Black River Gorge National ParkCurrently Closed
- 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
Black River Gorge National Park - Review
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
09 AM - 10 AM
44.51% 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
94.36% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Black River Gorge National Park
Black River Gorge National Park Map
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Black River Gorge National Park, Chamarel Reviews
Safe and fun adventure. But there is no shops so you need to bring every single thing you're gonna use
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.
A wonderful scenic place but signage is poor and instructions given ahead of walk were not explicit enough. We wanted an easy walk, followed the map and signs and ended up with medium difficulty which was terribly steep and huge mosquito swarms that bit us terribly and we had to rush back. Ended up doing 9kms but didn't reach any scenic views! We were later told by the staff the signs are not correct! Suggest PLEASE have warning signs at start of such steep stretches, also warning re mosquito areas and stock repellent that visitors can buy, along with maps. Had following the map got us to the spot we intended, this would have indeed been 5 stars!
beautiful place. alot cooler than beach area. high up so air is abit thin
High altitude❣️trail from petrin to rivere noire passing through amazing views, dense forest,climbing or desending the valleys😍