Ebony Forest in Mauritius

Do not miss out on the Ebony Forest Reserve in Chamarel under any circumstances. The reserve was introduced in June 2017 and gives you the chance to delve into the endemic species of Mauritius.

 In a sublime setting, discover the fabulous work initiated by Owen and Mary-Ann Griffiths in collaboration with the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation and the Mauritian government to preserve 50 hectares of forest. To date, 14 hectares have been rehabilitated: the forest has been weeded, endemic plants, namely the precious ebony wood; including 7 of the 11 species in Mauritius have been successfully planted. Endangered bird species such as the pink pigeon and the Echo parakeet have also been reintroduced into the park. A real little garden of Eden to discover with your family, significant other or friends.

Your visit planned out for you

When you arrive at the reserve, be sure to visit the small centre that traces the impact of human activity on nature.

You can then explore the forest in two ways: by jeep or on foot, with each option, the possibility of being accompanied by a guide. Use the explanatory panels on the surrounding nature to guide you throughout your journey. Several hiking trails are available to explore this green setting. They are not particularly difficult except for the Piton Canot and its steep slopes.

Whatever your means of transportation, Sublime Point is a must. It is an equipped platform offering a breathtaking 180° view over the west coast of Mauritius.

To add to the fun, a small snack-bar offers cold drinks, among others.

The reward for those who will take up the challenge of climbing Piton Canot, a 1h30 hike starting from Sublime Point, is well worth the effort: a 360° clear panoramic view.

Don’t hesitate to ask the concierge for advice

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