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Volunteer in Seychelles

ISLAND CONSERVATION

Curieuse Island, Seychelles
Seychelles International Airport
Impact: Marine Conservation
Live on the sun-drenched Curieuse Island in the Seychelles and spend your days in the forests, on the beaches, and snorkeling in the warm Ind ...

MARINE CONSERVATION

Mahe, Seychelles
Seychelles International Airport
Impact: Marine Conservation
Travel to the crystal-clear waters of the Seychelles in the warm Indian Ocean and contribute towards various conservation-related surveys aimed at pr ...

Seychelles

The Seychelles comprises 115 islands which represents an archipelago of legendary beauty. Of these 115 islands, 41 constitute the oldest mid-oceanic granite islands on earth while a further 74 form the low-lying coral atolls and reef islands of the Outer Islands, which makes for sensational snorkelling and diving.

Not only does the country play host to the beauty of tropical beaches and landscapes, it’s also the centrepiece in many ghost stories and tales of piracy and buried treasure. Stone prisons and old forts are nestled amongst the country’s national parks and reserves, which make up almost half of the country’s landmass.

Quick Facts:

  • Rare history is paired with even rarer and endangered wildlife in the Seychelles, including birds such as the paradise flycatcher, tortoises and the Coco de Mer, the world’s heaviest nut.
  • In a bid to increase revenue, the government created an Economic Citizenship Program in 1996 that provides foreigners with a Seychelles passport if they pay US$25,000.
  • The British gained control of the islands when they signed the Treaty of Paris in 1814, changing the island’s name from Anglicized Seychelles.
  • Seychelles gained independence on 29 June, 1976.
  • The capital, Victoria, is the smallest capital in the world.