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Case Nautique

The concept

Like most of our proposed excursions, the concept is to enrich (non-motorised) activities with personal encounters, learning things about the country and / or the nature or environment, making it differently, not in large disruptive groups.

Brummell is an environmentalist and a qualified marine geologist. If you choose the guided snorkelling tour or the kayak-fishing tour, your experience will be multi-dimensional and enhanced.

The place(s)

Case Nautique is located in the village of Mahebourg and the sea-excursions take place in that fabulous large lagoon. The snorkelling spots are almost kept secret their choice will depend on several factors, including the clients’ preferences and aptitudes.

Excursions & Activities

Guided snorkelling trips – 1 or 2 hours – 3 possible sites – includes drift snorkelling.

Snorkelling trips without guide – 1 hour – 2 sites.

Add-on: – A 30-minute tour of historical Ile au Phare.

Snorkelling kayak tour – 3 hours – Up to 6 persons / kayaks.

Kayak, including fishing kayak rental (per day) – Can be delivered to a villa.

Bicycle rentals (per day) – Can be delivered to a villa.


    Mahebourg

    Biking excursions in Mauritius

    Biking

    Kayaking

    snorkelling in Mauritius

    Snorkelling

    Fishing in Mauritius

    Kayak-Fishing

    Snorkelling in Mauritius with Case Nautique
    To do in and around Mahebourg in  Mauritius

    Other experiences

    The concept

    Like most of our proposed excursions, the concept is to enrich (non-motorised) activities with personal encounters, learning things about the country and / or the nature or environment, making it differently, not in large disruptive groups.

    Brummell is an environmentalist and a qualified marine geologist. If you choose the guided snorkelling tour or the kayak-fishing tour, your experience will be multi-dimensional and enhanced.

    The place(s)

    Case Nautique is located in the village of Mahebourg and the sea-excursions take place in that fabulous large lagoon. The snorkelling spots are almost kept secret their choice will depend on several factors, including the clients’ preferences and aptitudes.

    Excursions & Activities

    Guided snorkelling trips – 1 or 2 hours – 3 possible sites – includes drift snorkelling.

    Snorkelling trips without guide – 1 hour – 2 sites.

    Add-on: – A 30-minute tour of historical Ile au Phare.

    Snorkelling kayak tour – 3 hours – Up to 6 persons / kayaks.

    Kayak, including fishing kayak rental (per day) – Can be delivered to a villa.

    Bicycle rentals (per day) – Can be delivered to a villa.

    Other experiences


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      Traditional Sailing with Seaducer

      The concept

      There are multiple good reasons for sailing with Jean Claude and the outcomes are many: from spending good times gliding along to learning many things in one go. The list of keywords that would best describe this trip is long, from which we would retain: fun, relax, calm, exclusive, cool, sun, sail, learn, discover, see, listen, sea, swim, dive, enjoy!

      This trip, as simple as it is unique in Mauritius, is about sailing a traditional pirogue along the nicest lagoon of Mauritius. We mean real sailing, with just Jean Claude, an experienced sailor and seaman, you and your loved ones. Where the small outboard engine is on just for some manoeuvres, the rest of time is a peaceful glide at the sound of the wind and the soft lapping on the wooden hull. Anyone feeling comfortable in giving it a try, will have the occasion of steering and helping Jean Claude in the manoeuvres. Those seeking for just a relaxing trip can enjoy the spectacular view of the mountains emerging from the lagoon.

      The more curious ones will be attentive to Jean Claude’s chats about the place, his place, his piece of paradise where he was born, grew-up in harmony with nature and people, how it evolved from fascinating adventures lived by the ancient sailors, alternating hardships and happy days.

      Because its a family business, one can opt for fast-cruising the lagoon in Jean Eric’s speed boat. It’s more exhilarating and less harmonious but you will still discover the lagoon’s sweet spots guided by a “Zanfan Lakot” (a kid of the coast).

       

      The place(s)

      Secret sweet spots in the lagoon of Mahebourg.

      Excursions & Activities

      Sailing trip in the lagoon, on board a traditional pirogue (exclusive trip). Two departure / arrival times are proposed:
      – Half-day trip – From 10.30 am to 2.00 pm. Includes snorkelling halts, snacks and drinks.
      – Afternoon trip (summer months only) – From 3.00 to 6.00 pm. Mainly around Ile-aux-Aigrettes, sundowners and snacks.

      Exclusive speed boat rental/trip – Write for details.


        Mahebourg

        Sailing trips in Mauritius

        Sailing

        snorkelling in Mauritius

        Snorkelling

        Boating trips in Mauritius

        Boating

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        The concept

        There are multiple good reasons for sailing with Jean Claude and the outcomes are many: from spending good times gliding along to learning many things in one go. The list of keywords that would best describe this trip is long, from which we would retain: fun, relax, calm, exclusive, cool, sun, sail, learn, discover, see, listen, sea, swim, dive, enjoy!

        This trip, as simple as it is unique in Mauritius, is about sailing a traditional pirogue along the nicest lagoon of Mauritius. We mean real sailing, with just Jean Claude, an experienced sailor and seaman, you and your loved ones. Where the small outboard engine is on just for some manoeuvres, the rest of time is a peaceful glide at the sound of the wind and the soft lapping on the wooden hull. Anyone feeling comfortable in giving it a try, will have the occasion of steering and helping Jean Claude in the manoeuvres. Those seeking for just a relaxing trip can enjoy the spectacular view of the mountains emerging from the lagoon.

        The more curious ones will be attentive to Jean Claude’s chats about the place, his place, his piece of paradise where he was born, grew-up in harmony with nature and people, how it evolved from fascinating adventures lived by the ancient sailors, alternating hardships and happy days.

        Because its a family business, one can opt for fast-cruising the lagoon in Jean Eric’s speed boat. It’s more exhilarating and less harmonious but you will still discover the lagoon’s sweet spots guided by a “Zanfan Lakot” (a kid of the coast).

         

        The place(s)

        Secret sweet spots in the lagoon of Mahebourg.

        Excursions & Activities

        Sailing trip in the lagoon, on board a traditional pirogue (exclusive trip). Two departure / arrival times are proposed:
        – Half-day trip – From 10.30 am to 2.00 pm. Includes snorkelling halts, snacks and drinks.
        – Afternoon trip (summer months only) – From 3.00 to 6.00 pm. Mainly around Ile-aux-Aigrettes, sundowners and snacks.

        Exclusive speed boat rental/trip – Write for details.

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          Holidays in Mauritius for purists

          Beautiful walks in and around Mauritius, discovering the flora and fauna, especially the endemic ones, with glimpses of authentic aspects of its history, traditions and cuisine.

          Overall concept

          The initial proposal of our theme holidays is to discover different regions, changing accommodation during the stay and participating in a variable number of activities. In each case, several accommodations – if possible with different packages – are proposed, with possible adaptation to budgets. The activities proposed correspond to the main theme, with varying frequency and intensity.

          Theme’s concept

          Walks, hikes and meetings; natural sites, villages and people to discover. On land and at sea, sites witnessing the volcanic origin of the island and remnants of its relatively recent history.

          Accommodation

          For this theme, we offer accommodation that allows you to experience the island in iis authenticity and be as close as possible to the nature that forged it.

          Recommended Seasons

          To be done all year round, avoiding, if possible, the hottest months from December to February.

          North-east coast

          ONE – Kayak trip around and walk Amber island – Learn about its vegetation and history

          TWO – Culinary tour of the village of Grand Baie focused on home-made food. Learn how the fishermen village evolved into a touristic place.

          Stay

          5

          Nights

          South-east coast

          ONE – Culinary exchanges and discoveries – Local cuisine classes (Tuesday & Saturday).

          TWO – Outdoor yoga classes (Saturday morning) and free walks in the nature.

          THREE – Motorboat ride around the historic islets, including a guided tour of the Ile aux Aigrettes reserve.

          Accommodation(s)

          Stay

          5

          Nights

          South Coast

          ONE – 5-hour hike in the UNESCO Bel Ombre Biosphere.

          Stay

          2

          Nights

          Centre / South-west

          ONE – Outdoor yoga classes.

          TWO – Tasting local specialities.

          THREE – Walk and/or climb the Piton Canot in the Ebony Forest Park.

          Stay

          2

          To

          3

          Nights



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            Mauritian Wildlife Foundation

            The places

            – Ile aux Aigrettes –
            In the fabulously-coloured lagoon of the south-east of Mauritius lies Ile-aux-Aigrettes nature reserve, an islet originally attached to the main island before the rising of sea-levels. Its isolation saved the only piece of original dry coastal forest of Mauritius and several endemic species with it. It has, since then, been enriched by other endangered endemic species from other regions & islets around Mauritius.

            – The Black River Gorges national park –
            Managed by the National Parks and Conservation Service (NPCS), a government body, the 67 Km² park hosts several endemic species of fauna and flora. It provides an excellent hiking environment owing to its sloping topography, offering breathtaking views, a variety of vegetation sets and microclimates.

            The Background

            The Mauritian Wildlife Foundation (MWF) was established in 1984, engaging in species-specific conservation programmes which its founder, Gerald Durell had initiated back in 1976 and managed to save the Pink Pigeon and the Mauritius Kestrel from extinction.

            The concept

            The Mauritian Wildlife Foundation manages the visits and excursions in and around Ile-aux-Aigrettes and are the beneficiaries of the fares and entrance fees charged. In the Black River Gorges, it carries-out daily conservationist works and propose birdwatching tours, guided by their biologists.

            The Focus

            Endangered species of flora, birds and reptiles.

            The excursions and activities

            Among the tours proposed, we retained the following:

            – Guided visit of Ile-aux-Aigrettes –
            The MWF shuttle boats board at less than a kilometre from the islet. The guided visits led by eco-guides take you through the dry forest for an overview of the biodiversity of Mauritius, of which the islet is a sample, as well as an overview of the foundation’s works and achievements since they took over its management in 1985.
            Tour duration: 90 – 120 minutes. Departure Times: Monday to Saturday 09.30, 10.00, 10.30, 13.30, 14.00, 14.30 – Sunday 09.30, 10.00, 10.30.

            – The extended tour –
            After the guided visit of the islet, the boat will glide on the crystal waters, heading towards the marine park of Trou Moutou in Blue Bay, 5 Kms down the coast, for a swim and snorkelling session.
            Picnic lunch is served on a small stretch of beach on Île des deux Cocos.
            Starts at 10ish – Duration: ½ day – Requires pre-booking.

            – The South-east island adventure tour –
            In-between the guided visit and the snorkelling session, visit the historical islets of Ile au Phare (or Ile aux Fouquets) and Ile de la Passe; both having capital historical importance as they have been the stage for one of the fiercest naval battles of colonial history, between the French and the British. To make this day complete, you will be taken to La Case du Pêcheur a rustic “table d’hôtes”, serving delicious local specialities under thatch-roof kiosks around a swimming pool and crab/fish reserve.
            Full-day tour – Requires pre-booking

            – Birdwatching guided tour –
            Hike in Pétrin, the highest region of the Black River Gorges National Park, with a biologist from the MWF and discover the rare to endangered species of endemic birds of Mauritius and / or the Mascarene islands. The species that can be observed in this region are:
            – The Pink pigeon (Nesoenas mayeri) – Approx. 400 individuals in the wild – IUCN Red List status: endangered.
            – The Mauritius Kestrel (Falco punctatus) – Approx. 350 individuals in the wild (from only 4 in 1974) – IUCN Red List status: endangered.
            – The Echo Parakeet (Psittacula eques) – Approx. 400 individuals in the wild – IUCN Red List status: endangered.
            – The Mauritius Fody (Foudia rubra) – Approx. 700 individuals in the wild – IUCN Red List status: endangered.
            – The Olive White-eye (Zosterops chloronothos) – Approx. 300 individuals in the wild – IUCN Red List status: critically endangered.
            – The Cuckoo-shrike (Lalage typica) – 200 – 360 individuals in the wild – IUCN Red List status: vulnerable.
            – The Mascarene Paradise Flycatcher (Terpsiphone bourbonnensis) – IUCN Red List status: least concern.
            – The Mauritius Bulbul (Hypsipetes olivaceus) – 900 individuals in the wild – IUCN Red List status: vulnerable.
            Easy 3 to 4-hour hike – Requires pre-booking.


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              Sightseeing in Mauritius

              Sightseeing

              Boating excursions in Mauritius

              Boating

              Birdwatching in Mauritius

              Birdwatching

              Exploration activities in Mauritius

              Exploration

              Eco-tourism visits & excursions in Mauritius
              Birdwatching in the Black River Gorges National Park in Mauritius

              Other experiences

              The places

              – Ile aux Aigrettes –
              In the fabulously-coloured lagoon of the south-east of Mauritius lies Ile-aux-Aigrettes nature reserve, an islet originally attached to the main island before the rising of sea-levels. Its isolation saved the only piece of original dry coastal forest of Mauritius and several endemic species with it. It has, since then, been enriched by other endangered endemic species from other regions & islets around Mauritius.

              – The Black River Gorges national park –
              Managed by the National Parks and Conservation Service (NPCS), a government body, the 67 Km² park hosts several endemic species of fauna and flora. It provides an excellent hiking environment owing to its sloping topography, offering breathtaking views, a variety of vegetation sets and microclimates.

              The Background

              The Mauritian Wildlife Foundation (MWF) was established in 1984, engaging in species-specific conservation programmes which its founder, Gerald Durell had initiated back in 1976 and managed to save the Pink Pigeon and the Mauritius Kestrel from extinction.

              The concept

              The Mauritian Wildlife Foundation manages the visits and excursions in and around Ile-aux-Aigrettes and are the beneficiaries of the fares and entrance fees charged. In the Black River Gorges, it carries-out daily conservationist works and propose birdwatching tours, guided by their biologists.

              The Focus

              Endangered species of flora, birds and reptiles.

              The excursions and activities

              Among the tours proposed, we retained the following:

              – Guided visit of Ile-aux-Aigrettes –
              The MWF shuttle boats board at less than a kilometre from the islet. The guided visits led by eco-guides take you through the dry forest for an overview of the biodiversity of Mauritius, of which the islet is a sample, as well as an overview of the foundation’s works and achievements since they took over its management in 1985.
              Tour duration: 90 – 120 minutes. Departure Times: Monday to Saturday 09.30, 10.00, 10.30, 13.30, 14.00, 14.30 – Sunday 09.30, 10.00, 10.30.

              – The extended tour –
              After the guided visit of the islet, the boat will glide on the crystal waters, heading towards the marine park of Trou Moutou in Blue Bay, 5 Kms down the coast, for a swim and snorkelling session.
              Picnic lunch is served on a small stretch of beach on Île des deux Cocos.
              Starts at 10ish – Duration: ½ day – Requires pre-booking.

              – The South-east island adventure tour –
              In-between the guided visit and the snorkelling session, visit the historical islets of Ile au Phare (or Ile aux Fouquets) and Ile de la Passe; both having capital historical importance as they have been the stage for one of the fiercest naval battles of colonial history, between the French and the British. To make this day complete, you will be taken to La Case du Pêcheur a rustic “table d’hôtes”, serving delicious local specialities under thatch-roof kiosks around a swimming pool and crab/fish reserve.
              Full-day tour – Requires pre-booking

              – Birdwatching guided tour –
              Hike in Pétrin, the highest region of the Black River Gorges National Park, with a biologist from the MWF and discover the rare to endangered species of endemic birds of Mauritius and / or the Mascarene islands. The species that can be observed in this region are:
              – The Pink pigeon (Nesoenas mayeri) – Approx. 400 individuals in the wild – IUCN Red List status: endangered.
              – The Mauritius Kestrel (Falco punctatus) – Approx. 350 individuals in the wild (from only 4 in 1974) – IUCN Red List status: endangered.
              – The Echo Parakeet (Psittacula eques) – Approx. 400 individuals in the wild – IUCN Red List status: endangered.
              – The Mauritius Fody (Foudia rubra) – Approx. 700 individuals in the wild – IUCN Red List status: endangered.
              – The Olive White-eye (Zosterops chloronothos) – Approx. 300 individuals in the wild – IUCN Red List status: critically endangered.
              – The Cuckoo-shrike (Lalage typica) – 200 – 360 individuals in the wild – IUCN Red List status: vulnerable.
              – The Mascarene Paradise Flycatcher (Terpsiphone bourbonnensis) – IUCN Red List status: least concern.
              – The Mauritius Bulbul (Hypsipetes olivaceus) – 900 individuals in the wild – IUCN Red List status: vulnerable.
              Easy 3 to 4-hour hike – Requires pre-booking.

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                Bel Ombre

                The place

                A 1,300 hectare domain in the south of Mauritius on mountain slopes, ending at the coast. On an ecosystem standpoint, it is the ideal “Ridge-to-reef” zone counting a variety of ecosystems typical of their respective location and elevation, all interconnected to ensure the sustainability and a profusion of “services”, from food stock to inspiring beauty.

                On a touristic standpoint it could be limited to its beauty: of the numerous species of fauna & flora, of the topography and of the stunning views. The activities and excursions at Bel Ombre offer much richer experiences.

                The project

                Like most of Mauritius, the region of Bel Ombre once counted one of the richest biodiversity in the world, with a very high percentage of endemic and indigenous species. Like for the whole of Mauritius, most of this (endemic) biodiversity is lost or threatened, as a result of ignorance from early settlers, of exploitation (mainly agricultural) of the colonising powers, of mismanagement by the authorities since independence.

                Heritage could have limited the Bel Ombre project to a tourist attraction, the exploitation of natural beauty. Instead, through restoration programmes in which Heritage is directly involved and a scientifically driven management, Heritage has taken a sustainable tourism approach, with the scope of not only making sure this beauty lasts but to restore at best the ensemble of ecosystems and the services they provide.

                The tours and hikes are therefore centred around the biodiversity, the ecosystems, how they interact and the steps taken and to be taken for their conservation and restoration.

                The excursions and activities

                The Domaine de Bel Ombre proposes excursions into three distinct parts of the domain:
                the Frederica reserve, the Sepoy fortification and the Unesco biosphere. And by a variety of means, of which we retain the least motorised.

                Trails:
                – 2-hour along the Jacotet river,
                – 2-hour waterfalls trek,
                – 5-hour guided trek within the Unesco Biosphere,
                – 5-hour guided trek to Cascade 500 pieds

                Picnics at any of the three spots.

                Residents of the Heritage hotels, Heritage Le Chateau and Heritage villas have enlarged possibilities.


                  Bel Ombre

                  Sightseeing in Mauritius

                  Sightseeing

                  Hiking in Mauritius

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                  Restaurant

                  Hiking Bel Ombre Mauritius

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                  The place

                  A 1,300 hectare domain in the south of Mauritius on mountain slopes, ending at the coast. On an ecosystem standpoint, it is the ideal “Ridge-to-reef” zone counting a variety of ecosystems typical of their respective location and elevation, all interconnected to ensure the sustainability and a profusion of “services”, from food stock to inspiring beauty.

                  On a touristic standpoint it could be limited to its beauty: of the numerous species of fauna & flora, of the topography and of the stunning views. The activities and excursions at Bel Ombre offer much richer experiences.

                  The project

                  Like most of Mauritius, the region of Bel Ombre once counted one of the richest biodiversity in the world, with a very high percentage of endemic and indigenous species. Like for the whole of Mauritius, most of this (endemic) biodiversity is lost or threatened, as a result of ignorance from early settlers, of exploitation (mainly agricultural) of the colonising powers, of mismanagement by the authorities since independence.

                  Heritage could have limited the Bel Ombre project to a tourist attraction, the exploitation of natural beauty. Instead, through restoration programmes in which Heritage is directly involved and a scientifically driven management, Heritage has taken a sustainable tourism approach, with the scope of not only making sure this beauty lasts but to restore at best the ensemble of ecosystems and the services they provide.

                  The tours and hikes are therefore centred around the biodiversity, the ecosystems, how they interact and the steps taken and to be taken for their conservation and restoration.

                  The excursions and activities

                  The Domaine de Bel Ombre proposes excursions into three distinct parts of the domain:
                  the Frederica reserve, the Sepoy fortification and the Unesco biosphere. And by a variety of means, of which we retain the least motorised.

                  Trails:
                  – 2-hour along the Jacotet river,
                  – 2-hour waterfalls trek,
                  – 5-hour guided trek within the Unesco Biosphere,
                  – 5-hour guided trek to Cascade 500 pieds

                  Picnics at any of the three spots.

                  Residents of the Heritage hotels, Heritage Le Chateau and Heritage villas have enlarged possibilities.

                  Other experiences


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                    Yemaya Adventures

                    The concept

                    Hiking, biking and kayaking excursions to discover some hidden sweet spots of Mauritian nature in an eco-friendly fashion. It’s not about sporting performance but about the joy of open-air activities, the beauty of settings, the discovering of natural spaces and why they should be preserved.

                    The places

                    Sea-kayaking:-

                    Île d’Ambre – north-east coast. Silently glide among mangroves, set foot on the islet for a hike; discover its history and wilderness.

                    Kayaking courses available on request.

                    Mountain-biking:-

                    Bras d’Eau reserve – east coast – a fairly easy one. Ride through exotic woods – now a national park – and along the beautiful coastal road of Roches Noires and Poste Lafayette, after having visited some lava caves. A 3-hour flat and easy ride.

                    Albion cliffs – west coast – on request. An unusual setting for Mauritius; admire the view over the open sea and enjoy riding the lava rocks.

                    Piton du milieu / Midlands – centre – 18 or 34 Kms; you choose. A mountain and lakeside setting.

                    Mare-aux-vacoas / Mare Longue / Tamarind falls – centre – 20 or 35 Kms; you choose. A technical trail in a lake setting.

                    The wild south coast (on request). Ride the cliffs to end at beautiful La Cambuse beach.

                    Hiking:-

                    Île d’Ambre – north-east coast. A 3h30min hike for the discovery of this nature reserve and its history.

                    Le Pouce – Climb that thumb-shaped mountain at the middle of the island and enjoy the view over the green fields and the towns of Mauritius. 3 hours; average difficulty.

                    Bras d’Eau – Walk through the woods and get a hint of the history of this ancient plantation estate. 3 hours, flat walk.


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                      Biking excursions in Mauritius

                      Biking

                      Kayaking

                      Hiking in Mauritius

                      Hiking

                      Ecotourism

                      Trail in forest Mauritius
                      Activities in Mauritius - Kayaking
                      Kayak adventure Mauritius
                      Kayaking Mauritius
                      Kayak trip Mauritius
                      Biking in Roches Noires Mauritius
                      Visiting Ile d'Ambre in Mauritius
                      Kayak trip Mauritius

                      Other experiences

                      The concept

                      Hiking, biking and kayaking excursions to discover some hidden sweet spots of Mauritian nature in an eco-friendly fashion. It’s not about sporting performance but about the joy of open-air activities, the beauty of settings, the discovering of natural spaces and why they should be preserved.

                      The places

                      Sea-kayaking:-

                      Île d’Ambre – north-east coast. Silently glide among mangroves, set foot on the islet for a hike; discover its history and wilderness.

                      Kayaking courses available on request.

                      Mountain-biking:-

                      Bras d’Eau reserve – east coast – a fairly easy one. Ride through exotic woods – now a national park – and along the beautiful coastal road of Roches Noires and Poste Lafayette, after having visited some lava caves. A 3-hour flat and easy ride.

                      Albion cliffs – west coast – on request. An unusual setting for Mauritius; admire the view over the open sea and enjoy riding the lava rocks.

                      Piton du milieu / Midlands – centre – 18 or 34 Kms; you choose. A mountain and lakeside setting.

                      Mare-aux-vacoas / Mare Longue / Tamarind falls – centre – 20 or 35 Kms; you choose. A technical trail in a lake setting.

                      The wild south coast (on request). Ride the cliffs to end at beautiful La Cambuse beach.

                      Hiking:-

                      Île d’Ambre – north-east coast. A 3h30min hike for the discovery of this nature reserve and its history.

                      Le Pouce – Climb that thumb-shaped mountain at the middle of the island and enjoy the view over the green fields and the towns of Mauritius. 3 hours; average difficulty.

                      Bras d’Eau – Walk through the woods and get a hint of the history of this ancient plantation estate. 3 hours, flat walk.

                      Other experiences


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                        Ebony forest

                        The project

                        From a project hatched in 2006 where weeding and restoration activities were initiated, Ebony Forest opened to public access in 2017 with the mission to save threatened species and ecosystems from extinction. This is achieved through restoration, reintroduction of species, as well as awareness-raising and through education.

                        The place

                        Next to the Chamarel 7-Coloured Earths, Ebony Forest, operated as an NGO, Ebony Forest Foundation, carrying out eco-tourism activities for the sake of conservation and restoration of Mauritian bio-diversity.

                        The focus

                        Indeed; Ebony Forest is a success story. Since 2006, 2 Critically-Endangered species of endemic birds as well as 140 endemic and natives species of plants have found refuge with a total of over 147,000 plants having been planted and 21 hectare s weeded.

                        The excursions and activities

                        Activities evolve around visiting the forest, namely along the elevated pathways for observing and enjoying the endemic wildlife and wonderful views.
                        – Guided hikes,
                        – Hike up the “Piton Canot” (1hr00; average difficulty),
                        – Sundowner from Sublime viewpoint (includes drinks & snacks),
                        – Bird watching,
                        – Plant a tree (and offset part of your carbon-footprint),

                        For the laid-back: – You are welcome to book a guided tour in one of our 4X4.

                        Through an accessible immersion into wildlife, inspire your children to learn and shine through authentic experiences in nature, becoming active global citizens for a sustainable future.


                          Chamarel

                          Sightseeing in Mauritius

                          Sightseeing

                          Hiking in Mauritius

                          Hiking

                          Birdwatching in Mauritius

                          Birdwatching

                          Restaurants in Mauritius

                          Restaurant

                          Other experiences

                          The project

                          From a project hatched in 2006 where weeding and restoration activities were initiated, Ebony Forest opened to public access in 2017 with the mission to save threatened species and ecosystems from extinction. This is achieved through restoration, reintroduction of species, as well as awareness-raising and through education.

                          The place

                          Next to the Chamarel 7-Coloured Earths, Ebony Forest, operated as an NGO, Ebony Forest Foundation, carrying out eco-tourism activities for the sake of conservation and restoration of Mauritian bio-diversity.

                          The focus

                          Indeed; Ebony Forest is a success story. Since 2006, 2 Critically-Endangered species of endemic birds as well as 140 endemic and natives species of plants have found refuge with a total of over 147,000 plants having been planted and 21 hectare s weeded.

                          The excursions and activities

                          Activities evolve around visiting the forest, namely along the elevated pathways for observing and enjoying the endemic wildlife and wonderful views.
                          – Guided hikes,
                          – Hike up the “Piton Canot” (1hr00; average difficulty),
                          – Sundowner from Sublime viewpoint (includes drinks & snacks),
                          – Bird watching,
                          – Plant a tree (and offset part of your carbon-footprint),

                          For the laid-back: – You are welcome to book a guided tour in one of our 4X4.

                          Through an accessible immersion into wildlife, inspire your children to learn and shine through authentic experiences in nature, becoming active global citizens for a sustainable future.

                          Other experiences