One of the last remaining stands of forest on Rodrigues, this nature reserve crowns the island’s summit. The Mauritian Wildlife Foundation (MWF) has overseen the planting of over 150,000 native plant species, and the restoration of this ecosystem has ensured the survival of the Rodrigues fody and the Rodrigues warbler bird species. Trails pass through the forest – although they’re not especially well marked, it’s difficult to get too lost.
Pick up the useful (and free) Grande Montagne Nature Reserve Field Guide at the entrance to help with plant and bird identification.
The MWF was due to take over management of the reserve and interpretation centre not long after we were ther