Black River Gorges National Park

Black River Gorges National Park

Black River Gorges National Park
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This 6,574-hectacre natural reserve is filled with hiking trails to observe the indigenous forests and variety of wildlife.
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Kirsty
United Kingdom412 contributions
Oct 2019
there a trail to follow, we stopped at three different photo opportunnities and walks. great mountain views, wildlife and birds to see.

it was great to watch the monkeys, they are jsut the funniest things. If you take a banana on the off chance you wont be disappointed.
We also bought a wooden budda from on of the locals selling wood carvings, last time we bought a monkey carving. they have handmade products for sale and a reasonable price.
Written February 11, 2020
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Shidah C
West Malling, UK100 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
A must visit when in Mauritius. Preferably the full day so you can cover the 7 falls with a guide and book in advance. The half day covers up to 5 falls only but also very picturesque. There are several adventure companies. Walking boots are necessary as the roots and terrain can be quite tricky and slippery. Take a swim suit with you. A rain jacket is also useful as it can shower a fair bit this time of the year. Might be worth to drive to Chameral.
Written August 12, 2022
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StotheN
Stockholm, Sweden453 contributions
Oct 2021
The place was excellent and rich with its natural biodiversity. I would recommend only mid- to well-experienced hikers to attempt the trail. There are some monkeys nearby. For taking in the sights, there is a platform at one end for all the photographers. A small series of stalls hawk the usual souvenirs at the entrance.
Written October 31, 2021
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Jenskaenska
Imatra, Finland53 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Watch carefully your tracks, we wondered in the Park for 9 hours because it was raining and climbing on slippery rocks and roots was very dangerous and slowed down our hike, and we also got to deadend, we wondered 2 hours for nothing. Some of the tracks are really demanding, especially on rainy weather and Some are easy. But views were Amazing even it was foggy.
Written January 30, 2020
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polatseda75
Istanbul, Türkiye11 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
In May 2022, my wife and I made a 1-week trip to Mauritius for our 20th wedding anniversary. On this trip we traveled the north and west of the island and saw some wonderful places. National Park also fascinated us with its nature. We would like to thank our dear local guide Mr. Rajesh for showing us these amazing places. With his positive, smiling, problem-solving and professional approach, he created a wonderful comfort zone for our trip. We definitely recommend. Contact number: +230 5256 1833

Mayıs 2022'de eşimle 20. evlilik yıldönümümüz için Mauritius'a 1 haftalık seyahat gerçekleştirdik. Bu seyahatte adanın kuzeyini ve batısını gezdik ve harika yerler gördük. National Park da bizi doğasıyla büyüledi. Bu muhteşem yerleri bize gezdiren sevgili yerel rehberimiz bay Rajesh'e teşekkür etmek isteriz. Pozitif, güleryüzlü, sorun çözücü, profesyonel yaklaşımı ile gezimize harika bir konfor alanı yarattı. Mutlaka tavsiye ederiz. İletişim numarası: +230 5256 1833
Written June 3, 2022
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Kamlesh Boodhoo
Vacoas-Phoenix13 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
We decided to hike the highest mountain of Mauritius that peaked at 824 mètres but we started off near a lay by on the
Plaine Champagne read near the Black River Gorges viewpoint. This was about 300 mètres above sea level. It was a hike that alternated with steep slopes both ascent and descent. We had stunning panoramic views over Le Morne Mountain and Chamarel. To reach the summit, we had to use the ropes that were present to ascent the lady 200 mètres that is very steep ascent, which we guessed must be very slippery when it rains. From the summit, we had views of Grand Bassin, Mare Aux Vacoas.
On the other side, we could see La Tourelle Mountain, Corps de Garde. It’s a worthy hike as it is easily accessible and the path is a straightforward, no bifurcation. It took us nearly 3 hours to complete but it is advisable to wear good hiking shoes as the terrain can be muddy at some places.
Written October 2, 2022
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Lochlann
9 contributions
Jun 2022
We parked at the Black River car park and completed the Pilgrims trail and the Machabee trail. If it has recently rained you will need proper hiking boots for some challenging parts of the climb in the mud (some of the trail had rope to help you climb). Only a small portion of the trail would be accessible in trainers (for example we had to cross a river at the end which would have completely soaked our feet). The views of the Forrest were very good and we enjoyed the day, however the views were not as nice as Le Pouce or Le Morne (still an excellent activity however.)
Written June 12, 2022
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Jocelyn S
Magliano Sabina, Italy411 contributions
Oct 2021
Entering the Black River Gorges from Grande Riviere Noire (the more direct route from Case Noyale is closed for extensive road restoration), we chose this trail to the Waterfall because of the multiple choices it was marked as one of the easiest!. Probably one of the roughest, boulder-strewn climbs and multiple river crossings we’ve experienced as a couple of ancient but fit hikers. Met very few, much younger people on the trail. The waterfall was spectacular and worth the hike, although it did take us longer than the suggested time and we were very happy to have a hiking pole each and light hiking shoes.
Written October 31, 2021
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miniscot
Canterbury, UK145 contributions
Jan 2020
we visited as part of a 'beautiful south' coach excursion. the scenery is very dramatic and we were lucky to have good weather and visibility. it clouded up later in the day and I think there would have been no visibility at all from the viewpoint, so I'd advise visiting in the morning if you can.
Written January 9, 2020
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mzee
Oakland, CA22 contributions
Jul 2022
In spite of the advertisements for Yellowstone, this was the first national park in the world. Created by the French in reaction to the extinction of the dodo. Stunningly beautiful, quiet when I visited it. (which, in spite of the limited choice of dates below, was 1968.
Written September 12, 2022
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