Outdoor activities in Mauritius
Aquarium de Maurice
Set out for a unique experience and immerse yourself in world of full of wonders to discover the Mauritian marine wildlife. Located in the north west of the island at Pointe aux Piments, the aquarium is home to more than 200 marine species of fish, live corals and crustaceans spread over a surface area of more than 700 square meters. You will surely be amazed by the great diversity of such a colourful marine life! Among the species, you will have the chance to contemplate specimens like: Crown squirrelfish, Devil Firefish, a wide array of shark species. The touch pool is also available for kids to allow them to touch and play with harmless species.
Monday to Saturday: 9h30 – 17h00
Sundays and public holidays: 10h00 – 16h00
Adults: 9 euros
Kid (3-12 years old): 6 euros
Do you love animals? You are on holidays in Mauritius and you wish to please your kids? Why don’t you visit Casela Nature and Leisure Park? Located in the west of Mauritius at a stone’s throw from the resort village of Flic en Flac, Casela will make you discover the authenticity of Mauritian nature on a luxuriant surface area of more than 14 hectares.
Among species present, there are: the Pink Pigeon, lions, zebras, ostriches, giant turtles, and monkeys, more than 1500 species of birds, deer, and African antelopes, amongst others. Casela is also a natural reserve home to a rich fauna made up of fabulous plant species, exotic and endemic.
To spend the day in family at Casela, it is better to choose the Family Pack where you will be offered a wide variety of activities for kids: tilapia fishing, petting farm, safari, 4D X 2 cinema, Avalanche Mine, Walking with birds, giraffe viewing, kids’ corner, Big Cats.
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La Vanille Crocodile Park
La Vanille Crocodile Park is found in the south of the island neighboring Rivière des Anguilles. It shelters more than 20 000 insect species without forgetting giant tortoises, reptiles, plants, and natural sources of freshwater in which several species of shrimps and fishes live. You will have the opportunity to discover iguanas, geckos, giant tortoises, bats, stags, mongooses, monkeys, wild pigs and domestic animals such as goats, thick-tail sheep and donkeys.
During the park’s visit, you will encounter a unique experience: meet the giant tortoises, feed and cuddle them. But the park’s main attraction remains the Nil’s crocodiles which you may observe safely.
For the kids, in order for this day to remain unforgettable, the “Jungle Adventure Playground’s” visit is pre-requisite. It consists of a game-area for children, providing several attractions and activities. You must know that a guide is included in the visit’s price. Do not forget to end your visit by a stop at the restaurant “Le Crocodile Affamé,” a well-reviewed table.
The park’s opening hour:
Every day from 9.30 to 17.00
Crocodiles feeding each Wednesday and Saturday at 11.30
Adult Price: 9 Euros
Child Price (3-12 years old): 7 Euros
Le Haras du Morne
Ideally located at the foot of Le Morne Mountain in the south of the island, the horse riding centre is ideal for horse-lovers. It proposes horse trekking and horse riding courses as well as horse drawn carriage rides for adults and kids.
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Swimming with dolphins and submarine trip
A must-do activity: swimming with dolphins within their natural environment in deep sea and crystal clear waters. The best spot remains Tamarin on the west coast of the island. This activity is carried out with the help of a professional guide in line with the most strict security norms.
Furthermore, discover the marine life of the island thanks to Blue Safari, the only operator of submarine in Mauritius. You will be able to live a rare experience of diving on board a real submarine by 35 meters deep or on a personal underwater scooter by 3 meters deep.
The Mauritian Safari and Birds Park
Located near the Rempart Mountain in the south-west of Mauritius, the Safari Park is a sanctuary with a wide variety of local animal species.
The park’s visit includes: a visit of the safari and bird park, a visit of the small farm and access to the several park’s services, such as the kids’ corner and the restaurant.
The birds park shelters more than 150 birds species from the 5 continents, such as puddles pigeons. Furthermore, pink pigeons may be seen near a hundredth of other exotic species from Asia, Australia, Africa and America.
The park also shelters a mini farm where the children may play with animal such as “Bambi” the stag, Lori the cockatoos and Cecil the wild-pig among others.
Also available on the site, facilities such as a restaurant, a mini-club for children (games, slides, swings…), a snack-bar and a souvenir boutique.
You may also opt for the Mini Safari in bus which will take you to the Yemen natural reserve to discover the African Savanna and savage animals and their habitat.
The bus for the mini safari is available every hour (between 09.00 – 16.00). The mini safaris durations is of approximately 45 minutes and the price does not include the park’s entry fee. It is proposed at 5 Euros per person.
Adult: 19 Euros/per pax
Child (3- 12 years old): 12 Euros