Le Morne Brabant, Le Morne

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The rugged, mountainous peninsula of Le Morne Brabant stands as a World Heritage Site and symbol of the abolitionist movement in the country. In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, runaway slaves sought shelter here, living in the caves cut from the basalt rock. In 1835, Mauritius abolished slavery, and a police expedition traveled to the peninsula to inform the runaways of their freedom. Tragically, the community misunderstood the intentions of the approaching officers, and many jumped from the cliffs to their deaths. Book a guided tour of this historical site, and along the way explore the peninsula's unique microclimate, interesting plant life, and impressive geological features. Our Le Morne tour itinerary planner makes visiting Le Morne Brabant and other Le Morne attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • We trekked up until the second viewpoint only and it was really pretty. We were quite clear from the start that we weren’t going to do the climb. Our hotel mentioned that a woman had recently slipped....  more
    We trekked up until the second viewpoint only and it was really pretty. We were quite clear from the start that we weren’t going to do the climb. Our hotel mentioned that a woman had recently slipped....  more »
  • We decided to do the half way trekking, because we hadn't the require equipment, time and desire to climb till the top. As we so and understand, there is a huge difference between the first half way.....  more
    We decided to do the half way trekking, because we hadn't the require equipment, time and desire to climb till the top. As we so and understand, there is a huge difference between the first half way.....  more »
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  • When starting a hike you should note in a journal your name, nationality, and entering time. The first part was a walk on the shady path. For me, it was like cardio training. There are two points with beautiful views to enjoy. Then the second part started, we climbed with no expectations to get to the top but the mountain just playfully took us higher and higher. There are places where the mountain is very steep. One place was quite challenging for me as a short-legged human, stood there for more than 1 minute trying to understand where to put my foot for the next step. No up, no down. At this moment I observed how my mind slowly started to panic. Breath in, breath out - no time for panic, fear, doubt, or mistake! Just need to collect all my energy to overcome this situation! All the daily life problems are gone while climbing, just pure concentration on the next step. The feeling of gratitude for being, humbleness, and admiration towards nature's power and beauty was present all the time! The higher you get, the more stunning gets the views!! (and also it gets windier) Although I didn't have a climbing experience and still all were good, joyful, and went smooth on this climb ( except for that one challenging moment, which for long-legged people might not occur), it is dangerous! Next time I would consider taking a guide (my partner disagrees with me). Yes, it wasn't hard at all, but it's good to be cautious and not to risk our lives. There are places where one wrong step could be the last one. Our lives are too precious to risk, try to save money, or prove something to someone. It is worth climbing Le Morne - amazingly beautiful views and it's a wonderful activity to do while spending time in nature. Winter time is great for climbing, it gets hot, but not too much. Enjoy it but with caution and non-slip shoes! :)
  • Amazing place. Great hike up the mountain, incredible view. Most amazing scenery and incredible energy. Such an amazing place to be. Will certainly be back

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