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Black River, Black River

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Gently meander through cane fields, navigate around rapids, and drift near the mangrove swamps of Black River. The 53.5 km (33.2 mi) river supports over 100 species of bird, including the locally nicknamed "Jesus bird"--known for its technique of wading that creates the illusion of walking on water. The river's name comes from the dark, glimmering hue of the murky water, a result of thick layers of decomposing vegetation on the riverbed. Take a boat tour along the winding route and keep an eye out for crocodiles gliding through the swampy depths. Don't forget your sunscreen. To visit Black River on your trip to Black River, use our Black River trip itinerary builder.
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  • There are boot tours on this river and my advice is that you must do this when you are in the neighbourhood! It is the trip to that place worthwhile. The guide we had on our tour was very friendly and...  more »
  • We took a cruise down the Black River and out reminded me of the movie The African Queen. The water was dark and smooth, but dotted with crocodiles, mangrove trees, and cranes. It was a neat experienc...  more »
  • we had a couple of hours on the black river through Thomson holiday on our way to YS falls, we saw at least 7 crocs and guide was extremely informative  more »