition. Be inspired to visit by the fully-updated new edition of Insight Guide Mauritius, Réunion & Seychelles, a comprehensive full-colour guide to three very distinctive destinations.



Inside Insight Guide Mauritius, Réunion & Seychelles:




  • A fully-overhauled edition by three expert local authors.


  • Stunning, specially-commissioned photography that brings these idyllic islands and their people to life.


  • Highlights of the country's top attractions, including Piton de la Fournaise on Réunion, one of the planet's most active volcanoes; Anse Lazio in the Seychelles, often described as the world's best beach; and Mauritius's Black River Gorges National Park, rich with lush flora and fauna.


  • Descriptive region-by-region accounts cover all three destinations in depth, including the off-the-beaten-track island of Rodrigues, located off Mauritius, and all of the islands that make up the three nations and territories.


  • Detailed, high-quality maps throughout will help you get around and travel tips give you all the essential information for planning a memorable trip, including our independent selection of the best places to eat and the best activities on offer.






About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-color print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travelers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.



'Insight Guides has spawned many imitators but is still the best of its type.' - Wanderlust Magazine
Lonely Planet Mauritius, Reunion & Seychelles (Travel Guide)
By Lonely Planet & Anthony Ham

Lonely Planet
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Lonely Planet Mauritius, Reunion & Seychelles (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Mauritius, Reunion & Seychelles is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Dive off the coast of Mauritius, get a sweat up hiking through the dramatic mountains of Reunion, or laze on idyllic beach in the Seychelles; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Mauritius, Reunion and Seychelles and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Mauritius, Reunion & Seychelles Travel Guide:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips save you time and money, and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including history, peoples, religion, arts, architecture, environment, wildlife and cuisine
  • Over 50 maps
  • Useful features - including Month by Month (annual festival calendar), Diving planning advice, Hiking in Reunion
  • Coverage of Mauritius, Rodrigues, Reunion, Seychelles, and more

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Jean-Bernard Carillet and Anthony Ham.

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category

'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - The New York Times

'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' -Fairfax Media (Australia)
Seychelles Travel Guide: Sightseeing, Hotel, Restaurant & Shopping Highlights
By Amanda Morgan

Morgan Amanda
Paperback (32 pages)

Seychelles Travel Guide: Sightseeing, Hotel, Restaurant & Shopping Highlights
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The Seychelles islands are filled with traditions and customs that originated in Africa, Europe and Asia. These influences have influenced the local artwork, cuisine, music, dance and architecture, culminating in the vibrant culture of the Seychelles of today. The Seychelle islands are officially known as the Republic of Seychelles and the islands are situated northeast of the island of Madagascar and east of mainland Africa. The archipelago spans about 1,500 kilometres (930 miles). Introduction to Seychelles - Culture - Location & Orientation - Climate & When To Visit - Sightseeing Highlights - Morne Seychellois National Park, Mahé - Seychelles Beaches - La Digue - Mahe - Praslin - Curieuse Island - Valée de Mai, Praslin - Cousine Island - Le Jardin Du Roi Spice Garden, Mahé - Beau Vallon & the North Coast, Mahé - L’Union Estate, La Digue - Nid d’Aigle, La Digue - Port Glaud Tea Factory, Mahé - Domaine de Val des Près Patrimwann, Mahé (National Heritage Site & Craft Village) - Ste. Anne Marine National Park, Mahé - National Botanical Gardens, Mahé - Seychelles Natural History Museum and National Cultural Centre, Mahé - Recommendations for the Budget Traveller - Places To Eat - Places To Shop - Places To Stay - Mahé - Prislan - La Digue
Seychelles Marco Polo Guide (Marco Polo Guides)
By Marco Polo Travel Publishing

Marco Polo Travel Publishing, Ltd.
Released: 2014-01-08
Paperback (128 pages)

Seychelles Marco Polo Guide (Marco Polo Guides)
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Most travellers want to have fun and feel relaxed from the moment they arrive at their holiday destination - that's what Marco Polo Guides are all about. This new series will appeal to all types of travellers, including those who haven't bought a travel guide in the past! Marco Polo's unique insider tips are peppered throughout the guide - offering a real insight into the destination. Includes special tips for when it rains, things to do for free, chill out & relax. Where to start tells the reader the ideal starting point to explore the city / destination, how to get there: by car or public transport, where to park the car... and much more! The perfect day / perfect route the best way to get to know a destination for those with limited time. A fully indexed street atlas AND a pull-out map. Links, blogs, apps and more... easy access to up-to-date information online. Practical information on shopping, food & drink and much more plus a phrasebook section.
Fodor's The Complete Guide to African Safaris: with South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana, Namibia, and the Seychelles (Full-color Travel Guide)
By Fodor's

Fodor's
Released: 2013-05-21
Paperback (624 pages)

Fodor s The Complete Guide to African Safaris: with South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana, Namibia, and the Seychelles (Full-color Travel Guide)
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Tourism in Africa is growing—the number of tourism arrivals increased from 37 million in 2003 to 58 million in 2009—and safaris are a key draw for visitors. Fodor’s The Complete Guide to African Safaris provides the most comprehensive and engaging information on the most popular game-viewing regions in Kenya, South Africa, Botswana, Tanzania, and Namibia.

Competitive Advantage:
Other guides cover part of the process, but only Fodor’s deals with all aspects of the planning, picking, and preparing for safaris around Africa.

Expanded Coverage:
Travelers will find in-depth descriptions that enable them to determine which African safari destination is best for them, in addition to insider advice and practical tips on everything from packing to camera lenses and bug sprays. We cover the best local and international safari tour operators with information on how to create a dream safari, whether it's a luxury, bespoke experience, or a rustic in the bush excursion. Plus, we reveal the best beaches for must-needed post-safari relaxation.

Illustrated Features:
 Special Fodor's Features throughout the guide provide rich information on how to dress, types of lodging and vehicles, different African tribes, climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, and African culture. The best eco-lodges are highlighted for each country. Gorgeous photos throughout, many by Fodor's travelers, provide endless inspiration.

Indispensable Trip Planning Tools:
Find out everything you need to know to witness the Great Migration in Kenya and Tanzania. Discover details about animals and birds, including the Big Five, with checklists for each country. Consult Fodor’s hierarchy of safari parks in each country, with detailed lodging options, and compare tour operators with an easy-to-read chart broken down by experience, expertise, and clientele. Internet resources, a timeline, packing lists, must-ask questions, and information on what to expect after arrival are provided in easy-to-use, compact features.

Discerning Recommendations: 
Fodor’s The Complete Guide to African Safaris offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor’s Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to restaurants. “Word of Mouth” quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights.

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