Did you know that there is less than 2% of the original endemic forest in Mauritius? Fortunately, life-saving projects are born through passionate initiators who are anxious to protect our heritage. Ebony Forest is a private reserve that is home to one of the last endemic forests of Mauritius.
After 11 years of restoration under the supervision of the teams of Ebony Forest, with the participation of the National Park Conservation Service, the Forestry Service and the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation, the park finally opens its doors to the public towards the end of the year 2017.
Ebony Forest refers to ebony, which is abundant on this property, imagined by Mary-ann and Owen Griffiths, the couple behind “La Vanille Nature Park”, who wanted to reconnect Mauritians to nature.
This precious wood is especially sought after for its black color, its solid wood and its resistance to humidity.
If you enjoy hiking in the forest, then this activity is for you. The trip can also be done by car. Whatever you choose, the discovery will remain the same, that is to say a wonderful immersion in the middle of nature, several acres of abundant flora … the empire of the trees!
Do not miss
1- Sublime Point: for a breathtaking panoramic view on the entire south-west plateau. Enough to feed your Instagram page for a day and leave your head full of memories, and, what is more, with the desire to better respect his island.
2- Flycatcher Forest: A bridge of 300 meters amidst seven species of ebony trees, the immersion is total.
3- Takamaka Restaurant: enjoy a wood-fired pizza and homemade burgers at affordable prices.
4- Souvenir Shop: Take home some souvenirs and help the conserve this wonderful place.
5- Museum: History of Ebony on the island.
Ebony Forest Chamarel
Hours of operation: 9 am to 5:30 pm
Tariffs Conditions Resident Non-resident
Child 5 -12 yrs Rs 180 Rs 270
Adult + 12 yrs Rs 300 Rs 450
Special Packages Tariffs
Package Conditions Duration(hours) Adult Child (5 to 12 yrs old)
Birdwatching Min 2 adults 2.5 to 4 Rs 1500 Rs 350
Into the Wild Min 2 adults 3.5 to 4 Rs 1500 Rs 350
Love Tree Min 2 adults 2 to 3 Rs 750 Rs 350
All prices are VAT inclusive and cover all activities: the Visitor Centre including Ebony Experience interpretation centre, guided tour, use of the safari jeeps and unlimited time spent in the reserve.
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How long does it take for an ebony tree to grow?
This competition closes on 6th of August 2019