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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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  • Living in Jersey we have visited Jersey Zoo on numerous occasions and so a visit to Ile aux Aigrettes was high on list of activities due to the close cooperation between the Zoo, where there is a capt...  more »
  • We had a most informative visit to this nature reserve our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable with lots of facts about now extinct species and the work the Mauritian wildlife foundation have under...  more »
  • Ile aux Aigrette is a nature reserve under the rehabilitation and protection of Mauritian Wildlife Foundation. Rose, our guide, caught our attention and imagination right from the first moment we set ...  more »
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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