Black River Gorges National Park

Vacation Travel Guide
Black River Gorges National Park showing a cascade and a river or creek

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.

Top Hotels Close to Black River Gorges National Park

Green Cottage Chamarel
Green Cottage Chamarel
4 out of 5
Domaine Louisa, Seven Coloured Earth Road, Chamarel
Situated in the mountains, this vacation 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 ...
5/5 Exceptional! (2 reviews)
"This is a cottage, hidden in the forest with an amazing view from inside the house and outside on the patio. Listening to birds, looking at the flying fox and white-tailed tropicbird, a gorgeousplce to stay for some days. Hiking in the morning and swimming in the sea in the afternoon. A place to ..."

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Green Cottage Chamarel
Apartment With 2 Bedrooms in Chamarel, With Wonderful Mountain View, Enclosed Garden and Wifi - 10 km From the Beach
Apartment With 2 Bedrooms in Chamarel, With Wonderful Mountain View, Enclosed Garden and Wifi - 10 km From the Beach
B103 - Plaine Champagne Road, Riviere Noire District, Chamarel, Rivière Noire District
Situated in Chamarel, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Black River Gorges National Park and Rhumerie de Chamarel. Chamarel Falls and Seven ...
Apartment With 2 Bedrooms in Chamarel, With Wonderful Mountain View, Enclosed Garden and Wifi - 10 km From the Beach
Apartment With one Bedroom in Chamarel, With Furnished Garden and Wifi - 10 km From the Beach
Apartment With one Bedroom in Chamarel, With Furnished Garden and Wifi - 10 km From the Beach
B103 - Plaine Champagne Road, Riviere Noire District, Chamarel, Rivière Noire District
Situated in Chamarel, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Black River Gorges National Park and Rhumerie de Chamarel. Chamarel Falls and Seven ...
Apartment With one Bedroom in Chamarel, With Furnished Garden and Wifi - 10 km From the Beach
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Best Lodging Options Near Black River Gorges National Park

Green Cottage Chamarel
Green Cottage Chamarel
4 out of 5
Domaine Louisa, Seven Coloured Earth Road, Chamarel
Green Cottage Chamarel
Apartment With 2 Bedrooms in Chamarel, With Wonderful Mountain View, Enclosed Garden and Wifi - 10 km From the Beach
Apartment With 2 Bedrooms in Chamarel, With Wonderful Mountain View, Enclosed Garden and Wifi - 10 km From the Beach
B103 - Plaine Champagne Road, Riviere Noire District, Chamarel, Rivière Noire District
Apartment With 2 Bedrooms in Chamarel, With Wonderful Mountain View, Enclosed Garden and Wifi - 10 km From the Beach
Apartment With one Bedroom in Chamarel, With Furnished Garden and Wifi - 10 km From the Beach
Apartment With one Bedroom in Chamarel, With Furnished Garden and Wifi - 10 km From the Beach
B103 - Plaine Champagne Road, Riviere Noire District, Chamarel, Rivière Noire District
Apartment With one Bedroom in Chamarel, With Furnished Garden and Wifi - 10 km From the Beach
Studio in Chamarel, With Wonderful Mountain View, Enclosed Garden and Wifi - 10 km From the Beach
Studio in Chamarel, With Wonderful Mountain View, Enclosed Garden and Wifi - 10 km From the Beach
B103 - Plaine Champagne Road, Riviere Noire District, Chamarel, Rivière Noire District
Studio in Chamarel, With Wonderful Mountain View, Enclosed Garden and Wifi - 10 km From the Beach
La Vieille Cheminee
La Vieille Cheminee
3 out of 5
Route Principale, Chamarel
La Vieille Cheminee
Lakaz Chamarel Exclusive Lodge
Lakaz Chamarel Exclusive Lodge
4 out of 5
Piton Canot, Chamarel
Lakaz Chamarel Exclusive Lodge
Les Jardins de Chamarel lodge
Les Jardins de Chamarel lodge
Piton Canot Road Chamarel, Chamarel, Savanne
Les Jardins de Chamarel lodge
A  stylish 2 Bed luxury marina apartment.
A stylish 2 Bed luxury marina apartment.
Black River, Rivière Noire District
A stylish 2 Bed luxury marina apartment.
Residence Les Alizes
Residence Les Alizes
3 out of 5
Morcellement La Flèche, Route Royale, La Gaulette, Ile Maurice
Residence Les Alizes
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.