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Ebony Forest Reserve

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A corner of paradise

As we started the guided tour, I was taken straight away back to the creation of Mauritius. The... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
auntiedenisedv
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Quatre Bornes
Conservation in action

We were lucky enough to be given a personal tour along the elevated flycatcher walkway by Akash... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
John H
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Banbury, United Kingdom
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Imagine one of the last remaining places on Mauritius where majestic black ebony trees stand tall and paradise flycatchers and Mauritius Black Bulbul chase each other through the trees. Once home to the Dodo, Ebony Forest, remains a refuge for...more
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Seven Coloured Earth Road, Chamarel, Mauritius 90409
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Reviewed 4 days ago

As we started the guided tour, I was taken straight away back to the creation of Mauritius. The explanation were vey good and It was followed by a very nice documentary on big screen. It was very informative and educational for the kids. They loved...More

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Ebonyforest, Operations and Marketing coordinator. at Ebony Forest Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We are pleased that you enjoyed your time spend in our reserve. Thank you for your review and contribution to the restoration of our forest.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were lucky enough to be given a personal tour along the elevated flycatcher walkway by Akash, who was very knowledgeable. We especially liked the beautiful geckos and the beautiful views from the short hike to sublime point. This deserves to be on the agenda...More

Thank John H
Ebonyforest, Marketing coordinator at Ebony Forest Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are please that you enjoyed your visit at our reserve. Thank you for your review and contribution to the restoration of our native forest. You have taken an amazing shot of the phelsuma cepediana. Is it possible to have this picture?

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We bass and the had decided to visit the nature reserve after reading about it. It was a clear sunny day but the reserve was very quiet. We were greeted on arrival and told the options to explore, either taking a 20 coral min walk...More

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Ebonyforest, Operations and marketing coordinator at Ebony Forest Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are pleased that you really enjoyed your visit to our reserve. Thank you for your nice review and contribution to the restoration of our native forest.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can make a half-day of this with a couple of walks or you can get the jeep to the top and then walk the ridgeline which we did. This is very definitely for the more able but it's very rewarding for wildlife as we...More

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Ebonyforest, Operations and marketing coordinator at Ebony Forest Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit to our reserve. Thank you for your review and contribution to the restoration of our native forest.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited a small section of the area to learn about the history of the area. When we return we will do this trip independently to see and experience more

Thank Twiga64
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had good views of 2 Mauritius endemic birds - Mauritius bulbul and Mauritius flycatcher. The paths are steep, but worth the walk to see the birds. You can get a jeep ride to save you the walk. Restaurant on site - reasonably priced and...More

1  Thank Paul N
Ebonyforest, Operations and marketing coordinator at Ebony Forest Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are pleased you enjoyed your visit to our reserve. Thank you for review and contribution to the restoration of our forest.

Reviewed August 15, 2018

At first I was reluctant to visit and pay to walk up a mountain as I could do that for free. Trip Advisor persuaded me otherwise and I'm glad I read the reviews. The visitor centre is excellent. I learnt so much and my kids...More

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Ebonyforest, Operations and Marketing Coordinator at Ebony Forest Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are glad Tripadvisor reviews persuaded you to visit us and that you did not regret it ;). Thank you for your review and contribution to the restoration of our forest.

Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

To think that only 2% of such a beautiful island's forests are left is quite heart breaking. And then to learn that this 2% is after efforts by this forest reserve gives you hope. These people have taken the initiative to revive a species of...More

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Ebonyforest, Operations and Marketing Coordinator at Ebony Forest Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

We are pleased that you enjoyed your time in our reserve. Thank you for such encouragement, review and support to our conservation work.

Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

We started off the day by visiting the museum which was very interesting and taught us a lot about the ebony trees and how they were exploited in the past. Then we took a walk through the forest after driving to a pick up point...More

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Ebonyforest, Operations and Marketing Coordinator at Ebony Forest Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

We are pleased you enjoyed your time in our reserve. Thank you for your nice review and contribution to the restoration of our forest.

Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

Had a very nice time at Ebony.The view is just sublime. Thanks to all the staff.Keep it up.Regards to the ladies at the reception desk and France.

Thank Jeeten V
Ebonyforest, Operations and marketing coordinator at Ebony Forest Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2018

We are pleased to read that enjoyed your time at our reserve. We will pass on the message to our staff. Thank you for your review and contribution to the restoration of our forest.

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Salma B
August 1, 2018|
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Response from Singfat_Chu | Reviewed this property |
The ticket includes a jeep tour and a guide for the initial and more flora-rich part of the tour. Then it is self-discovery for the rest of the park. I think it is a good formula. Non-resident ticket price is about 12/6... More
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flogurl9
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Response from Ebonyforest | Property representative |
Hello, you can still use the jeeps for the kids, which is included in our ticket price. Our raised walkways are accessible even if not equipped with hiking gears.
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