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.
More than 37 miles of trails enable visitors to discover the park's flora.© iStockphoto.com / 8vFanI
The majority of the park is covered with forest.© iStockphoto.com / Jbkrcmar
Endemic animal species are protected in this park.© Konstantin Kulikov / 123RF
More than 37 miles of trails enable visitors to discover the park's flora.© iStockphoto.com / Vale_T
The Black River Gorges National Park© Myrtilleshop / 123RF