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Practical information about Mauritius

1 Weather and climate in Mauritius-monthly overview

Mauritius is a great destination to visit and tends to have warm weather all year round. Mauritius has an average temperature of 23 degrees. Summer runs from December to April. This is the warmest period, but also the heaviest rain period. From May to November it is drier and you experience a more comfortable and cooler temperature.

Average temp.
Average rain in mm
Statistics Average temp. Average rain in mm
JAN 30 176
FEB 29 203
MAR 29 245
APR 28 163
MAY 26 83
JUN 24 65
JUL 24 63
AUG 25 58
SEP 27 38
OCT 28 34
NOV 28 79
DEC 29 128

2 Terms & Conditions

Please read our booking terms and conditions carefully. These terms and conditions constitute the basis of your package purchased from africasafari.co.uk.  Click here to read our terms and conditions.

All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate

3 Travel insurance

We are an ATOL protected agency giving you complete peace of mind. It is a condition of booking that the sole responsibility lies with the guest to ensure that they carry the correct comprehensive travel and medical insurance to cover themselves, as well as any dependants/traveling companions for the duration of their trip.

In cooperation with our partner we can offer advantageous travel insurances. Learn more here.

4 Vaccinations

We advise you to contact a medical specialist or family doctor or even a licensed vaccination clinic.
You can read more information on vaccinations to Mauritius here.

5 Visa / Passport

Your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay. No additional period of validity beyond this is required. It should have at least one blank passport page.

You must also be in possession of a return ticket, or a ticket to another country.

When you arrive in Mauritius you must also fill out a document with the address of your residence:
Veranda Paul & Virginie Hotel & Spa Mauritius, Route Royale, Grand Gaube, Ile Maurice.

6 Receiving flight information

We will send you your travel itinerary as soon as the flights are booked. Here you can see exactly what your tour is going to look like. We use electronic tickets that you have to print out. Once tickets are issued, we will send you an email with the booking number and the information that you need to print out the tickets. Simultaneously, you will receive a letter with useful telephone numbers for the trip, including a phone number so you can always get in touch with one of us here at Africasafari.co.uk, also outside normal office hours.

7 Upgrading and extra leg room

Many airlines now offer an upgrade of reserved tickets for seats with extra space and comfort. We can not upgrade your reservation, but this can in most cases be done on the airline’s website.

Unfortunately, we cannot reserve seats with extra leg room, such as emergency exit seats on the plane. If you need additional space, we recommend that you check in at the airport as early as possible on the day of departure and ask for help there.

8 Suitcases and hand luggage

We use many different airlines to Tanzania, therefore it may vary how much baggage and hand luggage you can carry on the aircraft. Find more information about this on your ticket or contact us if you have any questions.

You and your travel companions should pack so that you can each get by with the contents from each other’s suitcases.

Make sure you have all the important items and information in your hand luggage: passport, visa, airfare, insurance, credit cards, money and prescriptions if necessary.  You should carry information about your specific health condition plus malaria pills, any lifesaving medication (diabetics), anything used to treat allergies or a sudden stomach upset (maybe Imodium) and analgesic aspirin should all be kept accessible to you. Any expensive electrical equipment, such as a camera or computer should be well looked after.

The air-conditioning on board the aircraft can be cold, so maybe take a jacket inside your hand luggage.

9 Dresscode

Remember nice summer clothes for evenings. Long trousers for men. Beach footwear and swimwear are not permitted in the restaurant area.

10 Time difference

Mauritius is 3 hours ahead of the UK.

11 Language

Most residents are bilingual and speak fluent English and French. Creole and French are the main languages in everyday life and you will also notice that the conversation consists of several oriental languages.

12 Transport from the airport in Mauritius

In Mauritius airport, you should approach the counter 3 for your transfer to the hotel.

13 Currency

The currency is called Mauritius Rupee (MUR). 50 MUR is around £1. You can use Visa, Master Card and Diners cards in most places. You can change currency to MUR at the airport, banks and hotels. If you want to change from MUR to GBP you should be aware that this is only possible in the airport bank.

14 Tipping

Restaurants and hotels generally include a charge of 10 percent on the bill. Therefore, you are generally not expected to tip on Mauritius. If you have encountered extraordinarily good service, and wish to reward, it is perfectly acceptable to leave a tip.