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Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve

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Address: Mahebourg Bay lagoon, Mauritius
Phone Number: 2306312396
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This small island, declared a nature reserve, is located off the southeast...

This small island, declared a nature reserve, is located off the southeast cost of Mauritius in the Mahebourg Bay lagoon.

  

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Don't expect a zoo! This is a proper nature reserve

I suspect some reviewers thought they were promised heaps of wildlife but that's not the point here. The Mauritius Government is keen to reverse some of the floral and wildlife... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I suspect some reviewers thought they were promised heaps of wildlife but that's not the point here. The Mauritius Government is keen to reverse some of the floral and wildlife damage caused by Man and here they show off their limited - but important - successes. We were fascinated by the tortoises including the hundreds of babies in the nursery.... More 

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Antananarivo, Madagascar
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had been here two years ago and loved it, with great views of rare species like Mauritius Fody and some worthwhile conservation initiatives going, and an informative visitor centre with some wonderful bronze statues of Dodo, the extinct ibis etc. This year we got rushed around in a very offhand manner, on and off the island in 45 minutes,... More 

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Redditch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were lucky enough to be able to get a VIP tour of Ile aux Aigrettes and it really was wonderful. Check in at the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation hut on the coast road at Pointe D'Esny, just down the coast from Mahebourg towards Blue Bay. You get the speed boat from the waters edge and within 5 minutes you are... More 

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A short journey over to the island and a personal guide made this a perfect chance to see some rare wildlife in natural surroundings. Our guide Richard was very knowledgeable and ensured we saw a whole range of fauna and fauna. Several sleepy tortoise, Pink Pigeon and Skinks to name a few. Walking is involved but on the whole it... More 

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Romford Essex
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely short boat trip to a tiny island to see the legendary pink parrot, the giant tortoise and other rare specias. The is a small gift shop too

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Lubeck, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Going to ile aux aigrette by boat inlcuding a guided tour by a knowledgable person speaking either English or French is well worth coming to Mahebourg from wherever in Mauritius you are staying! The Nature reserve is the attempt to renaturalize a small spot with native plants and animals. The island is well maintained, animal spotting is guaranteed due to... More 

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Redditch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great day out well worth a visit to see how local wildlife and fauna have been restored. Rare pink pigeons and the olive white eyes making there way back from virtual extinction and of course the giant tortoises not the local varieties though they are gone. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had the chance to do the tour with Rose and I highly recommend it, excellent guide both in knowledge and delivery! There are two type of tours, the standard tour which costs 800Rp, and the VIP tour which costs 1500Rp. I did the VIP tour but I don't know if it was worth it as the group I was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a really enjoyable way to spend an couple of hours and a great project to support. The island is in Blue Bay which is beautiful and worth the trip. A short boat ride takes you to the island and you are taken round by a knowledgeable guide. We saw several of the rare pink pigeons and Mauritius Fodys... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Discover the endemic species Good explanation about conservation program Good job to preserve endangers species

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