Black River Gorges National Park, Mauritius

#3 of 145 in Wildlife in Mauritius
Explore the range of Mauritian plant and animal life at Black River Gorges National Park, a protected area that includes the last of the nation's rainforest. Encompassing around two percent of the country's total space, the area is formally protected from further deforestation after being proclaimed a national park in 1994. Spot rusa deer and wild pigs, along with endemic species like the Mauritian flying fox, Mauritius kestrel, and the pink pigeon. The variety in the wildlife comes with the area's diversity of climate and habitat, with humid upland forest, dry lowland forest, and heathland all here. For Black River Gorges National Park and beyond, use our Mauritius road trip planner to get the most from your Mauritius vacation.
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  • We did a day trip and are to run through the Park. You can take the heavy lines with even as dangerous call - be sure good shoes. Not despite--the Outlook is the absolute hammer!
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  • The national park is ideal to learn more about endemic vegetation of Mauritius. The hike trails are well marked. We saw a.o. the pink pigeon. It is definitely worth exploring.  more »
  • Safe and fun adventure. But there is no shops so you need to bring every single thing you're gonna use
  • A break from everything, depending on one's pace, the whole 9 kilometres would vary between 2 to 4 hours, the longest route though is the fastest as the pathway is flat while the most challenging one is filled with sloppy and very slippery tracks which ask for timely steps and stamina. The end of the track is blessed with a running stream. A GPS and an updated map will be most welcome.
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