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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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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Black River Gorge National Park, Chamarel Reviews
Parking was free, plus both paths are well indicated. We were able to see some of the wildlife eg monkeys, the rare pink pigeon, colourful geckos. As well it is not crowded
Great for for full day hiking. Be sure to have a guide and I would say intermediate level hiking. Bring ropes, insect repellents, water, good shoes. Avoid raininy days. Ideal for nature lovers. Its a protected national parc and there are rivers ans waterfalls at the end of the track.
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.
The walk and view are excellent. The only hik about it all is the amount of rubbish plastic etc all along the path. Its a shame. Forestry guys should make an effort to keep the place tidy.
It's one of the best place that you can ever imagine.Walking some 1.5 kms from the parking will bring you to a picnic site called bassin lagrotte where many visitors come for a swim and......