ECO-SAFARI BY BUS AND DINGHY THROUGH THE MANGROVE FOREST
Sightseen, Relax, Less than 1 hour walking
In a nutshell An excursion which focuses on the natural wonders of Bonaire, where there is an undisturbed lush mangrove forest that we visit, first in a dinghy and then by safari bus. We learn about the island's fauna, the pink flamingos, conchs and little donkeys: Nature in all of its multifarious forms.
- Safari bus Excursion
- Lac Bay National Park
- Pile of Empty Conch Shells
- Excursion in a dinghy
- Donkey sanctuary
- We board a safari bus, with soft cushion seating, and our adventure begins while our driver gives us a running commentary with anecdotes and information on the sites that we pass by on the way.
- We proceed towards Lac Bay National Park, where there is one of the best preserved mangrove forests in the Caribbean, protected by the Ramstar Convention.
- When we arrive at Lac Bay, we see the pile of empty conch shells, which has become a protected monument that bears witness to the intense fishing of these molluscs that went on in the past. Thanks to the environment protection regulations that are now in force, conchs can continue to live undisturbed in the marine park.
- After an introduction by an authorised guide, we board a dinghy that is powered by an electric motor, in keeping with environmental protection, and we cruise around the natural park for about one hour in the sheltered waters of the mangrove forest.
- We are overwhelmed by the wonders of Nature accompanied by an experienced guide and who points out the interesting species of fauna and flora along the way.
- We then return to our safari bus and continue to explore the mangrove forest on land. And with a bit of luck, we might even see the shy pink flamingos.
- Our next stop is the visitors' centre at the Donkey Sanctuary, where we meet some adorable donkey foals and where we can also buy something to eat and drink or a souvenir.
- We then go through the Belnem area along the picturesque coastline with breathtaking views of the ocean before returning to the ship.