Hiking in Mauritius Island

A selection of the best hiking trails in Mauritius.


Welcome to the captivating world of hiking in Mauritius, where breathtaking landscapes and vibrant biodiversity await your exploration. Whether you are an adventure enthusiast or a nature lover seeking tranquility, this tropical island paradise offers a myriad of hiking trails that cater to every skill level. From dense forests to cascading waterfalls, rugged mountains to pristine coastlines, Mauritius presents a kaleidoscope of natural wonders that will leave you in awe. In this article, we will guide you through the best hiking spots, provide essential tips, and unveil the hidden gems that make Mauritius an unparalleled destination for hikers.

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Hiking Trails & Trekking in Mauritius

Mauritius being of a volcanic origin, this tropical island is home, is blessed with meandering rivers, endemic forests, pristine landscapes, and impressive geological features to explore on foot. The island Mauritius offers many hiking and trekking tours in its nature parks and reserves, around the basaltic mountains, and in many other beautiful locations. Each peak offers a unique panoramic sight of this spectacular paradise.

Taxi Service Mauritius offers three hiking in Mauritius. You can be sure to have a great time, knowing you will be accompanied by a professional guide who will take you through the island’s fascinating surroundings.


Le Morne Brabant (UNESCO World Heritage Site) is an iconic mountain in the southwest of Mauritius. Le Morne mountain is a powerful symbol of freedom of peace among Mauritians through its history. When hiking up Le Morne mountain, listen to the rustling trees, chirping of the tropical birds. It is home to a variety of endemic species, such as the rare Trochetia Boutoniana. Hike the majestic slave trail at Le Morne Brabant, and enjoy spectacular ocean views.

2. Hiking Black River Gorges

The Black River Gorges National Park is the largest preserved forest of Mauritius. In the unspoiled rainforest of Mauritius, discover spectacular waterfalls and unparalleled beauty of flora and fauna in the south-western region. This hike will take you into the heart of the indigenous forest with many panoramic views such as beautiful waterfall scampering down the hillside with a range of mountains behind them and many more. The Black River Gorges National Park is home to numerous varieties of species such as the Echo-Parakeet, the Mauritian Kestrel or the Pink Pigeon.

3. Hiking The Seven Waterfalls (Sept Cascades)

Tamarind Falls is one of the best places to hike in Mauritius. This magnificent location hosts spectacular views over the Southwest coast. During the walk, you will be able to enjoy a nice swim in the natural pool that water has carved in the rock, and appreciate a natural massage under the cascades. You will be stunned by the view of the enthralling waterfall, the marvelous sight of the lush green canyon, and many other captivating features. It is a famous hike and an ideal place for nature and animals lovers, where one can find many exotic plants and birds.


Additional information/ tip:

    • Tour-guide by professional Mountain Guides (EFR/WFA Certified).
    • The Hikes is accessible to anyone in good health.
    • Age restrictions on the hikes stay at children under the age of 10.
    • Make sure to carry mosquito repellant.
    • Remember to eat properly before the hike.
    • Carry a water bottle to stay hydrated during the hike.

Make sure to book your catamaran cruise in advance to enjoy your holiday. Taxi Service Mauritius will be happy to provide you with affordable transportation to and from the embarkation point on time.



Essential Tips for Hiking in Mauritius

  • Wear comfortable hiking shoes and lightweight, breathable clothing to cope with the tropical climate.
  • Carry sufficient water and stay hydrated throughout the hike.
  • Apply sunscreen and wear a hat to protect yourself from the sun’s rays.
  • Pack snacks, energy bars, and a picnic lunch to replenish your energy during the hike.
  • Carry insect repellent to ward off any pesky mosquitoes or insects.
  • Respect the natural environment and adhere to trail etiquette.
  • Check weather conditions and trail accessibility before embarking on a hike.
  • Engage the services of a knowledgeable guide for a safe and enriching experience.
  • Capture the breathtaking views and memories with a camera or smartphone.
  • Leave no trace behind and maintain the pristine beauty of the trails for future hikers.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the best places for hiking in Mauritius?

The most popular hiking spots in Mauritius are: Le Morne Mountain in the South-West, Tamarind Falls in the Center & Black River Gorges in the Southern part of Mauritius.

Is it necessary to go hiking with professionals in Mauritius?

We highly recommend that you go with certified professionals are some hike can be very challenging. Our guides are EFR/WFA Certified professionals & will take care of you.

Is hiking in Mauritius suitable for beginners?

Yes, Mauritius offers a variety of hiking trails suitable for beginners. Trails like the Seven Cascades provide a moderate level of difficulty and are perfect for those new to hiking.

What is the best time of year for hiking in Mauritius?

The best time for hiking in Mauritius is during the cooler months, from May to October. The weather is pleasant, and the humidity is lower, providing optimal conditions for hiking.

Are there any dangerous animals or insects to watch out for while hiking in Mauritius?

While hiking in Mauritius, there are no significant dangerous animals or insects to be concerned about. However, it is advisable to carry insect repellent to protect against mosquitoes and other insects commonly found in tropical environments.

Embark on a remarkable journey through the captivating landscapes of Mauritius, where hiking trails weave through dense forests, towering mountains, and picturesque coastlines. With its diverse geography and abundant natural beauty, Mauritius offers an unforgettable experience for hikers of all levels. Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Black River Gorges National Park, conquer the challenging cliffs of Le Morne Brabant, and marvel at the cascading beauty of the Seven Cascades. Explore the hidden gems of La Vallée de Ferney and set sail to Coin de Mire for a unique blend of hiking and marine exploration. Let Mauritius bewitch you with its charm and provide memories that will last a lifetime.

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