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What to do in Mauritius: Where the extinct Dodo Bird Found its Last Home!


Have you ever heard of the extinct Dodo bird? What if I told you that the last known home of this intriguing creature was Mauritius? Let's embark on this fascinating journey together!

The Mauritius Islands, located in the Indian Ocean, are a true tropical paradise. With beautiful beaches, lush forests and a rich and diverse culture, this island country has a lot to offer.


And if you could only visit five places in Mauritius, what would they be? The Gorges do Rio Negro National Park is definitely one of them, with its exuberant fauna and flora. Port Louis, the capital, is a must-see to immerse yourself in the local culture. The island of Rodrigues is known for its serenity and rustic beauty. The Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden with its unique plant species is another must-see place. And last but certainly not least, Belle Mare beach, known for its white sand and crystal clear waters.

The local currency is the Mauritian rupee and the official language is English, although French and Mauritian Creole are also widely spoken. And the best news for us Brazilians is that we do not need a visa to visit Mauritius for up to 90 days.



From a socioeconomic perspective, Mauritius has a diversified economy, ranging from agriculture to financial services and tourism. The country has one of the highest GDP per capita in Africa.

And now, for the curiosity promised at the beginning: the dodo, this intriguing bird, lived exclusively in Mauritius. Unfortunately, the bird was unable to survive the arrival of humans and ended up becoming extinct at the end of the 17th century. Today, the dodo is an important symbol for Mauritius and a constant reminder of the importance of wildlife conservation.

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