Discover Le Parc National des Gorges de la Rivière Noire Mauritius

In the west of Mauritius, the Black River Gorges National Park covers an area of 25 mi². It can be reached from Petrin, 2 mi from Grand Bassin, or from Chamarel. There are several trails that make it possible to discover the wealth of the region. Although there are only 9 animal species here, there are 150 varieties of plants. The forest is rich with trees, such as the bois de natte, the camphor and the tambalacoque. As for birds, there is the Common Kestrel, the Réunion Olive White-eye and the Echo Parakeet (or Mauritius Parakeet). A look-out point has been created at the top of the reserve. From here you can admire Alexandra Falls and take advantage of the view of the southern part of the island.

  • The Black River Gorges National Park, Le Parc National des Gorges de la Rivière Noire, Parks and reserves, Mauritius
    The Black River Gorges National Park

    This park was opened in 1994.

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  • The vegetation in the park, Le Parc National des Gorges de la Rivière Noire, Parks and reserves, Mauritius
    The vegetation in the park

    More than 37 miles of trails enable visitors to discover the park's flora.

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  • The park's flora, Le Parc National des Gorges de la Rivière Noire, Parks and reserves, Mauritius
    The park's flora

    The majority of the park is covered with forest.

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  • The park's fauna, Le Parc National des Gorges de la Rivière Noire, Parks and reserves, Mauritius
    The park's fauna

    Endemic animal species are protected in this park.

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  • The park's trails, Le Parc National des Gorges de la Rivière Noire, Parks and reserves, Mauritius
    The park's trails

    More than 37 miles of trails enable visitors to discover the park's flora.

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  • Alexandra Falls, Le Parc National des Gorges de la Rivière Noire, Parks and reserves, Mauritius
    Alexandra Falls

    The Black River Gorges National Park

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