Black River Gorge National ParkCurrently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
- Address: B103 - Plaine Champagne Road, Mauritius, Chamarel
- Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +230-4644016
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
- Tags: National Park, Park, Family And Kids
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.
- Petrin Information Centre contact no: +230 258 0058 or 507 0128
- Black River Gorges Visitor Centre: +230 258 0057
- Maps: 50 Mauritian Rupees
- Trail fees start from 1200 Mauritian Rupees
- 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
- Rented car, taxi
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95% of people who visit Chamarel include Black River Gorge National Park in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
38.96% 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
93.41% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Black River Gorge National Park
This is one of the must visits for scenic lovers. The drive itself is beautiful. Many places to stop. So don't forget to leave early.
The most beautiful Park with a wonderful walk from the front gate to the main car park, under the trees surrounded by greenery . Then there are plentiful walks to waterfalls and beyond. A must see! Take proper walking shoes.
If you plan to hike, which you must to see the waterfall, then wear appropriate hiking shoes and take a small backpack with drinks & snacks. We took the easy hiking route. It took us an hour and a half to get from start to the waterfall. There were rocks and boulders most of the ways and occasional climbing along the trails. In some areas, you had to watch your head and footing due to thick, low foliage and slippery terrain. The route has markers to keep you on the right path. The park closes at 6pm, so be sure you have ample time to make it back to base.
Great place to walk and enjoy beautiful scenery, plants and birds. Petrin Info centre to Black River Info centre takes around 2.5 - 3hrs for easy walk pace. Best way to end the trail is to take a dip in the river near the parking area at Black River National Park. Trails have directional signage and does not necessary need a guide. GPS signals almost everywhere along the trail.
Very nice place to do Hiking. Safe. There's a river and a small lake also where you can swim