Zanboza, guesthouse, self-catering, La Digue, Seychelles

The Seychelles

Les Seychelles, archipel de 115 iles dans l'Océan Indien

This archipelago of 115 islands located in the heart of the Indian Ocean

Originally granite or coral, Seychelles lend themselves to different forms of travel.

Their islands with sandy beaches are dotted with guesthouses in convivial charm, nestled hotels under the coconut palms, villas with natural materials and impeccable comfort.

A stay in the archipelago guarantees breathtaking nature, adapted to the pleasures of hiking and water sports.

A wide range of practical activities in the Seychelles, from golf to fishing, through snorkeling and scuba diving.

On his land of 455 km² and throughout its marine territory covering over 1 million square kilometers, the archipelago has various faces, which are discovered in the circuit, combined or cruise.

88 000 inhabitants, the population is small, but very welcoming.

At Mahe, as elsewhere, French is an official language, with English and Seychellois Creole. The capital Victoria is alive with the archipelago.

It evokes the time where Mahe was called "the island of abundance." The sailors were released in the Seychelles to stock up on water, wood and tropical fruit. The pirates also frequented the islands. They would have hidden their loot, including Mahe in the Bel Ombre area.

Seychelles, white sand beach

Seychelles, lush tropical vegetation

Seychelles, granite rocks

The Inner Islands and Outer Islands

The archipelago is an independent state since 1976. Located at the equator, it is closer to Madagascar than the African or Indian subcontinent. The Seychelles are divided into two major groups, the Inner Islands and Outer Islands.

The Inner Islands gather the nearby islands of Mahe. Outside the islands, most distant, include in particular the Amirante, the group Farquhar group and the Aldabra. In the Inner Islands, the trio of Mahé, Praslin and La Digue receives all the votes during a first trip.

These granitic islands offer beautiful beaches like Anse Intendance Mahe, Praslin Anse Lazio and Anse Source d'Argent La Digue.

Covered with lush tropical vegetation, their mountains are perfect for hiking, in a populated nature through terns, black parrots and turtles. The Seychelles are home to several national parks and nature reserves.

On Mahé, the highest point of the archipelago is protected by the Morne Seychellois National Park. On Praslin, the National Park Vallee de Mai is a World Heritage Site by Unesco. This unique site has a coco de mer forest, also called cocofesses. The palms of the coconut trees with rounded walnut shade several rare plants and many birds. At La Digue, the reserve of the Black Widow houses in lush tropical vegetation, an endemic species of bird called "black widow".

La Digue

You can get there by bicycle or ox-cart, for there is no car in La Digue. However, cars are allowed to Mahé and Praslin, which are the two largest islands in the archipelago.

On one island to another, it moves easily, because transportation, plane or boat, are optimized. Several islands are located in the immediate vicinity of Mahé and Praslin. St. Anne and Cerf Island are located next to Mahé. Cousin Cousine curious and are close to Praslin.

In these small islands, nature is king, and marine parks can discover an underwater world of all beauté.Silhouette, Bird Island, Denis Island and Frégate also include Inner islands near Mahé.