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Places to Discover in the West of Mauritius

The West of Mauritius is home to a variety of tourist attractions that you can tour during your visit. The mythical mountain of Morne Brabant can be found in this region. The site has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Top Places to discover in the South of Mauritius Island

1. Le Morne-Brabant

Located in the island’s south-west. The mountain Morne Brabant is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a living testimony to the era of slavery in Mauritius. Slaves sought refuge here to avoid capture by the colonists.

The slave was, in fact, shielded by the cliffs of this almost inaccessible mountain. This makes it more difficult to track them down. According to legend, when slavery was abolished, English soldiers came to inform them.

However, seeing them arrive, the slaves panicked, believing they had come to find them in order to send them back to the plantations, and instead threw themselves from the top of Le Morne…

2. Black River Gorges National Park

Visit the Black River Gorges National Park to experience the lush Mauritian nature.

This park of over 6,000 hectares is a true haven of peace and home to incredible fauna and flora. The majority of them are endemic. There are over 300 tree, plant, and flower species listed, as well as a dozen bird species.

You might also run into some monkeys (called “zako” in Mauritian Creole). Various hiking trails allow you to explore the park.

3. Casela Park

Located a few kilometers from Flic-en-Flac, discover the Casela adventure park. You will see wild animals imported from Africa and tamed, as well as birds and reptiles.

The park is home to 150 species of birds from 5 continents. It also has a wide variety of activities to entertain the whole family.

It is possible to go on jeep, quad or Segway safaris to observe giraffes, zebras, rhinos, and more You can also walk with the lions, the park’s flagship attraction, or go zip-lining.

4. Rum distillery, Waterfall and the earth of the 7 colours of Chamarel

In the highlands of the west of the island, discover the village of Chamarel. It is Famous for its rum distillery, its waterfall and its earth of seven colors. Live a complete experience thanks to a guided tour of the distillery taste of local rum. You will also find a shop and an à la carte restaurant on site.

Before heading to the Seven Colored Earth, make a photo stop at the Chamarel waterfall. More than 80m high, it is considered the most beautiful waterfall in Mauritius. Then discover the earth of the seven colors of Chamarel and its mystical aspect.

This small piece of land is the result of the cooling at different temperatures of the volcanic rocks that compose it. Observe the intriguing spectacle of shades of red, brown, gray and purple…

Casela Park

Located a few kilometers from Flic-en-Flac, discover the Casela adventure park. You will see wild animals imported from Africa and tamed, as well as birds and reptiles.

The park is home to 150 species of birds from 5 continents. It also has a wide variety of activities to entertain the whole family.

It is possible to go on jeep, quad or Segway safaris to observe giraffes, zebras, rhinos, and more You can also walk with the lions, the park’s flagship attraction, or go zip-lining.

5. Albion Lighthouse

After crossing the sugar cane fields, you will see the Albion lighthouse. The last active lighthouse on the island. It guides ships leaving or returning to the port of the capital Port Louis. It is possible to visit it with the agreement of the guardian. From the top, the panorama is exceptional with a view of a large part of the West Coast.