Mountains of Mauritius

View from mountain top of Mauritius showing triangular top of rocky grey mountain and 2 further peaks underneath a blue sky.

Though Mauritius is characterized as mountainous, it is interesting to note that the area actually classified as ‘mountain’ occupies only 16% (300 km2) of the total surface area of the land. Here, mountains are low; the highest peak, Piton de la Petite Riviere Noire, Read More

Volcanic Islands’ Rocks – Mauritius

2 grey boulders on top of each other.

As one drives around the beautiful island of Mauritius, brightly coloured gentle slopes and deep valleys can be observed. These features are carved on the volcanic rocks that created the island. Magma from deep inside the Earth’s crust welled up and outpoured the thick Read More