Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve, Mauritius

#12 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 Vieux Grand Port tour itinerary app.
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  • We contacted the Wildlife Foundation to book a trip for observing daygeckos in their natural habitat, so we had a pretty special request. They answered withing minutes and after a day of working...  more »
  • Had a great tour with Letitia and learnt a lot about the work of the Foundation. How cool that they donate plants to schools and hotels as part of their education programme. Saw more giant tortoises....  more »
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