Hike on this majestic trail in the South Western Coast of Mauritius, and enjoy spectacular ocean views!
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Hike along the path of runaway slaves at Le Morne Brabant
Experience both the extreme opposites of lush greenery together with the rough and dry patches of this World Heritage Site
Listen to the rustling trees, chirping of tropical birds and contemplate on the wild beauty with outstanding ocean views
Enjoy the splendid flora and fauna with some endemic species that are particular to this region
Witness the captivating features of the mountain, whereby there are many caves and overhangs on the steep slopes
The half-day Le Morne Brabant hiking trail invites nature lovers and adventurers for an exciting hiking experience in the southernmost tip of the island. The hike can last between three to four hours, whereby you will be guided by a professional. You may also get access to the second part of the mountain which is only accessible with authorized guides.
The 6KM hiking trail has two sessions, either in the morning or in the afternoon. The base of the hiking trail is generally flat and wide. Sign boards make it easy to locate paths, some of which are mostly shaded and not too physically demanding.
Deep into the woods, you will encounter the exquisite sea bird, Paille en Queue, and indigenous plant species that will captivate your attention. As you advance, you will find yourself in the dry and rough terrain of the mountain, which can be quite challenging. The heat will elevate this and thus it is recommended to take a sunhat or cap and water with you. It is also important that you are well equipped with sunscreen and good trekking shoes due to the uneven tracks.
As you progress, you will find a gigantic, basalt rock peak dotted with caves which once harbored runaway slaves. You will have to climb a rocky hill with equipment provided by the authorities which can be quite a challenging experience. As you gradually move to the summit you can easily spot the huge metal cross which marks the highest accessible point. Take this chance to marvel at the absolutely stunning views of Ile aux Benitiers, Le Morne beach, and the spectacular surrounding areas.
Half-day hike at Le Morne Brabant
When you get there
On the car park of the tiny commercial center facing "Le Paradis" resort at Le Morne.
• Region: South West Mauritius
• Difficulty: Moderate-Difficult
• Trail Distance: 6 km (round trip)
• Trip Duration: 3 to 4 hours
• Highest Point: 500m
• Number of Participants: Participants may form groups of various sizes; 1 guide will be assigned to every group of 10 people
• Minimum age requirement: 10 years old
• What to bring: It is recommended to bring water, hiking shoes, sunscreen, sunhat/cap, mosquito repellent and a spare set of clothes
• Water is provided