SeychellesAn Idyllic Archipelago for Nature Lovers
An Idyllic Archipelago for Nature Lovers
On a Seychelles cruise, experience the 115-island archipelago in the Indian Ocean, famous for deep blue waters, white sandy beaches, lush tropical vegetation and a wide variety of marine life, making it the perfect spot for nature lovers, beachgoers, snorkellers and divers.
At the forefront of your cruise to Seychelles is Victoria, the charming capital steeped in British colonial influence on the archipelago’s main island of Mahé, with its warm wafting scents of cinnamon, coconut oil and vanilla.
The island’s tropical rainforest climate ranges from 30C in the afternoon to 24C in the evening, making Port Victoria the perfect destination of MSC Seychelles Cruises during winter holidays.
To preserve the unique vegetation and wildlife of the Seychelles, the government has established several nature reserves and marine parks. Two UNESCO World Heritage sites, Aldabra Islands and Vallee de Mai National Park can be found here. The Aldabra Islands are home to around 100,000 giant tortoises, which is the world’s largest population of the species. Conservation efforts put forth by the government have rescued these magnificent animals from near extinction.
In addition to the famous giant tortoises, the Seychelles are also home to some of the rarest species of birds. Morne Seychellois National Park on Mahé Island is an idyllic setting for bird watching.
Marine life flourishes in the Seychelles as well. For those that prefer to explore nature under the water, these Indian Ocean islands are a diver’s paradise. Diving or snorkelling off the islands of Mahe, Praslin, and La Digue offers a great variety of rights such as a coral reefs, shipwrecks, and diverse marine life.