Discover Mahe

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Mahé is the largest island (157.3 km²) of Seychelles,. Mahé’s tallest peak is Morne Seychellois at 905 m (2,969 ft), which lies in the Morne Seychellois National Park. The northern and eastern parts of the island are home to much of the population and the Seychelles International Airport which opened in 1971. The southern and western parts have Baie Ternay Marine National Park, Port Launay Marine National Park, and University of Seychelles. The Sainte Anne Marine National Park lies offshore, as do Conception Island, Thérèse Island, Anonyme Island and several smaller islands.

Mahé was first visited by the British in 1609 and not visited by Europeans again until Lazare Picault’s expedition of 1742. The French navy frégate Le Cerf (English: The Deer) arrived at Port Victoria on 1 November 1756. On board was Corneille Nicholas Morphey, leader of the French expedition, which claimed the island for the King of France by laying a Stone of Possession on Mahe, Seychelles’ oldest monument, now on display in the National Museum, Victoria.

n August 1801 a Royal Navy frigate HMS Sibylle captured the French frigate Chiffonne on the island. Mahé remained a French possession until 1812 when it became a British colony. It remained a colony until 1976 when Seychelles became an independent nation.

Mahé’s forests have rare endemic plants found only in Seychelles, such as the critically endangered Medusagyne oppositifolia (the jellyfish tree), the carnivorous Nepenthes pervillei (Seychelles pitcher plant), and many unique species of orchid.
Mahé had a huge land reclamation project due to a shortage of housing, in the areas of Bel Ombre and the Port of Victoria.

Discover Mahe Tour in 4 hours

What you will discover will depend on the location of your accommodation.

Option 1

Start from your accommodation. Visit Victoria (Capital) and the Sir Selwyn Selwyn Clarke Market (1 hour) Meander through the mountains to discover the Mission Lodge and Tea Factory.(1 hour) Stop at the Port Launay Marine National Park for some unforgettable pictures (30 mins). Stop at a view point for some breath taking views of the Seychelles inner Islands (20 mins). Visit Eden Island if there is extra time (30 mins). Head back to your accommodation.

Option 2

Start from your accommodation. Stop at Anse Royale Beach for some panoramic pictures (20 mins). Visit the craft village (30 mins). Short stop in Victoria and Sir Selwyn Selwyn Clarke Market (1 hour 30 mins). Stop at a few other souvenir shops (30 mins). Visit Eden island if there is extra time (30 mins). Head back to your accommodation.

Option 3

Start from your accommodation. Visit some local art galleries (1 hour 30 mins). Short stop in Victoria,Sir Selwyn Selwyn Clarke Market & souvenir shopsz (1 hour 30 mns). Visit Eden Island if there is extra time (30 mins). Head back to your accommodation.

Option 4

Start from your accommodation. Visit Victoria (Capital) and the Sir Selwyn Selwyn Clarke Market (1 hour 30 mins). Visit Botanical Gardens (1 hour fees not included in rate). Visit Eden Island ( 1 hour). Head back to your accommodation on.

 

Dicover Mahe Tour in 8 hours

Perfect choice to discover everything on Mahe in 8 hours. Options can be tailor-made to your choice.

Option 1

Start from your accommodation. Visit of Victoria and the Sir Selwyn Selwyn Clarke Market. Meander through the mountains to discover the Venn’s Town- Mission Lodge and Tea Factory. Stop at the Port Launay Marine National Park for some pictures or you may wish to snorkel. Stop for lunch at a seafood/ creole cuisine restaurant. Journey along the West coast of the Mahe Island. Stop at Takamaka beach for some pictures or snorkeling. Journey down towards the East Coast. Stop at Anse Royal Beach for pictures or snorkeling. Visit the local craft village (Souvenirs). Discover Eden Island the modern part of. Head back to your accommodation

Option 2

Start from your accommodation. Visit of Victoria and the Sir Selwyn Selwyn Clarke Market. Meander through the mountains to discover the Mission Lodge and Tea Factory. Stop at the Port Launay Marine National Park if you wish to snorkel. Stop for lunch. Journey along the West coast of the Mahe Island until we arrive on the East Coast. Spend some time on Anse Royal Beach.Visit the local craft village (Souvenirs). Dicover Eden Island the modern part of Seychelles and end at a view point for the breathtaking view of Seychelles inner islands.

Option 3

Start from your accommodation. Visit of Victoria and the Sir Selwyn Selwyn Clarke Market. Meander through the mountains to discover the Mission Lodge and Tea Factory. Stop at the Port Launay Marine National Park if you wish to snorkel. Stop for lunch. Journey along the West coast of the Mahe Island until we arrive on the East Coast. Spend some time on Anse Royal Beach.Visit the local craft village (Souvenirs). Dicover Eden Island the modern part of Seychelles and end at a view point for the breathtaking view of Seychelles inner islands.

Option 4

Start from your accommodation. Journey towards Takamaka Beach for some pictures, see some giant tortoises and admire the beauty. Drive along East Coast.. Visit the craft village. Stop at Eden Island for some shopping and lunch at one of the many restaurants. Visit of Victoria and the Sir Selwyn Selwyn Clarke Market. Meander through the mountains to discover the Mission Lodge and Tea Factory. Stop at the Port Launay Marine National Park if you wish to snorkel. Head back to your accommodation.

Option 5

Start from your accommodation. Visit the botanical Gardens (fees not included in rate) Visit of Victoria and the Sir Selwyn Selwyn Clarke Market. Stop for lunch and enjoy our exclusive creole cuisine. Drive to Beau Vallon beach, have a swim, catch a tan then head back to your accommodation.

You may include the following in your tour but please note fees are excluded:

  • Waterfall Visit
  • Botanical Gardens visit
  • Jardin du Roi (Spice Garden) visit
  • Venn’s town Mission Lodge

  • Water Sports
  • Zip Lining
  • Lunch

*Depending on the area of your accommodation the hotspots and options will not always be in order as described. We will definitely make your island tour a memorable one!