Mauritius Safari Tours & Holidays

Mauritius, an Indian Ocean island nation, is known for its beaches, lagoons, and reefs. The mountainous interior includes Black River Gorges National Park, with rain forests, waterfalls, hiking trails, and wildlife like the flying fox. Capital Port Louis has sites such as the Champs de Mars horse track, Eureka plantation house, and 18th-century Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Gardens.

The perfect break is all about relaxing on the beach, enjoying a wide range of water sports and activities, sipping on cocktails, and tucking into great food, then our selection of Mauritius tours and holidays are sure to meet all your expectations! A destination that is as ideal for honeymooners and romantics as it is for families and golf enthusiasts, we can recommend resorts that will suit just about anyone.

Moreover, the different coastal regions of the island make Mauritius a more diverse destination than you might think – why not hire a car and enjoy a self-drive tour of Mauritius or stay at a couple of resorts to get the best of both worlds?

And speaking of the best of both worlds, many people choose a Mauritius holiday as a relaxing finale to a Big 5 safari in Africa.

How to get to Mauritius

Most visitors arrive in Mauritius by plane at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam (SSR) International Airport in the southeast, which now has a slick new terminal building. Air Mauritius runs daily flights onwards to Sir Gaetan Duval Airport on Rodrigues and there are several flights to Mauritius.

Emirates flights Lufthansa flights Saudi flights
Air France flights South African Airways flights Kenya Airways flights
KLM flights Malaysia Airlines flights China Eastern flights
Turkish Airlines flights Air India flights

Passport, Visa, and Entry requirements for Mauritius

You don’t need a visa to enter Mauritius. On arrival, your passport will be stamped allowing entry to the country for 60 days. You’ll need to be able to provide evidence of onward or return travel. If you intend to work in Mauritius, you must get a work permit before you travel.

The health sector of Mauritius

Mauritius has a well-developed health system. Mauritius’ healthcare infrastructure includes five major public hospitals, six specialized public hospitals, 18 private multi-specialty clinics, 11 private specialized clinics, and 28 medical laboratories. There are more than 4,500 beds in both public and private hospitals. But this may not cover foreign travelers so ensure you purchase travel and medical insurance before traveling to Mauritius.

Malaria and Yellow fever vaccination for Mauritius

No yellow fever vaccination certificate required for travelers traveling to Mauritania but ensure you check for updated information before traveling and the last indigenous case of malaria was found in 1968 and the rest were mostly imported cases. Consequently, Mauritius was officially declared free from malaria by the WHO. However, the malaria mosquito (Anopheles Gambiae) was not eradicated. Traveling with Anti-malarial may be important.

Currency of Mauritius

The preferred currency for Mauritius is our local money: namely the Mauritania rupee’. Which many service providers may prefer the local currency so ensure you exchange money before traveling out of the main city for tips and payments though some lodges may accept credit cards.

Official Language of Mauritius

Being both an English-speaking and French-speaking nation, Mauritius is a member of both the Commonwealth of Nations and La Francophonie. Mauritian Creole, which is spoken by an estimated 90% of the population, is considered to be the native language of the country and is used most often in informal settings.

Best time to travel to Mauritius

The best time to visit Mauritius is from May to December when the weather is cool, dry, and sunny. Expect some of Africa’s best beaches, fresh seafood, and long, sun-drenched days on a Mauritius holiday. The island has a classic tropical climate with warm weather year-round.

What to wear in Mauritius

Mauritius has a laid-back island vibe, so light clothing, bikinis, summer dresses, shorts, and flip flops are perfect. Some resorts and hotels in Mauritius require smart casual clothing after 6 pm at certain restaurants, so bear that in mind when packing.

What to bring while traveling to Mauritius

Mauritius is famous for beach holidays so packing wise may be a good idea and below is a small guide.

  • Swimming suit. Okay, this one may sound too obvious, and we don’t mean in any way to underestimate your judgment.
  • Sunscreen lotion.
  • Beach shelter.
  • Snorkeling equipment.
  • Hiking shoes.
  • Raincoat.
  • Insulated drink bottle.
  • Motion sickness tablets.
  • Cameras
  • Cash(new notes)

Car hire and driving in Mauritius

Cars drive on the left-hand side whilst priority is for vehicles coming from the right. Mauritius has only one highway. The highway starts from the airport situated in the South East of the Island and ends in the North of the Island at Grand Baie. And yes self-drive is safe but we recommend hiring a local driver along for the best experience.

Accommodation in Mauritius

Mauritius has several lodges available for tourists to enjoy and it shouldn’t be a problem looking for where to stay in Mauritius however between June to October an advance booking may be required for the best beach properties.

Local food of Mauritius

The national dish of Mauritius that locals and travelers alike go gaga over. Dholl puri is a yellow split-pea pancake that is griddled on a Tawa and filled with cari gros pois (bean curry) and Mauritius’ famous Rougaille (a spicy sauce of sweet tomatoes, thyme, garlic, and ginger).

Tipping while Travelling in Mauritius

Tipping is not common in Mauritius and tips are generally included in the bill at most restaurants. Most travelers still choose to tip, which is welcome. While traveling by taxi, it is common to simply round off the price.

Further information for Mauritius

Before planning a vacation, the most important thing is to gather basic information about the destination. So before booking your holiday, read on for the most important things to know about Mauritius!

  • Location: This beautiful island is located in the Indian Ocean near Reunion Island and is well-connected to Madagascar in the east. This small island is considered a part of Africa despite its geographical location is far from the later one!
  • A number of islands: Mauritius comprises a total number of 16 islands and islets, each known for its exquisite beauty.
  • Geological Background: The Island was formed thousands of years ago by underwater volcanic eruptions.
  • Languages: This Island doesn’t have any official language. However, French is the most spoken language here followed by English.
  • Currency: Mauritian Rupee is accepted across the island. You can get the currency exchanged either at the airport or from the currency exchange centers.
Safety of Mauritius

On the whole, Mauritius has a very low crime rate. What little crime there is tends to be petty theft and non-violent. Downtown Port Louis and central tourist areas understandably do have a slightly higher crime rate, but in general, it is very safe to travel to.

NATIONAL PARKS

Black River Gorges National Park
Bras d’Eau National Park
Grande Montagne Nature Reserve
Islets National Park

FAUNA & FLORA

Wildlife
Birds
Vegetation

POPULAR SAFARIS

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