Black River Gorges National Park
Come and experience the true beauty of the nature of Mauritius.
The Black River Gorges is worth visiting for all trekkers, as well as for the pure nature lovers and bird-watchers. The Black River Gorges is the largest national park in Mauritius.
Famous for its waterfalls, vistas and hiking, the gorge is in the central highlands, making it cooler than much of the island.
You will discover Mauritius’ natural heritage in this unique area which is also the location of one of the rarest forests in the world.
It harbors about 311 species of native and endemic flowering plants and 9 species of birds, which are found only in Mauritius.
This hike will take you into the heart of the indigenous forest with many panoramic views.
During the trip you will learn about the natives, the vegetation as well as on the endemic and exotic bird life.
The views you will encounter during this hike are breathtaking: A wide, beautiful gorge (canyon). Beautiful waterfall scampering down the hillside with a range of mountains behind them.
The park protects most of the island’s remaining rainforest.
Many endemic plants and animals can be found in the park, including the Mauritian flying fox and all of the island’s endemic birds: Mauritius kestrel, pink pigeon, Mauritius parakeet, Mauritius cuckoo-shrike, Mauritius bulbul, Mauritius olive white-eye, Mauritius grey white-eye and the Mauritius fody.