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Black River Gorges National Park

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Address: Mauritius
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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Great sightseeing

When visiting Mauritius tae a day to visit this park as well as 7 colors. Great route. Don't miss to visit the rum factory.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Mexico City
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

When visiting Mauritius tae a day to visit this park as well as 7 colors. Great route. Don't miss to visit the rum factory.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Worth exploring this lovely place.....enjoy the day...! what a great place for a day full of adventure,s pecially the walk to the cascade... Thank you mother nature...

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Redditch, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

There are several different walks to try and they are rated for difficulty. We did two, one rated moderate and one rated strenuous, but to be honest they were really only easy and moderate. What beautiful scenery. You cannot really get lost as the track is very clear, and off the track is thick jungle so unless you take a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The views over the valley are fantastic. We followed this up with a picnic at the nearby Alexandra falls viewpoint which was very pleasant.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We took the hike up to Maccabe view point. It is a steep hill, with limited shade, so start the hike early and bring plenty of water. It was fascinating seeing the changes in plant life, great views and very peaceful with birdsong. We also went towards the waterfall. There are a lot of rivers to cross and the path... More 

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midlands uk
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44 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We did the catamaran trip with www.blackriver.mauritius .com The day was very good and the beer flows as soon as you leave the marina. They give you plenty of drinks including soft drinks. They will go and look for the Dolphins and you can take lots of photos. After this they take you to a reef so you can snorkel.... More 

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Khartoum, Sudan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

One of the most beautiful spots on the planet. The park itself is just gorgeous, but the view is simply breathtaking. If you stand there for a minute your mind is overtaken by the waterfall the thick forest valley, the mountain peaks falling away to the coast and the ocean merging in the distance with the horizon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Lovely scenic drive with stops along the way to spectacular views of mountains, valleys and waterfalls.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We visited a couple of the viewing points as part of a day tour by taxi and were impressed. We had Alexandra Falls almost to ourselves when we were there - beautiful view to the south coast although the waterfall isn't all that easy to see. We then visited the main lookout over the Black River Gorge where the bulk... More 

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Jodhpur, India
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Awesome experience. Drove along the plaine champagne road and stopped at the Alexandra Falls and a few other view points. the best part was that there was no entrance fee.

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