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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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Stunning panoramic views

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

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 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
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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Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

You can see for miles from here, beautiful outlook post and little souvenir shops with very friendly people and good prices

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Was great time there. But avoid the muddy places. You can have a picnic there family .friends or with your child. There are different parcourt/trails that you experience depending onto your capacity or with whom you come. There are two entrance of that what I know. One at the botton that is from the parking below near the river where... More 

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Grand Island, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

If you don’t care to take a long hike into the forest, take B102 from the Grand Bassin Lake area to Chamouny for a stunning panorama. If you’re heading southward, midway between the two locales on your right you will see a parking area with an assortment of trailered retailers hawking trinkets and foods. There is no fee and the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Beautiful scenery. The national park is definitely high on the list of things to visit in the country.

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Windhoek, Namibia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

The view just takes your breath away! Never have I seen so much green in my life! Nature is preserved with a forest like feel and rounded of with a small waterfall! Beautiful!

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Munich, Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We got from our travel agency the latest 2014 german edition travel guide for Mauritius and bought also another one in english also 2014. We were convinced we wanted to take our daughter (6 y.o.) to the adventure park in chamarel so it was not only about the parents having fun but also her. We drove winding roads from the... More 

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Location: Africa  >  Mauritius

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