Things to do in Bel Ombre

Our most recommended things to do in Bel Ombre

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 Buggy Ride

2. 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.

Mauritius: Bel Ombre Nature Reserve 4x4 Safari Adventure

3. 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.

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

Port Louis: Private Guided Sightseeing Tour

6. Port Louis: Private Guided Sightseeing Tour

This excursion will introduce you to the city of Port Louis, founded in 1735 by Mahe de Labourdonnais, where you will visit the historic Fort Adelaide also known as the Citadel. Built by the English in 1835 and is one of the few fortifications of British origin remaining on the island. From here, you'll enjoy a view stretching over almost the entire city. Your next stop will be a visit to the central market (also known as the bazaar). Here you will be amazed by the variety of products you will find - fruits, vegetables, scent sticks, spices, pashmina, and linen are amongst the most sold products. Your next stop will be at the Caudan Waterfront, a modern precinct facing the harbor. Its 170 boutiques display beautiful collections of local designers and famous brands. Its craft market is an open bazaar, impregnated by exotic scents of spices, souvenirs, and basketry. Then, visit the Pamplemousses Botanical Garden, renamed Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden, and the highlight of any visit to the north. It is the oldest botanical garden in the southern hemisphere, dating back to 1735. Admire a magnificent collection of local and exotic plants, a variety of giant water lilies, rare plants from Mascarene, the baobab, giant palms, and the Talipot palm, whose flower only blossoms after 50 years.

Bel Ombre Nature Reserve: Frederica Waterfalls Picnic Lunch

7. 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.

Mauritius: Bel Ombre Nature Reserve Guided Trekking Tour

8. Mauritius: Bel Ombre Nature Reserve Guided Trekking Tour

Immerse yourself in the dense vegetation of the UNESCO Bel Ombre Nature Reserve and discover the rich fauna and flora on a guided trek. End your day with a wholesome Mauritian picnic in the heart of the reserve. Travel along scenic trails and follow your ranger guide to an area that will make you feel like a character in Jurassic Park. Get your camera ready to capture some remarkable shots. Hear about the conservation efforts being made to preserve the last remnants of the island’s endemic vegetation. Stop for lunch at the Frederica waterfall and relax either on the hammock or in the unique picnic pod.

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9. Mauritius: Private Beach Wedding Proposal with Roses & Props

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 162 reviews

Visit at the top with Ibrahim who knows the island by heart and who was able to tell us his story. In true communion with nature, he surprised us by making us discover coffee flowers, pink pineapples and many other things. Highly recommend if you want a full and detailed tour. Professional from A to Z. The only downside was the lunchtime restaurant where we were taken without much choice and expensive for what it is (17 euros for a rice/chicken dish).

Christopher is a great guide with whom you may learn how to climb the mountains and French language at the same time. Definitely suggest for team work achieving the mountain tops. You will know where to put your foot and mind Merci beaucoup

Excellent activity alongside Kaine and Ludovic, thanks to them. Swimming with the dolphins for a long time (ray also seen), boat trip at the top to finish in style: barbecue on the island of Benitiers in music, day to do and redo

Great trip. Really good fun. The guide was very friendly and knowledgeable.

Excellent two hours with excellent knowledgeable guide .