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. Book your Guided Safari jeep ride through our Take a Drive Tour or Take a Hike Tour through our unique forest. 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
2-3 hours
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Dannymc1985
Stevenage, UK164 contributions
We travelled from the north east if the island and it took nearly two hours to the trail. It was well signposted and the staff were welcoming and accommodating.

The walk itself is approximately 5.4km if you walk from the bottom to sublime point (There is also a further point if you are interested in walking further). Sublime point offers a great view of Le Morne, there is also a small cafe that offers a welcome snack / cold drink, this is reasonably priced. There is also a nice seating area to relax and enjoy the view.

We met Zean for a short time for the raised walkway, he was a lovely guide and was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. This is an excellent project and well worth the visit - look at the photos as proof. We did see a few endemic birds, like most things this is often down to the time of day and luck, if I were a little closer I would certainly visit again during my holiday. It is a good location to visit the other attractions such as coloured earth.

If you are not that mobile there is a vehicle that can take you up and down, also the museum is good at the bottom. Great visit - thank you team.
Written January 13, 2022
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Dear Danny, we thank you for your review, visit and contribution to our project.
Written January 21, 2022
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Selinarussell
Canterbury, UK33 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
We visited Ebony Forest in December 2021. Off the back of visiting the 7 coloured earth at Chamarel.

We arrived not quite knowing what the attraction was about but was very surprised with the outcome although did not leave enough time.

For the ticket price we were able to self tour through a small informative museum which was about the history of Mauritius with a focus on the Ebony deforestation.
This was very informative but very focussed on a lot of reading and the numbering system was difficult to follow at times.

This self tour takes approximately 20 minutes. Allow more time for slow readers.

We then walked up to the raised walk way. The initial part of the walk was very steep (although concrete path underfoot). The walk between the museum and the raised walk way was approximately 20 minutes.

On arriving at the raised walkway we met Dia who guided us on her very first guided tour. Her English was great and her knowledge of the endemic flora and fauna was brilliant. Thank you Dia.

As we weren’t planning to head to the Ebony Forrest we didn’t leave ourselves enough time to complete the walk to the sublime view point.

I would allow a good 3-4 hours for this museum and unguided walk to experience it without rushing.
Written December 27, 2021
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We thank you for your review and contribution to our project. It does take 3-4 hours to visit the whole reserve without rushing.
Written December 27, 2021
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Avid Birder
1 contribution
Nov 2021 • Couples
The trip was superb - our guide was knowledgeable, quick to point out all of the rare local birds that came close to us (including some flycatchers and a beautiful endemic kestrel!) and the views were stunning. It was generally really great to see their efforts in reintroducing the native wildlife and forest.

Well worth a morning hike to avoid the heat of the day!
Written November 22, 2021
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We are pleased to read you had a superb experience at our reserve. We thank you for supporting us in your visit.
Written November 30, 2021
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EDE2000
London, UK65 contributions
Nov 2021 • Friends
We got a 4x4 tour and had to wait 20mins.
We only had 2 stops which lasted over an hour.
Though, would definitely recommend Lucy as your tour guide - she was lovely!
Written November 13, 2021
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We thank you for your visit and contribution to our conservation project.
Written November 19, 2021
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toothlady66
Walton-On-Thames, UK228 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
Had a lovely hike to the view point with spectacular vows of Le Morne and th ocean
Easy to follow the trail , a bit hard work towards the summit but worth it .
Good to know there’s a little refreshments area towards the top
Written November 8, 2021
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We thank you for your visit and contribution to our project.
Written November 19, 2021
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Victor Pang
London, UK954 contributions
We had a very entertaining adventure with our guide, Denis and his colleague, getting to know the endemic birds, wildlife and plants in Ebony forest. We arrived the Reserve by taxi after 9:30 and started hiking through the forest trek.

Denis is very dedicated and knowledgeable about the environment and wildlife. Time went very quickly. Just after mid-day, we managed to hike all the way to Sublime Point with fantastic panoramic view over the coastline. We were treated with local snack and cold juice before returning to the starting point in a 4x4 vehicle. Overall, highly recommended activity.

Written October 30, 2021
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Written October 31, 2021
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Freddes
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates815 contributions
Oct 2021
This is really the place worth visiting if you go to Chamarel.
There is a wonderful hike to go up to the top, worth the effort to access a great view point on the coast.
This is an educative walk so you get plenty of details about the plants and such, and can have a free guided tour on a suspended platform about the endemic plant species that can only be found in this natural reserve.
For the lazy ones, there are some Jeeps which can take you up or down, but I would really recommend the walk by the cliff, which is absolutely stunning.
Written October 24, 2021
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Written October 31, 2021
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Nayirah B
Mauritius13 contributions
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 Louis109 contributions
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
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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