Seychelles is telling the world that after a safari in Africa, “the land of the Big Five,” it is opportune to fly over to the Seychelles to enjoy, what the mid-ocean creole islands call “the Best Five.” This is the message aired on Monday in Uganda and being followed from Tuesday in Tanzania, where the Seychelles Tourism Board is being represented by David Germain, its director for Africa and the Americas, accompanied by his assistant, Ms. Marsha Parcou, based in Pretoria in South Africa, and Ms. Sharon Rosalie, the marketing executive, who is head-office based in the Seychelles.
The Seychelles is renowned for its white sandy beaches, clear blue seas, and slow pace of life, which has seen it rated amongst the top ten destinations in the world. Today, the Seychelles Tourism Board is in Tanzania to formally introduce the Seychelles destination to the travel agents and tour operators at a workshop at the Movenpick Royal Palm Hotel in Dar es Salaam. The Seychelles tourism delegation is also proposing its twin-center holiday option for visitors on an African Safari.
Last year, they presented this campaign to Kenya and today they are happy to report that many European Tour Operators are programming the Seychelles as an extension to an African safari. Seychelles lies but two-and-a-half-hours from Nairobi, where Kenya Airlines provides two weekly services between the islands and Nairobi. They are now targeting the American and Far East holiday makers who have always been attracted to the African wildlife to extend their African holidays with a beach-relaxing break in the closest and safest African mid-Ocean Islands, the Seychelles.