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Cousin Island Special Reserve

Cousin Island, Seychelles
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife
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Owner description: This island protects the tiny population of the endemic Seychelles warblers Acrocephalus sechelllensis.
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English first
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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

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Monza
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340 reviews 340 reviews
131 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 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.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Cousin island is probably what all Seychelles islands looked like before humans came. Absolutely jam packed with wildlife iincluding mosquitos because pesticides are not allowed. The birds look like they've been stuck on branches for our pleasure. But this is a wilderness area not a zoo. Its taken 40 years to transform a coconut plantation to this unique wonder. An... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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128 reviews 128 reviews
34 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is a great little island, particularly for bird lovers. When we visited in the SE monsoon there were thousands of Noddy's nesting as well as numerous other species. The white tailed tropicbird with its young were very engaging. There's plenty of other wildlife too, we saw giant turtles (apparently George is 160 years old), geckos and other lizards and... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Before I say anything, this will be biased as I spent three months on the island. This small island is one of the best places I have ever been. The wardens are all so passionate about the islands wildlife and this is shown in the way they deliver their guided walks of the island. The conservation work that is carried... More

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London, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
17 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

This is a natural reserve for seabirds, and probably you wil visit it in a pack with curieuse island. The place is really special because there a infinity number of birds, all around the island with NO FEAR to humans, and you can see all the birds (and there are A LOT) just next to you. In addition you can... More

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Germany
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Every bird lover will be definitely excited. Nice short trail, number of unique species, easy to photo at a close-up distance. Yet for the price of approx 35 euros you get a plenty of mosquitos (so wear long pants and a shirt with a long sleeve), one turtle to see and a big crowd of tourists. I extra counted and... More

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Bucharest
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68 reviews 68 reviews
14 attraction reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

Cousin Island should not be missed by nature and bird lovers. It is located on western part of Praslin and can be combined with Curieuse and St Pierre in a one day trip which costs around 115 euro (including landing fees on Cousin and Curieuse). Most of the trips start from Anse Volbert or Anse Possession beaches, the boats will... More

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Nyon, Switzerland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

Cousin offers a simple, two-hour glimpse of a restored, preserved and protected island that harbours a host of endemic and critically endangered species. Seabirds, Giant Tortoises and rare Magpie-robins will all be encountered. Sea turtles and hatchlings may be seen too, especially in the season. The staff are all local, were very knowlwedgable and professional, and dedicated. The funds from... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

We recommend that you take the three Islands Ferry Excursion with Mason Travel, who are really well organised with on-board lunch, refreshments and other essentials like umbrellas and numerous cans of mosquito repellent. Be sure to take your camera as this island, which is a haven for photographers, has stunning sights of vegetation, landscape and the Birds; although flash photography... More

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