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Cousin Island Special Reserve

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Cousin Island, Seychelles
+248 4 601 100
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Great bird tour

The bird watching tour is excellent – and the sight is truly unique. From Praslin, it can be... read more

Reviewed May 28, 2018
Alexander P
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Fantastic Natural Island trip

We visited Cousin Island as part of a three island tour from Praslin Island and enjoyed all the... read more

Reviewed April 22, 2018
Reads23
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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This island protects the tiny population of the endemic Seychelles warblers Acrocephalus sechelllensis.
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  • Very good14%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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Cousin Island, Seychelles
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

1  Thank flexible
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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

1  Thank Simona R
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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

3  Thank ZinamonKveen
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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

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Reviewed February 28, 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

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Reviewed February 2, 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

1  Thank PuckPasha
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