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Mahe and Silhouette
The exotic Seychelles archipelago consists of more than 100 islands and is situated in the Indian Ocean off Africa's East coast. It is year round warm in the Seychelles, with temperatures on average between 24°C and 32°C, making it the perfect destination not only for a beach holiday in paradise with white sandy beaches and turquoise blue seas but also an outdoor destination for the active traveller as well as the whole family.
Four of the larger islands and worthwhile exploring are the main island of Mahe, Silhouette, Praslin and La Digue. Silhouette is the third largest island of the inner granitic group within the Seychelles archipelago and situated 34km northwest of the sister island Mahe.
Victoria is the only port as well as the capital of the Republic of Seychelles and situated on the main island of Mahé, a hub for visiting other islands of this stunning group of islands. Sightseeing in Victoria will keep you busy all day long. The numerous attractions range from the Seychelles National Botanical gardens, a tea factory tour and hiking or climbing trails through lush nature with great view points, to the Victoria Clock Tower which looks like a tiny Big Ben, a beautiful Hindu temple, Mission ruins, the Roman Catholic residence La Domus or the Victoria Creole food market and the white masonry Bicentenary Monument, which is an historical landmark.
A dream holiday in the Seychelles offers something for every taste and ranges from scuba diving at coral reefs and other water sports, fishing, horseback riding, walks and trails in exotic gardens or lush nature reserves - e.g. The Seychelle's highest peak Morne Seychellois on Mahe, with its mountain rainforests; to playing golf, exploring the islands on a guided tour and chartering a sailing yacht or a luxury motor cruiser.
Did you know that there are two UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Seychelles? The absolutely scenic and very remote coral Aldabra Atoll is situated 1,000 km southwest of Mahe and is not only home to the largest giant tortoise population on earth but also worldwide one of the largest atolls which contains one of the most important natural habitats for studying evolutionary and ecological processes. The other world heritage site, the Vallée de Mai Reserve, is located on Praslin island.
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