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Address: Cousin Island, Seychelles

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

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

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Remote and Secluded Island

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Doha, Qatar
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Doha, Qatar
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168 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 on this island and so the birds are not afraid of you! Amazing. There are... More 

Thank PuckPasha
Noordwijk, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

We looked very much forward to our trip to Cousin and where already warned that visitors where allowed just two hours on the island. But due to the system they use to bring the visitors to the island (which is understandable to prevent unwanted animals to arrive there) you already loose a half hour before you actually can start walking... More 

2 Thank Rogier1983
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We visited the island as part of a daytrip starting from Praslin. We heard and read about the project and wanted to take a look for ourself. So from our boat which was parked off the shore, we were picked up by a warden in a small boat and brought to the island (since there is no possibility to carefully... More 

2 Thank Holzmiche5
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We did a 3 island tour - Cousin, Curieuse and St Pierre. It was a highlight of our trip to the Seychelles. The bird life on Cousin is spectacular. Tropic birds fairy terns etc. It is expensive but worth it. Really good

Thank FriendoftheBear
Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Cousin is a very beautiful Island situated in the Seychelles themselves situated in the Indian Ocean at the north of Madagascar. If you have the fortune to go there once in your life the only advice I have to give you is to take your camera because you’ll see so much beautiful things that you won’t stop using it… Actually... More 

1 Thank etheophanis
Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016

Only here can you see so many endemic Seychelles birds in one tiny island: Seychelles Warbler; Seychelles Fody; Magpie Robin, Blue Pigeon. And then you add the breeding fairy terns (too cute at all stages of their growth) and white-tailed tropic birds all the year around. We were also lucky to see a hawksbill turtle laying her eggs. We were... More 

2 Thank FriskyG
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2015

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.

2 Thank Nada E
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213 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2015

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 

1 Thank Barbara41
Forked River, New Jersey
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2015

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
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36 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 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 

2 Thank phmontoya

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