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Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve, Mauritius

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#8 of 20 in Nature in Mauritius
Island Nature / Park
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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  • An exciting speedboat ride through the lagoon brought us to the island. Met by a guide who gave an hours tour. Saw some rare species and felt priveleged to have visited.  more »
  • This was my favourite thing to do in Mauritius! It's a beautiful, unspoilt and well kept reserve and the information given during the guided tour is excellent. I learnt a lot out the plants and animal...  more »
  • We had a fabulous time out on the Nature reserve. Our guide was friendly, informative and helpful. We saw tortoises roaming freely, the pink pigeons and Mauritian Fody. There were baby tortoises and f...  more »

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