Aride Island Nature Reserve

 

Departure at 08:45hrs, Aride is perhaps the most pristine island in the Inner Seychelles.

It is located 10 km north of Praslin and is also known as the Seabird Fortress of the

Indian Ocean. Visiting Aride is an ornithological treat and an unforgettable experience.

The island has been a bird sanctuary since 1973 and has been cleared of rats, since then

seabird numbers have multiplied. Today more than 1 million seabirds breed on Aride.
 

In addition to tern colonies, you will also find white tailed tropic birds, frigatebirds and the

world's largest colony of lesser noddies. The extremely rare Seychelles Warbler found a safe

home here. If the weather permits, you will be guided to the breathtaking clifftops

where you may observe hundreds of frigatebirds soaring above the turquoise sea.

Aride also has one of the densest lizard populations in the world and a unique flora.

Some of the native plants are only found on Aride. You may also find the critically

endangered Wright’s Gardenia which is endemic and naturally grown only on

Aride Island.

 


Return about 13:30hrs
Price 2020: € 110 per person | € 65 per child (4 to 11 years)
Included: Landing fee, guided tour approx. 3 hours

 

Important to bring with on this tour: Towel, Anti-Mosquito, Comfortable shoes

or sandals, sunscreen protection, 1 Liter of water per person

                       TIP!  Kindly avoid dark coloured clothes (it attracts mosquitoes)

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