Bel Ombre Nature & adventure

Our most recommended Bel Ombre Nature & adventure

Île aux Bénitiers: Swim with the Dolphins & BBQ Lunch

1. Île aux Bénitiers: Swim with the Dolphins & BBQ Lunch

Begin the excursion with pickup at the hotel at 6:00 AM or 7:00 AM depending on where you are on the island. Then head out on an adventure for your encounter with dolphins in their natural environment. Watch dolphins swimming around the speedboat and join them in the water for a swim. Afterwards, spend some time snorkeling along a coral reef with the beautiful colors of the tropical fish. Continue your excursion with a visit to Benitiers Island, where you will enjoy a BBQ meal. The driver will return at your hotel safely after the excursion.

Mauritius: Bel Ombre Nature Reserve 4x4 Safari Adventure

2. Mauritius: Bel Ombre Nature Reserve 4x4 Safari Adventure

Visit the Bel Ombre Nature Reserve in Bel Ombre, Mauritius, and get to go on a safari while enjoying your island holiday. Discover the incredible biodiversity of this 1,300-hectare park from the back of a 4x4 safari vehicle on a guided tour. Meet your guide and hop into a 4-wheel drive vehicle to begin your safari adventure. Drive through the park and enjoy the natural beauty of the pristine reserve nestled between the Indian Ocean on one side and the mountains on the other. The park's location and range of ecosystems provide a diverse habitat for a number of rare plants and birds. Amid the wealth of nature, you'll also find vestiges from the region's history of human settlement, which spans nearly 3 centuries. Learn about the native fauna and flora from your guide and discover the spectacular UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, a sanctuary for endemic species. Leave your Mauritian safari tour with a deeper understanding of the island's natural beauty and an appreciation for the park's conservation efforts.

Mauritius: Bel Ombre Nature Reserve Buggy Ride

3. Mauritius: Bel Ombre Nature Reserve Buggy Ride

The Riverine Trail is a 2-hour ride along rugged tree-lined trails, leading to the L'Abattis des Cipayes. It is the perfect trail for off-road enthusiasts, as well as those who are adventurous at heart. L’Abbatis des Cipayes is the Creole name of the Sepoy camp set up along the Jacotet River to protect the Jacotet military outpost. You will have time to explore this locality, laden with 300 years of history. You will be able to walk around the grounds, imagine Indian "Cipayes" constructing their Abbatis (fortification). Make the most of the tour of Bel Ombre Nature Reserve and indulge in the rich diversity of landscape and wildlife. Amongs all the great activities in Mauritius to choose from, this trail is the perfect opportunity to learn more about local ecotourism on the island of Mauritius.

Bel Ombre Nature Reserve: Quad Bike Tour

4. Bel Ombre Nature Reserve: Quad Bike Tour

Nestled within lush vegetation, Bel Ombre Nature Reserve is the best place to reconnect with nature and enjoy the best quad adventure in Mauritius. Set off on an amazing adventure trail that will take you off the beaten track to discover one of the most unspoiled sites on the island. On totally untamed paths, enjoy a bumpy ride through a pristine environment close to the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, all the while discovering endemic species of plants and animals. You will encounter bats, forest monkeys, flocks of pink pigeons, wild boars, and/or perhaps a herd of Java deer roaming around freely. Your ride will be an unforgettable one along rugged, tree-lined trails that wind through the reserve to reach Cascade Frédérica or Cascade l’Exemple. Immerse yourself into the greenery like never before and indulge in an intensive exploration. You will be spellbound by the breathtaking panoramas, with stops to gaze at the beauty of mother nature. You can also swim at the waterfalls depending on the weather conditions. Driving through the sugar cane field with the mountain ranges on one side and the coastline on the other side is the perfect way to unwind and have some fun whether during the weekdays or weekends. No need to mention that you will be accompanied by the most courteous, accommodating, and knowledgeable guides who will lead the way. You will be able to ask them more about the different stops and unveil the secrets of the wonderful ecosystem of Bel Ombre. They will also tell you more about the fauna and flora that you will surely encounter during your ride.

Le Morne Brabant Guided Hiking Tour with Transfers (pickup)

5. Le Morne Brabant Guided Hiking Tour with Transfers (pickup)

Le Morne Brabant is one of the most preserved and wildest mountains of the island. It is habitat to a very large variety of endemic and narrow-endemic species, such as the rare Trochetia Boutoniana, which is our floral emblem. Some steeper parts of the ascent will require the use of our hands to progress safely towards the top, where we’ll discover the breath-taking views on the west and south-west lagoons and part of of the island ! Guests will experience a morning adventure hike that involves scrambling and climbing under close supervision of a highly experienced and professional team. Appreciate the sensational changes in color of a sunrise over the mountain

Bel Ombre Nature Reserve: Frederica Waterfalls Picnic Lunch

6. Bel Ombre Nature Reserve: Frederica Waterfalls Picnic Lunch

Treat yourself to a delicious picnic lunch and enjoy a break from sightseeing in a stunning natural setting. Surround yourself with the diverse wildlife of Bel Ombre Nature Reserve and let go of your worries as you listen to the steady rhythm of Frederica Waterfalls. Board a sturdy Land Rover at the meeting point and be transported to a breathtaking location deep in the jungle. Immerse yourself in the wilderness and seize the opportunity to connect with nature. Savor a delicious Mauritian meal while sitting at the bottom of a waterfall for a magical experience. Take some time to unwind after your meal by lounging on a hammock or sipping on some coffee by the river. Take part in traditional games of 'molky' and tic tac toe. If you happen to need anything, a local ranger will be at your service throughout the activity. Picnic Menu StarterFresh garden salad: Smoked marlin, lettuce, tomato, cucumber mix, crispy croutons, olives, and dressing Main CourseChicken curry or fish vindaloo (vegetarian option available). Served with steamed rice, black lentils fricassee, appalam, and pickles. DesertSago with fruit coulis Beverages2 soft drinks and 1 beer per person. Coffee and water available.

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What people are saying about Bel Ombre

Hotel pickup was on time. After a few minutes we saw dolphins. It is exhausting to keep up with the dolphins, so you should be able to swim well. Just seeing the dolphins from the boat was amazing. The coconut island was beautiful and the barbecue was really delicious. Suddenly a whale jumped up on our boat. That made this perfect day even better! We were able to watch the whale for at least half an hour and he even had a baby with him. Breathtaking experience!

We spent a wonderful day with Seilan, you will not find a better driver and guide, he accompanied us throughout our excursion, his explanations, his kindness, his exceptional photography skills, we had a lot of fun with him, we recommend him 100%! Aude and William

Had to wait in the morning until everyone was there. Then there was a short briefing, where I had the grief that it was too boring for my taste. But that was all perfect and a very eventful tour. Nice guides, would do the tour again and again.

Excellent tour, Christof was really nice. Recommend to everyone that's physically capable it's not easy but it's very much worth it at the end.

Very very good experience, the locals we were with were great And the final surprise (with luck of course) the whales ❤️