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Mauritius: Development of eco-tourism of large-scale at Saint Brandon

The Saint Brandon archipelago, located at 430 km north-west of Mauritius, will experience more large-scale development in the field of eco-tourism with the construction of luxury lodges for tourists as well as the level of fly fishing.
The Council of Ministers gave his approval to an old project of 15 years submitted by Raphaël Fishing. This fishing company holds a permanent lease on thirteen of the twenty-eight islets of St. Brandon.

Twelve to fifteen top lodges ranges will be built on l'île aux Cocos, intended for tourists. A bungalow can accommodate 8 to 12 fly fishermen will also be built on îlot Raphaël, the lodging village of fishermen.
The cost of these infrastructures is estimated at between 220-275 million rupees (about 5.1 to 6.4 million euros).

The company estimates to accommodate 320 tourists and 200 fly fisherman per year. It considers to be able to harvest 117, 6 million rupees (2.7 million euros) for its first year of operation. In addition, the company plans to generate a turnover of 182 million rupees (more than 4.2 million euros) annually.

Raphaël Fishing is also acquiring a seaplane of 10 to 16 seats at a cost of 180 million rupees (4.2 million euros) to charter tourists for round-trip travel on the archipelago.
A weekly flight will be conducted during the low season and two others during the peak period.

Waheda Mungly

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