BEST HIKING SPOTS

Hiking in the mountains “The Pieter Both”

With more than 800 meters high , the Pieter Both is the second highest mountain in Mauritius . One of the notable features of the mountain is the formation of a gigantic rock at its end , which resembles a human head. Our guide invites you for a hike to the top of the mountain for a beautiful panoramic view of the landscape.

‘Le Pouce’ mountain

The ‘Pouce’(thumb) mountain is not only one of the three highest mountains in Mauritius, but also the most famous in the eyes of Mauritians. Accessible without specialized equipment , climb aloft to contemplate the beauty of the landscape.

Trekking at Black River gorges

The Gorges National Park Black River is the largest uncommon protected forest of Mauritius. Rocked by the songs of birds and the water source. Its Hiking allowes you to discover its riches in the heart of the indigenous forest with many panoramic views.

There are only nine species but 150 plants varieties. Its forest is rich in trees, wood mat, camphor, tambalacoque … Among these birds include the kestrel , a bird with glasses and the green cateau (or Mauritius parakeet ) . At the top of the reserve, a point of view was laid to contemplate the Alexandra Falls and also enjoy a great view of the southern region of the island.

‘Le Morne’ mountain

Situated at the extreme southwestern tip of Mauritius island, “Le Morne Brabant” peninsula was officially declared as World Heritage by Unesco in 2008. It is highlighted by an eponymous basaltic monolith with a summit 556 metres (1,824 ft) above sea level. The summit covers an area of over 12 hectares (30 acres). There are many caves and overhangs on the steep slopes. This historical site offers a panoramic view at the top of the mountain where it is largely surrounded by one of the most beautiful lagoon of our island. It is also an home for various endemic species, mainly such as the rare Trochetia Boutonania,  and its red flaming flower. (Mandrinette and the Boucle d’Oreille)

Why is it call the slave route : The site highlights the historical significance of slavery and indenture, fought for freedom, their suffering, and their sacrifice.
History : The peninsula was notorious in the early 19th century as a refuge for runaway slaves. After the abolition of slavery in Mauritius, on 1 February 1835 a police expedition climbed up to inform the slaves of their freedom. However, many of the slaves mistaking their intent jumped to their deaths from the rock of the mountain. Since then the date is celebrated by Mauritian as the Annual Commemoration of the Abolition of Slavery.

Information:
The climb cannot be undertaken independently as it requires an early morning start – usually 6am to catch the best views – It takes about 3 hours in all. Bring drinks and snacks for the climb; there are no stalls or restaurants in the vicinity.

7 Waterfalls also known as Tamarind

Nature and senses. The " 7 Cascades " is an ideal place for nature lovers , outdoor activities, and discovering of the flora and fauna of Mauritius .
With its 11 waterfalls and 13 abseils, deep ponds, cliff jumps and surrounding lush green vegetation, The Tamarind Falls 7 cascades represent one of the most spectacular natural sites of Mauritius. You will be accompanied by a local guide.

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