Plan your visit

Opening times

Monday to Sunday, including public holidays.

Summer (1st November – 31 March) 9:00 – 17:30

Winter (1st April – 31 October) 9:00 – 17:00

Purchasing your ticket and access

Buy your ticket either at the gate of the Seven Coloured Earth or at our entrance. Please note that we are a separate entity to the Seven Coloured Earth and that separate tickets need to be purchase.

For schools or groups coming by bus, please note that 60-seater buses are not allowed past the gate at the Seven Coloured Earth. We recommend that groups of more than 10 persons make a reservation. Simply call us on 5865 53 83 / 5856 38 19 or email

Recommendations

We recommend you allow a minimum of 1.5 hours to enjoy the whole Ebony Forest experience. For a full Ebony Forest experience, come spend half or even the whole day with us!

If you want to visit the raised walkway through the Flycatcher Forest, Sublime Point and the Visitor Centre, we recommend you arrive at Ebony Forest at the latest by 15:20 to catch the safari jeep shuttle which departs at 15:30.

Hiking

To truly immerse yourself in nature and get the full experience of our rare biodiversity, we encourage visitors to walk, stroll, hike, run, swagger, saunter through the site.....

To help plan your day, check out our hiking options, or contact us.

Safari jeep departure times

Our safari jeeps leave the Visitor Centre every 30 mins, on the :00 and :30. Catch the first one at 9:30 to the Flycatcher Raised Walkway. Please note that each jeep has a capacity of 9 visitors and so we cannot guarantee availability. If you can, we recommend walking.

Raised walkways

Our two raised walkways enable you to walk through the forest even in your flip flops! There are some steps, but with so much to see and discover, you will hardly notice them.

Guided tours

Currently we offer a 30 minute guided tour of the Flycatcher Raised Walkway. There are 14 tours per day. The first one starts at 9:45 and the last one starts at 16:15. 

Children must be accompanied by adults at all times.

Bird watching

If you are a keen bird watcher, then Ebony Forest is one of the few places you will be able to spot endemic birds such as the Mauritius Paradise Flycatcher, Mauritian Black Bulbul and grey-white eyes.  

Food and last orders

Choose to eat at Le Takamaka restaurant, or sample some traditional Mauritian snacks while admiring the view at Sublime Point, or simply grab a drink and snack from our boutique.

Our staff at the Le Takamaka restaurant will take your last order for hot food at 15:30 and at 16:30 for drinks. For Sublime Point, last service is at 16:45 in the summer (1st November – 31st March) and 16:15 in the winter (1st April – 31st October).

Wheel chair / push chair accessibility

We apologise, but due to our location on the slopes of Piton Canot, our site is not particularly wheelchair or pushchair friendly. Wheelchair facilities are present around our Visitor Centre.

Parking

Leave your vehicle in our car park. If you come by bicycle, let us know and we can find somewhere safe to store it.

What to bring

If you plan to hike along the ridgeline trail or to the peak of Piton Canot, we recommend you wear trainers or hiking shoes. 

While our raised walkways make our forest easily accessible, stilettos are not advised!

Your camera is a must!

All prices are VAT inclusive and cover all activities: the Visitor Centre including Ebony Experience interpretation centre, guided tour, use of the safari jeeps and unlimited time spent in the reserve.

Group and school tariffs are available. Contact us for more details.