TOP 5 Family Activities

In the West, between Tamarin and Flic-en-Flac, a large 250-hectare park allows you to discover the flora and fauna of the Indian Ocean and those of Africa. A whole host of activities for all ages are also offered, including speedy rides on squads, zip-lining across canyons and, as the highlight of the day, walking with the lions.

Open daily from 9 am to 5 pm – Reservation at booking.casela@caselapark.com

In the south-west of the island, in the heart of a subtropical forest, this adventure park offers many activities for the young and not so young such as zip-lining, quad riding or roaming from trees to trees attached to a lifeline.

Not far away from there, you can view the 7-coloured earth, the Alexandra Falls (4 km), and the Black River Gorges National Park (6-7 km).

For the booking, we advise you to contact: parkaventure@intnet.mu or +230 234 5385 (from 8 am to 5 pm from Monday to Friday, and from 8 am to 1 pm on Saturdays).

In the village of Rivière des Anguilles, in the South of the island, this zoological park is known for its Nile crocodiles imported from Madagascar, its bats, and its varieties of tortoises from Seychelles and Madagascar.

A restaurant also offers dishes based on crocodile meat.

Crocodiles are fed at 11.30 am from Tuesday to Thursday, as well as on weekends; Tortoises are fed at 11am and 1pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, and from Thursdays to Saturdays.

Open every day from 8.30 am to 5 pm.

Opposite the entrance to Chamarel Coloured earth, this attraction - in the southwest of the island - is a gallery of optical illusions set in an old litchis factory.

Between a labyrinth of mirrors, an inverted kitchen and a whole host of surprises, this unusual place will please both young and old.

Open daily from 9 am to 5 pm.

Located in Pamplemousses, this former sugar factory converted into a museum traces the history of sugar cane and reveals how it has shaped the history, economy, landscape and population of Mauritius. It is a playful visit for all the family.

Sugar cane cutting on Wednesdays at 10.30 am.

Open daily from 9 am to 5 pm – Count on 2 hours for a visit.