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 did the Machabee trail. The Hike itself was around 8km’s and around 2 hrs in time. The trails were really well marked. The park has been wonderfully kept. Highly recommended visiting for some...  more »
  • It’s not easy. It’s not kept. It’s rural and rugged and you will be stiff afterwards but it is worth it. Swimming in the waterfalls and walking through the jungle will give your Mauritius holiday a...  more »
  • Visited during a slight rain and it was wonderful. There is a little walk from the parking area. Few souvenir shops are also spread around the walking trail. It is calm and you can enjoy the...  more »
  • Lack of activities.
  • Great place for hiking.
  • Pure Bliss!!! Away from people and city!! Amazing!! Refreshing place! Went there for hiking!
  • Relaxing environnement, fresh air, wild, and much more that we can say
  • One of my favourite places on the island. I always feel happier after I've been there.

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