The short tour leads along the Mare aux Vacoas reservoir to a forest adventure trail.
Distance 4.1 km
The Mare aux Vacoas reservoir, with a surface area of 2.5 km, is the largest drinking water reservoir on the island. In the forest you should definitely observe the Bäume, because here you can observe monkeys with a little luck. There is also a small resting place here where a few special plants grow, but unfortunately the tour was over for us at this point, as three young wild boars were blocking the way and we were not sure whether the mother might be nearby. Therefore we turned around and hiked back the same way. On the way back we continued to watch the trees and were rewarded. Several monkeys jumped through the trees, but unfortunately they were mostly too quick for the camera (or for me);
The reservoir is close to the Black River National Park, where you can still do some tours and visit various viewpoints
Update: April 23, 2015
Safety informationAmong other things, wild boars live in the forest. You should not get too close to them!
Getting thereFrom Quatre Bornes, head towards Flic en Flac. Just before leaving Quatre Bornes, turn left towards Vacoas and the Black River National Park. Follow the road until you reach the Mare aux Vacoas reservoir.
ParkingThere is a small, free car park on the road between Vacoas and the Black River National Park near the reservoir.
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EquipmentSomething to keep mosquitoes away. They are very aggressive here
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