Fact 1: The capital of the Seychelles is Vitoria, a small town with a population of 25,000 situated on the island of Mahe. Need another reason to visit? Vitoria has only two sets of traffic lights!
Fact 2: The World's largest tortoise, called Esmerelda, lives on Bird Island. Weighing in at 303 kilos and over 170 years old, Esmerelda is in The Guinness Book of Records. Despite the name, Esmerelda is in fact a male.
Fact 3: Mahe is the only place in the World where you will find "Medusagyne oppositifolia" otherwise known as the Jellyfish Tree. The plant was thought to be extinct until a few individuals were found in the 1970s. It gets its common name from the distinctive jellyfish-like shape of its dehisced fruit.
Fact 4: Seychelles is over 99% water. Officially the Seychelles is 1.4 million square kilometres. Of that, only 459 square kilometres is actually made of land across the 115 islands. As such, one of the main draws of Seychelles lies beneath the waves. In addition, almost 50% of the land mass is occupied by national parks and reserves. This is in support of the government’s various environment and ecosystem protection and conservation policies.
Fact 5: If the first four facts were not exciting enough, listen to this . Tudor Freight have been shipping to the Seychelles for over 20 years. We offer an air freight services to Mahe airport and a sea freight service to Mahe port. We can collect throughout mainland UK and if you need to buy packing materials we have you covered. If you require any further information, get in touch.