Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Mauritius: Le Morne

Le Morne Brabant is a peninsula at the extreme south western tip of the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius on the windward side of the island. It is highlighted by an eponymous basaltic monolith with a summit 556 metres (1,824 ft) above sea level. The summit covers an area of over 12 hectares (30 acres). There are many caves and overhangs on the steep slopes. It is largely surrounded by a lagoon and is a well known tourist attraction. It is also a refuge for two rare plants, the Mandrinette and the Boucle d'Oreille. In 2008 it was declared a UNESCO world heritage site.

Thanks to Ms Simone.

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