Mauritius – map making training

Roman Horky held a training on map making, while at Palmar beach. It consisted in one practical part in the forest and then a “question time” part.

All the interested people were already given the basic information about map making during the webinar from April to June, with the precious help of Andreas Kyburz, project manager of OCAD.

Mauritius – starting with the maps

From 15th October 2021 Mr Roman Horky, a professional map maker, was in Mauritius to start to draw the first orienteering maps following the international standards.

He started from Palmar beach area, on the East side of the country.

Roman with John of Orienteering M at Palmar beach

Mauritius – discovering the south west

On 08/10 Mrs Hima Seeboruth and Mr John Domah of Orienteering M guided Mr Jaroslav Kacmarcik of IOF – Global Development Commission and Ms Giulia Zenere of Park World Tour Academy, thanks to the facilitation of NPCS, to visit Black River Gorges National Park from the entrance in Pétrin (Black River) and on an easy track up to the first viewpoint.

From left: John Domah, Hima Seeboruth, Jaroslav Kacmarcik and Giulia Zenere

The park and its nature look stunning, the tracks are wide and provided with brand-new signs, from here the nature is very exposed to sunshine.

There are four entry points to the National Park. This nature reserve provides over 60 km of trails of different lenghts and difficulty – the longest of 14km, waterfalls, pristine rivers, picnic areas, wide canyons and dramatic mountain ranges, together with two information centres.


Staying on the south-west part of the Island, the delegation continued its journey to Green Village – Le Morne to meet Dr. Bernard Baptiste, Head of Youth on the Move and Elderly programmes, responsible for the Outdoor Education.

Dr Baptiste guided us through Green Village, a fantastic venue. The idea is to implement the activities in the village with orienteering, and have an orienteering map to be used also for schools, together with a punching system.

First from left Dr Baptiste

The delegation continued to Black River Gorges NP from the south entrance. The park on this side looks totally different than from the north. Very tall and shady trees and stream, on an almost flat terrain with stones, makes it look gorgeous.

More info coming soon…