West of Mauritius

Enjoy the best sunset at any of the beaches. The west is the land of adventure for nature and sport lovers.

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National Park Flic en Flac

Black River Gorges National Park is a 6,574 hectare park, proclaimed in 1994, it protects much of the remaining native forests of Mauritius and provides opportunities for visitors to enjoy spectacular natural scenery and 311 unique endemic plants and 9 species of birds. Enjoy breath-taking panoramic views.

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Albion is between the capital Port Louis and the major tourist center of the coast, Flic en Flac. The coastal main roads are an easy way to get there. It is an idyllic location for a tranquil setting away from the crowds of the city center. Albion has well-preserved beaches, used by local fishermen each morning. Standing on the cliff-top, are amazing sunsets overlooking the Indian Ocean. Albion is best known for its lighthouse a popular tourist destination.

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Martello Towers

The Martello Towers represent the scene of the ancient rivalry between old colonial powers. They are a milestone in the island’s history. The towers represent the end of slavery and the beginning of Indian immigration. Mauritius has 5 Martello towers. They were built by the British between 1810 and 1846 for defence purposes against their empirical enemies, the French navy.
The Martello tower of La Preuneuse (picture lower)was restored in 1999 and is now accessible for guided visits.

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Chamarel (Seven Coloured Earth)

A winding road leads from Case Noyale village to the coloured earths of Chamarel. Chamarel has landscape of different colours. The diverse shades of blue, green, red and yellow are apparently the result of the erosion of the volcanic ash. Chamarel is a unique site offering an astonishing dunes. On the way to Chamarel visitors can enjoy coffee plantations the the Chamarel Falls approx 100 meters high.

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Salt Pans

If ever you wanted to see how salt is formed, the Tamarin district is naturally the heart of salt production in Mauritius. It has exceptional high level of sunshine allowing this district to manufacture salt.

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Casela Bird Park

Casela Bird park is situated between Bambous and Tamarin in the River Noire District. More than 140 birds from five continents may be seen there, but the main attraction is the Mauritian Pink Pigeon which is one of the rarest birds in the world. Other attractions include tigers, monkeys, giant tortoises, fish ponds, orchids.

You can discover the fauna by quad bike an adventure that will remain in your memory for ever.


Yemen Reserve may not be the largest game reserve on the island, but there are still lots to see. Quad biking is available at this reserve. You will be able to see herds of deer, as well as admire some splendid species of Mauritian fauna such as the peacock. A few rustic stalls available in the reserve provide an unobstructed view of the sea.


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