Perfect for Nature-Lovers

The Black River Gorges National Park is situated in the hilly southwest of the island and is a popular spot for picnics, hiking and scenic drives. The National Park encompasses thick pine forests, gorges and rugged mountains and is a sanctuary for flora and fauna. Much of the island’s remaining rainforest and some of Mauritius’s endemic species, including the Mauritian flying fox are protected by the park. If you are an avid bird watcher you will love the park. You may spot the Mauritius kestrel, the green echo parakeet and the Mauritius cuckoo shrike. The park’s Chamarel Waterfalls at 83 metres (270ft) are the highest in Mauritius. The best viewpoints are at the Alexandria Falls or the Black River Gorges viewpoint. Black River Gorges National Park has been designed primarily for walkers, with 37 miles (60 kilometres) of hiking trails. Cars can be safely left in the car park. There are two visitor centres where you can get maps and advice about the trails which vary in length and difficulty. Don’t forget to bring a picnic and enjoy one of the lovely picnic spots.

 

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