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Explore Island Nature with Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita and WiseOceans on a New Guided Nature Walk

From the only endemic mammal in Mauritius to the brightly coloured weaver bird, new Nature Walk shines a spotlight on the island’s wildlife diversity

March 23, 2022,
Mauritius

Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita and marine education and conservation partner WiseOceans are announcing the launch of a new guided Nature Walk to allow guests the opportunity to discover numerous species of local flora and fauna, with expert insights provided by a WiseOceans Educator.  

Located on the east coast of Mauritius, the Resort is situated in 64 acres (26 hectares) of tropical gardens, which weave along scenic coastline adjacent to the island’s largest Indian Ocean lagoon. The new Nature Walk will provide a guided walking excursion across the Resort to highlight both plants and animal species found locally, including the exotic day gecko, the weaver bird and the endemic fruit bat.

Rick Bonnier, WiseOceans Marine Educator says: “Throughout the Resort, there are so many chances to witness the beautiful elements of nature. One of the most commented on sightings by guests is the intricately woven weaver bird’s nest, which once finished with, falls from the trees to the Resort pathways like a natural decoration, fascinating everyone who sees it. In this new Nature Walk, we will illustrate the behaviours and properties of various flora and fauna in the Resort, showing why certain creatures or plants are adapted for different areas of the Resort and what guests can watch out for during their stay.”

The complimentary Nature Walk will take place on request between 8:00 and 10:00 am or 3:00 and 5:00 pm and is available to all age groups.

Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita has been in partnership with WiseOceans since 2015 to offer the Marine Discovery Program, which allows guests to better connect with their surroundings during their stay through activities such as guided snorkelling and mangrove kayaking. In 2018, Four Seasons and WiseOceans launched La Passe Cadet Reef Restoration Project with an aim to restore 100,000 square feet (10,000 square metres) of coral reef.