Seychelles produces new leaflet providing useful tips for a safer and memorable hiking experience

27 Feb 18

Seychelles produces new leaflet providing useful tips for a safer and memorable hiking experience


The Seychelles Tourism Department has launched a new leaflet providing tips to hikers, especially tourists, keen to explore Seychelles’ walks and trails.

The leaflet has been produced by the Risk Management Section within the Tourism Department, in collaboration with other partners including the Seychelles National Parks Authority and Seychelles police. The leaflet provides useful tips that nature lovers – both Seychellois and tourists – should observe while hiking on both official and unofficial walks and trails in Seychelles.  This includes ensuring that there is good weather, seeking maximum information about the trails including seeking the services of a licensed guide -- especially for unofficial trails .The leaflet also has a list of essential numbers to be contacted in case of emergency.

The Minister for Tourism, Maurice Loustau-Lalanne, said the leaflet will complement the Seychelles Hiking Guide, recently launched by the Seychelles Tourism Board, providing details of 15 trails found on the islands of Mahé, Praslin, La Digue and Silhouette.

 “Many tourists like to visit our walks and trails and we have witnessed several incidents in the past where they can be injured or lost, so we have taken the initiative to produce the leaflet to give them tips that can be followed as a precaution,” said Minister Loustau-Lalanne.

 The new leaflet providing useful tips for a memorable experience while exploring Seychelles’ walks and trails is available on the Tourism Department’s website.