Trip Report

Mauritian Culture and Heritage

Immerse yourself in the true history, cultures and people of the island - beyond just beaches (although they play a big part!).

by frameambition - julieAbout Me:Frame Ambition is a travel and culture blog by Julie O - a Kenyan writer, dance lover and almost-architect. Come over for vibes at festivals, on trains, doing workstays and decolonizing travel at every opportunity. read more

AfricaMauritius6 days / November 2019

Highs & Lows

Hike up Le Morne Brabant for an amazing view of the "underwater waterfall". Also, street food. Get into it.

Public transport can be a little limiting.

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    I would absolutely spend more time exploring the interior of the country more for more nature and hikes - it's also cooler (if a little more rainy) in areas like Curepipe.

  • Anything go wrong during the trip?

    I hopped on the wrong bus at Curepipe station and would have been headed to the opposite direction had the lovely station master not come to my rescue! Feel free to ask any of the ticket officers exactly which bus to get on to go where - you can pay for most trips with cash once you're on the bus.

  • How was the food?

    Give as much street food a go as you can! I enjoyed dholl puri, gateaux piments and dumplings (Chinese-style) the most.

  • Packing tips?

    Pack a combination of light and waterproof clothing, particularly if you'll be spending time inland.

  • Transportation Tips?

    Download the app Yugo - Mauritius' home-grown cab-hailing app for quick trips. There are also plenty of fantastic car rental or private transfer providers on the island for more flexibility. If you're feeling more adventurous or spontaneous - look up the bus schedules on and


  • AirBnB is a great option to find both homes and guesthouses that are locally-owned. On the day I hiked the mountain I actually took a day trip from Kaz'alala Guest house, Bel Ombre, which is a charming, homely property of renovated farm houses. LUX Le Morne Resort

  • Villa Jessica Guesthouse