Travel Guard and Global Rescue protection insurances are highly recommended on all adventure travel trips. Speak with us when booking your trip for up-to-date details and cost.
Come hunting in paradise! Mauritius is approximately a 3 1/2 hour flight from Johannesburg, South Africa. Thus making this a perfect add-on safari and vacation while visiting Africa.
The Rusa Deer is a very rare species of deer dating back to the 17th Century on Mauritius Island. Estimates place the Mauritius Rusa Deer herd at approximately 40,000 animals currently. Ivan, our professional hunter, is a born and raised Mauritian Outfitter; having hunted and fished Mauritius for approximately 50 years. No one knows the forest of Mauritius better than Ivan does…and few Captains have logged as much time fishing in Mauritian waters. Rusa Deer season is open from June through November with the rutting season starting in mid-July and lasting until late August.
Mauritius is an island in the Indian Ocean off the southeast coast of Africa. Port Louis is the capitol blending foreign influences offering such sites as the Champs de Mars Horsetrack and the 18th Century Pamplemousse Botanical Garden. Mauritius is known for it’s beautiful beaches, lagoons and reefs. The mountainous interior encompasses the Black River Gorges National Park with rain forests, waterfalls, hiking trails and native fauna such as the Flying Fox, the Pink Pigeon (approximately 12 birds existed in 1986; today due to conservation efforts approximately 470 birds exist) and the Kestrel; once regarded as the world’s rarest bird. By 1974 only 4 individuals were known to exist in the world. However, intense conservation efforts have increased today’s population to approximately 400 birds.
The climate doesn’t vary much here throughout the year. Coastal areas normal low temperatures in Winter (August) are around 68°F climbing to 90°F in Summer (February), while the central areas of the island can have Winter temperatures as low as 66°F to 78°F in Summer.
Mauritius has so much to offer it’s next to impossible to include everything; but to mention a few:
*Mauritius is a paradise for deep sea fishing species such as Blue and Black Marlin, Sailfish, Yellow Fin Tuna, Dorado, Barracuda and much more. Click on our fishing page – Africa/Mauritius for this information.
There are two types of hunting offered in Mauritius:
Two exceptional hunting grounds are proposed:
“Just wanted to drop you a note and let you know how much we enjoyed our trip with Vacances Adventures. It was a pleasure to meet and hunt with Ivan and Damion, both are true gentlemen and professionals. We found Mauritius to be a unique and exotic destination with wonderful beaches and stunning scenery. The hunting territory was both rugged and beautiful and made for challenging stalking. The quality and quantity of Rusa deer was simply spectacular. We also had a day on the ocean, and even though we weren’t there during peak fishing season, we still scored on a couple of skipjack tuna and a 200 pound yellowfin. This was a great add-on to our South African trip. Overall, a wonderful experience we’d love to do again.”