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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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  • Thoroughly enjoyed our short boat ride to the island. Our guide was nice and informative. We were lucky enough to see Big Daddy (a 100 year old tortoise who'd fathered most of the young tortoises on t...  more »
  • Really worth it and ridiculously low price! Managed by the Mauritian Wildlife Fund whose conservation efforts look to be paying after 30 years! Tortoise, pigeon, lizard, plants to see.  more »
  • you arrive by boat, crystal clear water, prohibition of débarquer(réserve naturelle) birds can come in your hand to Peck, we have seen giant lizards and partridges. Very well
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