Hiking Black River Gorges

Black River Gorges National Park

EUR 40 € per adult

Hike at Black River Gorges and discover the amazing beauty of Mauritius.

If you are a nature lover, then this is the place to go. The Black River Gorges is the largest national park of the island of Mauritius, with its stunning waterfalls, fauna and flora. This is a unique area where you’ll discover a variety of endemic plants and birds which are present only in Mauritius. You’ll also head to indigenous places where you’ll enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the south coast. As part of the trip, you’ll get the opportunity to learn about the vegetation, endemic and exotic bird life.

This in one of few remaining rain forests of the island where you’ll see mountain ranges as well endemic animals including birds such as the pink pigeon, the Mauritius parakeet, kestrel and many more. You’ll also have the opportunity to swim in the rivers at certain safe spots.


  • 3-4 hours

Start time
  • The starting time is 07:45

Operating days
  • Tuesday
  • Thursday

  • Primary forest
  • Endemic fauna and flora
  • River swimming
  • Discovery of the Mauritian forest including endemic birds


Hiking Black River Gorges
  • You'll start early in the morning at 07:45
  • Hike in the largest national park of Mauritius accompanied with experienced and professional guides
  • You'll get to visit some of the most beautiful places and you'll learn about the fauna and flora
  • Discover endemic birds such as the pink pigeon, the Mauritius parakeet and the kestrel
  • Explore summits, valleys and breathtaking waterfalls
  • Swim in river
  • Enjoy panoramic views of the south coast of the island

General Info

Difficulty level
  • 3/5

Elevation above groud level
  • 350 meters

Distance covered
  • 5,000 meters

Minimum age required
  • As from 10 years and above

What to bring?
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Spare set of clothes
  • Sunscreen
  • Hiking shoes
  • Drinking water (bottled)

How it works?

How to book
  1. Fill out the booking form on this page with your specific details and we will email you you within one hour with a personalized quote
  2. You can then review the quote and adjust the itinerary to best match your exact requirements
  3. Confirm your booking by replying back to receive a booking confirmation by email
  4. On the day of tour or activity, your driver will pick you up at your accommodation as specified in your booking
  5. Payment can be made in two ways:
    • On the day of the tour directly to the driver
    • Online via our website by Visa or MasterCard credit card
    • Online via PayPal (in USD only)

  • Our reservation team will be able to answer any question you may have
  • We can fully customize your trips

Travellers' Reviews

55 out of 5 stars (based on 4 reviews)

Sentiers merveilleux

April 2, 2019

Dans le parc national des Gorges de la rivière noire, vous verrez des paysages magnifiques, avec des plantes endémiques, y compris une zone de conservation et des orchidées rares, et des espèces d’oiseaux rares.

Jean Francois

Best HIking ever

March 22, 2019

We really enjoy the calm and the beauty of the Black River gorges. Magnificent Paille en queue and other birds flying over us.


Wonderful hiking sites!

October 7, 2018

Hiking Black River Gorges is a must. There are wonderful sites to explore among the fauna and flora, the green vegetation. Spotted wild monkeys too. Will do it again!