Mahe Attractions

Giant tortoise in the Mont Fleuri Botanical Gardens
Giant tortoise in the Mont Fleuri Botanical Gardens © David Stanley

National Botanical Gardens

The century-old Botanical Gardens at the south end of Victoria extend for six hectares (15 acres), and are planted with a wide variety of indigenous and exotic trees, including the Seychelles islands' unique 'coco de mer' palms. For those staying on the island of Mahe and not travelling much further afield, the botanical garden may present the only opportunity to see this highly unusual plant, which is found nowhere else in the world. The orchid garden is also particularly lovely. There is a restaurant and souvenir shop in the gardens. The National Botanical Gardens provide a cool, green oasis in the city, the perfect spot for a stroll or a picnic.

Address: Mont Fleuri Road, Victoria; Website: www.bgci.org; Admission: SCR 100