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Aride Island Nature Reserve

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Must do in Seychelles!!!

It was amazing to watch Tropic birds and Fairy terns nesting. Saw blue pigeon, Seychelles fody... read more

Reviewed December 8, 2018
Aniruddha_Joshi
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Pune, India
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Highlight of our trip!

We arranged our own trip to Aride through our hotel with Angel tours. Arrival on the island is... read more

Reviewed January 27, 2018
K_Vanhinsbergh
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 8, 2018 via mobile

It was amazing to watch Tropic birds and Fairy terns nesting. Saw blue pigeon, Seychelles fody, Seychelles magpie robin, warbler and shearwater. On the top of hill you will see many frigates with tropic birds and fairy terns. Tour guide was enthusiastic and informative. Volunteers...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed February 6, 2018

We came to this island as a group, part of a general tour of the islands. We had to rely on locals to take us to the beach and the wet landing onto the beach which was quite a shock as we hit the beach...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed January 27, 2018

We arranged our own trip to Aride through our hotel with Angel tours. Arrival on the island is exciting and memorable! If you are into birdwatching it is a must do visit, your only chance to see Magpie Robins in the wild. Magical place with...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank K_Vanhinsbergh
Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

It's a gift to be in aride island... we went with the nature walk organised by the NSC it was indeed a great experience to be with the unique flora fauna.. some of them exclusively at aride like the Wright's gardina Flower... the noddy birds...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

We booked a private boat from raffles resort to this island to observe the seabirds and the nature reserve. A very friendly chap from the UK was our guide, and he was a volunteer staying for 3 months on the island tending to the birds....More

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed February 1, 2016 via mobile

Amazing beach, amazing birds, amazing views! However you need to remember to bring a lot of water with you, as it is not always possible to buy it there.

Date of experience: January 2016
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Reviewed November 14, 2015

After three previous failed attempts over the last twenty years, we have now managed to get to Aride: this was our main reason for going to the Seychelles in mid/late October, and it did pay off. The whole experience was wonderful, including the boat trip...More

Date of experience: October 2015
2  Thank Barbara41
Reviewed September 27, 2015

A protected nature reserve worth the trip. We took a helicopter (Zilair) to Aride and the experience was wonderful. This island is not for regular tourists but for those interested in birds & lizards. Our guide was very knowledgeable. We loved our visit here.

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank JNDK12
Reviewed June 1, 2015

Still a bit of a secret. Birds are the main reason for visiting here and it's well worth it. Everything is mainly as nature intended.

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank Sue B
Reviewed December 3, 2014

We were very fortunate to book a visit to Aride during a sunny interlude in early December from the Raffles resort on Anse Takamaka on Praslin. Leslie picked us up from the beach in front of the hotel & took us on the 20 minute...More

Date of experience: December 2014
2  Thank Bern_Shen
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