Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve, Mauritius

#10 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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  • Lovely place, very informative visit, very cortesissimo staff. Not to be missed for those who visit Mauritius
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  • The experience was great really. Our guide was very friendly. You get to learn a lot on the history of Mauritius. Impressive work done by the MMF to preserve the wildlife on the island. Keep on the go...  more »
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