Mauritius, a chain of tropical islands about 1,200 miles off the southeast coast of Africa. Originally inhabited by humans, it was the only known home for the flightless Dodo bird, which was driven to extinction around 1662, fewer than 80 years after its discovery.
Port Louis: "Port Louis looks best from the sea. It is a chaotic but charming city that combines new buildings with old, contrasting with the spires and peaks of the threadbare mountain range behind." Mauritius: the Bradt Guide; www.bradtguides.com
25 of the best things to eat and drink in Mauritius