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Mauritius: a blend of influences

Mauritius is a meeting point of three cultures: Indian, European, and African. Even though the country is mostly associated with pristine beaches, the most seasoned of adventurers will be surprised at the multiple hiking, climbing, and diving possibilities. To top all of that up, Mauritius can boast a gigantic coral reef that is home to thousands of underwater species. 

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Africa - Mauritius
283 km 25 km/h 3 days roadtrip

A trip around Mauritius wouldn’t be complete without a visit in the capital - Port Louis. It is a true feast for the senses and a treasure trove of attractions. Visit Blue Penny Museum or Photography Museum, watch the life of local residents around Central Market or near Place d’Armes, or admire the architecture of Père Laval's Shrine.

Mauritius is also known for seaside resorts galore. Choose Roches Noires, Vieux Grand Port, Cap Malheureux, or Mahébourg to enjoy the top-notch infrastructure and panoramic coastal views. The inland towns will be of equal interest to most adventurers. Try visiting Moka or Chamarel to immerse yourself in the exploration of local cultures and cuisine.

Mauritian natural wonders are known around the world. Consider a visit in the Black River National Park, offering plenty of trekking opportunities for the fans of outdoor activities, or the Tamarin Bay, with its green hills and rugged summits.

Mauritius: car rental

Using public transport on Mauritius is rather affordable and enjoyable. During a ride on a Mauritian bus, you’ll learn more on the local culture and meet some of the island’s amiable residents. The main drawback of travelling by bus is that there are no timetables that the local buses would follow. That’s why it’s best to rely on car rental companies. They will provide you with a vehicle that will live up to all of your expectations. Car hire companies are available in major cities and at international airports.

While travelling around Mauritius in a car, it’s important to carry your driver’s licence. The roads on Mauritius are of varied quality and you should be extra careful as the island is infamous for frequent road accidents. Avoid driving at night as cyclists, pedestrians, and animals pose a serious danger after dusk. Mauritian motorists are also known for their chaotic and unpredictable behaviour. What’s more, you’ll stay on the safe side if you decide to get an International Driving Licence before travelling to Mauritius. 

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