Victoria Tourism, Seychelles

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Victoria (sometimes called Port Victoria) is the capital city of the Seychelles and is situated on the north-eastern side of Mahé island, the archipelago's main island. The city was first established as the seat of the British colonial government. In 2010, the population of Greater Victoria (including the suburbs) was 26,450 out of the country's total population of 90,945. The principal exports of Victoria are vanilla, coconuts, coconut oil, fish and guano. Attractions in the city include a clocktower modelled on that of Vauxhall Clock Tower in London, England, the Courthouse, the Victoria Botanical Gardens, the Victoria National Museum of History, the Victoria Natural History Museum and the Sir Selwyn Selwyn-Clarke Market. Victoria Market is the local hotspot for the Seychellois people and the brightly coloured fish and fruit markets are not to be missed. Also nearby is the gallery of the renowned local artist Georges Camille. The city is home to the national stadium, the International School Seychelles and a polytechnic. Victoria is served by Seychelles International Airport, completed in 1971. The inner harbour lies immediately east of the town, where tuna fishing and canning forms a major local industry. One of the largest bridges in Victoria was destroyed by tsunami waves from the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake.


As one of the smallest capital cities in the world and the only major port in the Seychelles, the city has been the same since colonial times allowing one to step back in time and almost live in a different world. 

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- Know before you go to Victoria

Facts and Stats for Victoria*

  • Pollution Statistics in Victoria

    Know the pollution level of Victoria before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 25 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 33.33 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 25 (Low)
  • Victoria: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Victoria for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Victoria.

    • Burglary and Theft 60 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 40 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 35 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 65 (High)
    • Car Stealing 30 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 50 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 35 (Low)
    • Drug offense 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 80 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 45 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 45 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 25 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 45 (Moderate)
  • Living in Victoria - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 54.69 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 67.83 (High)
    • Pollution Index 29.89 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Victoria

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Victoria

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.33 USD
    • International Movie per seat 5.57 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 44.6 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 55.37 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 43.85 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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Victoria Tours for you

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  • Full-Day Tour of Mah
    Full-Day Tour of Mah New on TripHobo

    Duration: 8 Hrs

    See fruit bats up-close, pirates trove, stunning beaches, souvenir shops, lush vegetation, national parks, waterfalls, Victor...

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  • Full Day Reef Tour from Mahe
    Full Day Reef Tour from Mahe New on TripHobo

    Duration: 8 Hrs

    Enjoy this 8 hour tour of Victoria's beautiful marina reef. You will be taken to the harbor after a 9am pickup from your hote...

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  • Full-Day Praslin and La Digue by Boat and Bus from Mahe
    Full-Day Praslin and La Digue by Boat and Bus from Mahe New on TripHobo

    Duration: 1 Days

    Explore Praslin, the second largest island in the Seychelles, which is approximately a 1-hour trip by boat from Mahe Island o...

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    Duration: 1 Days

    This is a great adventure for those young hearts with the first stop being at St.Pierre Island, a favourite with swimmers and...

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