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Port Louis is the capital city and main port of Mauritius, established in 1735. The city is surrounded by the Port Louis Moka mountain range, and features a number of charming, historical buildings.The main tourist attractions in Port Louis include the Caudan Waterfront, the Post Office, Port Louis Bazaar, the Police Barracks, Mauritian Chinatown and the old Port Louis theatre.
There are three museums in the capital: the Blue Penny Museum, the Mauritius Natural History Museum, and the Mauritius Stamp Museum.
Crocodile & Giant Tortoises Park
The Crocodile & Giant Tortoises Park is home to various species of animals and plants. The park is set in a beautiful rainforest valley, with natural freshwater springs teeming with fish.
Experience a unique, first-hand encounter with the giant tortoises, and enjoy a rare opportunity to feed, pet, and play with them. At the mini zoo of Mauritian fauna, you will find mammals and reptiles including skinks, geckos, turtles, bats, deer, mongooses and monkeys, as well as domestic livestock such as pigs, goats, fat-tailed sheep and donkeys. Don’t miss the park’s rare collection of butterflies and other brightly-colored insects (23,000 species in total!), which is a fascinating collection even for the collectors.
The Jungle Adventure Playground offers fun activities for children, while the Hungry Crocodile Restaurant offers a selection of snacks, local Mauritian and international dishes – and a chance to taste crocodile meat!
This nature and adventure park is located by Rempart Mountain in the southwest of the island, and offers magnificent views of the Mauritian countryside. The park includes four themed ‘kingdoms’ – Safari, Nature, Mountain and Water – as well as a hub for discovery and learning. A visit to the park will take around three hours.