SAFARI TOURS OF SEYCHELLES
The Seychelles archipelago is recognised as one of the world’s most unspoilt natural havens, where rare species of bird and animal life thrive, undisturbed by modern threats to this delicate eco system. The contrast in scenery is remarkable as it varies between the lush green vegetation of granitic islands, the barren landscape of the coralline islands, and the azure calm of the clear and exquisite ocean.
A dream comes true of calm azure waters, deserted beaches, tropical paradise and turquoise lagoons. This string of islands offers sparkling white sandy beaches and coral reefs bustling with sea life. The flora and fauna are unique, the mountains are covered in lush vegetation, and the landscapes offers a stunning and multi-faceted panorama.
The Seychelles were uninhabited when the British East India Company arrived on the Archipelago in 1609. Thereafter, they became a favourite private haven. The French claimed the islands in 1756 and administered them as part of the colony of Mauritius. The British gained control of the islands through the Treaty of Paris (1814) and changed the islands’ name from the French Seychelles to the Anglicized Seychelles. The island become self-governing in 1975 and independent on June 29, 1976. since then they have remained a member of the Commonwealth of Nations.
The temperature seldom drops below 24°C or rises above 32°C making Seychelles a year round destination for sun worshippers and beach lovers. During the north-west trade winds that occur between the October and March, the sea is generally calm and the weather warm and humid, with average winds of 8-12 knots. In January and February the islands receive their life-giving rains, rejuvenating the rivers and streams and teasing the vibrant foliage into rainbows of colour. From May to September the weather is cooler and drier with livelier seas – particularly on the south-eastern coasts.