Black River Gorge National Park, Chamarel
About Black River Gorge National Park, Chamarel
Black River Gorge National Park, Chamarel - Address, Phone Number
Address: B103 - Plaine Champagne Road, Mauritius
Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
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The only national park of Mauritius, the Black River Gorges National park is spread over 6754 hectares of area which covers around 3.5% of the total land area of Mauritius. Home to endemic flora and fauna, it is also the home to rarest woods in the world. It nurtures around 311 rare species of plants out of the 700 of the Mauritian islands. The Trochetia, the Chinese Guava, the Dodotree, the Tree of Travelers, Verbena, Ox Tongue and vibrant plants like Orchids and Anthuria are a must-observe!
Endangered species like Mauritius kestrel, the pink pigeon, Macaques, Tenreks, Red Deer, Roe Deer, Wild Boar, various butterflies and flying foxes are also found in the park.
Due to its charming trails spanning over 60 kilometres, hiking is a popular activity in the park.
Black River Gorge National Park Information
- Petrin Information Centre contact no: +230 258 0058 or 507 0128
- Black River Gorges Visitor Centre: +230 258 0057
Black River Gorge National Park Ticket Prices
- Maps: 50 Mauritian Rupees
- Trail fees start from 1200 Mauritian Rupees
Black River Gorge National Park Opening and Closing Hours
- Petrin Information Centre: Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 3:15 pm and Saturday 8:00 am to 11:00 am
- Black River Gorges Visitor Centre: Daily 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
How To reach Black River Gorge National Park by Public Transport
- Rented car, taxi
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Wear good shoes. Runners or hiking. There is a clear path but there are many stones ended in it. Be prepared for some steeper hills. Viewpoi t is beautiful. One of the hikes is at least about 10km long. If you see black ponds in the trees like in the picture below, those are termite nests.
Highly recommended for those who like nature walks. Various tracks which are well indicated. Remember to bring mosquito cream and sunscreen. Best time to go is early morning. Bring ur breakfast and eat it there. Bins are available for garbage.
Good place to walk with the family. Lots of shade. Very pleasant
Some very nice view points. Walks are easy. Big paths. Main hiking route is more like a dirt road. Still worth a visit to enjoy nature in Mauritius.
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