Mauritius Central Plateau
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.
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.