Vallée de Mai
Travel to Vallée de Mai – UNESCO World Heritage Nature Reserve
Vallée de Mai is located in the Northern Seychelles Archipelago on the island of Praslin. It is a nature reserve as well as a designated UNESCO World Heritage site. It consists of an almost pristine and untouched forest which is home to an abundance of flora and fauna which includes rare and endangered species. It is the perfect location for those seeking the Seychelle’s which exists away from the renowned beaches and resorts.
The Vallée de Mai was untouched by humans until the 1930s and it became a nature reserve in 1966. Then in 1983 it was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Here you will see an immense variety of flora and fauna which includes palm forests, coco de mer, black parrots and other species of endangered and endemic animals including mammals, crustaceans, snails, and reptiles.
The forests and valley themselves are also breathtakingly beautiful so be sure to take the time to simply explore your surroundings and take in the superb landscapes.
Explore the park independently or join a guided walk where you will follow the walking trails throughout the park in order to spot a vast amount of wildlife as well as spectacular flora along the way.
Get around on foot or join a guided walk which use the footpaths that wind their way around the reserve.
- Spot an abundance of wildlife including the endemic black parrot.
- Enjoy guided walks through the forest.
- Marvel at unspoiled landscapes and spectacular flora.