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Adventure on the South-East Coast of Mauritius

Adventure on the South-East Coast of Mauritius

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An enriching islets experience where discoveries never stop! A breathtaking trip for nature lovers, history aficionados and anyone who wants to learn about Mauritius and its past.

The Mauritian Wildlife Foundation will take you along to discover the nature reserve of Ile aux Aigrettes, an island that the foundation has been managing since 1987. Their intensive conservation efforts have resulted in the restoration of the forest and reintroduction of rare species that had since long disappeared from Mauritius. This is a rare opportunity to have a glimpse of what the flora and the fauna used to be many years ago.

After your visit to Ile aux Aigrettes, you will continue to Ile de la Passe, a fortress island that once guarded the access to the main port of Mauritius. Packed with history, the buildings on this rocky islet reveal French and British colonial times and illustrations made during WWII. 

 

The adventure continues to Ile aux Fouquets, also known as Ile aux Phare, which used to be the lighthouse leading the way to the entrance of the old port. The walls of the old lighthouse still stand today.

 

Lunch is served at La Case du Pecheur Restaurant, where you will be seated by the sea to enjoy fresh seafood of the locality and venison from the neighbouring hunting lodge. 
 


  • Experience:
    Discover Ile aux Aigrettes, get acquainted with Mauritian history on Ile de la Passe. Venture to Ile aux Fouquets, one of the islets that witnessed major events during the colonial times and enjoy a lunch at La Case du Pecheur Restaurant, where General Charles Decaen, Governor of the Isle of France, had found refuge during the Battle of Grand Port. 
     
  • Price description and maximum participants: 
    87 Euro per. person. 
    Maximum 8 participants.Minimum 6 participants.
     
  • Included in the price:
    Guided visit to Ile aux Aigrettes, Ile de la Passe, Ile aux Fouquets and lunch at La Case du Pecheur Restaurant. 
     
  • Opening days for activity:
    Tuesday and Friday. 
     
  • Start time, end time and duration: 

    Starts 09.00am, ends, 03.00pm. Approx 6 hours. 

     

  • Location and/or meeting point/finishing point:
    Mahebourg, South. Meeting point and embarkation at Pointe Jerome, Mahebourg. 
     
  • To bring:
    Sunscreen, good shoes, water and camera.  

     

  • Minimum age and/or requirements for kids:
    All ages are welcome. 
     
  • Transport to location: 
    Not included. 
  • Reservation policy:

    Booking 24 hours in advance.
     

  • Cancellation Policy:
    Terms and Conditions Apply. 

Reviews

  • 5
    Average: 5 (1 vote)
  • Loved it and very interesting
The trip is very interesting and you learn a lot about what civilization is doing with our nature and that we should be much more careful with our planet. My guide Laetitia was very friendly and explained me everything and answered all my questions, the tortoises are pretty impressive, I hope that the MWF will keep up his good work. I totally recommend this tour.
  • 5
    Average: 5 (1 vote)
  • Great experience
How amazing it is that the people of the reserve brought back the almost extinct pink pigeon. We had a great time here, checking our the beautiful native plants and flowers. Also petting the big turtles was awesome.

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