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Ebony Forest Reserve Chamarel: Endemic Birdwatching Guided Tour provided by Ebony Forest Reserve

Ebony Forest Reserve Chamarel: Endemic Birdwatching Guided Tour

Ebony Forest Reserve Chamarel: Endemic Birdwatching Guided Tour
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Duration:
4h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
9
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    4h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    9
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
• Private guided visit to the bird release aviaries to see the rare Pink Pigeon and Echo Parakeet feed in the wild • See some of the world’s rarest birds and wildlife: Mauritius Kestrel, Pink Pigeon, Echo Parakeet, Mauritius Flycatcher, Black Bulbul, Grey white-eye • Experienced and passionate guides • Spot White-tailed tropic birds, Mascarene swallows, Mascarene swiftlets and Mauritius flying foxes soaring in the air • Enjoy a selection of local drinks and Mauritian snacks at the breath-taking Sublime Point • Bespoke tour to accommodate your needs. You can hike or drive different sections as you choose • Visit the museum, written and illustrated by British palaeontologist, bird expert and artist, and critically acclaimed co-author of Lost Land of the Dodo, Dr Julian Hume.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, French
What to expect
  • 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. On your 3-4 hour guided tour in this Important Bird Area, as listed by BirdLife International, you will have the opportunity to spot some of the World’s rarest birds, such as the Pink Pigeon, Echo Parakeet, Mauritius Paradise Flycatcher, Mauritius Black Bulbul (also known as the merle), Mauritius Kestrel, and Grey-white eye. Your 3-4 hour guided bird watching tour starts with a brief visit of the museum and an exclusive visit of the bird release aviaries to spot the wild Echo Parakeet and Pink Pigeon. Discover how Ebony Forest is committed to saving endemic birds and observe the forest restoration efforts to recreate large areas of native forest. Walk or use the safari jeeps to visit the Flycatcher Raised Walkway and Sublime Point. Savour Mauritian delights at Sublime Point while your guide highlights the mountains and rugged scenery of the wild south.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, French
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • 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. On your 3-4 hour guided tour in this Important Bird Area, as listed by BirdLife International, you will have the opportunity to spot some of the World’s rarest birds, such as the Pink Pigeon, Echo Parakeet, Mauritius Paradise Flycatcher, Mauritius Black Bulbul (also known as the merle), Mauritius Kestrel, and Grey-white eye. Your 3-4 hour guided bird watching tour starts with a brief visit of the museum and an exclusive visit of the bird release aviaries to spot the wild Echo Parakeet and Pink Pigeon. Discover how Ebony Forest is committed to saving endemic birds and observe the forest restoration efforts to recreate large areas of native forest. Walk or use the safari jeeps to visit the Flycatcher Raised Walkway and Sublime Point. Savour Mauritian delights at Sublime Point while your guide highlights the mountains and rugged scenery of the wild south.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 90451P2
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Snacks and drink
  • Binoculars
Exclusions
  • Camera
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Ebony Forest Reserve Chamarel, Chamarel MU, 90409, Mauritius Go through the gate of the Seven Coloured Earth of Chamarel, ask for Ebony Forest, proceed and follow signage that lead to the visitor centre.
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travellers
Inclusions
  • Snacks and drink
  • Binoculars
Exclusions
  • Camera
Departure details
  • Ebony Forest Reserve Chamarel, Chamarel MU, 90409, Mauritius Go through the gate of the Seven Coloured Earth of Chamarel, ask for Ebony Forest, proceed and follow signage that lead to the visitor centre.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Dannymc1985
Stevenage, UK164 contributions
We travelled from the north east if the island and it took nearly two hours to the trail. It was well signposted and the staff were welcoming and accommodating.

The walk itself is approximately 5.4km if you walk from the bottom to sublime point (There is also a further point if you are interested in walking further). Sublime point offers a great view of Le Morne, there is also a small cafe that offers a welcome snack / cold drink, this is reasonably priced. There is also a nice seating area to relax and enjoy the view.

We met Zean for a short time for the raised walkway, he was a lovely guide and was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. This is an excellent project and well worth the visit - look at the photos as proof. We did see a few endemic birds, like most things this is often down to the time of day and luck, if I were a little closer I would certainly visit again during my holiday. It is a good location to visit the other attractions such as coloured earth.

If you are not that mobile there is a vehicle that can take you up and down, also the museum is good at the bottom. Great visit - thank you team.
Written 13 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Danny, we thank you for your review, visit and contribution to our project.
Written 21 January 2022
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Avid Birder
1 contribution
Nov 2021 • Couples
The trip was superb - our guide was knowledgeable, quick to point out all of the rare local birds that came close to us (including some flycatchers and a beautiful endemic kestrel!) and the views were stunning. It was generally really great to see their efforts in reintroducing the native wildlife and forest.

Well worth a morning hike to avoid the heat of the day!
Written 22 November 2021
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We are pleased to read you had a superb experience at our reserve. We thank you for supporting us in your visit.
Written 30 November 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Victor Pang
London, UK954 contributions
We had a very entertaining adventure with our guide, Denis and his colleague, getting to know the endemic birds, wildlife and plants in Ebony forest. We arrived the Reserve by taxi after 9:30 and started hiking through the forest trek.

Denis is very dedicated and knowledgeable about the environment and wildlife. Time went very quickly. Just after mid-day, we managed to hike all the way to Sublime Point with fantastic panoramic view over the coastline. We were treated with local snack and cold juice before returning to the starting point in a 4x4 vehicle. Overall, highly recommended activity.

Written 30 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ebonyforestreserve
We thank you for your visit and support to our project!
Written 31 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Bond
1 contribution
Jul 2019
best place ecofriendly.
Nature nature, they do lots of stuffs and miminal use of papers, no plastics and wow.

Refer this place
Written 17 April 2020
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Ebonyforestreserve
We thank you for your review.
Written 20 April 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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By: Ebony Forest Reserve
Selinarussell
Selinarussell
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Great, allow time & pack water/food
We visited Ebony Forest in December 2021. Off the back of visiting the 7 coloured earth at Chamarel. We arrived
EDE2000
EDE2000
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Thanks, Lucy
We got a 4x4 tour and had to wait 20mins. We only had 2 stops which lasted over an hour. Though, would definitely
Stay63163039420
Stay63163039420
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Well worth a visit
Had a lovely hike to the view point with spectacular vows of Le Morne and th ocean Easy to follow the trail , a bi
Freddes
Freddes
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Wonderful hike in the wild
This is really the place worth visiting if you go to Chamarel. There is a wonderful hike to go up to the top, worth
Nayirah B
Nayirah B
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Very interesting!
The Ebony Forest is a very interesting place to learn about mauritian biodiversity and history. The staffs and guid
cdsw
cdsw
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Excellent guides, excellent initiative, excellent views - definitely worth a visit
This reserve offers knowledge about the natural history of the island and contemporary efforts to protect and enhan
Sheetal D
Sheetal D
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An act of kindness to nature.
We managed to get corporate people to understand our forest and make a good action. They were proud and can also br
159krisd
159krisd
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Pure nature!
We did the Classic Tour with the jeep in the park. The pure kept nature is so wonderful to see. The guided tour w
509alyssav
509alyssav
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Absolutely worth it!
We did the classic tour and absolutely loved it. It felt great to connect with Mother Nature and to see the great
Tom L
Tom L
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Recommend to all!
We absolutely loved our visit at the Ebony Forest Reserve. The guided tour was led by a very friendly and learned y
treshmac
treshmac
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Reconnect to the nature
it was an amazing place, ideal for hikers and nature lovers. The team is helpful and passionate about restoring the
Jdysonjill
Jdysonjill
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Natural habitat
Wonderfull walks set out within the trees. Followed by amazing wood fired pizza in the cafe. If you are unable to w
Lilli_Hoi
Lilli_Hoi
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Highly recommended nature reserve
Wonderful visit to the Ebony Forest reserve. Mauritius Wildlife Foundation has made its mission to restore the ende
149anilm
149anilm
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Nice outing
This is a good initiative in ensuring the survival of local flora, fauna. There is a museum which traces history o
RuediK52
RuediK52
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Fascinating tour around Ebony Forest
The park is located in Chamarel. We participated in the classic tour, which included a visit to the on-site museum,
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