Where the Ganges reaches Africa
The dodo: the ‘stupid’ bird
We know of its existence from stories like ‘Alice in Wonderland’, but we have never been able to see one. This bird, that was famous for being clumsy, became extinct in the 17th century. It was a species endemic to the Mauritius Islands and its first scientific name was ‘Didus ineptus’.
Heavily populated but deserted
Mauritius Island is the most densely populated country in Africa. Most of the population lives in the capital, Port Louis. This allows visitors to enjoy the tranquillity of its beaches and not lose the feeling of being on a deserted island.