Ebony Forest Discovery Tour – Bird Watching
Animal Safari | Land Activities

Situated in Chamarel, the Ebony Forest offers an exploration of the endemic fauna and flora of the island. The park covers 16 hectares and features 141 000 endemic plants. The preserved nature has also attracted native birds such as the Mauritius Paradise Flycatcher. The nature reserve plays an active role in the forest restoration and education programmes. The site offers amazing views over the mountains and the west coasts.

Love Tree Activity Highlights

  • Plant and label your own endemic love tree while also contributing to saving endangered species and offsetting carbon
  • Express your feelings for each other with a written note
  • Semi-guided tour with our friendly guides
  • So you don’t forget your special day, we give you an Ebony Forest gift
  • Enjoy a selection of local drinks and Mauritian snacks at the romantic Sublime Point
  • Experience the forest in a 4×4 jeep
  • Guided tour on our 300 m raised walkway through an ancient ebony forest

Bird Watching Highlights

  • Private visit to the bird release aviaries to see the rare Pink Pigeon and Echo Parakeet feed in the wild
  • Tour with our experienced and passionate bird conservationists
  • Spot the Pink Pigeon, Echo Parakeet, Mauritius Paradise Flycatcher, Mauritius Black Bulbul, Mauritius Kestrel, and Grey-white eye
  • Enjoy a selection of local drinks and Mauritian snacks at the breath-taking Sublime Point
Activity time and days

Monday to Sunday
Summer time: 1st November to 31st March 9 am – 5.30 pm
Winter time: 1st April to 31st October 9 am – 5 pm


More than 1 hour

Visiting Places
  • The Ebony Forest of Chamarel


  • A guided tour
  • Self-guided walks along the nature
  • Visit of the museum
  • Guided visit of the native plant nursery
  • 1 bottle of water per person during your trip

Age requirement: There are no age restrictions for the visit

Don’t forget to bring
  • Sport shoes
  • Sun cream
  • Sunglasses
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Water
Transfer option

Private transfers only

Good to know

The opening of the Ebony forest is the result of 10 years of work of restoring the forest and the planting of 130 000 endemic species.


The nature reserve features the few remaining original mature ebony trees. The site also has a museum where you can learn about the history of the plants and animals which were once present there.

Cancellation policy
  • No Show: confirmed clients do not show up for departure: 100% cancellation fee
  • Cancellation 24 hrs. before departure :100% cancellation fee
  • Cancellation 48 hrs. before departure:50% cancellation fee
  • Weather conditions not suitable to clients: 100% cancellation fee
  • Bad weather -cancellation before departure: Full refund
  • Bad weather -cancellation during excursion: Partial refund
  • Transfers are at extra supplement subject to the type of vehicle booked or the car rental option booked
  • Private Transfer – Available every day (no minimum number of guests required)
  • Food and beverages are not included
  • Activity is always subject to availability and weather conditions

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