East - Full Day excursion
The traditional Mauritian village of Mahebourg
• National History Museum
• Short sea crossing to Ile-aux-Aigrettes
(Mauritius Wildlife Sanctuary), home to the rare
pink pigeon and indigenous vegetation.
• Spectacular views of Grand Port mountain
range and islands of the lagoon.
• Crocodile park- At Rivière des
Anguilles in the South, the Vanilla Crocodile
Park is home to crocodiles imported from Madagascar
and other reptiles.
Situated in the South East of the island, some
fifteen minutes from the airport, this historical
village shelters the Naval Museum
witness of the great naval battle at Mahebourg
between the French and English in 1810 for the
occupation of the island.Mahebourg is nowadays
a calm coastal village, exept on market days.
However with the construction of a waterfront,
Mahebourg will surely develop into the main tourist
attraction of the South in the years to come.
Further to the south is Le Morne, a near peninsula
that offers the staggering view of Le Morne Brabant
Mountain, which is like a rock coming out of the
sea. Le Morne also host the horrible story of
runaway slaves who plunged from the top of the
mountain when soldiers came to tell them that
they were free. Le Morne is also known for its
kite surfing spot in Mauritius.