Lionel Berthault Safaris in Mauritius

Who are we?

We are the pioneer and the first to dedicate our life and passion to promote hunting in the country since 2003. 

Living, Loving, Hunting: Our Family Adventure in Mauritius

We’re the Lionel family, and our lives are a tapestry woven with passion for the outdoors, the thrill of the hunt, and the joy of exploring the world together. Whether it’s casting lines in exotic waters, chasing game across vibrant landscapes, or simply soaking up the beauty of a new corner of the globe, we do it all – as a family.

At the helm is Lionel, founder of Mauritius’ oldest specialized hunting company and the island’s first Rusa deer expert guide. His passion for the hunt flows deep, ignited by memories of joining his father at just three years old, traversing the open lands, mountains, and forests of France. This legacy lives on, not just in Lionel, but in his wife Kathleen, who has been his partner in adventure and client hospitality since 2006.

But Lionel’s expertise extends beyond the hunting grounds. He’s a seasoned reporter for five magazines and a videographer for France’s leading TV channel, his keen eye capturing the essence of both the hunt and the vibrant tapestry of cultures he encounters. This wealth of knowledge and experience translates into exceptional service for his clients, with over 1000 hunters from 24 different nationalities guided to unforgettable experiences.

For Lionel, being a professional guide isn’t just a job; it’s a calling. He thrives on learning from his guests, their diverse perspectives enriching his own view of the world. Every hunt becomes a collaborative journey, a shared passion that transcends language and borders.

So, when you choose Lionel Passion Guide, you’re not just booking a hunt; you’re joining a family. You’re becoming part of a legacy built on love, respect for nature, and the thrilling pursuit of adventure. Come, share our island paradise, explore the endless possibilities of the hunt, and create memories that will last a lifetime.