Timings : 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Time Required : 2 hours
Mauritius is one such holiday destination which wouldn't fail to surprise you with what this island nation has to offer its guests. This very trait is valid with the Mauritian village in the southeastern part of the island - Bel Ombre. Primarily known for its beach-side beauty lingering with the serene Indian Ocean, Bel Ombre is home for one of the richly diverse nature reserves of Mauritius - the Frederica Nature Reserve. The unblemished fresh environment of lush green tropical forests, views of sublime mountains and splendid waterfalls of the reserve makes it one of a kind.
Frederica Nature Reserve is a place of tranquil beauty. It's mountainous terrains offer the visitors amazing panoramic views, while itÍs vast plains are the perfect place to observe wild animals and it's untouched natural beauty. The reserve is home to several scenic waterfalls, and animals like stags, wild boars, monkeys and several others. The fun part comes when you begin exploring the area, with options to go quad biking or 4x4 off road tours during the day or night, trekking along the hilly terrains or take them on with a mountain bike! The nature reserve offers a variety of adventurous pass times for you, along with serene natural beauty.
The Frederica nature reserve covers the ground of 1300 hectares of wildlife emerges you into the open arms of nature. The diverse species of plants and animals of this reserve are protected by the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation (MWF) that puts more emphasis is sustainability and take necessary steps towards reducing the degree of damage caused by the visitors. Moving deeper into the reserve, one can find narrow rivers and breathtaking views of waterfalls. The tourists can stop for a refreshing breather and go for a swim in the fresh waters at the bottom of the cascades. The flora and fauna of the reserve are pretty rich. Frequent sightings of monkeys, Java deer and wild boars can be encountered amidst the dense forests. With some luck, the tourists can catch a glimpse of the rarest bird species like the Mauritian Parakeet and the Mauritian Echo.
Schedule: Monday to Sunday: Morning session at 9 AM and afternoon session at 1 PM
If you are staying at any resort at Bel Ombre and completely oblivious about the bounty of natural grandeur and thrilling adventure, keep some days off for a trip to the Frederica Nature Reserve. It's going to be a one in a lifetime experience with the closest encounter with nature and you are definitely not going to regret it!
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