Glacis Noire Nature Trail Seychelles

Written by on 6th November 2023

Glacis Noire Nature Trail – Praslin Island

Situated within Praslin National Park, this path guides you to a fire lookout tower, affording breathtaking vistas of Praslin’s eastern coastline, along with a splendid perspective of La Digue and the neighboring islands. Along the trail, you may also encounter a diverse range of native wildlife, including the Seychelles Black Parrot, Seychelles Tiger Chameleon, Seychelles Bronze Eyed Gecko, and the Seychelles Coco de Mer Snail.

Length: 1.4 km
Duration: +- 60min
Difficulty: Low
Location: Located in the Praslin National Park
Main Attractions: Panoramic View, Landscape
Entrance Fee: SCR 100/- for non-residents above 12 years (Visiting the trails are free for residents and non-residents below 12 years. )

About the Route

At the trail’s outset, you’ll find it quite open, initially following a forest road constructed back in the early 1980s. Approximately 150 meters from the trailhead, your attention will be drawn to a distinctive palm tree alongside a small structure at its base. This structure serves as a concealed telecommunications transmitter, artfully designed to harmonize with the surrounding natural landscape.

Continuing along the trail, it leads you through a shaded forested area where it gradually transforms into a narrower path, offering a gentle ascent, followed by a more challenging section as you traverse the native palm forest.

How to get there?

Located along the Vallée de Mai Road, you surely cannot miss the start of this trail. With an eye-catching ticket office painted with all the attractions of the trail, and a vast parking area. The entrance of the trail sits right opposite the car park.

Did you know?

Along the trail it is possible to see all six endemic palms of the Seychelles.
Palmiste (deckenia nobilis) /Latanier Feuille (phoneicophoriumborsigianum) / Lantanier Millepatte (vanhoutteanum) / Cocode Mer (Lodoicea maldivica)
Lantanier Latte (verschaffeltiaspendida) / Lantanier Hauban (roscheriamelanochaetes)

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Source of information – Seychelles Parks and Gardens Authority 

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