Ebony Forest Reserve

Ebony Forest Reserve, Chamarel: Hours, Address, Ebony Forest Reserve Reviews: 5/5

Ebony Forest Reserve
5
Nature & Wildlife Areas • Hiking Trails • Forests
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
About
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 threatened native flora and fauna. Visitors will be treated to open-air safari jeep rides, breathtaking views from Sublime Point and mid-canopy walkways. Our Tickets include Safari jeep ride and guided visit as per availability. Our Reserve is on the same way as the Seven Coloured Earth. However it is not necessary to purchase a ticket for both the Seven Coloured Earth and Ebony Forest. It is possible to buy a ticket only for Ebony Forest.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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from $13.43
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Nayirah B
Mauritius13 contributions
Very interesting!
Oct 2020
The Ebony Forest is a very interesting place to learn about mauritian biodiversity and history. The staffs and guides are super caring and very helpful. The viewpoints are just wow! A must do!
Written November 6, 2020
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We are pleased to read that you enjoyed your time in our reserve. Thank you for your visit and contribution to our forest conservation project.
Written November 19, 2020
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cdsw
Port Louis107 contributions
Excellent guides, excellent initiative, excellent views - definitely worth a visit
Feb 2020
This reserve offers knowledge about the natural history of the island and contemporary efforts to protect and enhance the environment. A quick and easily accessible tour, by the very well-informed guides, is a must to better understand the island. Plus, the views from the top are breathtaking!
Written July 30, 2020
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We thank you for your review, support and contribution to our conservation project.
Written August 21, 2020
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Sheetal D
11 contributions
An act of kindness to nature.
Jan 2020 • Business
We managed to get corporate people to understand our forest and make a good action. They were proud and can also bring tneir family.
Written June 26, 2020
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We are pleased you enjoyed your visit to our reserve. Thank you for your review and contribution
Written June 29, 2020
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Bond
1 contribution
top place
Jul 2019
best place ecofriendly.
Nature nature, they do lots of stuffs and miminal use of papers, no plastics and wow.

Refer this place
Written April 17, 2020
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Written April 20, 2020
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Kris Dens
Booischot, Belgium4 contributions
Pure nature!
Feb 2020
We did the Classic Tour with the jeep in the park. The pure kept nature is so wonderful to see. The guided tour was very interesting with a nice lady. We saw the Flycatcher, flying Fox, colourful gecko, Ebony trees and nature with all his beauty! Sublime Point is breathtaking. Highly recommended for nature lovers! Don't forget your musquito spray.
Written March 5, 2020
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We are pleased you enjoyed your time in our reserve. Thank you for your review and contribution to our project. And yes Mosquito repellent is a must!
Written March 14, 2020
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Alyssa V
Vacoas113 contributions
Absolutely worth it!
We did the classic tour and absolutely loved it. It felt great to connect with Mother Nature and to see the great job the team did to conserve the forest. Also appreciate the knowledge imparted by the guide!
Written February 23, 2020
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We are pleased you enjoyed your time in our reserve. Thank you for your review and contribution to our project.
Written February 28, 2020
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Lovec7
3 contributions
Recommend to all!
Feb 2020
We absolutely loved our visit at the Ebony Forest Reserve. The guided tour was led by a very friendly and learned young lady, who informed us about the activities done to preserve the little that is left of the original fauna and flora of Mauricius. We greatly admire their work and hold our fingers crossed they succeed! After the guided tour, we took a hike towards the Sublime Point and continued up to the peak of nearby mountain. Definitely worth every rupee! Strongly recommend.
Written February 18, 2020
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We are pleased to read you enjoyed your time in our reserve. Thank you for your review and contribution to our project.
Written February 21, 2020
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Treshma
4 contributions
Reconnect to the nature
Feb 2020 • Friends
it was an amazing place, ideal for hikers and nature lovers. The team is helpful and passionate about restoring the forest back to its original state. Enriching experience and made accessible for people of all ages.
Written February 15, 2020
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We are pleased that your enjoyed your time in our reserve. Thank you for your contribution to our project.
Written February 16, 2020
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Jill D
Hebden Bridge, UK27 contributions
Natural habitat
Sep 2019
Wonderfull walks set out within the trees. Followed by amazing wood fired pizza in the cafe. If you are unable to walk there is a open land rover to take you to the top. The views are awesome
Written February 12, 2020
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Thank you for your review and contribution to our project.
Written February 16, 2020
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Lilli
Finland96 contributions
Highly recommended nature reserve
Jan 2020 • Solo
Wonderful visit to the Ebony Forest reserve. Mauritius Wildlife Foundation has made its mission to restore the endemic and native flora and fauna, so that Mauritius could again be be the green, wildlife paradise it was before the European arrivals.

Visit starts with the small but well executed natural history museum, showing how the lush forests were cut down to 2% of the original.

Painstaking and time consuming work to eradicate and replace started in 2006 and park opened its gates to visitors ten years later. The morning I visited, I met one other walker on a trail and about ten people joined the jeep tours visiting the walkway and viewpoint so it appears to be still very much a hidden gem. Sadly, as more funds are required for the work to be completed from current 17ha to 50ha.

Entrance fee of Rs 450 is fantastic value for money and all the proceeds, including takings from the gift shop and the food outlets goes towards the valuable work.

Trails are well designed, after the short guided tour on the Flycatcher walkway you can walk 1.2km along the ridge to the Sublime Point, lovely views along the way, birds, wonderful scent of the forest and although it is up-and-down (14 floors climbed according to my phone) you can take your time and rest on the benches as well.

The reward after 30 minutes or so is an amazing view of the West coast, that can be enjoyed whilst sipping a coco juice or a cool Phoenix from the kiosk. If you still have energy left, climb to the very top of Piton Canot for an even better 360 degree view of the surrounding area or you can just walk or catch the jeep back to entrance.

As in all nature reserves, prepare for voracious mosquitoes (both long trousers and also repellent ideal) and have decent walking boots if you want to do the trails (but there are ropes to help you at steep sections). Also prepare for rain as the weather can change very quickly. You can make a stop at the Chamarel waterfall on the way back to main road if you wish.

Most Chamarel visitors appear to go for the other attractions nearby instead but for me this one was the very best, highly recommended!
Written January 29, 2020
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We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time in our reserve. We thank you for your review and contribution to our project.
Written February 4, 2020
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