5 activities with kids in Mauritius
1. Visit the National Botanical Gardens
The National Botanical Garden is located near Pamplemousse in the north and is one of the most visited attractions in Mauritius, but it is never crowded, because it stretches over endless acres of land. The centrepiece of the gardens is a pond filled with giant Victoria amazonica water lilies. The park also contains an area with giant turtles and deers and a duck pond. Consider visit the park on a cloudy day because of the milder temperatures and remember to bring a stroller to smaller kids, because the garden is huge. It might also be an idea to bring a lunch box. The garden is perfect for a picnic.
2. Visit Casela Safari Park
Casela Safari Park is situated near Flic en Flac on the south west on the island. Casela Safari Park has activities for the whole family. The park offers Explorer Adventures, Family Adventures and Safai Adventures. Having two small kids we skipped the ziplines in the Explorer Adventure package. We went for the petting farm, the great playground, giraffe viewing and the Safari Tour and our kids loved it. Bring a stroller and a lunch box. The food served at the restaurants is borring and expensive.
3. Visit the Aquarium
The aquarium is located in the north west of the island and is home to over 200 species of fish. It is possible to witness the feeding sessions which takes place daily at 11:00 am and 15:00 pm. It is not every day that one sees, Giant Morays sharks and sea turtles, within arm’s reach, being fed by hand.
4. Visit the sugar Museum
The Sugar Museum and Factory is located in the north. In order for the children to understand the story of the sugar , The Sugar Adventure has chosen two “mascots” to tell children of the extraordinary story of sugar: two animals typical of the island, the mynah bird (martin) and the mongoose. These two mascots will guide the children all along the visit, offering entertaining questions and answers to be found under envelopes placed in various places in the museum and in the factory.
5. Crocodile and Giant Tortoises Park
The Crocodile & Giant Tortoises Park is located in the south of the island. The park is home to various species of animals, reptiles and plants is set in a beautiful rain forested valley with natural freshwater springs, full of prawns and fish. During your stay in the park you can also experience a firsthand unique encounter with the giant tortoises, and get a rare chance to feed, pet and play with them.
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