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Wild South

 

 

 

Visit to Bois Chéri, the biggest tea producer in Mauritius.


Bois Chéri is the first tea plantation in Mauritius dates back to 1892.

A guide will lead you through the factory and the tea plantation, offering you to discover the history, stories and tales of the Bois Chéri and the importance of tea productions in Mauritius.

After the guided tour of the tea factory, you will visit the tea production museum learning more about the history of tea in Mauritius.

The Bois Chéri offers a great panoramic view of the south of the island.

Nowadays Bois Chéri produces a new range of flavored teas, green teas and herbal teas. You may taste them during your visit.

 

Your visit to the Bois Chéri plantation includes

• A guided tour of the Bois Cheri tea factory
• Visit to the tea museum
• Visit to the tea plantation
• A tea tasting at the chalet (tea & biscuits)

 

Visit Mauritius’ famous Crocodile & Giant Tortoises Park

The Crocodile & Giant Tortoises Park which is home to various species of animals, reptiles and plants is set in a beautiful rain forested valley with natural freshwater springs, full of prawns and fish.

As part of your visit to the Crocodile & Giant Tortoises Park, the park’s guides will guide you through some unforgettable walks, and you will stroll through luxuriant greenery where banana trees, palm trees and giant bamboos provide shade for the crocodiles and the giant tortoises.

During your stay in the park you can also experience a firsthand unique encounter with the giant tortoises, and get a rare chance to feed, pet and play with them.

Also thousands of Nile crocodiles and giant tortoises are found in the park and you can watch them in maximum safety.

There is also a mini zoo of Mauritian fauna where you can find most of the Mauritian mammals and reptiles including skinks, phelsumas (geckos), giant tortoises, turtles, bats, deer, mongooses, monkeys, pigs, as well as domestic livestock such as goats, fat-tailed sheep and donkeys.

A must see is the park rare collection of butterflies and other brightly-colored insects (with about 23 000 species), which is one of the most fascinating in the world.

In the park there is also a “Jungle Adventure Playground”, which is an area offering fun attractions and activities, especially designed for children.

The park guiding is included in the price of your visit.

Inside the park you will find the recommended Hungry Crocodile Restaurant. Built among the tree-tops the restaurant offers you a choice of local Mauritian food and international dishes, and also several dishes made with crocodile, which are definitely worth a try – you will be pleasantly surprised. Snacks and various drinks are also available.

Gris Gris

East of central Souillac, a grassy clifftop affords fine views of the black-rock coastline. A path leads down to the wild Gris Gris beach; a wooden sign warns of the dangers of swimming here. The term gris gris traditionally refers to 'black magic' and, looking at the tortuous coastline, you can see how the area got its name. Then again, another story suggests that the beach was named after the puppy (!) of a French cartographer who visited in 1753.

Swimming is strictly prohibited. Yet, it is still a favourite place for many locals to have a picnic and to relax with friends, family and relatives.

Kiosks, public toilets and safety ramps have been placed to the convenience of the public.

Further down the road is 'La Roche qui pleure', ('The Weeping Rock') and 'Le Souffleur', where crashing waves 'whistle' as they rush into the gaps of the cliffs.