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Black River Gorges National Park

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Address: Mauritius
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Activities: Birdwatching, Hiking
Description: This 6,574-hectacre natural reserve is filled with hiking trails to...
This 6,574-hectacre natural reserve is filled with hiking trails to observe the indigenous forests and variety of wildlife.
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Not to be missed place. Really breathtaking. If you miss this place, you may need to revisit Mauritius.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Did a tour through the hotel we sere staying at with my girlfriend (Hilton Mauritius). Saw a few things: 1. Alexandra Falls - the viewpoint doesn't give you a particularly good view so a bit of a waste. 2. Black Gorges - a nice view but nothing special. 3. Chamarel waterfall - really beautiful and a god viewpoint- some great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Not to be missed place. Really breathtaking. If you miss this place, you may need to revisit Mauritius.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We stopped in Petrin and got some advice from the visitors centre and decided to take a 10km trail. It seemed easy enough but on route we managed to lose the trail which was due to be a circular one. It's a stunning route but can be a bit tricky in places if you are not prepared for fully equipped.... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This viewpoint was beautiful well worth the stop. Black river gorges is a breathtaking national park and 100% recommended

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Nothumberland, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The Black River Gorges National Park is absolutely stunning. If you are a hiker, there are a variety of trails of various difficulties, details of which can be obtained from the visitor centre. If you are not a hiker, or if you are visiting during the rains, please do not miss the Black River Gorges look out as the views... More 

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North Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The Black River Gorges in Mauritius (along with adjoining Frederica Nature Reserve) is the only place in Mauritius to catch a glimpse of the island's endangered species. It's home to, among others, the pink pigeon and the Mauritius kestrel - two species recently saved from the brink of extinction. A trek in the Black River Gorges is essential for any... More 

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

At the Black River Gorge viewpoint, the panoramic view is breathtaking and not to be missed while in Mauritius. It is a really wild, beautiful and peaceful area, so dense and lush. To the far right you can see a waterfall. Luckily I had a guide with me to point out the white birds gliding through the gorge otherwise I... More 

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Mauritius
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Mauritius is more than just beaches! A trip to the Gorges is a fantastic way to spend the day. Bring plenty of water as there is no access to it in the park. Same goes for snacks. The trails are clearly marked with new signage and I believe it would be pretty difficult to get lost! You can climb up... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We decided to spend our final day in Mauritius touring the national park and chamarel area as our flight was leaving late. Through our Voyage Prive rep We arranged for a private car to take us from the north of the island to the various sites, which worked out very well for us. Although the weather was not great, we... More 

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Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We visited this area on a changeable afternoon in terms of wether but enjoyed the experience. It does seem a shame though that all this land is owned by one person who could do more to keep the infrastructure on the park up to standard. The scenery is stunning but the roads on the park are not so beware if... More 

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Address: Mauritius
Location: Africa  >  Mauritius

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