Call us today on 020 7644 1755

Le Domaine Du Chasseur

Duration: Half Day

le domaine du chasseur

A pearl in the Indian Ocean, Mauritius is a place of exquisite natural beauty. As soon as you set foot on the island you are greeted with white sandy beaches fringed by swaying palms and surrounded by sparkling turquoise lagoons. Inland, the landscapes comprise sugar cane fields, mountainous terrain and tropical forests, which host a number of beautiful nature reserves.

Because of the island’s isolation, Mauritius has a relatively low diversity of wildlife, but many of its species are endemic, found naturally nowhere else in the world. This tour provides an ideal chance for you to get close to nature during your holiday in Mauritius as you explore the 1000-acre wildlife reserve of Le Domaine du Chasseur, one of the last indigenous forests in the country.

Nestled in the hills at Anse Jonchée on the south-east of the island, Le Domaine du Chasseur (meaning Hunter's Domain) is a private nature reserve and old hunting grounds. Over 300 years ago, the Dutch introduced Java deer to this part of the island as they came onto shore, bringing the animals with them. The deer happily settled here and continued to stay on the island when the Dutch left, claiming Mauritius as their own land. Once popular with private hunting parties, the park now promotes eco tourism, targeting "green" tourists and nature lovers who appreciate the importance of wildlife conservation.

Located high in the hills, amidst lush vegetation such as palm trees, spice plants, revenala, ebony, eucalyptus, wild orchids and other native tropical flora, this beautiful indigenous forest is an important habitat for many rare endemic species such as the Mauritian Kestrel, Mauritius Parakeet and Pink Pigeon, as well as more common species such as the Mauritius Grey White-Eye, Mauritius Cuckoo Shrike and Zebra Dove. A large variety of other bird species can also be spotted here, and you are likely to see animals such as monkeys, wild boars, hares and Java deer, which have been reared here for centuries.

A popular place for trekkers, visitors can explore 30 km of nature trails throughout the forest, which run past waterfalls and scenic spots where you can relax and take photos. Panoramic views of the island and coastline can be enjoyed in the highest parts of the reserve. Mountain biking and quad biking is also available in the park, and after all that exercise and fresh air you can enjoy a hearty meal in the Domaine du Chasseur restaurant.

Located at the top of the mountain, visitors can marvel at beautiful views of the Indian Ocean and the lush green valley below as they dine. Speciality cuisine includes seafood and traditional game dishes. This tour is a wonderful way to appreciate the beauty of Mauritius’ landscapes and wildlife, whilst supporting the island’s important conservation efforts.

Mauritius Holidays Browse all

Best Value

From £999 per person
sofitel so mauritius bel ombre + jumeirah creekside hotel

Sofitel So Mauritius Bel Ombre + Jumeirah Creekside Hotel

Jumeirah Creekside Hotel is situated in the heart of the city with easy access to The Irish and Century Village’s...

From £1019 per person
coin de mire + holiday inn al barsha

Coin De Mire + Holiday Inn Al Barsha

Holiday Inn Dubai- Al Barsha is situated on Sheikh Zayed Road next to the Mall of Emirates and only a short distance to...

From £1019 per person
lux* grand gaube + lakaz chamarel

Lux* Grand Gaube + Lakaz Chamarel

Lux* Grand Gaube, lies on a sheltered private cove on the north-east coast of Mauritius, not far from Grand Baie. This...

From £1029 per person
coin de mire + doubletree by hilton al barsha

Coin De Mire + Doubletree by Hilton Al Barsha

Coin De Mire is a boutique hotel set on the north coast of Mauritius, an area of white beaches, clear turquoise waters...

From £1039 per person
merville beach - grand baie + holiday inn al barsha

Merville Beach - Grand Baie + Holiday Inn Al Barsha

Holiday Inn Dubai- Al Barsha is situated on Sheikh Zayed Road next to the Mall of Emirates and only a short distance to...

From £1039 per person
coin de mire + pullman jumeirah lakes towers hotel and residence

Coin De Mire + Pullman Jumeirah Lakes Towers Hotel and Residence

Coin De Mire is a boutique hotel set on the north coast of Mauritius, an area of white beaches, clear turquoise waters...

Talk to a specialist

charmaine

Call 020 7644 1755 to speak with our award-winning travel consultants.

Opening hours 09:00 - 20:00 GMT

Related articles for Mauritius

Mauritius News

Browse all Mauritius News

Maradiva's Annual White Party held

Luxury destination Maradiva Villas Resorts and Spa held its annual White Party, an extravagant bash hosted by CEO Sanjiv Ramdanee to thank Maradiva’s supporters and guests. With hundreds of suppliers and partners in the tourism industry, in addition to resident guests, Maradiva’s White Party is a highly anticipated event, held against the spectacular backdrop of lush gardens and Tamarin Bay.

New junior suites coming to Anahita Golf and Spa in Mauritius

One of the premiere resorts for holiday travel to Mauritius is set to soon include an array of impressive new choices when it comes to lodging. Anahita Golf & Spa plans to offer one-bedroom Junior Suites in the coming months, providing another option in accommodations added to the resort's already impressive selection of rooms and amenities.

Tourist Arrivals in Mauritius increase in first quarter of 2016

The idyllic island nation of Mauritius has recorded an increase of British holidaymakers in the first quarter of 2016. The country received a total of 327,836 international tourists, and an 8.5 per cent increase in British travellers. More than 1.2 million tourists are expected to visit in Mauritius in 2016 to soak up the sunshine and relax on its powder-soft beaches.