Mauritius Eastern Africa
Mauritius, known officially as the Republic of Mauritius, is an island nation located off the coast of the African continent in the southwest Indian Ocean. It is a volcanic island of lagoons and palm-fringed beaches with coral reefs surrounding most of the coastline.
The island is situated approximately 2400 kilometers off the South East Coast of Africa. The island covers an area of 1,865 square kilometers or 720 square miles, with 330 kilometers of coastline. Mauritius is 45km in width and 65km in length.
Most Popular Attractions in Mauritius
1. Port Louis
Most people come to ‘Por Loowee’, Mauritius’s capital, to shop, although it has several cultural attractions. The Blue Penny Museum is home to the world’s first colonial stamp and you can see an ancient dodo skeleton, on the first floor of The Natural History Museum. Get a sense of multi faith Mauritius here by gazing over churches, mosques, and Chinese and Indian temples from the citadel, or join the locals and ex-pats on a late afternoon stroll up Signal Mountain – named after the antennae on top – to see the city at sunset.
The main tourist attractions in Port Louis include the Caudan Waterfront, Port Louis Bazaar, Police Barracks, the Mauritian Chinatown and the old Port Louis theatre. The capital has also three museums which are: the Blue Penny Museum, the Mauritius Natural History Museum and the Mauritius Stamp Museum. Also, the biggest and oldest post office in Mauritius is found in Port Louis near the Caudan Waterfront. At the city center there are number of French styled buildings, which enhances the charm of Port Louis. Port Louis is definitely a must place to see and visit during your visit to Mauritius.
2. Dolphins and Benitiers Island
Spend 2 hours at sea swimming with dolphins in their natural habitat. Enjoy cruising along the west coast of Mauritius in a comfortable speed boat. Visit the beautiful island of Benitiers and the Crystal Rock and enjoy the magnificent view of the Le Morne Mountain. Explore the amazing lagoons and coral reefs around the island.
3. Chamarel park – 7 colored earth & Chamarel falls
The “seven-coloured earth” of Chamarel is a geological curiosity and a major tourist attraction of Mauritius. The landscape at Chamarel is truly unique, it is the only place in world where you can find a clay earth of 7 colors at one place. The colors of these unique dunes are red, brown, violet, green, blue, purple and yellow, purple and red are predominant. Also when visiting the park you get to see a great view of the neighboring falls and of the lush vegetation all around.The Chamrel park offers another attraction to be relished first, the Waterfall of Chamarel. It is a truly beautiful waterfall, some consider it as the best in Mauritius. Three distinct stream plunging down a free fall of nearly a 100 meters down into the gorge.
4. Lions & Cheetah Interaction at Mauritius Safari & Bird Park
Indulge your wild side and interact with lions and cheetahs at Mauritius Safari Park. Learn about the lion conservation program. Pet and interact with the lords of the jungle, freely roaming in their enclosures on the banks of the Riviere du Rempart. Learn about the behavior of lions and cheetahs from experienced handlers. Explore Mauritius Bird Park on your own with an optional add-on visit, and see rare native pink pigeons.
Get Around and Things to Do In Mauritius
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