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:
2 hours.

 

Distance:
0.7 km

Booking:
book online or call. Tours depart at set times: 9:30, 11:30, 13:30, 15:30

 

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

 

Rates:
Adult: Rs 1200
5-17 years: Rs 900
0-4 years: free of charge
Add on: Plant 4 trees: Rs 1000

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.

 

Distance:
5.8 km.

Duration:
3 – 4 hours.

 

Booking:
is necessary. Tours start at 9am.

 

Rates:
Adult: Rs 1500, after 4 adults Rs 1000 per adult
5-17 years: Rs 900, after 4 adults Rs 700 per child
0-4 years: free of charge
Add on: Plant 4 trees: Rs 1000

Bird Watching - Ebony Forest - Mauritius

take a hike

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.

 

Distance:
3 km – 6.1 km, depending on your route.

 

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

Duration:
2 – 4 hours, depending on if you hike up Piton Canot.

 

Booking:
Not necessary.

 

Rates:
Adult: Rs 300
5-17 years: Rs 180
0-4 years: free of charge
Add on: Plant 4 trees: Rs 1000
Resident group rate (>10 persons): Adult Rs 270, Child Rs Rs150

Hike Ridgeline sign - Ebony Forest - Mauritius

take a drive

Enjoy a guided safari jeep tour to discover the endemic biodiversity of Mauritius

Take an adventure through one of the last remaining ebony forests in Mauritius, all in the comfort of a safari jeep. One of our passionate guides will accompany you throughout your safari and will delight in highlighting the uniqueness and rarity of our island’s biodiversity.

Overview

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

 

Group size:
maximum 8 persons

 

Distance:
0.5 km walk along the Flycatcher Forest and Sublime Point raised walkways.

 

Buying your ticket:
Purchase your ticket online to benefit from 10 % discount.

Duration:
2 hours.

 

Booking:
book online or call. Tours depart at set times: 9:30, 11:30, 13:30, 15:30

 

Rates:
Adult: Rs 900
5-17 years: Rs 600
0-4 years: free of charge
Add on: Plant 4 trees: Rs 1000

Private Tour in Safari Jeep - 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

Guided Trek

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.

 

Group size:
minimum 2 adults.

 

Duration:
3 – 4 hours.

 

Distance:
5 – 6 km

Booking:
is necessary.

 

Rates:
Adult: Rs 1500, after 4 adults Rs 1000 per adult
5-17 years: Rs 900, after 4 adults Rs 700 per child
0-4 years: free of charge
Add on: Plant 4 trees: Rs 1000

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.

Booking:
is necessary.

 

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

 

Rates:
Adult: Rs 2750, after 4 adults Rs 1500 per adult
5-17 years: Rs 1500, after 4 adults Rs 1000 per child
0-4 years: free of charge
Add on: Plant 4 trees: Rs 1000

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

Sublime Sundowner - Ebony Forest - Mauritius

Schools

Using the forest as a classroom, we provide primary and secondary nature education programmes

Inspire curiosity in your pupils and champion the next conservationists. We offer a wide range of bespoke school outings for pre-primary, primary and secondary school children. Our outdoor learning opportunities cover a range of topics such as history, science, literacy, maths, and geography. Discover our Natural History Museum, partake in tree planting and plant propagation activities. Call or email for more information.

Green Team Fun

The perfect place for your corporate end of year event and green team-building activities.

Make a day of it, or simply half a day! We all spend way too much time indoors, bending over a desk or simply not getting enough Vitamin D. Join our energetic team for fun-filled interactive activities that will re-energise your employees, enhance collaboration between colleagues and heighten awareness about the importance of Mauritius biodiversity. Call or email for more information.

Small acts

of Kindness can
go a long way

CONTACT EBONY FOREST TO FIND OUT HOW TO DONATE, AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO OUR MAURITIAN WILDLIFE…