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Cousin, Cousin Island

Spot rare birds among the unspoiled nature of Cousin, a small mass of granite rock encircled by a long sandy beach. Mangroves and freshwater swamps with indigenous plants cover this 34 hectare (84 acre) plateau, sheltering the rare Seychelles warbler, fody, magpie-robin, sunbird, blue pigeon, and Malagasy turtle dove, as well as the giant Aldabra tortoise. A former coconut plantation, the island was reforested in 1968 and today hosts over 300,000 nesting birds. Make Cousin a part of your Cousin Island vacation plans using our Cousin Island trip itinerary site .
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  • On the face of it visiting a preserved island is a good time, except that it will depend on the guide... I would like to pay 35 euros in landing fees on the island in order to contribute to the maintenance and its preservation but a sloppy visit with 1 turtle and 5 birds because the guide is in a hurry to do another no: NO! our French group has been divided into 2 because there is a lot of de world. the first group made a 1 hour visit and we have that the right has a visit to the no charge. the guide abandoned us on the beach in full sun to leave I don't know where. We had to wait for the return of the 2nd group before we joined our boat. If you want to try: long pants, long sleeves and hats with veils are to be expected because as soon as you enter the forest you are literally attacked from all sides by clouds of mosquitoes.
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  • The beach is so clean and well maintained. Never give up on a once in a lifetime experience of seeing the different varieties of exotic birds. The bird reserve tour is a guided one and you get to see ...  more »
  • Another bucket list place I want to vist. Or how I would like to find out how to become a person who lives on one of these islands to help maintain it?
  • Its great bird sanctuary, great trip for a day!
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