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Mauritius Central Plateau

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Mauritius black river gorgeOnce covered by a tropical indigenous forest, the Maccabées Forest and the Black River Gorges are the last regions where the original endemic forest exists. A protected reserve, it is a sanctuary for nearly extinct birds like the Mauritian Kestrel and the Pink Pigeon and trees like the Tambalocogue, the Ebony and the Bois de Natte. It is also a popular region amongst hikers and nature lovers and not too far from Alexandra Falls. The Valley of Colours is one of the many areas that will delight the nature lovers with its streams, waterfalls, flora and fauna and the different colours of the earth around.
At Le Saint Aubin and Bois Chéri there are greenhouses and gardens where anthurium and vanilla plants are cultivated. And you can conclude your tour by having lunch at the splendid colonial house built in 1819 at Saint Aubin. In the district of Moka you can also visit Eureka. This old colonial house lying at the foot of the Moka mountain range is a superb example of colonial architecture with its superb veranda, fourteen bedrooms, one hundred and nine doors, antique furniture and magnificent gardens.
Mauritius state houseNot too far from Moka is another example of colonial creole architecture. The Chateau du Réduit, known as the State House today, is the official residence of the Republic of Mauritius and was before the official residence of the governors of the island. More than 250 years old, it is built on an area of 200 acres made up of gardens and waterfalls.
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Places to visits
Main towns & villages
Port Louis
The inland towns
Rose Hill & Beau Bassin
Quatre Bornes
Main villages
Grand Bay
The North
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The Central Plateau
The Beaches