2-Hour Guided Trek in the South
|Operating Days||All Days|
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|Comment||Morning Session: 09.00 | Afternoon Session: 13.00|
Hiking at Federica Nature Reserve
Nature lovers will enjoy this 2-hour guided trek exploring scenic landscapes and magnificent nature sites in the southern region of the island.
Trekking is a great way to spend time in the wilderness, clear your head and reduce stress. During your hike at the Frederica Nature Reserve, you will get to discover the rich fauna & flora of Mauritius and learn more about this beautiful island. A professional ranger will guide you on this informative trek to ensure that you take the best route, according to your fitness and ability level. Enjoy taking in the fresh air and splendid landscapes around you, while on this hike.
About the 2-Hour Guided Treks
Pick your preferred itinerary between the two guided treks offered below:
- Option 1: Mauritian Wildlife Foundation (MWF) Trek - get an insight of the beautiful wildlife of this tropical island and discover endemic animal and plant species.
- Option 2: Jacotet River Trek - enjoy trekking through an enchanting, wild expanse of forested area to reach the Jacotet river- a picturesque setting, perfect for a picnic or for a moment of serenity amidst tropical nature.
Option 1: Mauritius Wildlife Foundation Trek
Set your inner adventurer free with this 2-hour trek specially developed with the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation, to help you discover the Frederica Nature Reserve’s ecosystem.
You will enjoy trekking through this wildlife sanctuary, where history meets nature in the preserved South region of Mauritius. The nature reserve was named after the historic Frederica Sugar Estate founded in the 19th century, whose chimney still towers over the beautiful natural landscape.
While trekking through the woodland accompanied by a guide, you will not only get to encounter endangered endemic plants, like the Bois Chandelle and the Bois de Natte, along with an assortment of wild vegetation, but you will also get to learn more about the Mauritian biodiversity and its delicate ecosystem.
With a bit of luck, you might be able to spot the White-tailed Tropicbird, the Mauritius Kestrel, the green Echo Parakeet or the Mauritius Flying Fox, commonly known as the Mauritian Fruit Bat (called "Roussette"), among other endemic species. You might also see the introduced animals to the reserve -monkeys and deer wandering about in the wild.
Option 2: Jacotet River Trek
Let your senses be soothed by the sound of flowing water and birds singing in the trees as your guided discovery walk takes you on an amazing adventure.
The 2-hour Jacotet River Trek offers you the chance to enjoy a hike through a protected forested area.You will learn more about the Mauritian biodiversity as a professional ecotour ranger accompanies you throughout the hike.The Jacotet River provides nature lovers with a picturesque setting in the midst of L’Abattis des Cipayes, a place where nature and history converge.
In days of yore, a variety of food and fruit crops such as rice, maize, lentils and cassava were grown there. Nature has now reclaimed it, strewing the area with an abundance of palm groves and latan trees, among others. The river is a wonderful spot for a picnic, or for a moment of tranquility amidst tropical nature.
About The Federica Nature Reserve
The Frederica Nature Reserve bordering the Black River Gorges National Park, stretches over 1300 hectares and offers magnificent views of tropical nature. Including a deer farm, the nature reserve is also home to fruit bats, monkeys and indigenous plants. It operates in conjunction with the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation (MWF), responsible for the nest boxes of native birds such as the Mauritius Kestrel- the only bird of prey on the island, the green Echo Parakeet and the plantation of endangered endemic plants around the reserve.
About The Guide And The Spirit Of The Trip
All hiking excursions and treks in Mauritius will be supervised by experienced and professional guides. During the hike, the guide will share extensive knowledge about the area and its surroundings.
The trip will take you around some of the most beautiful places in Mauritius and you will get to learn more about the fauna and flora and what’s being done towards its preservation, making this a unique and enriching experience.
About Hiking in Mauritius
The little gem of Mauritius raises its glory much more than its famed white sandy beaches, swaying palm trees and stretched azure-blue lagoons. Being a volcanic island, it has several breathtaking summits and valleys to explore on foot. The island is well known for its distinct flora and fauna- ts flora is composed of 700 species of indigenous plants.
To learn more about hiking and trekking in Mauritius check our Trekking in Mauritius page.
- Activity times: Morning session at 09h00 & Afternoon session at 13h00
- Minimum number of participants: 2
- Maximum number of participants: 10
- It is recommended to participants to wear sports shoes with socks and to wear long trousers
- What to bring: Sunscreen lotion, mosquito repellent, bottle of water, sun glasses, camera, spare set of clothes, and towel.
- Booking: Should be done 48hrs in advance depending on availability.
- Please note that this activity is subject to availability and weather conditions
Mauritian Wildlife Foundation Trek
- Price per participant: 28 Euros
Jacotet River Trek
- Price per participant: 32 Euros