You will find the Seychelles situated in the warm Indian Ocean off the East Coast of Africa. It is an archipelago made up of one hundred and fifteen islands. Victoria, the nation’s capital is located on Mahe Island, along with Seychelles International Airport. If you are looking for a resort in Seychelles, there are several right on Mahe Island itself, such as AVANI Seychelles Barbarons Resort & Spa. Mahe is also the largest island in the Seychelles and it is the primary transport hub that links to the islands.
Approximately half of the entire land mass belonging to the one hundred plus islands are considered parks or reserves, which includes not one but two, UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Taking up over twenty percent of Mahe Island’s land area is Morne Seychellois National Park or Morne Seychelles National Park. It is spread out over an area of almost three thousand and fifty hectares that stretches ten kilometres long and from two kilometres to four kilometres in width. This large forested portion was established as a national park in 1979. The park is home to the highest mountain in the country, Morne Seychellois. A comprehensive network of twelve hiking trails weave through the park for a distance of more than fifteen kilometres.
Visitors can spend half a day or even a full day following the trails to observe the natural beauty of this vast expanse. There is plenty of fauna and flora that is native to the island and many spectacular vistas. Within the national park, in the upland valley of Mare aux Cochons, you will also come across what remains of a ruined cinnamon distillery and an old school that was attended years ago by the children of freed slaves.
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