Black River Gorges national park is situated in Mauritius. It is the largest national park of Mauritius and covers about 2%. This national park has two sides, a humid upland, and a drier lowland. It was first established on June 15, 1994. This place is great for hiking and has unfathomably beautiful gorges.
Black River Gorges National Park Mauritius hosts many exotic animals. It is also very relaxing to see untouched and unharmed nature. If someone tried to see the national park from the top it looks like green ripples flowing into the sea.
Best time to visit January to September
Entry fee There is no entry fee
Timing It is open every day from 7am to 4pm
Black River Gorges national park flora and fauna
The Black River Gorges National Park is a rainforest. Has a wide range in flora and fauna. It has more than 700 species of plants. The national park is like a Grand Canyon filled with lofty peaks which give birth to make adventurous sports. Black River Gorges National Park animals are exotic like rusa deer and wild pigs. The birds of this spellbinding park are its specialty. Here travelers find rare birds like Mauritius kestrel, pink pigeon, Mauritius parakeet, Mauritius cuckoo-shrike, Mauritius bulbul, Mauritius olive white-eye, Mauritius grey white-eye and Mauritius fody.
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Exciting adventure activity that are must try
Black River Gorges National Park Hiking filled with surprises
The Macchabée Trail 10 km from Visitor Reception Center – It is one of the easiest trails and very popular in the black river gorges national park in Mauritius.
The Grosse Cateau Verte trail It is an 8 km long trail from the Visitors Center, connecting Plaine Champagne to the Gorges. This trek is steep and difficult. But the view on this trail is unbelievable
The Black River Piton It is a 9 km round trip, moderate trail. It starts at 500 m after the entry of the Gorges Point of View at Black River Gorges national park.
Savanne sud 6 km round trip at the end of the road Les Mares, panoramic views of the coast. This is an easy hike
Cascade des Galets (Cascade 500 feet) 3 km round trip. It is a short hike but it is difficult and very strenuous.
All the hikes are done under the supervision of the black river gorges national park travel guide.
Fee for Hike INR 4500/- per person on an average
Birdwatching: get to know the language of birds
Birdwatching is another activity that very popular here. Black River Gorges National Park hosts a huge number of exotic birds and it is an outstanding experience to just watch the nature function in its own way. Once travelers start bird watching they also start noticing the rules and regulations that nature follows.
Observe the humongous Gorges that stuns travellers
Black river gorges national park in Mauritius is mostly found in the west region. These gorges create a beautiful canyon like shape. This view is often compared to Grand Canyon in the USA. Though this one has a more lushly green and refreshing look to it.
How to reach and where to stay
The Black River Gorges National Park is near the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport.
By Bus: There are private buses available frequently from the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport to the park entrance.
By Taxi: Taxi is also available outside the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport which goes to the outskirts of the park.
There are two Black River Gorges Visitors Centers which provides information. One is located on the west side 8 km away from the Trois Bras Junction. The other information center is located on the east side 2 km away from the Grand Bassin.
Black River Gorges national park hotels
There are many hotel available for the travellers to stay starting at INR 2000. Although the expensive hotels will have more amenities, yet staying at black river gorges national park hotels is pretty pocket friendly.
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