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. 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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  • Top fun Park and the variety of activities to suit all ages and the most important point in mind safety and gentleness and calm people enjoyed
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  • very nice place with a small hidden corner to get and you will have just a breathtaking view the Park is very soothing and monkeys are present in this site if you give them something don't play with them just give their and take pleasure r to see them doing
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  • Nature, as they only there - waterfalls, great big plant - giant palms and trees - just enjoy the nature!
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  • Safe and fun adventure. But there is no shops so you need to bring every single thing you're gonna use
  • A break from everything, depending on one's pace, the whole 9 kilometres would vary between 2 to 4 hours, the longest route though is the fastest as the pathway is flat while the most challenging one is filled with sloppy and very slippery tracks which ask for timely steps and stamina. The end of the track is blessed with a running stream. A GPS and an updated map will be most welcome.
  • A wonderful scenic place but signage is poor and instructions given ahead of walk were not explicit enough. We wanted an easy walk, followed the map and signs and ended up with medium difficulty which was terribly steep and huge mosquito swarms that bit us terribly and we had to rush back. Ended up doing 9kms but didn't reach any scenic views! We were later told by the staff the signs are not correct! Suggest PLEASE have warning signs at start of such steep stretches, also warning re mosquito areas and stock repellent that visitors can buy, along with maps. Had following the map got us to the spot we intended, this would have indeed been 5 stars!
  • beautiful place. alot cooler than beach area. high up so air is abit thin
  • High altitude❣️trail from petrin to rivere noire passing through amazing views, dense forest,climbing or desending the valleys😍
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