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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.

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

As a UK citizen, you can visit Mauritius without a visa for up to 90 days.

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 Flight reservations and airline tickets

We will send you your flight reservation as soon as you book your trip. You can see times and routes on the itinerary. It is important to check your name for spelling mistakes. The name on the reservation must be exactly as in your passport.  If you have any comments on the itinerary or find mistakes in the names, please contact us immediately.

Today, there are only electronic airline tickets (e-tickets), so you do not receive a physical ticket for use at the airport check-in. When you check in at the airport, you use your passport and a booking reference. The booking reference is on your itinerary.

7 Service letter

Once you have purchased a tour through us, you will receive our service letter before your departure. The service letter contains important information about online check-in, what to do in the event of a delay, our agreed guidelines for tips, etc. In addition, you will find important telephone numbers for our local agents as well as our emergency telephone number.

So it is important that you print out the service letter and bring it with you.

8 Seat reservation, upgrades and extra legroom

We recommend that you make a seat reservation on the plane. Many airlines also offer to upgrade reserved tickets for seats with extra space and comfort, e.g. Economy Comfort at KLM and Premium Voyageur at Air France. You can do this through the airline’s website. Most airlines have a point in the menu called “manage my booking”. Please note that many airlines require payment for seat reservation, so you should have your credit/debit card to hand when you get started.

Unfortunately, rules differ as to when seat reservation is opened. We recommend that you try to make a seat reservation as early as possible and you will then know when you can make a seat reservation if it cannot be done right away. It is very common for seat reservation to be opened between 72 and 24 hours before departure.

9 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.

10 Dresscode

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

11 Time difference

Mauritius is 3 hours ahead of the UK.

12 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.

13 Transport from the airport in Mauritius

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

14 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.

15 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.