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List Of Things To Do On Your Next Trip To Seychelles – Get Your Pen And Notepad Out!

Heading to Seychelles? What's the bet that there's a 90% chance that you'll be working on that golden tan while laying on the sand? Here are some OTHER things to do.

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Morne Seychellois National Park

Most hotels in Mahe Seychelles will probably encourage all guests to visit the Morne Seychellois National Park during their holiday – and with good reason too! Since 1979, the park has been protecting and preserving the various flora and fauna that thrives here. Morne Seychellois is also the highest peak measuring to a height of 2,968 feet. Hiking is the best way to explore this national park as you'll be surrounded by the raw beauty of the island and with 12 marked hiking trails, you won't even get lost!

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Giant tortoises

These tortoises are quite famous worldwide for their massive size! The Aldabra Giant Tortoises weight over 400 kg and usually live up to 120 years, although, there were a few instances where the tortoises had grown to 250 years in age. They grow up to about 1.3 m in length. Giant Tortoises reach sexual maturity at the age of 30 and females are known to lay up to 25 eggs in a nest. These eggs take up to 8 months to hatch, which means problems of being hunted by predators make it quite difficult to expand the giant tortoise population. The captive tortoises are usually seen snacking on fresh lettuce leaves and fruit while the wild ones are seen eating a mix of grass, stems and insects. These giant tortoises have been listed as vulnerable species under the International Union for Conservation of Nature and are protected by local law of the Wild Animals and Birds Protection Act since 1974.

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Feeling nutty?

Speaking of large things in Seychelles, the coco de mer is the largest nut in the world and can grow up to weigh 30 kg. The trees have been recorded to grow to a height of 30 m in height. Due to an exploitation of the coconut, these nuts are almost extinct and require the need of a special license in order to be removed from the island. This rare type of palm tree is endemic to Seychelles and usually takes centre stage for various urban legends. One particularly interesting story stems from the fact that the fruits of the coco de mere; i.e. the nuts, resemble the buttocks of a female person while the male trees have a long catkin taking the shape of a phallus. As the pollination of the fruit is not clearly understood, legend has it that the male trees would approach the female trees and "make love" and that if anyone were to see this act, the individual would go blind or die.

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Mini Big Ben

Seychelles has its very own Big Ben clock tower – although, it's not quite as big! To honour Queen Victoria, the tower was brought to Seychelles in 1903. If you're staying in Mahe at Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Resort & Casino or a similar property, the clock tower is located less than 1 km away!

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Dive

Last, but certainly not the least, diving in the clear and beautiful waters off Seychelles is guaranteed to give you a life changing experience. Whale sharks are a common sighting here!

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