Classic Tour

Discover the endemic wildlife of Mauritius at Chamarel

If you have ever wondered where the Dodo lived or what Mauritius looked like before the arrival of humans, then visit Ebony Forest. Escape the beaches for a couple of hours and immerse yourself in the mountains and greenery of Chamarel, home to some of the most endangered species in the World.

Overview

Suitable for:
all ages, families, groups and couples.

 

Group size:
no restrictions.

 

Duration:
1.5 – 4 hours, depending on if you hike or take our safari jeep.

 

Distance:
0.5 – 6 km, depending on if you hike or take our safari jeep. The 0.5 km refers to the distance along the Flycatcher Forest raised walkway and Sublime Point walkway.

 

Booking:
Not necessary.

 

Buying your ticket:
Purchase your ticket either online to benefit from 10 % discount or when you visit.

 

Rates:

 
Adult
Child (5-12 years)

Non-resident

Rs 450

Rs 270

Resident

Rs 300

Rs 180

Resident group rate

Rs 270

Rs 150

Annual pass

Rs 975

Rs 500

Love Tree

Plant a tree and leave a legacy in an endemic forest

Every love tree tells a story, what will yours be? Are you looking for a romantic activity that will have a lasting impact? Whether you are on your honeymoon or just want to remind your partner, friend, mother or father, just how special they are, come and plant a love tree at Ebony Forest. You will be helping save endangered species and offset your carbon footprint all in the name of love.

Overview

Suitable for:
couples, honeymooners, friends and families wishing to celebrate their feelings, remember someone or as a birthday gift for a nature lover.

 

Group size:
minimum 2 adults.

 

Duration:
1.5 – 4 hours, depending on if you hike or take our safari jeep.

 

Distance:
0.7 – 6 km, depending on if you hike or take our safari jeep.

 

Booking:
we request that you book. If you decide at the last minute that this is the Tour for you, then we will try to accommodate you if you have not booked.

 

Buying your ticket:
purchase your ticket either online to benefit from 10 % discount or when you visit.

 

Rates:
Adult Rs750

Child Rs350

Love Tree - Ebony Forest - Mauritius

Bird watching

See some of the World’s rarest birds and wildlife during your endemic bird-watching tour

Prepare for a very special and unique birding experience among one of the most magnificent ebony forests and few places in Mauritius where six of the nine remaining endemic birds call home. Ebony Forest is an Important Bird Area, as listed by BirdLife International. So you have come to the right place if you want to do a bit of bird watching.

Overview

Suitable for:
children and adults of all ages.

 

Group size:
minimum 2 adults – maximum 9 persons.

 

Distance:
1 – 6 km, depending on if you hike or take our safari jeep. The 1km is made up of short walks from the Visitor Centre to the bird aviaries, along the Flycatcher Forest raised walkway and along the Sublime Point raised walkway.

 

Duration:
3 – 4 hours.

 

Booking:
we recommend booking, but will try to accommodate you if you have not booked. The best time to see the birds is in the morning so Tours start at 9am.

 

Rates:
Adult Rs1,500

Child Rs350

Bird Watching - Ebony Forest - Mauritius

Plant a tree

Plant a native tree during your visit and make a difference today, tomorrow and for the future

Don’t just take away a memorable day or a souvenir of your time in Mauritius. Why not leave something behind which will have a lasting impact? Plant a native tree during your visit to Ebony Forest. This simple and fun activity will help save endangered plants and animals, as well as contributing to averting the Climate Crisis. Less than 2% native forest remains in Mauritius so that 1 tree planted will make a significant contribution to recreating native forest, both for the species planted and for the animals that inhabit the forest.

Overview

Suitable for:
all ages, families, groups and couples.

 

Group size:
minimum 4 persons. You can choose to do this activity with one person, but pay for the 4 persons.

 

Duration:
1.5 – 4 hours, depending on if you hike or take our safari jeep.

 

Distance:
0.7 – 6 km, depending on if you hike or take our safari jeep.

 

Booking:
we recommend booking, but will try to accommodate you if you have not booked.

 

Buying your ticket:
purchase your ticket either online to benefit from 10 % discount or when you visit.

 

Rates:
Adult Rs550

Child Rs300

Plant A Tree - Ebony Forest - Mauritius

Hiking

Cultural hike into the wild!

Take a trek with one of our experienced guides and discover how the island’s geological and colonial history has shaped the surrounding landscapes. See and learn about the villages of La Gaulette, Case Noyale and Chamarel, how the island’s volcanoes, deer ranching and sugar cane production have influenced today’s landscape.

Overview

Suitable for:
children and adults of all ages. Some level of physical fitness is needed.

 

Group size:
minimum 2 adults.

 

Duration:
3 – 4 hours.

 

Distance:
5 – 6 km, depending on if you hike up Piton Canot.

Booking:
we recommend booking, but will try to accommodate you if you have not booked.

 

Buying your ticket:
purchase your ticket either online to benefit from 10 % discount or when you visit.

 

Rates:
Adult Rs1500
Child Rs350

Hiking - Ebony Forest - Mauritius

Sublime Sundowner

Enjoy an exclusive sunset over the Indian Ocean at the best viewpoint in Mauritius

Few things are more invigorating that watching a sunset. Mauritian sunsets are stunning. But Mauritian sunsets observed from the tranquillity of a private mountain top, with a drink in one hand, are unforgettable. This once-in-a-lifetime experience is a must. Enjoy an afternoon visit to Ebony Forest and when all other visitors have gone home, relax and watch the changing colours and transformation of the west coast from the private vantage point of our nature reserve.

Overview

Suitable for:
adults of all ages, couples, families, groups, corporates.

 

Group size:
minimum 2 adults.

 

Duration:
2 -3 hours.

 

Distance:
0.5 – 6 km, depending on if you hike earlier in the afternoon. The 0.5 km refers to the distance along the Flycatcher Forest raised walkway and Sublime Point walkway.

 

Booking:
Necessary.

 

Buying your ticket:
purchase your ticket either online to benefit from 10 % discount or when you visit.

 

Rates:
Adult Rs2750
Child Rs1500 (<18 years)

For large groups call or email us for a discounted rate.

Sublime Sundowner - Ebony Forest - Mauritius

Private Tour

VIP treatment

Do you want to hang out with just your friends, family or loved ones? If so, then we recommend our VIP treatment Private Tour of Ebony Forest. Life is busy, crazy, hectic and sometimes you just want to experience things at your own pace and without other people. Speak to us and we will plan your bespoke visit where you will have a private guide and chauffeur to help you discover the beauty and magic of Ebony Forest.

Overview

Suitable for:
children and adults of all ages.

 

Group size:
minimum 2 adults – maximum 9 persons. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you are a larger group.

 

Duration:
1 – 2 hours.

 

Distance:
0.5 km.

Booking:
we recommend booking, but will try to accommodate you if you have not booked.

 

Buying your ticket:
purchase your ticket either online to benefit from 10 % discount or when you visit.

 

Rates:
Adult Rs1,500
Child Rs350

Private Tour in Safari Jeep - Ebony Forest - Mauritius

Annual Pass

Unlimited access for 12 months for the Classic Visit and 10% discount for your accompanying friends and on other activities

Enjoy a year of nature and fantastic scenery as an Ebony Forest Annual Classic Visit Pass Holder and get unlimited access for you and discounts for your friends and on other activities.

Overview

Includes:
• FREE admission for 12 months for the Classic Visit
• 10% discount on normal entrance or activity rates for your accompanying friends and family
• 10% discount on activities

 

Suitable for:
resident and non-resident adults and children planning on visiting more than once.

 

Duration:
12 months from the date of purchase.

Conditions:
10% discount is only applicable on normal entrance prices and not on promotional rates. We are closed on the 25th December and 1st January.

 

Buying your ticket:
purchase your annual pass when you visit.

 

Rates:
Adult Rs975
Child (5-12 years) Rs 500

Local Flora and Fauna - Ebony Forest - Mauritius

Saturday Kids Club

Explore, discover, craft and learn with friends during the Ebony Forest Saturday Kids Club

Do you have a child aged between 5 and 15 years old and you don’t know how to entertain them during the weekend? Relax. Send them to our fun Saturday Kids Club from 9:00 – 15:00 at Ebony Forest Chamarel. We will keep them busy and tire them out with a wide-range of activities: nature walks, crafting with natural items such as leaves and twigs, plant and animal identification, den-making, wildlife spotting and so much more.

Overview

Includes:
• Supervision throughout the day by a group leader
• Crafting materials which they can take home

 

Suitable for:
children aged from 5 – 15 years old.

 

When:
Every Saturday, 9:00 – 15:00, assuming there is a minimum of 5 children. If you are leaving your child at Ebony Forest, please be sure to collect them at 15:00.

 

Group size:
min. 5 – max. 20

 

Language:
staff are fluent in English, French and Creole.

 

Booking:
necessary.

 

Buying your ticket:
purchase your ticket when you visit.

 

Rate:
Rs 400 per child.

Recycled Craft - Ebony Forest - Mauritius
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