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Maurice (MU)

Continent: Africa Maurice Land
Surface: 1.860 km ²
Inhabitants: 1.220.481
Capital: Louis port International banking code (ISO Codes): DRIVEN
Official language: English Code: +230
Currency: Rupee mauritienne Number plate: Ms
Routes of Maurice: 232 Routes towards Maurice: 361
Preferred airports: Mauritius (MRU), Rodrigues Island (RRG)
Principal cities: Port Louis, Curepipe, Four Terminals, Triplet, Goodlands, Center of Flacq, Bel Air, Mahébourg, Saint Pierre, Hochet, Bay of the Tomb, Bamboos, Rose Beautiful, Chemin Grenier, River of the Rampart
Maurice airline company based: Air Mauritius, Catovair

Tourist guide Maurice (Africa)

Mauritius is a country located in the south-west of the Indian Ocean, to approximately 850 km in the east of Madagascar and to 250 km of the Meeting. The principal island represents more than 90% of the territory, the remainder being occupied by the other islands of the archipelago, of which the Rodrigues island located at 600km in the east. Mauritius forms with the Island of the Meeting, French department of overseas, the Rodrigues island, the small island of Agalega and the shelves of Cargados Carajos, the archipelago of Mascareignes. Because of his geographical insulation, one cannot really quote of country bordering. Mascareignes are of origin volcanic and were formed approximately 7 million years ago following violent eruptions. They rest on a submarine plateau and are surrounded by a coral barrier on which the violent ones rollers break who are formed with the broad one. Almost all Mauritius, if part of the south-western coast excludes it and the area of Port-Louis is thus protected. One can thus enjoy there without danger the paradisiac beaches fine sand and the lagoons whose water posts a constant temperature of 26°C. Towards the interior of the grounds, one finds plains fertile which rise soft inclined until the center of the island, area of top-plates in the center of which an immense lake of crater is drawn up, destination appraisal of the tourists.

Relief and river: the culminating point of the island, the Piton of the Small Black River, reached the average altitude of 830 Mr. the longest river, the Large River of south-east traverses 25 km and more the big lake is the Pond in Vacoas.

Climate and period of voyage advised: it reigns throughout the year on Mauritius a tropical climate and, because of the proximity of the equator, one observes constant temperatures turning around 25°C along the coasts and of 5°C of less in the mountainous regions. The water content of the air varies according to the season and from altitude and oscillates between 70% and 100%. The best period to go on Mauritius is between May and October because in this period, the climate is dry and sunny. The rain season begins in November and is prolonged until April. For this period, the falls of rains can be violent and intense and, between December and February, of the cyclones more or less devastators can occur.

Official languages and spoken languages: the official language is French, but the common language between the autochtones is the Creole.

Health and vaccinations: generally one advises with the travellers to be made vaccinate against hepatitis has, typhus, the polio, the diphteria and tetanus. To prevent the viral diseases transmitted by the insects and the mosquitos, it is in general enough to cover well and apply products anti-insects. The risk to contract paludism is practically non-existent on the Rodrigues island, but a weak risk exists on the other islands. It would be thus advisable to consult a doctor before your departure in order to define a preventive strategy. The health system is satisfactory in the big cities and the very tourist places. Nevertheless, it is advised to contract a insurance-voyage including/understanding a insurance-repatriation for the most serious cases. For more safety and to avoid risks of infection, it is recommended to consume only bottled water, to peel the fruits well and to make cook vegetables before consuming them. Lastly, think of providing you with a first-aid kit of voyage.

Conditions of entry on the territory: for the French nationals and one duration of stay lower than 3 months, a valid passport for at least 6 more months with the coming out date of the territory Mauritian is enough. A visa will be affixed at the time of the arrival to the airport or the port by the immigration department. Documents in proof such as ticket return, addresses place of lodging during the stay and summons sufficient for the duration of the stay can be required. The minor travellers must be provided with an individual passport.
For further information concerning vaccinations, the conditions of entry and the security instructions, you can, for example, to consult the site of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

Travel and transport: from Paris (CDG), the airline companies Air France (AF) and the national airline company Mauritian Air Mauritius (MK) propose direct flights bound for the international airport Sir Seewoossagur of Mauritius. The national company also proposes some interior flights.

The capital: Port Louis, located on the north-western coast of Maurice is the economic and cultural center. The city is protected from the trade winds by the mountains which are drawn up in its back-country, with the result that it reigns there a pleasant and soft climate. Surrounding hills, one can benefit from an attractive panorama on this animated and picturesque metropolis. In-outside its planned and harmonious town planning and of its architecture colonial and multiethnic, the city offers some interesting visits like in particular celebrates it Blue Penny Museum, the Chinese pagoda Thien-Thane, the citadel, the Jummah Mosque with its worked Eastern architecture, the Indian temple with the sharp colors of Kalaisson and finally the municipal bank lodged by the most building of the city. The central market which is held daily deserves to him also a visit. More than 40.000 people go there each day and it presents a faithful reflection of the ethnic and cultural diversity of the population of the island.

Tourist sites and places of bathe: the town of Curepipe has several assets to attract the tourists. One can for example proceed to it to interesting purchases and the restoration is there the best of all the island. At the borders of the city, the extinct volcano the Hole with the Stags can be the subject of an excursion. His sides, one can enjoy an impregnable panorama on all the island and even, in very clear weather, one can see the volcanic tops of the island of the Meeting, located at more than 250 km.
On the road in direction of the beaches of the south, a halt with Chamarel can prove enchanter. The ground is there, on a surface of one hectare, ground coloured and undulating and, according to the sunning and of the hour of the day, it can take up to 7 different colors. Moreover on the way, one will pass in front of the cascade of Chamarel whose tropical water invites to the bathe.
The single national park of the island, Black River Throats is a true paradise for the walkers and the hikers because he is traversed of more than 50 km of well marked out ways the length which one can admire a landscape of exuberant tropical forest and many species of birds threatened.
The major tourist asset of the island are as well sure its sand beaches end and white and its clear water as of the crystal to the reflections turquoises which are among most beautiful of all the Indian Ocean. The most visited are those of Cop in Flac and Choisy Mount on the west coast and Beautiful Pond and the island to the Stags on the east coast. The beach of the Dull Brabant, on the south-western coast is particularly to recommend for the families travelling with young children. Indeed the beach is protected there by a coral reef on which the waves break to come to fail itself gently on sand.
One can supplement a visit of Mauritius by that of the island sister, Rodrigues which one can join by borrowing a flight of the local airline company, Air Mauritius, in 80 minutes. To join the island in boat is also possible. The island has the advantage of not being as invaded by the tourists as Maurice. The inhabitants live agriculture there and fishing and is much more pleasant and open there. The prices are them as well more attractive than on Maurice.

Religion: 54% of the population of the island are of Hindu confession, 29% of Christian confession, 17% of Moslem confession. One finds also a small community Buddhist.

Big cities and possibilities of lodging: Louis port, Beautiful Basin and Rose-hill, Vascoas-Phoenix, Curepipe and Four Terminals.

Flights expensive not preferred towards and of DRIVEN Maurice/

·  Flight London Mauritius (LON MRU) 3 Flights per week with British Airways, Virgin Atlantic Airways
·  Flight Marseilles Mauritius (MRS MRU)
·  Flight Saint-Pierre of the Meeting Mauritius (ZSE MRU) with Air Mauritius, Southern Air
·  Flight Damascus Mauritius (PREJUDICE MRU)
·  Flight Maputo Mauritius (MPM MRU)
·  Flight Faro Mauritius (FAO MRU)
·  Flight Toulouse Mauritius (TLS MRU)
·  Flight Graz Mauritius (GRZ MRU)
·  Flight Dublin Mauritius (DUB MRU)
·  Flight Dar Es Salaam Mauritius (DAR MRU)
·  Flight Mauritius Paris (MRU BY)
·  Flight Mauritius Denis Saint of Meeting (MRU RUN) with Air Mauritius, Southern Air
·  Flight Mauritius Dubai (MRU DXB) with Air Mauritius, Emirates Airlines
·  Flight Mauritius Saint-Pierre of Meeting (MRU ZSE) with Air Mauritius, Southern Air
·  Flight Mauritius Lyon (MRU LILY) with Corsair
·  Flight Mauritius London-Heathrow (MRU LHR) 3 Flights per week with Air Mauritius, Virgin Atlantic Airways, British Airways
·  Flight Mauritius Singapore (MRU SIN) with Air Mauritius, Malaysia Airlines
·  Flight Mauritius Cairo (MRU CAI)
·  Flight Mauritius Karachi (MRU KHI)
·  Flight Mauritius Lahore (MRU LHE)
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