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Cousin Island Special Reserve

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Cousin Island, Seychelles
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The island is home to lots of birds who can be seen at close quarters, which is a novel experience... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Got ignored & not picked up!

We arrived on our yacht well before appointed 10am start. Despite being second yacht there, rangers... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2017
Bengaluru, India
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This island protects the tiny population of the endemic Seychelles warblers Acrocephalus sechelllensis.
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Cousin Island, Seychelles
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The island is home to lots of birds who can be seen at close quarters, which is a novel experience. You'll also find tortoises wandering around or wallowing in waterholes. Being harmless animals you can get close and observe them. Based on previous comments it...More

2  Thank ZinamonKveen
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

We arrived on our yacht well before appointed 10am start. Despite being second yacht there, rangers first picked up vast numbers of visitors off a tripper boat which arrived after us. Our calls on VHF were ignored, so we went closer to beach in our...More

Thank gailhogg
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Just back from a month doing conservation volunteering on Cousin so I got to know the island well. Obviously a day visit is something different but I suggest it is well worth doing if you love your wildlife. The island is covered with Fairy Terns,...More

Thank WorldRoverManofKent
Reviewed 2 February 2017

You reach this island by boat. Guides are waiting for you to show you the Special Reserve. Watch for the swarm of mosquitoes as soon as you enter the Reserve. Bring a strong spray anti-mosquito and spray it all over you! There is no predators...More

Thank PuckPasha
Reviewed 21 December 2016

We looked very much forward to our trip to Cousin and where already warned that visitors where allowed just two hours on the island. But due to the system they use to bring the visitors to the island (which is understandable to prevent unwanted animals...More

3  Thank Rogier1983
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

We visited the island as part of a daytrip starting from Praslin. We heard and read about the project and wanted to take a look for ourself. So from our boat which was parked off the shore, we were picked up by a warden in...More

2  Thank Holzmiche5
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We did a 3 island tour - Cousin, Curieuse and St Pierre. It was a highlight of our trip to the Seychelles. The bird life on Cousin is spectacular. Tropic birds fairy terns etc. It is expensive but worth it. Really good

Thank FriendoftheBear
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Cousin is a very beautiful Island situated in the Seychelles themselves situated in the Indian Ocean at the north of Madagascar. If you have the fortune to go there once in your life the only advice I have to give you is to take your...More

1  Thank etheophanis
Reviewed 12 January 2016

Only here can you see so many endemic Seychelles birds in one tiny island: Seychelles Warbler; Seychelles Fody; Magpie Robin, Blue Pigeon. And then you add the breeding fairy terns (too cute at all stages of their growth) and white-tailed tropic birds all the year...More

2  Thank FriskyG
Reviewed 23 November 2015

Loved seeing the turtles on this island. They were astonishing. But prepare yourself, if you are planning on walking the trail you need shoes, not flip flops and if you have young kids prepare to carry them too on that 45 minutes up and down...More

2  Thank Nada E
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