With an area spanning over 6500 hectares, the Black River Gorges National Park is the largest in Mauritius. With its clear rivers and waterfalls, it offers a unique and majestic setting for hiking. Several tracks, with none being particularly difficult, are proposed between 2 and 7 hours of walking and lead to breathtaking panoramas and cliffs.
This huge natural park shelters many endemic and rare plants such as ebony, mat wood, mapou wood and exotic plants such as teak, mango tree, Chinese guava. The rare variety of birds is a real goldmine to ornithologists who can observe the tropicbird, pink pigeon, kestrel, Echo parakeet (Mauritius parakeet, the rarest in the world). With a little luck you might come across monkeys playing in trees.