Bel Ombre Nature Reserve, Mauritius
5.0 (668 reviews) Friday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Spent More than 3 hours Ranking #4 in Savanne District Nature & Wildlife Areas
Amazing safari with expert guide
Bel Ombre Nature Reserve. Four words that sound like a promise. Nestled in the heart of Bel Ombre, this protected domaine of 1,300 hectares hosts a unique biodiversity. With its endemic flora and fauna, ancestral forests and vestiges of past glories, it is a territory of striking beauty and character. We have a range of fun and thrilling activities for friends and families.
, Bel Ombre.
Monday : 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday : 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday : 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday : 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday : 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday : 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday : 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Friday, December 08, 2023, 10:02
5.0 based on (668 reviews)
5Jenny 5:00 PM Sep 11, 2022One word - spectacular
We found out about the Nature Reserve during our stay at the Heritage Awali. Nitish was extremely helpful in arranging our 4x4 safari which we booked rather last minute close to our departure date! He told us everything to expect and to bring swimwear too as there would be a waterfall that we could dive in. We were collected by the Nature Reserve at the hotel, and driven a few minutes away and our tour in the 4x4 began. The views were amazing, stags, wild boars and bats! The guide was fantastic, stoppung at key sights to explain the history and give us more information and taking photos for us. The walk to the waterfall was brilliant, looking at the infamous ebony trees. The waterfall was beautiful and the cleanest water you could imagine. A number of us dived in and swam for approximately 30 mins before we were then driven back to base. Would recommend this experience, we would like to try the trek next time. Some may feel that it is pricey but this will all go towards the upkeep of the reserve and for the staff so I feel it was very worth it!
4ploni2017 5:00 PM Sep 21, 2022Amazing safari with expert guide
The nature reserve is a must for anyone visiting the south coast of Mauritius. It was established to preserve and restore the endemic flora and fauna which otherwise would risk of become extinct. Until now, the work has been quite successful and the visitor will enjoy amazing views of the landscape and spot rare birds and trees. A nuisance are wild boars that were brought to Mauritius by the first colonialists and now have to be hunted to control the population. When we visited the nature reserve, a golf course was building close to it and one can only hope that it will not damage it in any way. Crucial for your experience is how you choose to go around in the reserve. Exploring it on foot by yourself isn’t allowed. If you are bit adventurous you can drive a buggy or quad by yourself and join a column of other vehicles led by a guide. We preferred to enjoy the landscape instead of focusing on the bumpy and winding dirt roads and join a safari (maximum 6 passengers) driven by the guide. Special thanks to our guide who was both an excellent driver and very knowledgeable about the reserve.