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Welcome to Black River Gorges National Park

Black River Gorges National Park

Situated in the south-west of the island, the Black River Gorges National Park is a popular spot for picnics, hiking and scenic drives. The park encompases thick pine forests, gorges and rugged mountains and is a sanctuary for wildlife and fauna. Bird-watchers should look out for the Mauritius kestrel, the green echo parakeet and the Mauritius cuckoo shrike. The park's Chamarel Waterfalls are the highest in Mauritius at 83m (270ft) and are best seen after heavy rains. The best viewpoints are at the Alexandria Falls or the Black River Gorges viewpoint.


Information & Facts

Language:

English is the official language of Mauritius, but the most widely used is French and the local dialect, Creole. Hindi, Urdu and Chinese are also spoken.

Money:

The currency of Mauritius is the Mauritian Rupee (MUR), which is divided into 100 cents. Travellers cheques and foreign currency can be exchanged at banks, bureaux de change and larger hotels. Travellers cheques usually exchange at a better rate than cash. ATMs are widely available in most towns and hotels, restaurants and large retailers accept major credit cards.

Weather

Black River Gorges National Park

Fri, 25 Sep
Light showers. Mostly sunny. Mild.
72 | 61 °F
Light showers. Mostly sunny. Mild.
41%Chance of Precipitation
Sat, 26 Sep
Mostly sunny. Mild.
75 | 64 °F
Mostly sunny. Mild.
3%Chance of Precipitation
Sun, 27 Sep
Showers late. Mostly sunny. Mild.
77 | 62 °F
Showers late. Mostly sunny. Mild.
42%Chance of Precipitation
Mon, 28 Sep
Sunny. Mild.
76 | 64 °F
Sunny. Mild.
5%Chance of Precipitation
Tue, 29 Sep
Showers late. Mostly sunny. Mild.
74 | 62 °F
Showers late. Mostly sunny. Mild.
57%Chance of Precipitation