Black River Gorges National Park, Chamarel

4.6
#5 of 155 in Wildlife in Mauritius
National Park · Nature / Park
Create an itinerary including Black River Gorges National Park
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 Chamarel road trip planner to get the most from your Chamarel vacation.
Create a full itinerary - for free!

Tours to Black River Gorges National Park

Black River Gorges National Park reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
1,041 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • We decided to hike the highest mountain of Mauritius that peaked at 824 mètres but we started off near a lay by on the Plaine Champagne read near the Black River Gorges viewpoint. This was about 300....  more
    We decided to hike the highest mountain of Mauritius that peaked at 824 mètres but we started off near a lay by on the Plaine Champagne read near the Black River Gorges viewpoint. This was about 300....  more »
  • Good way to spend half hour. We stopped on our south west tour of the island and the views are fantastic. So much to take in. 
    Good way to spend half hour. We stopped on our south west tour of the island and the views are fantastic. So much to take in.  more »
Google
  • Clean place, still you have some monkeys 🐒 🙈 🙊 around, if you dump food in bins, be sure to find it outside. Some local vendors of souvenirs and also some food stuff around. Parking available for bus 🚌, cars 🚗 etc, scenic view of mountains and greenery, you have kiosk to sit and enjoy a Lunch. Nice family time.
  • Very nice and beautiful park. Don't know all the router, the one we took was a bit wild. You need to be fit to take the Maccabee route all the way to the top. It gets very slippery the higher you go and you need to use the trees and roots to hoist yourself up in places. Be very careful going down. This route has breaktaking views. Make sure you take enough water with and proper shoes. There are nice picnic tables to make use off. Lots of pretty birds 🐦 around.

Plan your trip to Chamarel

  • Get a personalized trip
    A full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place. Everyone on the same page.