Mauritius is famous for its beautiful white sandy beaches, and a welcoming atmosphere that is famous for honeymooners and families alike. Besides this Mauritius has some exceptional natural sites and protected forest that will surely win the heart of nature lovers who want to get closer to nature.
The Pamplemousses Botanical Garden is a famous spot in the island, where nature enthusiasts and travelers definitely add it to their itinerary when they’re in the island. Also known as the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden, this wonderful garden created over 300 years ago, houses a multitude of native and endemic plants and the famous giant water lily ponds.
For nature lovers, Pamplemousses garden is the ideal place to stroll with family or partner along the paths bordered with greenery. One might get a chance to experience a marvelous phenomenon of seeing a Talipot tree blooming – it only happens every 30 to 80 years, before the tree dies, truly a wonderous sight. The famous ponds with giant water lilies are surely worthy of a visit, and is a place where a lot of visitors take souvenir photos.
The Black River Gorges National Park is a lush forest, house to a great variety of native and endemic trees, but also treasurable animal species, such as the Pink Pigeon and the Mauritian Parakeet or the Paradise Flycatcher, which are highly monitored protected birds. Visitors are always impressed by the size of the Mauritian Bats that go out in broad daylight above the trees. The park is also one of the favorite places for nature enthusiasts and trail amateurs, it is perfect for family hikes, with marked trails and information center to learn more about the flora and fauna of the region.
Mauritius has a pleasant climate with a mild temperature all year round, and its currently summer season. Summer in the island starts from October till April, but the heat peaks are felt between December and February, and is always accompanied by a high humidity level, it is definitely a warm weather in the island right now.