Forêt de Bébour

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Mon, 02/07/2022 - 10:25

The Forêt de Bébour is a nature reserve where misty trails lead through forests of tamarind trees, giant ferns and cedars to waterfalls and dizzying viewpoints. During our hike with overnight stays in between, we reached, for example, the Hell's Throat, the Trou de Fer, but also the gentle Voile de la Mariée, the veiled bride.

Trou de Fer: The Trou de Fer waterfalls are fed by several watercourses, which fall at six points from a height of 300 meters into a cauldron-like gorge, the Hell's Throat.

Voile de la Mariée: The locals refer to several waterfalls in the Salazie basin as the "veiled bride".

Partly we were accompanied by a small dog who seemed to know the winding paths through the ferns and tamarind trees.

Continent or ocean


Picture 1: Tamarind trees, giant ferns and cedars in the fog of the Forêt de Bébour


Picture 2: Waterfalls in the deep gorges of the Forêt de Bébour


Picture 3: Descent to Hell-Bourg