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A tropical Département of France, this small island appeals to those who are looking for an Indian Ocean experience with a difference! There is magnificent scenery in the mountainous interior, an active volcano and a wonderful rugged coastline with beautiful protected coves. An extraordinary mix of sub-tropical and alpine, activity and relaxation awaits...



Tropical around the coast and temperate in the interior. October to March is hot (up to 28°C on the coast) and wet with the possibility of cyclones. The west coast, protected from the prevailing south-east trade winds by the mountains, is drier than the east.


Indian Ocean, every shade of aquamarine, sapphire, opal and emerald, from the darkness beyond the reefs to the palest translucent waters of the protected lagoons


Particularly spectactular scenery as a result of the island's volcanic history - moon-like lava fields around the active volcano contrast starkly to the sheer cliffs and cascading waterfalls of three extinct craters


Dense, lush montane forests harbouring a healthy bird population, some species endemic to the island, and orchids flowering mainly December to March




  • Watersports including snorkelling, scuba diving, waterskiing, surfing and windsurfing
  • Tennis and horse riding from some hotels
  • Adrenaline-fueled activities such as hiking, rock climbing, canyoning, abseiling, paragliding and helicopter flight

Sample Itinerary

Click on the title below for links to see our suggested itinerary.  But please remember that this is just an idea and we look forward to helping you plan YOUR safari!

Indian Ocean Gems - Reunion and Mauritius: Exploring the rugged volcanic island of Reunion before enjoying the white sand beaches and luxury of Mauritius



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