Being the only and largest in the island nation of Mauritius, the Black River Gorges National Park is the sanctuary for the diversified wildlife and tropical rainforests. It is the central attraction of the tourists with an unparalleled love for nature and those who have a zeal for adventure treks. Prior to 1994, it was nothing more than hunting grounds. Later, it was officially declared by the President of the Republic of Mauritius as a National Park and has been available for public exploration ever since.
It is located on the highlands of Champagne plain in the south-western part of Mauritius. It encompasses an area of 6700 hectares of lowland forests, lands of heath and more forests further uphill, constituting 5% of the island nation. The climate is the park varies on moving from the eastern side to the west; from damp rainy forestland to relatively much drier lowlands. The park offers some dramatic views and terrains between mountain ranges and numerous waterfalls along the way.
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