Synopses & Reviews
Palm-fringed silvery sands, turquoise seas, misty mountains and coral reefs coupled with tropical sun and starry skies make the Seychelles an idyllic escape for discerning travelers. The authors provide fascinating coverage of the islands' biodiversity, from mangroves, turtles and birds to nature reserves. They reveal the islands many secrets from coco de mer palm forests and bird sanctuaries to local markets and Creole cuisine. This edition updates facts on hotels and on getting around as well as news on the conservation front.
‘Theres a vast amount of information here…A brief, well-described and fascinating history of the islands explorers, pirates and settlers is an added bonus. Theres also a fascinating introduction to the islands extraordinary biodiversity, from birds and coral reefs to nature reserves and conservation projects. - Traveller
This newest edition gives up-to-date facts on hotels and practical details about getting around as well as the latest news on the conservation front.
About the Author
Liz Mair and Lynnath Beckley are experts in Indian Ocean ornithology and marine science.
Table of Contents
Part One: General informationChapter 1 Background information. Geography, Geology, Oceanography, Climate and weather, History, Politics, Government and administration, Economy
Chapter 2 People and Culture. Population, Language, Religion, Education, Culture, National emblems, Sport and recreation
Chapter 3 Biodiversity. Plants, Invertebrates, Amphibians, Reptiles, Mammals, Birds, Coral reefs, Fishes
Chapter 4 Planning Your Trip. When to visit, Highlights, Seychelles tourist offices, Red tape, Embassies and consulates, Getting there and away, Tour operators, Health, Safety, What to take, Money, Getting around, Accommodation, Eating out, Shopping and souvenirs, Media and communications, Responsible tourism/Giving something back, Activities
Part Two: The islands
Chapter 5 Mahé
Chapter 6 Praslin
Chapter 7 La Digue
Chapter 8 Other Inner Islands
Chapter 9 Outer Coralline Islands
Chapter 10 The Aldabra Group