Place of interest in Mauritius
Vanilla Crocodile & Tortoise Park
Enter this glittering forest and discover a haven of luscious tropical flora: find a variety of endemic and exotic plants. In these lush green surroundings where banana and palm trees as well as giant bambous grow, more than a thousand Nile crocodiles are bred. On a guided tour, you will meet these animals in their breeding ponds, in perfect safety.
The Casela Birds Park
Discover a park of 14 hectares which opened its doors in 1979 and today offers a home to 1,500 birds, lions, zebras, giant tortoises, monkeys, a tiger, and many other animals. Visit the endemic dry forest with old trees like the Black Ebony and let your children have fun at the petting farm or at our fishing ponds.
Enjoy the natural beauty of Mauritius by Quad, Buggy, Segway or by going on an adventurous hiking tour with several ziplines including the longest zipline in the Indian Ocean, hanging bridges and many other surprises, or go for a walk with real lions.
For our youngest guests, for those who are young at heart, for those who need time to switch off from hectic life in the city and for those who want to spice up their holiday with some action, the Casela Nature & Leisure Park offers something for everybody!
9h00 to 17h00 from May to September
9h00 to 18h00 fromOctober to April
Seven days a week except for Christmas Day and New Year’s Day
The visit to the animal park takes approx. 2 hours. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes and sun-protection.
Named after the African sea godess, Yemaya aims to explore the magic of nature in a fun, adventurous and eco-friendly way.
Yemaya Adventures, created in 2000 by Patrick Haberland, a qualified sports intructor and former cycling champion, is an adventure company based in Mauritius offering sea kayaking, mountain biking, hiking and team building activities for all levels.
Each trip is carried out with a total respect towards nature and we make it our priority to stress the importance of its preservation. Our trips not only bring you around some of the most beautiful places but you will also learn more about the fauna and flora and what's being done towards its preservation making each trip a unique and enriching experience.
Ile aux Cerfs
Small island which attracts large numbers of holiday-makers on the east coast. The ferry runs several times each hour between 9 am and 4 pm .What you get when you step off the ferry is a sheltered, crowded beach and lagoon for water sports or sunbathing, restaurants and several souvenir stalls. You can walk only around the seaward half of the island, that is, clockwise from the landing site. On the island, there is a boat house where you can hire water skis, pedalos, sailboards, surfcats, Laser dinghies and canoes. Two-hour boat trips are offered to the Grande Rivière Sud-Est waterfall; and there's also a tour around Île aux Cerfs.
Situated between Pointe-aux-Piments and Trou-aux-Biches, hosts some 200 species of indigenous fish, invertebrates, corals and sponges, providing the visitor with a unique opportunity of admiring the fauna and flora of the Indian Ocean.
Domaine du Chasseur (Anse Jonchee, Vieux Grand Port)
Situated in the south-east of the island, near Mahebourg, in the heart of abundant greenery, Le Domaine du Chasseur covers about 1,950 acres. It is also an exciting natural hunting ground with its herds of some 1,000 deer and hundreds of wild boar. Lovers of leafy walks can chose between 5 and 15 kms long, allowing them to admire rare kinds of trees and protected species, such as the famous windhover kestrel. A panoramic restaurant with a very good typically Mauritian menu completes the attractions of this unusual trip, which has become a must for hunters, walkers and... gourmets.
These falls are awkward to reach, but it's worth the effort for a beautiful, deep, cool bathe at the bottom of the series of seven falls. You can see them from the Vacoas side, if you follow the sign from Henrietta. From Curepipe or Quatre Bornes, take a bus to Henrietta, then walk to Tamarind Falls. If you're coming from Tamarin, turn right about 3Km north of Tamarin, at the round about to Magenta and Yemen. A tarred, bumpy road through cane fields leads to the Magenta and Tamarind Falls turn-off. Continue through all the 'Private Estate', 'Permit Needed' and 'Prohibited Entry' signs, down towards the power station. Leave your car or bike and walk along the river up to the falls. The path is quite heavily overgrown and you must cross to the other side and boulder-hop the last 300m along the river bed to reach the top, but you will richly rewarded!
Botanical Garden of Pamplemousses
The jewel of the crown! The gardens are known to naturalists throughout the world for their countless species of indigenous and exotic plants, including the giant Victorial Regia water lilies, and the talipot palm, said to flower once every sixty years and then die. The garden was created by Pierre Poivre in 1767 in the Estate of the French Governor Mahe de Labourdonnais. The latter's Chateau de Mon Plaisir, built in 1735, can still be seen there.
Coloured Earths of Chamarel
Among the oddest sites of the island are the seven-coloured dunes at Chamarel, believed to result from the weathering of volcanic rocks. These undulating and vividly contrasted layers of earth are a short drive away from the beautiful Chamarel waterfalls.
Domaines des 7 vallées
Situé à Mare-Aux-Vacoas, au centre de l'île Maurice, le Domaine des 7 Vallées est aujourd'hui un concept unique en matière d'écotourisme, avec plus de 4 000 hectares d'étendue sauvage immaculée qui s'offrent à vous.
Vivez des moments de chasse inoubliables et chassez entre autres des cerfs et des sangliers ou découvrez simplement nos forêts, vallées, cours d'eau, lacs et cascades qui se marient parfaitement avec la faune.
Parc Aventure Chamarel
Discover new outdoor activities in the heart of a unique 12 hectare tropical forest, in Mauritius, with Parc Aventure Chamarel.
Regardless of athletic ability, the young and not so young can roam from tree to tree and path to path, attached to a lifeline (safety equipment).
In order to fully enjoy the site’s fabulous views, kiosks have been placed overlooking the Chamarel valley, Black River peak etc.
We offer a wonderful experience in a site that is one of its kind in Mauritius, with two overhead courses, that cater to all levels. These courses of differing difficulty can be done one after the other.
A lot of fun of these outdoor activities resides in their ability to give you a thrill, without ever putting you in danger.
No specific previous experience is needed to cope with the obstacles on the courses, only balance, coordination and the willingness to overcome your apprehensions.
Vertical World Ltd.
Founded in 1999 Vertical World is geared by people keen on sharing their passion of the outdoors with the world. Our Activities include Rock Climbing, Hiking, Canyonning, Team Building and Access & Rescue amongst others...
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