RESTRICTED to Aldraba Atoll in the Seychelles, north of Madagascar. It has distributed numerous Zoos and Islands
It is the only species of the genus found in the wild.
Populations have also been introduced to Mauritius, Reunion and the Seychelles, in the center. ("Aldabra giant tortoise (Geochelone gigantea)," 2006; Caccone et al., 2005; Hambler, 1994)