Black River Gorge National Park

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  • Address: B103 - Plaine Champagne Road, Mauritius, Chamarel
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +230-4644016
  • Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
  • Tags: National Park, Park, Family And Kids

About Black River Gorge National Park, Chamarel

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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Things to Know Before Visiting Black River Gorge National Park

  • 95% of people who visit Chamarel include Black River Gorge National Park in their plan

  • 44.91% of people start their Black River Gorge National Park visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Black River Gorge National Park

Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday

94.34% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Black River Gorge National Park

People normally club together Aapravasi Ghat and Flic En Flac Beach while planning their visit to Black River Gorge National Park.

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Black River Gorge National Park, Chamarel Reviews

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  • 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.

  • Beautiful nature: love the streams, rivers, the climbing parts. A great natural reserve. Do not forget to apply your lotions against mosquitoes, bring your swimming gear, climbing shoes, water, lunch and camera photo. please collect back any litter. Highly recommended place.

  • Stunning country and city. So happy to visit my homeland after 10 years, will be writing a book detailing an authentic guide to mauritius and the sites, as written by a British born Mauritian, with a long beautiful family history on the island.

  • Amazing walks and great views. Very picturesque and it showcases the beauty of Mauritius in a grandiose fashion. There small streams everywhere and nice waterfalls. It can be visited from various different points

  • Very nice place with lots of nature to see, many scenic views. Will definitely visit there again for lots more pictures. Well as promised I did get back there. The weather was not that great, did get get a few pictures but not enough in 360 degree 🤔but will definitely have to go back 🤗😍. Thanks for your viewing😎

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