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  4. Ile aux Aigrettes

Île aux Aigrettes: Guided Tour of Nature Reserve Island

Product ID: 248772
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Since 1985 the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation (MWF) has been restoring Ile aux Aigrettes by weeding out introduced plants, replanting them with native plants produced on the island, and reintroducing endemic birds and reptiles that once lived there.
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Duration: 2 hours
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  • See the beautiful Olive White-eye and Mauritius Fody
  • Visit beautiful and unusual Pink Pigeons
  • Experience a sanctuary for flora and fauna found nowhere else in the world
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Ile Aux Aigrittes will be restored as closely as possible to what it was like more than 400 years ago: a sanctuary for flora and fauna found nowhere else in the world.

All tours are accompanied by an enthusiastic and knowledgeable ranger, who will share facts, stories and colorful local anecdotes with you.

You will have the unique opportunity of encountering the flora and fauna in their natural environment, with beautiful and unusual Pink Pigeons, distant cousins of the Dodo, gazing down at you from above, or perhaps the very rare Olive White-eye and Mauritius Fody flying from branch to branch of the native bois de boeuf, bois chandelle, or bois de pipe.
  • Boat trip to the island
  • Tour guide
What’s Not Included
  • Food
  • Hotel
  • Taxi transfer
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

At the small wooden office on the Jetty of Pointe Jerome, Coastal Rd, Pointe d'Esny, Mauritius

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From US$ 24.80 per person

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Mauritian Wildlife Foundation

Product ID: 248772