The volcano Mauritius in the southwestern Indian Ocean is incredibly beautiful with green rock formations and elongated white sand beaches.
Mauritius suitable for anyone who wants a safe and quiet destination. Top class food, excellent service and luxurious accommodation.
The island has been known by the Arabs since the 900 century, the Portuguese came as first Europeans to the island in 1520. A hundred years later, the Dutch came to colonize the island in 1638. They brought African slaves, and named the island after Prince Maurice of Nassau. A few years later, in the 1700 century, the island came under French control. In 1810, the British took over and kept control until the independence of 1968. The British started producing sugar, which soon became a profitable affair. Sugar cane is still the island's most important export item. Mauritius is a stable democracy and is today among Africa's richest countries with a well-developed tourism.
The journey to Mauritius can be combined with safaris and experiences in Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Zambia or Botswana.