Aldabra Atoll

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Aldabra Atoll, sit­u­ated 1,150km south­west of Mahé, is one of the largest co­ral atolls in the world, com­pris­ing more than a dozen is­lands bor­der­ing a la­goon so vast the whole of Mahé could fit in­side its perime­ter. The atoll’s is­lands nur­ture a vast ar­ray of both unique flora and fauna as well as the world’s largest pop­u­la­tion of 150,000 gi­ant tor­toises, and its la­goon boasts the most vi­brant ma­rine life of the en­tire ar­chi­pel­ago. It is truly a nat­u­ral wonder be­cause it has been vir­tu­ally un­changed for thou­sands of years. Peo­ple wish­ing to visit Aldabra must get per­mis­sion from the Sey­chelles Is­lands Foun­da­tion at their head of­fice. Tourism in­creases the rev­enue needed to sup­port the con­ser­va­tion and pro­tec­tion of Aldabra, but tourism is strictly lim­ited to na­ture tourism and ed­u­ca­tion.

Per­mis­sion for tourism is only given to: • Small and medium sized cruise ships • Live-aboard char­ter boats • Pri­vate yachts • Live-aboard dive boats • Ed­u­ca­tional and Sci­en­tific vis­its on land lim­ited to 12 per­sons at a time

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