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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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  • It's best to book ahead for this trip as you can only visit the island with a guide. The island is in the lagoon and only a 5min boat ride out so it's very easy to get to. Our guide was very knowledga...  more »
  • This is a fascinating place to visit - you need to prebook the official ecotour as unsupervised visits are not allowed. It's amazing value at Rs800 per person - the guides are friendly and informative...  more »
  • We had a fantastic private tour of the island with a knowledgeable and helpful guide. Highly recommend doing this! We saw Giant Tortoises, Pink Pigeon & Telfair's Skink...all roaming free on this smal...  more »