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Dating back more than a century, these 2-hectare (5-acre) botanical gardens lie on the outskirts of capital Victoria. Children make a beeline for the giant tortoises from Aldabra Island, some of which are more than 150 years old. Fruit bat colonies feed and roost in the swaying palms and spice trees while brightly colored and delicate orchids, including rare native Seychelles' varieties, are displayed in an orchid house.