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Ile aux Aigrettes is a small (27 ha) island situated in the Mahebourg Bay, about 850 m off the south-east coast of Mauritius. Unlike the mainland which is of volcanic origin, Ile aux Aigrettes is made up of coralline limestone. It is home to the...more
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This trip is about 2 hours from start to finish. The boat trip to the island is very nice and the lagoon is just a phenomenal shade of blue. Upon arriving at the island, the guide greets you and explains how things will work. We...More
This is a great day trip. Knowledgeable guides. Lovely little forest trek. It's wonderful to see the efforts being made to save these species of plants and animals. The chance to see some species one may not otherwise and learn about ilsand history.
Great small trip with fantastic guide, beautiful to see the animals and plants which are very secured them and taken care of. The foundation does a lot to protect the rare species, teach about the extincted ones and people's role in it, regrow the plants...More
Conservation of the planet is so vital these daays a vbisit go gthsi island off Mauritius s shows how some animal conservation inititatives can work. The tortoises s intoduced are not the orginal species but fulfill a similar ecololgical niche . Saw a pink pigeen...More
Very informative visit and Benny our guide provided a useful incite into the great work being done here.
We were very lucky to see three of the endangered species on the island and see some of the work being undertaken by the staff.
SOS! Aigrettes is the last surviving coastal forest. Nature is hard at work trying to heal from the ravages of man. I expect the Mauritius Wildlife Foundation to do better at assisting the process. Remove the gift shop from the island!! We don't need plastic...More
We took a day trip from our hotel in the North and booked a guided trip to this small coral island. Our guide was polite and well informed. We saw several giant tortoises along with one of the very rare pink pigeon. Make sure you...More