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Marine conservation holiday in Mauritius
Study dolphins and whales in beautiful Mauritius, from 1675 (21 days) ex flights

4 reviews for Mauritius gap year holidays3.5 star overall rating

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Marine conservation holiday in Mauritius
I really enjoyed it, wish I could have stayed longer! The boats trip to see the Spinner and Bottle-nose dolphins, which often included sightings of Green and Hawksbill turtles and some amazing birds too. We had some beautiful views of the dolphins. (more)Vicky Jackson
One of the best holidays I have had! The experience has been amazing! Dolphins are incredible animals. People working on the project are really nice, competent and sharing their knowledge very easily. I learnt so many things I had no idea of! (more)Annie Guex
Seeing the spinner dolphins, jump and spin in the air was the most memorable part of the holiday (more)Peter Macdonald
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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really

Mauritius travel information

East of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean, Mauritius and its small island dependencies stands on what was once a land bridge between Asia and Africa, its significance as a historic trading post reflected in the diversity of its peoples and cultural heritage. Surrounded by coral reefs, the islands are of volcanic origin and heavy rainfall contributes to the fertility of the red tropical soils, such as those of the main island's broad fertile plain on which sugar cane flourishes.

The rich coastal waters offer windsurfing, fishing and diving activities, while the national parks and reserves provide fascinating walks and treks through magnificent coastal and mountain scenery. Pamplemousses Gardens are renowned for their large collection of indigenous and exotic flora, while the mountainous terrain of Riviere Noire is also rich in birdlife.

Country facts for Mauritius holidays

Mauritius has a tropical climate with a southeast trade wind. Winter (from May to November) is warm and dry, whereas summer (November to May) is hot, wet, and humid. Cyclones rarely hit mainland Mauritius. The cyclone season is from November to April; January and February are the peak cyclone months (often causing off-shore cyclones) and are best avoided if you plan on participating in water-sports or diving.

The official language in Mauritius is English, although Mauritian Creole, French, Hindi, Urdu, Hakka & Bhojpuri are spoken.

The currency in Mauritius is the Mauritian rupee.

Time zone
Mauritius Time, GMT+4 (UTC+4).
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