Cape to Cairo


Cape to Cairo has many years experience providing travel to the Seychelles, for Americans usually in combination with an African safari, because of the distance from the US.  Cape to Cairo will provide a package of flights, hotels and interisland transfers to accommodate your trip.


Why Visit:  The Seychelles are home to some of the most exclusive island resorts in the world.  Offering fabulous diving, and a unique ecology, the Seychelles are both an interesting and relaxing destination.


How to get there:  There are periodic flights from London, Frankfurt and Paris directly to the Seychelles.  The Seychelles can also be reached from Nairobi and Johannesburg making them a fabulous way to end an African Safari.


Recommended hotels and resorts: There is a bewildering selection of resorts and lodges available.  Of these we recommend a few either because of their quality or for the price they offer a unique vantage.  See our recommendations for:  inner island resorts, outer island lodges, and affordable hotels.

About the Seychelles


The Seychelles an archipelago of 115 islands, comprises some of the most isolated islands in the world, and encompass two World Heritage Sites.  The population is 80,000. most live on Mahé.


The 40 inner islands centred around Mahé and Praslin, the world's only granite ocean islands, are the remnants of  the mountain peaks of Pangea.  Around 125 million years ago,  continental drift split  Madagascar, Seychelles and India away from Larasia.  Madagascar became an island around 90 million years ago - its isolation resulting in the evolution of its own unique fauna and flora. 65 million years ago, at around the time the dinosaurs became extinct, Seychelles broke away from India.


Seychelles is positioned at the northern bank of the Mascarene Plateau a submerged volcanic ridge covering an area of 115,000 square kilometres with depths ranging from eight to 150 metres. Coral reefs have grown up on these banks making the Seychelles a superb diving location. 


Its position just below the equator results in a warm, tropical climate throughout the year The southeast trade winds blow from April to October and the weather is cooler and drier during these months. The lighter northwest trade winds or monsoon, blow from November to February and bring heavy rain. This usually comes in the form of torrential downpours, which may last for a couple of hours. December and January are usually the wettest months with around 300 mm of rain being recorded on average. 

North Island Lodge
Combines an ecological restoration project
and and architectural masterpiece by Sylvio
Rech and Leslie Carstens.  

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