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Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve, Mauritius

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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. To visit Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve on your holiday in Pointe d'Esny, and find out what else Pointe d'Esny has to offer, use our Pointe d'Esny trip itinerary planner.
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  • Splendid to do without fault, there is even the possibility of visiting species in birds and turtles on the island (with charge).
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  • A wonderful nature reserve that is working to preserve the animals and nature on the small island. We got an incredibly knowledgeable guide who gave us an unforgettable tour, where we got to meet wild tortoises. We learned about the nature of the island! Recommend everyone that is in Mauritius to go out to this island.
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  • First of all thank you is Rose Marie all these explanations and his great sympathy. An island preserved, some animals, but a real job to make incredible fauna has this appearance d 400 years continue island!
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  • A small island that will show you how Mauritius was before colonisation.. Endemic animals and plants can be seen and great guides will explain everything about the history. .
  • You can go around with a guided tour (1-1,5 hour). IT was very hot on the island but saw tortoise and pink pigeon (nowhere else exist).
  • Very nice place. Good nature reserve which holds a panoply of Mauritius indegenous and endemic species. An accessible place to see the famous Pink pigeon and have an idea of the late Mauritian flora, which prevailed before colonisation.
  • Serene!
  • Great view and amazing nature