If you want to get a look at Mauritius’s wild side, then you simply have to visit the Black River Gorges National Park during your stay. Experience the true meaning of authentic island beauty which is sure to capture everybody’s hearts whether you’re a seasoned trekker, nature lover or are just in need of some natural serenity.
The largest national park in Mauritius, this incredible landscape extends over an area of more than 16,000 acres, and is estimated to be home to 311 species of plants and nine varieties of birds, many of which are only found on the island. These varieties include notoriously elusive animals such as the Mauritian flying fox, pink pigeon, Mauritius bulbul and Mauritius Fody. There are plenty of guides at the park to organise tours for those interested in finding out about the area’s wildlife and with their help, you’ll discover an invisible world of miraculous flora and fauna.
When you’re not searching for natural treasures, you’ll be able to admire the park’s other incredible selling points, which are the simply superb vistas it offers. Picture this - a wide, yawning canyon dropping dramatically downwards between the peaks of two looming mountains with beautiful waterfalls trickling down the slopes covered by wildflowers and vibrant green rainforests. Sounds gorgeous, right? So what are you waiting for, book your trip now!
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Remember to dress for the occasion with hiking shoes, sun cream and mosquito repellent as well as spare set of clothes!
Traveller Type: Adults, Couples
Best for: Sightseeing, Adventure, Sports
Address: Black River Gorges National Park, Mauritius