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Black River Gorges National Park

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“the loop”(6 reviews)
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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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 27 December 2013

One of the Mauritian "superlatives" is the islands highest mountain, the Black River Peak, which is surprisingly easy to reach. If you plan to go 'on top of the island' we recommend you to get up early in the morning so you can reach the...More

26  Thank Dirk-und-Sandra
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 25 November 2017

Warning: Today, 25th of november 2017 a couple was raided, invaded, and injured with a knife. The raid took place about 10 minutes on foot at the first vantage point near the information center PETRIN in the Black River National Park. In the middle of...More

10  Thank Heike Z
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My wife and I visited the national park when we hired a car a driver across to the west and southern Coasts of the island. We took the black river entrance - which was quite straight forward to find - the information centre was minimalist...More

Thank 581kunalg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We hired a car to see the island and this was one of the places we visited. If you go on your own there is not much in signs to help you, think this is more geared up for tours. When you get to the...More

4  Thank TenerifeThe_reef
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have visited the Lower Gorges, accessible from the car park in Black River, and love walking up to the lower view point. Amazing views across the National Park from the view point, a great place to do a short walk, plus the opportunity to...More

Thank SWest2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are multiple walks you can do with multiple difficulties. Very impressive view. We even managed to see a bat mid day. There are hundreds of small frogs (possibly toads couldn't get close enough to tell) and lots of stunning butterflies. I would be incredibly...More

Thank Adventure826418
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place as one of the most amazing and beautiful place we visited in Mru. We enjoyed discovering the mind blowing and extraordinary nature and environment. There was so many varities of plants and cute colourful birds.

Thank George M
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

We hired a car (you are free to do what you like that way, & able to spend time on your own rather than sit in a busy minibus) and visited various locations in the National park. It’s a must place to go to if...More

Thank 968rickj
Reviewed 11 October 2018

We only spent a short time here taking in the view. It was not originally on our itinerary but our guide stopped and let us spend some time here. The experience on the ground is probably entirely different. Would have liked to give it a...More

Thank ZinamonKveen
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Mauritius is a nature lovers delight, so many wonderful National Parks, full of wildlife, colourful birds and flowers. Black River Gorge is perfect for hikers and spending a day away from the beaches, the gates close at 6p,m and the road leads to a car...More

Thank WoodheadManchester
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Bring some sturdy footwear, picnic stuff and an appetite for hiking. A wonderful trek is in store for minor walks or for those with a keen set of calf’s. Simple trails over rocky ground - awesome adventure for all (except those with walking impairments or...More

Thank PlumsteadBilly
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

We planed to make a hike through the park so the best place to start would be the visitor centre. This is nothing more then some sort of cabin used for bus stops with a map stapled to the wall. Nobody to ask for information....More

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15 July 2018|
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Response from ShujaHJ | Reviewed this property |
Yes certainly. You can arrange the guide hire through the hotel I’m sure or at the 3 gorges area. There’s lots of guides there and all quite knowledgeable about the hiking. Make sure you’re fit. The hikes are not very high... More
16 April 2018|
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Response from IchLebeAufMauritius | Reviewed this property |
Normally when you book a taxi, you book them for the whole trip/day. If you decide to go to hike the driver is waiting there for you. Be sure to agree on a price in advance. Public transport with buses would be indeed a... More
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Response from David D | Reviewed this property |
Sorry not sure about the busses, we visited as part of an organised tour.