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Black River Gorges National Park

Spend a scenic day away from the beach crowds at this stunning expanse of rainforest on Mauritius. Trek, swim, picnic and sightsee in abundant nature.

During your visit to Mauritius, discover the vast Black River Gorges National Park. Explore picturesque hiking trails, picnic in lush, green rainforest, cool off under waterfalls and admire rare species of native birds and flowering plants.

Pack lunch and spend the day following well-marked hiking trails. Have your camera ready for breathtaking photos, as you pass through tranquil valleys and rolling hills. Dramatic waterfalls and volcanic summits await you. Follow clearly marked signs up to observation decks, where you will find panoramic views over the island’s coastline.

Start at the Black River entrance point to the park and choose from several trail routes varying in difficulty and length from 2 miles (3 kilometers) to 10 miles (16 kilometres). Most of the trails take 3 to 4 hours to complete. Staff in the visitor information office at the park’s entrance can advise you on which scenic route to take. Purchase a map or hire an affordable park guide for local knowledge on the natural history of the site.

Cool down in Black River Gorges National Park with a refreshing swim in the river that runs from Alexandra Falls. Follow the signs to Alexandra Falls and swim in the calm, crystalline waters below. As you float, admire the dramatic, cascading waterfalls from a distance. Afterward, stop at one of the park’s attractive picnic areas for a relaxing lunch near trickling streams. Listen to the soothing calls of native birds in the canopies and spot monkeys playing in the trees.

Black River Gorges National Park is an important site of conservation for the native flora and fauna of Mauritius. Throughout the day, look for endangered Mauritian pink pigeons, echo parakeets, dodo trees and black ebony trees.

Get to Black River Gorges National Park in 40 minutes by car or taxi from the nearby villages of Tamarin and Black River. Along the way, drive past fruit vendors, pineapple fields and charming seaside communities. Escape Mauritius’ intense tropical heat and crowds of tourists in the tranquil rainforest at Black River Gorges National Park.


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Green Cottage Chamarel

Green Cottage Chamarel

Domaine Louisa, Seven Coloured Earth Road, Chamarel
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated in the mountains, this holiday home is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Black River Gorges National Park and 2 mi (3.3 km) from Chamarel Falls. Le Morne Mountain and Le Morne Beach are also within 9 mi (15 km).

    La Vieille Cheminee
    La Vieille Cheminee

    La Vieille Cheminee

    Route Principale, Chamarel
       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      This family-friendly Chamarel agritourism property is located in a regional park, within 1 mi (2 km) of Rhumerie de Chamarel and Black River Gorges National Park. Chamarel Falls and Seven Coloured Earths are also within 3 miles (5 km).

      Lakaz Chamarel Exclusive Lodge CA $336
      Lakaz Chamarel Exclusive Lodge

      Lakaz Chamarel Exclusive Lodge

      Piton Canot, Chamarel
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated in the mountains, this spa lodge is within 1 mile (2 km) of Rhumerie de Chamarel and Black River Gorges National Park. Chamarel Falls is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) away.

        Les Jardins de Chamarel lodge
        Les Jardins de Chamarel lodge

        Les Jardins de Chamarel lodge

           
          0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in Chamarel, this bed & breakfast is within 1 mi (2 km) of Rhumerie de Chamarel and Black River Gorges National Park. Chamarel Falls and Seven Coloured Earths are also within 3 miles (5 km).

          The Tourelle Paradise
          The Tourelle Paradise

          The Tourelle Paradise

             
            0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated by the ocean, this villa is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Black River Gorges National Park and 3 mi (4.8 km) from La Preneuse Beach. Tamarin Bay and Barachois Shopping Center are also within 6 miles (10 km).

            Residence Les Alizes
            Residence Les Alizes

            Residence Les Alizes

            Morcellement La Flèche, Route Royale, La Gaulette, Ile Maurice
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              This family-friendly La Gaulette hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Île aux Benitiers and Black River Gorges National Park. Le Morne Beach and Le Morne Mountain are also within 6 miles (10 km).

              Villa Orchidee is With big Space, Prov Free Wifi, Nice for Couple, Beach 5 min CA $54
              Villa Orchidee is With big Space, Prov Free Wifi, Nice for Couple, Beach 5 min

              Villa Orchidee is With big Space, Prov Free Wifi, Nice for Couple, Beach 5 min

                 
                0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in La Gaulette, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Île aux Benitiers and Black River Gorges National Park. Le Morne Beach and Paradis Golf Club are also within 6 miles (10 km).

                Ocean Seafront La Gaulette
                Ocean Seafront La Gaulette

                Ocean Seafront La Gaulette

                   
                  0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated by the ocean, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Île aux Benitiers and Black River Gorges National Park. Le Morne Beach and Paradis Golf Club are also within 6 miles (10 km).