Travelling from Mauritius to the Seychelles

Mauritius and the Mascarene Islands lie to the south of the Seychelles Archipelago, and this latter group of humidly tropical islets is another of the Indian Ocean's major tourist attractions. Tourists can easily hop from one set of islands to the other can thus get to experience the best of both worlds.

The Dodo: Mauritius's Most Famous Bird

Everyone knows the phrase "as dead as a dodo" means something is gone and it's not coming back. Not many people have an in-depth knowledge of the bird that was the source of this catchy little phrase, however, and, given that more and more birds and animals are presently nearing extinction, the dodo's story is one that everyone should learn and remember.

Dodos, the large flightless birds endemic to the island of Mauritius and first observed by Dutch sailors during the late 16th-century were all but gone only 100-odd years after they had first been discovered.

Driving and car rental in Mauritius

While there certainly are accommodating bus routes and inexpensive taxi services on Mauritius, renting a car remains one of the easiest ways to get around the island. Granted, you’re going to pay a bit more for the sole use of the vehicle, but it is so worth it if you’re of an adventurous spirit.

Mauritius Visa

Traveling to Mauritius is fairly simple in terms of regulations for entry into the country. For most, a visa is not required. Citizens, residents, children and spouses of citizens are exempt from requiring a visa to enter the country as are those who are working on a vessel that is in transit, or those who might be for example, on a cruise and will be departing when the ship departs.

There are a few other less common exemptions such as those who hold diplomatic passports from a handful of countries.

The Music of Mauritius - Sega, Seggae + Bhajpuri

Andy Carvin

There is perhaps no island more beautiful that Mauritus. It is rich in tradition and beauty. The music of Mauritus is more intricate and fascinating than that of many other vacation islands.

Mauritius Cuisine: Food + Drink

Mauritius, an island nation off the coast of Africa, is a melting pot of different cultures who have immigrated at different time periods to the island. Mauritius cuisine highlights this diversity with foods reflecting Creole, Indian, Chinese, and European influences. Visitors to the island can expect to dine upon cuisine as varied as Indian curries, Creole rougailles, English bacon and eggs, Chinese Chop Suey and French Coq au vin. All of these dishes have a unique Mauritian twist since they employ locally grown and available fruits and vegetables.

Popular Beverages

The History Of Mauritius

The Island of Mauritius has a rich history and a culture that has been created by the mixing of many different races and creeds. Mauritius is part of the Republic of Mauritius which nation lies in the Indian Ocean, off the coast of Africa, with the island of Madagascar sitting 900 kilometers to its west. Other islands in the Republic include Rodrigues, the Agalega Islands, and Cargados Carajos.

The Discovery of Mauritius

Mauritius: Climate + Weather

Mauritius is a tropical country, and as such does not have the four seasons we are accustomed to in the UK. Instead, the island remains hot all year round, with two key seasons - the summer and the winter.

With temperatures averaging 25-30C all year round there is never a bad time to visit Mauritius, and a fresh sea breeze manages to keep the heat of the day at a sensible level. As the island lies in the Southern Hemisphere the summer lasts between November and April, where temperatures may rise as high as 35C, with occasional spells of rain to break the heat of the day.

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