Cousin Island, Seychelles
An ideal refuge for seabirds and mangrove forests in Seychelles
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About Cousin Island In Seychelles
A birdwatcher’s paradise, Cousin Island is a beautiful granitic island in Seychelles. Comprising an area of 34 hectares, the island is located 2 kilometers west of Praslin. Mahe to Cousin Island distance is about 50 km. The entire island is protected as a Special Reserve since 1975. Cousin Island in Seychelles is overlooked by Nature Seychelles, a nonprofit organization working with BirdLife International.
Cousin Island was a coconut plantation in the 1900s and today, it is a diverse ecosystem sheltering endemic species of land birds. A plateau with indigenous woodland covers most of the island, which is almost surrounded by a sandy beach. The southern coast of the island is rocky. A 69-meter tall hill rises in the island’s southern half.
There is an area covered with mangrove forests and three freshwater swamps. A marine reserve, protecting coral reef formations, extends about 400 meters into the sea from the shoreline. Its woodland is dominated by Morinda citrifolia, Pisonia grandis, and Ochrosia oppositifolia trees. Casuarina equisetifolia trees and coconut palms cover the coast. The rocky southern side of the island features tall herbs and ferns.
Cousin Island Activities
It is generally a safe and rewarding experience to swim or snorkel in the waters surrounding Cousin Island Seychelles. However, it is recommended that swimmers always wear aqua shoes or diving boots to avoid sharp coral, stonefish, urchins, scorpion fish and rocks. The best time to visit Cousin Island is early morning or evening. The island is open to visitors Monday to Friday. It remains closed on weekends. There is no entry fee of Cousin Island.
Cousin Island Tour
Day trips from Mahe to Cousin Island are provided regularly by local operators. Five of the 11 endemic bird species of Seychelles are found on Cousin Island. The island is home to over 300,000 nesting seabirds. It is one of the only four islands that are home to the Seychelles fody, the Seychelles warbler, and Seychelles magpie-robin. Pairs of brown noddies are present from May to September. Year-round breeding birds include white and bridled terns, white-tailed tropicbirds, and Audubon's shearwaters.
Conservation of Cousin Island
There are many critial animal and plant species at the Cousin Island which needs to be protected. Regular efforts to protect the natural habitat of the sea turtles resting here are underway. A few reptiles, mainly lizards, are also under constant conservation. The reserve area stretches for about 400 km around the island. The coral reeds around the island are also a vital part of the ecosystem.
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Koushik's 6 days trip to SeychellesIt was really great experience for the trip to Seychelles. Miss Nithika from Dream Travels coordinated well with us. She did really a great job & timely help when we faced the travel restrictions due to Corona. Even at the midnight she attended our call and helped us when needed :-). The only thing disappointment for us was the service from Oasis Restaurant was little bit poor. Where as the service from Hilton in Mahe was excellent.
Karan's 6 days trip to SeychellesWe had a great time , arrangements were really nice and up to the mark .The hotels arranged and pick and drop facilities too were very good.
Manu's 5 days trip to SeychellesWe have booked our tour with holiday box and they helped us with our queries and questions whenever we needed any help specially palak.She is the one who helped us and creole team was also good and supportive.. Only thing which I can find they could have done better is telling on which say what places would be closed so that we could have planned our holiday better. But nevertheless it was good trip planned by palak
Dhruv's 8 days trip to SeychellesOne of the best experience we got. All bookings were done perfectly. I got a problem over there for booking but Ujjwal mam and Vikram Sir they helped me and solved the problem. I think so she was out for her holidays still she helped me. Will surely go with them for my next tour.
Udit's 6 days trip to SeychellesHotels are not as good as mentioned/shown in the pictures. TravelTriangle agent "Shikha Dubey was unresponsive most of the time and she did not have answers to my queries"
Raj's 7 days trip to SeychellesThis was my first trip abroad and gud thing was it was my honeymoon. I enjoyed a lot in maldives and captured gud memories . Hotel services were excellent . Travel agent also supported very well and responded to the queries immediately whenever asked.
Vikas's 7 days trip to SeychellesAmazing Experience. Thank you travel triangle for connecting me to your professional travel agents for planning my trip.
Yogesh's 10 days trip to SeychellesIt was a well managed tour. However, one suggestion would be to coordinate between transfers and hotel check out times. Had to spend some time at lobby for all hotels. Rest all was good. Thanks for arranging all that.
Saketh's 5 days trip to SeychellesThe hotels were shown as 4 star however ended being 3star. One of the hotels ( Bayview residency was really bad )
Aniket's 6 days trip to SeychellesOverall trip is ok type... agent gives you a very tight schedule. 3 star for agent as there is follow up after the payment or there us no briefing call to explain on what all to do when you arrive at airport. But agent gave me a very good hotel as per the price.
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