Mauritius - Eastern Africa

Mauritius - Land Of Sugar And Smiles.

Lying in the Indian ocean, some 1800 kilometers off the east coast of Africa. Mauritius, a volcanic island nation in the Indian Ocean, is known for its beaches, lagoons and reefs. The mountainous interior encompasses Black River Gorges National Park, with rain forests, waterfalls, hiking trails and native fauna like the flying fox. The capital, Port Louis, blends foreign influences and offers sites such as the Champs de Mars horse track, colonial Eureka plantation and 18th-century botanical garden. Its 330 kilometer coastline of sandy beaches is is almost entirely surrounded by one of the largest unbroken coral reefs in the world.

SIGHTSEEING/THINGS TO DO IN MAURITIUS

Black River Gorges National Park is a national park in the hilly south-western part of Mauritius. It was proclaimed on June 15, 1994 and is managed by the National Parks and Conservation Service

The Tamarind Falls or Tamarin Falls are a scenic attraction of southwest Mauritius. They are a series of seven cataracts located on the Rivière Tamarin, two kilometers northwest of the large lake Mare aux Vacoas.

Ganga Talao is a crater lake situated in a secluded mountain area in the district of Savanne, deep in the heart of Mauritius. It is about 1800 feet above sea level.

The Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden, commonly known as the Pamplemousses Botanical Garden, is a popular tourist attraction in Pamplemousses, near Port Louis, Mauritius, and the oldest botanical garden in the Southern Hemisphere

The Blue Penny Museum is a stamp museum at Caudan Waterfront in Port Louis, the capital of Mauritius. It opened in November 2001. The museum collection includes the 1847 Blue Penny and Red Penny stamps

Trou aux Cerfs is a dormant volcano with a well-defined cone and crater. It is 605 m high and located in Curepipe, Mauritius. The crater has been alternately described as 300 and 350 meters in diameter, and is 80 meters deep

Mare aux Vacoas is the largest reservoir in Mauritius. It is located in Plaines Wilhems, in the southwest of the island, to the south of the town of Curepipe.It has a capacity of 25.89 Mm³ and provide water to the upper Plaines Wilhems and to Moka

Pieter Both is the second highest mountain of Mauritius, at 820 metres tall. The mountain is shorter that Piton de la Petite Rivière Noire by eight meters. It is named after Pieter Both, the first Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies.

The Jummah Masjid is a mosque in Port Louis, Mauritius dating from the 1850s, with substantial additions built through the 1890s.

La Preneuse is a public beach in western coast of the island Mauritius in the district of Rivière Noire located in the village of Black River.

ACCOMMODATION

LE TOUESSROK (5*)

Located at the east coast in Trou d’Eau Douce, Le touessrok a member of ‘The leading hotels in the world’ with its two adjacent island retreats, is built in the style of a Mediterranean village. Sir seewoosagur international airport is 46kms away. Recommended for families and couples.

Website: www.letouessrokresort.com/

ONE AND ONLY LE SAINT GERAN (5*)

Located at Flacq on the east coast of belle mare. This luxurious, sophisticated and exclusive all suite resort, often referred to as the ‘grande dame of mauritius’, is a legend in itself. Sir seewoosagur international airport is 55kms away. Recommended for families and couples.

Website: lesaintgeran.oneandonlyresorts.com


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