Hiking Trip - Black River Gorges Park - Half Day
|Offered as Supplement
|Starting time is subject to change
Hiking Trip - Black River Gorges Park (Half Day) - Overview
Come and experience the true beauty of nature in Mauritius on this hiking trip. Feed the adrenaline junkie in you with this package by Mauritius Attractions, which takes you through the lush forests, crossing rivers and admiring absolutely sensational views with a professional guide by your side.
The Black River Gorges is worth visiting for all trekkers, as well as for the pure nature lovers and bird-watchers. Black River Gorges is the largest national park in Mauritius. Famous for its waterfalls, vistas and hiking, the gorge is in the central highlands, making it cooler than much of the island.
Highlights of this package
- Hiking in Black River Gorges, the largest national park in Mauritius
- Easy hike suitable for the elderly & the younger ones as it requires no past experience or high fitness level
- Breathtaking views of mountains, waterfalls, and a mighty gorge during the hike
- Discover Mauritius' natural heritage in this unique area including endemic plants and several species of birds
- Refuel your energy with the complimentary Snacks, Cakes, Coffee & Juice
- Hiking excursions will be under experienced and professional guidance
Hiking Trip - Black River Gorges (South West of Mauritius) includes:
- Half day 10-12 km hiking trip
- Visit the famed Black River Gorges National Park
- Trek through forested trails and streams
- Discover endemic plants & endangered birds unique to Mauritius
- Accompanied by an experienced and professional guide
- Snacks, cakes, coffee & juice will be provided during the trip
Transport is available for an additional supplement and will include pick up and drop off from any hotel / place of accommodation in Mauritius.
You can choose from a selection of vehicles types:
All drivers speak fluent English and French (Upon special request we can organize drivers who speak additional languages). The drivers, citizens of Mauritius, will be happy to provide you with information about Mauritius and each of its sights.
All drivers are very professional, time efficient and friendly. There is high emphasis on being always on time and providing reliable devoted service to customers.
Le Petrin, South West Region
|09h00 (starting time is subject to change)
*Depending on participant's physical fitness
Half Day Hiking Trip at Black River Gorges Park - The Experience
Located in the hilly south-western part of Mauritius, the Black River Gorges National Park extends over an area of 6,754 hectares of the surface of Mauritius Island! With the help of the guides, you will discover Mauritius' natural heritage in this unique area which houses one of the rarest forests in the world. It harbours over 300 species of native and endemic flowering plants and 9 species of birds, which are found only in Mauritius.
If the thought of getting worn out is holding you back, then you have nothing to worry about! This is a fairly easy trail that anyone can undertake, irrespective of fitness level. It’s a popular hike among the teens but also the elderly people, requiring no experience whatsoever.
This 10-12 km hike will take you into the heart of the indigenous Machabee forest with many panoramic views. Seize this unique chance to learn about the natives vegetation as well as the endemic and exotic bird life. The accompanying guide will be keen to share interesting insights on the marvellous fauna and flora.
Other than expanding your knowledge on our native wildlife, having a guide by your side gives you a feeling of reassurance. You don't need to worry about being left behind- getting lost is out of question. With years of experience, the guide has also learnt the trail inside out, hence, you might access shortcut paths and secret alleys that lead to wondrous spots that you’d have never expected.
The views you will encounter during this hike are breathtaking- a wide, beautiful gorge (canyon) curving dramatically down between a series of mountains; spectacular waterfalls cascading down the hillside with a range of mountains behind them and many more.
The park protects most of the island's remaining rainforest. Many endemic plants and animals can be found in the park, including the Mauritian flying fox and all of the island's endemic birds: Mauritius kestrel, Pink Pigeon, Mauritius Parakeet, Mauritius Cuckoo-Shrike, Mauritius Bulbul, Mauritius Olive White-Eye, Mauritius Grey White-Eye and the Mauritius Fody.
About the guide and the spirit of the trip
All hiking excursions and treks will be under the experienced and professional guidance of one of the top guides in Mauritius, while sharing his local knowledge, passion for sports and love of nature.
Each trip is carried out with a total respect towards nature and while making it a top priority to stress the importance of its preservation. The trip will take you around some of the most beautiful places in Mauritius and you will get to learn more about the fauna and flora and what’s being done towards its preservation, making this a unique and enriching experience.
About Hiking in Mauritius
Mauritius, being a volcanic island, has several breathtaking summits and valleys to explore on foot. The island is well known for its natural beauty.
Mauritius is famous for its breathtaking nature, beautiful birds, flora, coastlines and with many magnificent views.
The flora of Mauritius is composed of 700 species of indigenous plants.
To learn more about hiking and trekking in Mauritius check our Trekking in Mauritius page.
|Hiking Trip - Black River Gorges Park - Half Day
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