Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve, Mauritius

#11 of 29 in Nature in Mauritius
Take a boat out 850 m (2,789 ft) from the mainland to visit Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve, a limestone island and important conservation project. Declared a nature reserve in 1965, the island's managed ecosystem includes restored native forests and reintroduced indigenous species. The coralline limestone here still has some patches of the dry coastal forest that once covered the majority of the country's territory. Enjoy a guided tour across the island to spot bronze dodos, giant tortoises, ornate day geckos, and pink pigeons, all in an environment reminiscent of the country before human discovery, habitation, and industry. Put Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Mauritius tour itinerary app .
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  • Beautiful little island on which we could not penetrate (classified site). Just a short stop by boat to enjoy a punch (at 9oH on the island of Mauritius) offered by the crew super friendly, after disembarking us in the shallow and crystal clear water. Very good start for a day to deer island. Great memories what's more with other tourists (like us) nice.
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  • 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 conserva...  more »
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