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Black River Gorges National Park, Mauritius
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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. Take a look at our Chamarel vacation generator to schedule your visit to Black River Gorges National Park and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • We went hiking on a sunny day in the national park. Decided to take the route to the MacchabĂ©e view point. The first km was okay then you reached the steep part. Tough!!! But keep going! At the very e...  more »
  • Also, this attraction is nice, but hardly a must-have Lakes place. In the context of a trip of's ok
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  • Great view of the gorge and other parts of Mauritius. Stop by for around 10-15mins to soak in the view. 
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  • there are at least three entry points to the park and each has different trails. if you can get more details which entry to choose it would be better because google maps just led me to one and the road ended before we reached the entry gate. there is a guide office which has details of the trails so remember to click a photo of that map as no other maps are provided , but the trails are well merked. require at least 3 to 4 hours of tough walk and but the views from the top are great. Be sure to carry insect repellents plenty of water and something to eat too as there are no facilities there. can carry your picnic too and enjoy it in the forest!
  • Very beautiful forest, I recommend taking a hike up the mountain to one oft the viewpoints. Even tough their map is pretty bad it was not that difficult to find the correct way. Be sure to arrange your transport in advance, as it might be hard to catch a taxi at the more crowded points.
  • Luckily not every piece of nature in the island fell for sugar cane or half empty hotels. Wonderful nature with lots of possibilities to hike and look around. Try the guavas in the high land from March to July. Lots of waterfalls.
  • This place is beautiful! A treat for all nature lovers needing to get away from city life for a while. Beautiful views and waterfalls to explore here
  • If you like to explore nature and admire the beauty of Mauritius, then this is a cool place to visit