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Ebony Forest Reserve

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Seven Coloured Earth Road, Chamarel, Mauritius 90409
+230 5865 5383
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Very worthy conservation project

This is relatively new to the island and ten out of ten for it. This aims to preserve and protect... read more

Reviewed yesterday
SimonALeicester
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Leicester
Best 360 degree view of South West Mauritius

We came by public bus and walked 3.5 km at a leisurely pace while admiring the flora to reach Ebony... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Singfat_Chu
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Singapore, Singapore
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Imagine one of the last remaining places on Mauritius where majestic black ebony trees stand tall and paradise flycatchers and Mauritius Black Bulbul chase each other through the trees. Once home to the Dodo, Ebony Forest, remains a refuge for threatened native flora and fauna. Visitors will be treated to open-air safari jeep rides, breathtaking views from Sublime Point and mid-canopy walkways. Our Tickets include Safari jeep ride and guided visit as per availability. Our Reserve is on the same way as the Seven Coloured Earth. However it is not necessary to purchase a ticket for both the Seven Coloured Earth and Ebony Forest. It is possible to buy a ticket only for Ebony Forest.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Seven Coloured Earth Road, Chamarel, Mauritius 90409
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+230 5865 5383
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"sublime point"
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"raised walkway"
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"guided tour"
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"nature lovers"
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"jeep ride"
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"conservation work"
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"fantastic area"
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"ecology centre"
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"beautiful walk"
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"their efforts"
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"paradise flycatcher"
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"summit point"
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"young team"
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"coloured earth"
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"enjoyed our lunch"
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Reviewed yesterday

This is relatively new to the island and ten out of ten for it. This aims to preserve and protect some of the little remaining primary forest on the island. Good walks and guides are on hand to inform and educate. They are also aiming...More

Thank SimonALeicester
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came by public bus and walked 3.5 km at a leisurely pace while admiring the flora to reach Ebony Forest. We got there in time for the jeep safari ride which departs every 30 minutes. First stop was at an area dense in ebony...More

1  Thank Singfat_Chu
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Ebonyforest, Operations and Marketing coordinator at Ebony Forest Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are pleased to see that you enjoyed your hiking and time passed in our reserve. Thank you for your review and contribution to the restoration of our forest.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A definite "must do"! The access from the main entrance is a trip in itself with a quick stop to admire the Chamarel Falls. Ebony Forest has good amenities with helpful personnel. Depending on your level of fitness, you can choose to take a 10...More

1  Thank Richard A
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Ebonyforest, Operations and marketing coordinator at Ebony Forest Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are pleased to read that you really enjoyed your time at our reserve. Thank you for your review and contribution to the restoration of our forest.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the forest but unfortunately didnt have a lot of time so we took the 4x4 to the viewpoint, hairraising and bumpy ride up through the forest but a lot of fun. Stopped off halfway up for a guided tour and talk on the forest...More

1  Thank Dogsdangler
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Ebonyforest, Operations & marketing coordinator at Ebony Forest Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are pleased that you enjoyed your time in our reserve. Thank you for your review and contribution to the restoration of our native forest.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Ebony Forest Reserve at the beginning of May and cannot recommend it highly enough. We started with a meal at the cafe, which was delicious and then we walked up to meet a guide at the raised walkway. Our guide was Nishma,...More

1  Thank roadrun99
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Ebonyforest, Operations and marketing coordinator at Ebony Forest Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are pleased that you enjoyed your time in our reserve. Thank you for your review and contribution to the restoration of our native forest. Hopefully see you soon :)

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'll keep this review simple - just to echo the views of others that this a great place to visit. Take in the Seven Coloured Sands and Waterfalls too....

Thank SteveCAFC63
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Ebonyforest, Operations and marketing coordinator at Ebony Forest Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit to our reserve. Thank you for your review and contribution to the restoration of our forest

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Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

Well if you have enough sun and lovely beaches just go to the forest to see stunning views of waterfalls and cascades.you can go by car which will be quicker to see all of just go for long walk.dont forget water and toilet paper 😂😂😂

1  Thank domdab
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Ebonyforest, Operations and Marketing Coordinator at Ebony Forest Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Sir/Madam, not sure if your review is about our reserve or just the forest in general. Because we have toilets ;)

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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

We went to visit the seven coloured earths and saw that they were selling the tickets for the visit to the forest. We decided to try a visit. A good decision made! There is a museum with the brief history of the island together with...More

2  Thank Andreia H
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Ebonyforest, Operations and marketing coordinator at Ebony Forest Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2018

We are pleased you enjoyed your visit to our reserve. Thank you for your review and contribution to the restoration of our forest.

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Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

I have been to coloured earth and ebony chamarel.worth the view from ebony chamarel.walked half way then took the truck to go to the top which you can get every 30minutes.

1  Thank jeanluc882018
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Ebonyforest, marketing assistant at Ebony Forest Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

Thank you for your review and contribution to the restoration of our forest.

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

Our family loved this place, it was one of the highlights of our trip to Mauritius. The guides are very knowledgeable and you can tell they really love their work. The kids really enjoyed the jeep ride and we saw lots of wildlife including a...More

Thank Smjlewis
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Ebonyforest, Marketing assistant at Ebony Forest Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

We are pleased you enjoyed your visit to our reserve. Thank you for your review and contribution to the restoration of our forest.

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flogurl9
20 March 2018|
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Response from Ebonyforest | Property representative |
Hello, you can still use the jeeps for the kids, which is included in our ticket price. Our raised walkways are accessible even if not equipped with hiking gears.
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