The Republic of Mauritius is an island nation near South Africa in the Indian Ocean, about 800 kilometers away from Madagascar. Mauritius is well known for its beautiful landscape and comfortable climate, which attracts tourists from all over the world. As a volcanic island, Mauritius is surrounded by coral reefs and its spectacular landscape includes a wide variety of landforms. In the northern Panpulimo Seth gardens birds sing in the lush flowers and trees creating a living wonderland. Port Louis, on the island’s western coast, is not only Mauritius’ largest city but also the capital of education, government and culture.