This park will let you experience the true beauty of the nature of Mauritius, which is why it is a favorite spot for nature lovers, bird watchers and trekkers. It is the largest national park (extending over an area of 6,754 hectares) in this island country that is famed for its waterfalls and splendid vistas that are spread across the central highlands, making it cooler than other regions. Specifically, it is located in the hilly south-western part of the country.
With the help of a guide, you will discover the country’s natural heritage in this park that is home to one of the rarest forests in the world, harboring about 311 species of endemic and native flowering plants and 9 species of birds that are only found in Mauritius. You can hike to the heart of the indigenous forest to enjoy panoramic views or swim in a refreshingly clean river. The views that you will encounter during your trek are breathtaking, such as those of a wide and beautiful gorge that curves down between mountain ranges and of a beautiful waterfall that scampers down a hillside.
The Black River Gorges National Park protects most of the country’s remaining rainforest, which is home to fascinating endemic plants and animals, such as the Mauritian flying fox, kestrel, parakeet, pink pigeon, cuckoo-shrike, bulbul, olive white-eye, grey white-eye and fody. (See All : Mauritius holiday packages)