Mauritius

Mauritius is a colourful explosion of enjoyments, movement and relaxation.
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Why Mauritius?

It is located in the deep blue sea like a green jewel – surrounded by white and sandy beaches, encased by the pleasent warm air of the everlasting summer making Mauritius an attractive destination year-round.

 

The popularity of Mauritius has lots of reasons:

– easy availability with only little time difference (+ 2 hours during summer)
– very good flight connections by flights with Condor from Frankfurt, Air France from Paris and Emirates Airways from London
– uncomplicated entry regulations: valid passport
– Sun lovers find more than 160 km of wonderful sandy beaches
– versatile sports offer for golfers, kite surfers and divers
– Family friendly hotels with lots of offers for children
– typical Mauritian cuisine with influences from all over the world
– Lots of shopping centers to spend some money to your heart’s content
– Guests, who have completed a Mauritius travel with Severin Travel Africa, will get a certificate about ecofriendly journeys after their confirmation. All resulting greenhouse gases are compensated by our partner Solis Indian Ocean in Mauritius.

Travel Season

Good travel time:
May
Best travel time:
June, July, August, September, October, November
Start of Green Season:
December
Green Season:
January, Februar, March, April
   

Tips before your Departure

Entry

For a stay up to 90 days, Germans and Austrians need a passport that has to be valid for at least 6 more months after leaving the country. For children you will need a German children’s passport, an own passport or a child ID (with passport photo) per old sample. Inhabitants of other countries should ask for their respective entry requirements at their responsible Embassy.  

Health

Besides sunscreen and your personal first-aid kit we recommend medicine for diarrhea due to the climatic change. When entering Mauritius through a country declared as yellow fever endemia area you need the certification of a valid yellow fever inoculation. Beyond that, no immunizations are required, but please ask your doctor or local health authority before departure. In addition we suggest you invest in a travel health insurance, and will be happy to inform you about it.  

Currency

Currency is the Mauritius Rupie.  

Time shift

In European winter +3 hours, is summer +2 hours.  

Climate

The South East trade winds care for a pleasant climate year-round. In the Mauritian winter (May to September) it can get quite cool, and especially at the Eastern Coast the wind freshen during this time. The summers (November to April) are hot and there can be tropical rain showers, rarely also cyclones (tropical storms). Temperatures will be at an average of 30° C in summer and 24° C in winter.  

Luggage/Clothes

For bathing holidays at the coast you should bring summer clothes and for cooler days or evenings a jacket or a cardigan. In restaurants it is obligatory for men to wear long trousers, for excursions to the inner island you should think of rain protection and sturdy shoes. As from time to time little parts of the coral reefs around can be washed up, we recommend to bring bathing shoes.  

Day of Departure

Flight

There are direct flights with Condor from Frankfurt to Mauritius several times a week. Additionally there are numerous connection flights from different German airports, for example with Air France, Emirates or Air Berlin/Etihad Airways. We will be glad to advise you on prices for flights in Comfort/Business Class. For a fee of € 30, - we can reserve your preferred seat. We can also reserve a parking place at the airport in advance. We recommend to call the airline 1-2 days before departure to let them confirm the time of departure. Please keep your passport ready for your return flight.

Security Advice

Please note that you have to be at the check-in counter of your airline at least two hours before your departure. We will be glad to send you some information on your airport. Please remember not to pack any sharp objects into your hand luggage like nail scissors etc.  

Your travel destination

Arrival

After arriving at your airport in Mauritius you will be welcomed by your tour guide and accompanied to your hotel.  

Population

The official national language in Mauritius is English. French and Creole is mostly spoken in daily life.  

Security

Please deposit your money, jewellery as well as your documents in the hotel safe. Don't take too many things with you and take care of your handbag and camera. After sunset it is recommended to use a taxi instead of public means of transport.  

Other notes

It is prohibited to smoke in public and also in hotels smoking is only allowed in special areas. From July to December sugar cane is reaped in Mauritius. According to old traditions they partly burn down the fields at the beginning of the harvest. This might lead to odor nuisance and ash particles in the air. In Mauritius there is left-hand traffic, but road conditions are well in comparison to other islands in this region.  

Electricity supply

The voltage is 220 Volt. In bigger hotels, the plug sockets normally comply with the German standards, but as a precaution we recommend to take a travel adapter with you.  

Telephone

Calling from Germany: 00230 local area network/subscriber; Calling to Germany: 0049/local area network without 0/subscriber  

Diplomatic missions

German Honorary Consulate: Goodlands Royal Road St. Antoine, Goodlands, Tel.: +230 2 837500 Austrian Honorary Consulate: MSC House, Old Quay 'D' Road, Port Louis, Tel.: +230 202 6868 Swiss General Consulate: 24, avenue des Hirondelles, Quatre Bornes, Tel.: +230 427 55 07  

Tip

In all hotel and restaurant invoices, 12% VAT are already included. Additionally tip is not expected but of course always welcomed. When you are satisfied with the service, 5-10% of the total amount is appropriate.