This new 5th edition of the Bradt guide to the Seychelles has been fully updated throughout and remains the only travel guide to offer a comprehensive scientific account of the biodiversity of Seychelles in an easy to read format (over 40% of the Seychelles land is under environmental protection). All maps have been updated, new flight schedules are shown, and there is up-to-date coverage of where to stay and eat, as well as practical details about getting around. With plants and animals historically linked to Africa, Madagascar and Asia, and marine life native to the tropical Indo-Pacific region, the Seychelles is a haven for those interested in natural history and this is the only travel guide to the Seychelles with a comprehensive account of the flora and fauna. The authors provide fascinating coverage of the islands' biodiversity, from mangroves, turtles and birds to nature reserves. Updated throughout, they reveal the islands many secrets from coco de mer palm forests and bird sanctuaries to local markets and Creole cuisine.
Lyn Mair is a naturalist and travel guide who specializes in the islands of the western Indian Ocean, west Africa and Antarctica. Passionate about birdwatching, she regularly leads tours to exotic places and lectures on board ships plying the tropical waters off Africa. She was one of the first volunteers to undertake environmental monitoring on Aldabra and has also spent many months travelling around the islands. Since her first visit in 1995 she has set foot on many of the most remote islands in the Seychelles. Lynnath Beckley is a professor in Marine Science at Murdoch University in Perth, Western Australia and is co-author of the acclaimed Two Oceans, a guide to the marine life of southern Africa. She has worked, travelled and sailed extensively in the western Indian Ocean and has been writing for magazines, journals and books for many years.
Introduction PART ONE GENERAL INFORMATION Chapter 1 Background Information Chapter 2 Biodiversity Chapter 3 Practical Information PART TWO THE ISLANDS Chapter 4 Mahe Chapter 5 Praslin Chapter 6 La Digue Chapter 7 Other Inner Islands Chapter 8 Outer Coralline Islands Chapter 9 The Aldabra Group Appendix 1 Language Appendix 2 Further Information Index