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Mauritius with Kids - 10 Activities to Do with Kids in Mauritius- Discover another aspect of Mauritius

The tropical island paradise of Mauritius is a great destination for family travel. Apart from the incredible beaches here, take a look at what holds for you on this little island of the Indian Ocean.

1

Stroll in the SSR Botanical Garden

The gardens are over 300 years old and were once private gardens for the French Governor. Spreading over acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, these have over 650 types of plants. Discover Baobabs, the Palmier Bouteille, Giant Water Lillies, curative plants and a herb garden. Guided tours are available – these are good ways to educate children on the different types of flora and fauna seen in the gardens.

2

La Vanille Crocodile Park

Founded in 1985, the park stretches over five hectares and homes Nile crocodiles. Visitors can witness feedings at 11:30 am. There are also some majestic giant tortoises living within the park. There is a miniature zoo within the premises, find Phelsuma (geckos), deer, turtles, bats, pigs, monkeys, mongooses, goats, fat-tailed sheep, and donkeys. In the Insectarium, there is a collection of over 23000 rare species of insects! Plus, there is a Jungle Adventure Playground, an entertainment area, especially for children with various activities! Kids will love this place!

3

Submarine tour

The Blue Safari submarines travel 35 m beneath the Indian Ocean, allowing you to witness amazing marine life at close range. The submarines have a screen that captures incredible images of the deep sea. This tour is perfect for families as the submarine can hold up to ten people, and pre-departure safety training is provided!

4

Black River Gorges National Park

If adventure is in your family's blood, head to the National Park, located southwest of Mauritius. The extent covers over 68 km, with plenty of exciting hikes and photo opportunities along several paths filled with wild animals like wild pigs and rusa deer.

5

Lions at Casela Nature Park

Stretching over 14 hectares, the park features wildlife like monkeys, zebras, giant tortoises, lions, white tigers, and cheetahs. Also, find 1,500 species of birds thriving in this unique habitat. The likes of The Residence Mauritius are among the top accommodation options available when looking out for places to stay.

6

Bois Cheri tea plantation

Visit this picturesque tea plantation that came to be in 1892. There are guided tours available where children will get to see the factory and be treated to scenic views of Southern Mauritius. Everyone will be treated to a tea tasting ceremony to learn about all kinds of teas from flavoured to herbal and green teas.

7

Rodrigues island

Located near Mauritius overlooking breathtaking mountainous landscape! This island is a place for lovers of the sea to indulge in water activities such as diving, snorkelling and swimming in the crystal-clear waters. The lagoon with altering colours is a sight that anyone won't forget anytime soon!

8

Marvel at Chamarel Coloured Earth

Witness an incredible creation of Mother Earth in this little village in the southwestern region of Mauritius. The dunes with seven layers of coloured sand amid lush scenery offer some amazing views and photo opportunities.

9

Discover Le Morne

One of the best places to visit in Mauritius is this UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a location where runaway slaves sought shelter while attempting to overcome their battle against slavery. The scenery is beautiful and moving.

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Pony Ride at Domaine de L'Etoile

At the Domaine de l'etoile Kids Village, children from ages 3 to 12 can go on a 30-minute pony ride. The Domaine permits ride around the location with a guide to provide maximum safety. There are Pony Ride Packages available, where excursions will take children all along the estate, filled with many flora and fauna.

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