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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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A day in the Ebony Forest reserves

what's more to spend a Saturday with friends and family in the countryside. Breathe the fresh air... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
patchoo16
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Beau Bassin - Rose Hill
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Amzing to see a tourist attractions that actually positively contributes to the ecosystem of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Maxwell F
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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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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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Reviewed 1 week ago

what's more to spend a Saturday with friends and family in the countryside. Breathe the fresh air and admire the beautiful views from the top of Ebony Forest reserves. The weather was beautiful a beautiful sun and a little wind that did not really bother...More

Thank patchoo16
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Ebonyforest, Operations and Marketing Coordinator at Ebony Forest Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amzing to see a tourist attractions that actually positively contributes to the ecosystem of Mauritius. A wonderful effort to restore the ebony forests which have been destroyed over the centuries. Our guide Hilary was very nice and had a brilliant knowledge of the forest and...More

1  Thank Maxwell F
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Ebonyforest, Operations and Marketing Coordinator at Ebony Forest Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit to 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 had a memorable family time at Ebony Forest Reserve. Very calm, stress-free and pure environment. We enjoyed the raised walkway and it was a peaceful moment to connect with the nature. We had fun doing the safari and the sublime point is breath-taking. The...More

Thank MadhviSD
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Ebonyforest, Operations and Marketing Coordinator at Ebony Forest Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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

We are pleased to read 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 5 June 2018

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 6 June 2018

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 5 June 2018 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 8 June 2018

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 29 May 2018

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 31 May 2018

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 27 May 2018

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 29 May 2018

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 24 May 2018

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 26 May 2018

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 20 May 2018

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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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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