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Address: Cousin Island, Seychelles
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This island protects the tiny population of the endemic Seychelles...

This island protects the tiny population of the endemic Seychelles warblers Acrocephalus sechelllensis.

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Turtles <3

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Nada E
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English first
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 hike. Other than that it is a beautiful little paradise.

Thank Nada E
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159 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our third visit to Cousin island. Our previous two visits were in July - no mosquitoes: the last visit was at the end of October and was a different story altogether! The fact that this has been a wetter year than usual in the Seychelles probably added to the bite count. So, as previously stated, cover yourself in... More 

Thank Barbara41
Forked River, New Jersey
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cousin is a special treat for those who like nature and the environment. I highly recommend visiting on any trip to the Seychelles if this is of interest to you. Love the Paradise Flycatchers which are not to missed.

Thank Richard B
Praslin Island, Seychelles
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34 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

I have been fortunate to work around, visit and stay in Cousin Island Special Reserve. This island is beautiful and a conservation success for birds, tortoises and corals. The wardens really know the island. The will take you walking around the island, sharing their knowledge and successful conservation stories. It is a must for anyone who visits the Seychelles. There... More 

1 Thank phmontoya
Sacramento, California
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52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Worth the trip as the bird life was amazing. Best to wear long pants and sleeves as the mosquitos are as bad as all the previous posts state. No services at all on island so bring what you need. The tour was 1.5 hours.

1 Thank davez2356
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37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I give it three stars not just for the mosquitoes but for the time management. They make you wait for so long in a little shack and it doesn't have to be so stretched. Please improve. Other than that, fantastic birds on the island though.

1 Thank ThisIsBadax
Yeovil, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

The bird sanctuary is a great place to visit for both land and sea birds. I was fortunate to see both the Seychelles Warbler and Magpie Robin which are on the endangered list. The area is as nature intended it to be and there is very little sign of 'man', which is great.

1 Thank Sue B
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337 reviews
179 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 530 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

In February, there are relatively few birds, though pretty, and billions of mosquitos. The tours are structured in such a way that everyone has a half hour of dead time on the beach both at the beginning and again at the end. I'm sure from what I've heard and read, that this is sensational in, say, April. but I'd never... More 

2 Thank NJ-Eric
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This was the 1st Island we visited on the 3 Island tour. Was pristine, beautiful a nature lover's dream and can also transform somebody into a nature lover! The island is kept pest free. They have their own boats to pick you up from your travel boat to avoid any infestation. They give a very informative tour of the Island... More 

1 Thank Aditi C
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486 reviews
182 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

It is worth visiting the island but I expected to find more species of colored birds. Bring the mosquitoes repellent because is full of mosquitoes and you will visit the jungle looking for birds nests.

Thank Gustavo_it

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