View from the View Point
Monkeys on view point
Black River Gorges - Sightseeing
The Black River Gorges National Park is the only one in Mauritius which became a protected reserve in 1994. The park is home to many endemic Mauritian species. It features around 311 species of native and endemic flowering plants such as Trochetia, Chinese Guava, Dodotree, Tree of Travelers, Verbena, Ox Tongue and colourful plants like Orchids and Anthuria. The reserve is an important habitat for three of the island’s most endangered bird species, the Mauritius kestrel, the echo parakeet and the pink pigeon. Furthermore, introduced species such as Macaques, Tenreks, Red Deer, Roe Deer, Wild Boar, various butterflies and flying foxes can also be found in the national park.
The main activity in the Black River Gorges National Park is hiking. The National Park is the largest hiking area in Mauritius with a total paths length of 60 km. Through the guided hiking tour, you will be able to know more about the natives, the vegetation as well as on the endemic and exotic bird. You will also enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the gorges, mountains, valleys and lush vegetation. You will also come across a river with its amazing waterfalls where you can have a swim to refresh yourself.
Located in the south western part of Mauritius, the park covers an area of 16,680 acres and is home to a diversity of fauna and flora. The national park is a favourite spot for all hikers and nature lovers.
WHAT TO BRING
We recommend to bring your camera to capture all your funny & lovely moments as well as your hat, your sunscreen & mosquito repellent for better protection.