Hiking & Trekking in Mauritius- An Overview

If you are looking for a way to get the adrenaline rushing in your veins and enjoy the best of nature, Mauritius is the perfect destination to be. This natural paradise offers a vast array of breathtaking landscapes and terrains for you to explore.

You simply have to choose and enjoy your hiking and trekking trip in Mauritius and discover the finest of trails and viewpoints- with varying lengths and grades of difficulty.

Here is a list of some places that offer hikers and trekkers an amazing experience with remarkable views:

  • Maccabee Panoramic Trail
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Maccabee is one of the easiest trails in Mauritius that offers an astonishing panoramic view of the Black River Gorges Park, and its surrounding forests and waterfalls. The trail is over 10 km long. It takes around 2 to 3 hours for the hikers to reach the highest point at 652 m, which is also considered to be one of the best picnic points in Mauritius.

  • Lion Mountain

The southeast part of the island displays a majestic lion like profile, hence the name. This wondrous profile is a phenomenal place to go hiking and trekking. The trail offers a medium level of difficulty, with some exposed scrambling and challenging terrain along the lion’s back to reach atop the head where the hikers and trekkers are rewarded with a fantastic view of the island’s interior and the coast. The trail is 8.4 km long and takes up to 3 to 4 hours to complete.

  • Le Pouce

Le Pouce is the third highest mountain located near the capital city of Mauritius, Port Louis. Its highest point is at the peak of 812m, which is shaped like a thumb. The hiking and trekking trail here is easy and takes about 4.3 km long to reach the peak, which offers a breathtaking view of the Moka range and Pieter Both (a unique and natural rock shaped like a human head).

  • The Tamarind Falls

Tamarind Falls is another most popular hiking and trekking destination in Mauritius. The trail here is fun and takes about 6 hours on an average to complete. It offers moderate difficulty level and is accessible to all. The trek starts at the base of an impressive canyon and progresses towards heavenly waterfalls through two different breathtaking routes, one of which leads through a forest and the other through an open area on the majestic basalt rock. You are free to swim in the refreshing water or lose yourself with a natural massage standing beneath the cascade.

  • La Nicoliere Reserve
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This untouched reserve hold one of the most beautiful lakes in the island surrounded by equally majestic hills. Hiking and trekking here is fairly easy, takes about 2 to 3 hours to complete, and offers a sense of fantasy through a trail of forests and rivers with awe-inspiring views of the Northern Islets and the La Nicoliere lake. You can also spot bats and wild monkeys on the hills in early evening.

Bottom Line

The above trails are just a few samples of what Mauritius has to offer. Whether you are looking for challenging adventures or family friendly hiking and trekking trails, Mauritius is the right destination. The island is full of varieties and many of the trails are just less than tens of kilometers from the seaside which offers a unique opportunity to visitors.

If you are not sure how to book your hiking and trekking trip in Mauritius or if you have queries about these nature trails, you can just contact a tour operator.

Explore the activities of Casela Park

Entrance view of Casela Park Mauritius

Casela is a scenic nature park considered by nature and wildlife lovers as one of Mauritius leading tourists’ attraction sites. Located beside Rampart Mountain on the beautiful island’s southwest side, several locals and foreigners frequent the park for its unique fauna and flora legacy. What attracts such a large number of visitors? Well, Casela Park is home to a wide range of exotic plants and flowers, rare animals and over 150 species of birds.

So, if consider yourself adventurous at heart and relish the adrenaline rush associated with the same schedule a visit to the nature park. Below are the exciting Casela Park activities to explore:

Walking with the Lions

This activity gives you an exclusive time with the big cats. The exciting activity, which lasts one hour, takes place a couple of time per day and provides a rare opportunity to come up close to the dreaded king of the jungle. With competent professionals having experience of over three decades, you have absolutely nothing to worry. All you do while engaging in the one-of-a-kind activity is spend time with the lions in their natural habitat as you take plenty of pictures to watch and reflect on afterward

Casela world of adventures

Covering an area that spans more than 250 hectares, the mountainous park features rugged terrain, scorched-earth safari, lush forest, and breath-taking ravines. Thanks to the several thematic units as well as a Discovery center, each requires ample time to explore to the fullest, of the area. For instance, The Safari Unit (also named Kingdom) boasts of big cats, captivating Quad Biking and Photo-Safari and as such best suits safaris. Nature Kingdom, on the other hand, includes Canopy Park, Bird Park, and Animal show

Quad Bike

On Board a four-wheeled buggy or quad bike, you can find your way right into the heart of the incredible center and watch tigers from very close. Watch them chase their prey, climb trees and laze around, their favorite pastime. If lucky enough, you will even watch a game between a griffon and the keeper. Remember to remain calm and have a camera ready so that you can capture all the memorable moments. While at it, watch out because tigers are known to mark their territory around your bus, and you want to either catch the thrill as you maintain a safe distance.

Zip Lining

Zip lining during your day outing at Casela is one of the natural ecotourism concepts. Mauritius has the lengthiest (400 m) of this feature in the entire Indian Ocean region. Fan of the excitement? The island gives you much more. While taking part in this fascinating activity, the park allows you to experience spectacular scenery as cheerful monitors make some jokes that significantly augment the charm.

The dual zip carries you across the Nepalese bridges, upside down across rivers and generally through the exceedingly exceptional environment. From the first jump to the end point, everything is attractively impressive.

The Safari

In addition to the above brilliant activities, you also have the option of enjoying a trip using a safari vehicle. The vehicle allows you to cover a considerable distance in a short time. Consequently, you soak yourself in an expansive area of the spectacular landscape, full of natural beauty, as you
catch a glimpse of hyenas, cheetahs and a host of other wild animals. Casela Nature Park has something exceptional for everyone.

Best times to go fishing in Mauritius

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Fishing in Mauritius besides playing a significant role in the lives of locals is one of the major tourist attractions. The country is home to a remarkable variety of fish which frequents its shores throughout the year. Mauritius is among the world’s most attractive big game fishing destinations because it is so rich in fish variety.

However, fishing is not only confined to the shores. Angling in the high seas is gradually gaining popularity, and as more tourists venture deep into the oceans, the fishing excitement adds to an already fulfilling activity in paradise. To get the best of your fishing expedition in this nation, knowing the best times to go fishing on a daily basis is paramount.

The Best times of Deep Sea Fishing

You have to look at the moon calendar for fishing forecast before you embark on your deep sea fishing. Fish is found in plenty at night when there is a full moon because during such times visibility is excellent. Note that fish mostly feed at night when sea temperatures are at their lowest. So, going on a fishing expedition during the day during full-moon is not  advisable;

Fish are full and as such your bait is not adequately appetizing. That is why
seasoned anglers advise against going fishing during full moon particularly for anyone who is not planning to fish at night. With that in mind, the best times to catch on a daily basis for all types (including sports fishing) are as
follows;

• Half day, from 5 to 6, both in the morning and in the afternoon.

• A full day which should take about hours

• Night times from 6 pm onwards.

Fish types to expect

• Bonito, one of the most popular fish and weighs between 4 to 18 Kilograms (40 pounds)

• Dorado, a favorite game fish available in the Indian Ocean, weighing between 10 and 70 pounds

• Sailfish is one of the swiftest fish in the high seas. It can cruise at speeds above mph and weighs up to 140 pounds.

• Yellowfin Tuna, a powerful fighting fish weighing between 30 and 225 pounds. To catch this favorite fish, schedule fishing for between March and April.

• Cobalt Blue Marlin is the fish type that attains sizes as massive as 1500 pounds in Mauritius. The best month to catch this fish is between
November and April.

Fishing Seasons

Mauritius is an all-year-round fishing destination because there are always fish around the island. However, the numbers increase tremendously from October, the start of summer in the country. 

Early season denotes a time (the beginning of summer) when there is a high
likelihood of catching the stylish black and blue marlin and big shark. Summer comes to an end in April marking the end of the productive period. Note that you can still catch big fish varieties like Yellow fin and Dorado in April. So, if possible schedule your trip to paradise anytime between October and April.

Conclusion

Enrich your holiday expedition with a breathtaking high seas fishing in Mauritius. With thousands of fish varieties and a topography that
attracts a wide range of fish varieties from deep inside the Indian Ocean,
there is no doubt you will enjoy fishing on this island. Schedule your holiday to coincide with the country’s season for a memorable experience. With many locals taking part in the activity as an economic activity as well as for the pleasure, fishing gives you a perfect opportunity to interact and get an insight into their culture.

The Top 5 Most Popular Watersports Activities in Mauritius

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Are you looking for a new adventure? Are you an avid water activity enthusiasts? Are you just enamored with warm weather? How about take some time, head to Mauritius for a water sport trip. While the Indian Ocean island nation has traditionally been as a romantic gateway for holidaymakers across the world, it has a wide variety of water sports activities to offer.

Mauritius has every ingredient necessary for a good time enjoying waters activities – picturesque beaches surrounded by beautiful vistas, warm tropical climate, and ample watersports to sample. If you have more of a laid back personality or want to spend more time actually being at these places than to ask around where to go, you can book your Watersports activities in Mauritius with https://mauritiusdiscoverytours.com

Herein we will explore some of the water sports on offer on the island nation.

Parasailing

If you are interested in a bird’s eye view of Mauritius, parasailing is a great option. Whilst parasailing, you get a stellar bird’s eye view of the islands coupled with memorable experience. The virgin natural beauty of the lagoon is an added benefit. Over the 5 to 15 minutes of parasailing, you get to thoroughly enjoy the allure of turquoise water and the pristine flora and fauna.

Windsurfing

This is a favorite water sport for millions of people across the world. Not only is windsurfing a fun activity, it is also a daring activity. As such, you enjoy your time on the warm water of the Indian Ocean but also test yourself physically. With all the speed control, acceleration, and sail directional control, you work out your body, burning as much as 1000 calories for every hour of windsurfing.

Undersea Walking

This is the perfect activity for individuals interested in exploring the marine life surrounding Mauritius. Whilst it will feel weird and you will find it difficult at first, there are plenty of perks that come with trying it. For instance, it is one of the few possible means of exploring the life that exists just below the water in intricate details with very little training needed.

Furthermore, it is immensely rewarding. Fewer activities will allow you to interact with marine flora and fauna as an undersea walk.

Water Skiing

Between holding the tow rope, skimming along the water surface and trying to remain upright, water skiing is one of the most exciting water activity in Mauritius. While it is a challenging water activity to engage in initially, it is also very distinctive.

Cave Sea Kayaking

Of all the water sport on offer in Mauritius, sea kayaking is one of the easiest activity to try. Whether you opt for a single or the double kayak, kayaking allows you to enjoy the warm waters of the Indian Ocean and also explore the various sea caves that line Mauritius’ shoreline. A very popular place to kayaking in Mauritius is Pointe Aux Sable where you get to some of the most stunning rock caves lined with basalt rock gardens.

Although these are the top 5 water activities Mauritius, there are plenty of other water activities, including deep sea fishing, whale and dolphin spotting, submarine safari, snorkeling, scuba diving, hover board riding, etc.

Canyoning in Mauritius – Where to Do It

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Many people are very determined to discover more about the best holiday destinations and also looking for ways to things which take us past our comfort zones as well as our family and friends. If you are this type of person, Mauritius is the right place to visit. There are lots of adrenaline-fueled ways to experience how the coastline, as well as the interior of Mauritius, is ready to be explored and one of them is canyoning.

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Canyoning is an intense sport which uses various means to get from the top of a canyon to its bottom such as climbing, to swim, abseiling, wading, sliding, jumping and hiking. There some amazing areas within Mauritius for canyoning.

This sport is not for people with faint hearts– it is an activity which will drive you to your limits, therefore, assure to link up with Mauritian guides who are experienced and can show you the correct location according to your expertise level.

For people who are not willing to spend their vacation on a towel at the beach, you should try canyoning. In one day you will discover, beautiful scenes, waterfalls, as well as, plush water. Throughout your tour, you will be aided by professionals who will assist you to experience Mauritius` nature.

Where to do Canyoning in Mauritius?

There are many places to canyoning in Mauritius such as Tamarind Falls, Eau Douce, Exil falls, Chamarel falls and Alexandra falls. We are going to describe all these spots in some details below.

Tamarind Falls

Tamarind Falls canyoning is among the best on the island when we are talking of hiking waterfalls. This adventure is very popular among tourist and it is a prime activity on the list of almost all tour organizers in Mauritius. Also known as the ‘sept cascades’, hiking and canyoning can be practiced on many spots along the waterfalls. Here, we can distinguish at least seven distinguished falls.

Eau Bleue

Eau Bleue is located 30 minutes from Curepipe, and you can see the playground provided by Eau Bleue, also referred to as the Rama waterfall. This transcendent cascade, as well as this river, has an excellent blues shade and hence the name ‘bleue’ which means blue in French.

Chamarel falls

Chamarel falls canyoning expedition is mostly for people looking for adrenaline rush. Visit it and put your courage to the test by attempting to climb next to the waterfall having a 95m void beneath your feet, near the fantastic 7 colored Chamarel landscape.

Exil falls

You will discover through this outing a beautiful landscape which contains canyons, the magnificent savanna river as well as the unique tropical forests.

Alexandra falls

Those who are experienced in canyoning and who wish to push their limits further go to the Alexandra falls. This fall is located in Champagnes National Park popularly known as the Black River Gorges National Park. The latter is probably among the most popular nature sites in Mauritius.

Mauritius is the ideal place for canyoning, and these areas are among the best for it (to mention a few). If you like thrilling adventures, you should try it out.

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