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Cousin Island Special Reserve

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yes, we are allowed to go ashore

you need to focus and go for it 'visiting Cousin'. Do not come too late, or you are refused and... read more

Reviewed July 26, 2018
Eline_Joris
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Ghent, Belgium
Conservation at its best

Cousin Island is one of the greatest conservation success stories and it was nothing less than a... read more

Reviewed July 17, 2018
ShyamM_11
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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This island protects the tiny population of the endemic Seychelles warblers Acrocephalus sechelllensis.
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Reviewed July 26, 2018

you need to focus and go for it 'visiting Cousin'. Do not come too late, or you are refused and need to come back for a next try. It is well worth paying the entrance fee ! You are surrounded by nature, you are in...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Eline_Joris
Reviewed July 17, 2018

Cousin Island is one of the greatest conservation success stories and it was nothing less than a privilege to visit this Island. This island bears testimony to the efforts put in to bring back from the verge of extinction a very small bird - The...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ShyamM_11
Reviewed May 28, 2018

The bird watching tour is excellent – and the sight is truly unique. From Praslin, it can be combined in a day tour with Curieuse and St Pierre

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Alexander P
Reviewed April 22, 2018

We visited Cousin Island as part of a three island tour from Praslin Island and enjoyed all the fascinating sights that there were to see. Reaching the island from our boat was a great start to the visit as the islands own boat roared onto...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Reads23
Reviewed March 30, 2018

This was one of the things we really wanted to do from Praslin Island, and we weren't disappointed. We are into birds and nature so our comments reflect this fact - it was really really special to be so close to birds that are endemic...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank e-s03
Reviewed December 14, 2017

Visited the island as part of a tour and although not much to see or do here we enjoyed it. We particularly enjoyed the guided nature walk although we had to wait for about an hour in a tin roofed open building for that. We...More

1  Thank Stephen B
Reviewed October 14, 2017

You do have to go on an organised trip here as they are strict on visitors landing there. Booked it via our hotel although I was a bit hesitant due to some reviews regarding how bad the mosquitos are and the comments in respect of...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank flexible
Reviewed October 1, 2017

I would only advise to visit this island if you are a hardcore bird fan (which I am not) and wear long clothing (which I did not due to +30 Celsius): you can see few rare types of birds from a close range, giant tortoise...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Simona R
Reviewed June 23, 2017

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

Date of experience: June 2017
3  Thank ZinamonKveen
Reviewed May 30, 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

Date of experience: May 2017
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