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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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Southwest Mauritius Day Trip: Chamarel Waterfall, Trou aux...

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Beautiful road trip from Chamarel to Bel Ombre

We drover from La Gaulette into the Black River Gorges national park and at first were not impressed so much. But on the way back we took a wrong turn and ended up driving a long... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

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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Rotterdam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We drover from La Gaulette into the Black River Gorges national park and at first were not impressed so much. But on the way back we took a wrong turn and ended up driving a long and winding road from Chamarel to Bel Ombre on the south coast. This part of the area was truly beautiful with spectacular views and... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Lovely huge park in the south west quadrant of Mauritius. There are several access points to the park, but entering from the west seems to be the quietest, and the most relevant for those wanting a proper hike. There are several trails to choose from, and trail maps are available from a hut near the parking lot. Most hikes start... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I highly recommend visiting Black River Gorges National Park during your stay in Mauritius. There are two main options to seeing all that BRGNS has to offer. Most hotels will help organise a fixed rate taxi to take you around all the waterfalls, viewing spots & the famous '7 colours of earth' or you can hire a car and do... More 

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Loule, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

we went here yesterday and were really impressed with the wilderness and lovely waterfalls . Well worth a visit especially as it is totally free.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Beautiful view of the back river gorge national park n the surrounding hills. Lots of vendors selling local handicrafts at reasonable prices but do expect some haggling and bargaining. The guy selling sugarcane juice is an added topping for this visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Gorgeous scenery and stunning waterfall. the sounds of the crashing water add to the exciting experience.

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Ebene, Mauritius
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

It's located in one of the most tranquile place of the island. You will be surprised by the number of trekking lanes available. It is no wonder that one of the most famous marathon, held in the island, starts from there, this year (2015). Enjoy the great scenery and the nice walking around.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Fantastic park we choose to drive with a buggy through the park to see the wonderful sights it takes an hour you can choose to do the zip slide or do both. There is a cost but well worth it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We stopped here whilst on one of the tours and I am so glad that we did. The views are amazing and you can see for miles. Photo oppurtunities are great and I would deffinately recommend a visit if you are in the surrounding area.

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