Black River Gorges National Park, Chamarel

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Explore the range of Mauritian plant and animal life at Black River Gorges National Park, a protected area that includes the last of the nation's rainforest. Encompassing around two percent of the country's total space, the area is formally protected from further deforestation after being proclaimed a national park in 1994. Spot rusa deer and wild pigs, along with endemic species like the Mauritian flying fox, Mauritius kestrel, and the pink pigeon. The variety in the wildlife comes with the area's diversity of climate and habitat, with humid upland forest, dry lowland forest, and heathland all here. For Black River Gorges National Park and beyond, use our Chamarel road trip planner to get the most from your Chamarel vacation.
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  • We parked at the Black River car park and completed the Pilgrims trail and the Machabee trail. If it has recently rained you will need proper hiking boots for some challenging parts of the climb in... 
    We parked at the Black River car park and completed the Pilgrims trail and the Machabee trail. If it has recently rained you will need proper hiking boots for some challenging parts of the climb in...  more »
  • In May 2022, my wife and I made a 1-week trip to Mauritius for our 20th wedding anniversary. On this trip we traveled the north and west of the island and saw some wonderful places. National Park... 
    In May 2022, my wife and I made a 1-week trip to Mauritius for our 20th wedding anniversary. On this trip we traveled the north and west of the island and saw some wonderful places. National Park...  more »
  • Well that was an extremely tough walk. I was expecting a gentle stroll in the forest yet we did a monster climb of nearly 300 meters on rather treacherous, slippery paths. Had I known what the... 
    Well that was an extremely tough walk. I was expecting a gentle stroll in the forest yet we did a monster climb of nearly 300 meters on rather treacherous, slippery paths. Had I known what the...  more »
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  • Cool and shady from the trees. Lots of different walks for all levels of fitness and the views are spectacular. There are information boards with maps showing trails, or talk to the guides in the information centre near the entrance, they are very helpful. Walking in the Gorge is our go-to down time spot. We wear shoes that can get wet as sometimes the river water is across the bridges so your shoes can get wet. A swim in the river is a must
  • Heart of the island. Purest air on the island. Breathtaking views. One of the toughest and most technical trails are situated in the park. A must go to for anyone visiting and living on the island
  • Lack of activities.
  • Beautiful park and amazing scenery. Word advice. Wear long trousers and dark clothing as the bugs and flies were UNBEARABLE. They didn’t leave us alone for about 4 hours and were biting through our tops. Would still recommend though!
  • Great place for hiking.

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