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Ile aux Aigrettes is a small (27 ha) island situated in the Mahebourg Bay, about 850 m off the south-east coast of Mauritius. Unlike the mainland which is of volcanic origin, Ile aux Aigrettes is made up of coralline limestone. It is home to the...more
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We chose the longer tour because we were interested in the wildlife and I would definitely recommend it. The guide we had was so knowledgeable and as a small group of 4 we we were able to go to places that the larger groups couldn't...More
So what we did, we booked sunset cruise that goes also to Ile aux Aigrettes, but not like seeing the island, but on one of the little sandy beaches. It was breathtaking, no one, private catamaran + private beach + private sunset, something I'll never...More
Very interesting informations provided by our guide during the tour. We have learned a lot about this island and its fauna and flora. Tortels, bats, Geko are easily visible, Childrens will be pleased to be able to caress the turtles !
A great experience to see what wonderful work the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation is doing. Seeing the Pink Pigeon was incredible, knowing the many years of hard work to save this species from possible extinction.
I would recommend to anyone to put this on your to-do...More
Great trip on the short boat crossing. Guide was so knowledgeable and friendly. Tour was taken at a gentle rate and there was plenty of time to look around. A great insight into the important conservation work taken on the island. Mauritius is beautiful but...More
Beautiful island with a lovely history and staff working to restore we can 100% appreciate. The tour however was like and no toilet facilities on the way when trecking for 1.5 hours and drinking lots of water due to the heat. Also we felt lots...More
Definitely worth a visit to see the giant tortoises in their natural environment, as well as fruit bats and a variety of birds. Reached the island by small boat with our guide, she was excellent and we spent about 2 hours wandering around parts of...More
Firstly you take a short boat trip out to the small island (maybe 15min max). There are toilets on the island but none at the main office where you get on the boat. So if you took a long drive like us, from the North...More
A short stopover on Mauritius prior to our Reunion trip allowed us to get a good idea of what Mauritius once looked like. We went for the VIP tour at 1500rps. Was advised to take the tour in the morning since it was cooler (though...More