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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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  • This trip is part of a tour including the island at the lighthouse, a deserted island and nature reserve of Blue Bay. You can approach closer to the birds at Red throats (they come pick up in your hand) by walking your feet in the water along the island without however access inside the island, Sanctuary of a very dense nature.
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  • Very pretty. Seen during a speed boat with ONE LOVE tour: Blue Bay, island at the lighthouse, with BBQ Deer Island and island egrets
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  • The trip to the island is definitely worth a visit. Especially a little away from the mainstream. With a speedboat to the small island... about Blue celestial sea. The Director shows the history of the island, residents and plants with lots of commitment. Like "Big Daddy", the giant tortoise. Nice was the stroke of the turtles, which then very sensitively reacted. Necessarily bring good Footwear and something to drink. Due to the scheduled time for the tour, there may come the sometimes stressful. For the leader in the other place took much time, to discover the animals in the forest and to be able to take pictures.
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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