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Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve

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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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Mahebourg Bay lagoon, Mahebourg, Mauritius 00230
+230 631 2396
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very informative visit and Benny our guide provided a useful incite into the great work being done here. We were very lucky to see three of the endangered species on the island and see some of the work being undertaken by the staff.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Mdaotw
Reviewed 5 days ago

SOS! Aigrettes is the last surviving coastal forest. Nature is hard at work trying to heal from the ravages of man. I expect the Mauritius Wildlife Foundation to do better at assisting the process. Remove the gift shop from the island!! We don't need plastic...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank CarlosM524
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place. The guide was kind and helpful and the nature was really wonderful. If you are considering this tour we recommended it.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank petr_chrasta
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a day trip from our hotel in the North and booked a guided trip to this small coral island. Our guide was polite and well informed. We saw several giant tortoises along with one of the very rare pink pigeon. Make sure you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Cuban-Heals
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice you created open air botanical garden. I guess it may be great for spreading seeds back to main island by birds and bats. So its also a kind of seed bank that is so important. Good you keep small tortoises protected from rats. But...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank FarAway00892252308
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

Ile aux Aigrettes is amazing oasis for genuine mauritian flora and fauna ran by Mauritian Wildlife Fond which is the only organisation able to acces it on surface. It is also only place in Mauritius where you can watch tortoises ethically as they are not...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank zu_so_ca
Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

What the whole team are doing here is just amazing. The dedication to do this work on this beautiful island is a must see. Bringing back from nearly extinction plants and wildlife. I would recommend good sturdy shoes due to the rocky terrain and plenty...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sptrowbridge
Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

The only way to access Ile aux Aigrettes is via the tour operated by the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation, which goes for about 2hrs. It was very interesting and gave us the opportunity to see the good work the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation is doing in restoring...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gem412
Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

Its tour in very nice looking island on which you will learn a lot about endangered animals on Mauricius. And you will see a lot of animals and nature too.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Zdeněk S
Reviewed October 15, 2018

The trip to the ile aux aigrettes started with a short both trip through crystal clear water. On the island, apart from the tortoises, the several endemic trees and the some of the more common birds, we were lucky to see the pink pigeon as...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Ile Aux Aigrett... N, Public Relations Manager at Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2018

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