Welcome to Outer Islands
The Aldabra Group is the most remote of the Outer Island groups. It includes Aldabra Atoll, which is a Unesco World Heritage Site and nature reserve and lies more than 1000km from Mahé. Aldabra Atoll is home to about 150,000 giant tortoises, and flocks of migratory birds fly in and out in their thousands. Aldabra Atoll is only accessible to scientists and volunteers as government permission is required to visit; check with the Seychelles Island Foundation (www.sif.sc) for the information. However, visiting Wizard Island and Astove Island in the Aldabra Group's Cosmoledo Atoll and Astove Atoll, respectively, are now a possibility.