The western part of Mauritius
The mill of Medine
Visit the rum distillery of the mill of Medine. You will follow the process of making local rum. You can buy bottles of rums
The fair of Quatre Bornes2>
The unmistakable fair of Quatre Bornes is folk and cheap. Certainly, it’s not the place to find the clothes of big brands. But it is in such places that Mauritians shop. Ideal to have a contact with the people.
The Casela Bird and Recreation Park
Casela Bird Park or Garden of Casela is a private zoological garden of Mauritius harboring many aviaries.
Located in the west / south west of the island, about 3 kms from Flic-en-Flac on the road connecting the center of the island to Black River. In the middle of sugar cane fields and leaning against the flank of the Rempart mountain, the garden covers 25 hectares of sloping land. It is open to the public.
The aviaries contain numerous birds (more than 2500 of 140 varieties) from all over the world, on the upper part of the park. Rare and protected specimens can be found, including the pink pigeon (or pigeon pigeon) endemic to Mauritius. On this species, a captive breeding program started in Casella in the early 1980s with re-establishment in the island’s forests. Thanks to this program, the population is now 250 birds while it was 15 to 20 in 1985. The program will continue until the population exceeds 500 specimens.
The lower part is devoted to felines, monkeys and lemurs, ostriches, turtles and gazelles. There is a small theme farm and large ponds with Chinese carp. The cages are indeed installed around a natural stream that crosses the field.
The park offers a magnificent view of the western region and the ocean.
In addition to the animals, the park has a restaurant and offers activities including tilapia fishing. The park offers safaris in a savanna space (presence of deer).