BLACK RIVER GORGES VIEWPOINT

The best place to have an undisturbed view on the gorges of the Black River National Park.  Midway between Chamarel and Alexandra falls, stop here for a stunning panorama. There is no fee and the vista point is but a 3-5 minute walk from the road and is really quite spectacular.

You’ll be astonished at how elevated the viewing area is above the gorge below. There is a nice waterfall off to your right, bats and monkeys. Sometimes straw-tails circle over the valley below. The view carries all the way out to the sea. Well worth the brief detour.

Walking a path filled with souvenir stalls and smiling locals, you will be rewarded with a spectacular setting and an even more beautiful view of the Black River Gorges National Park. On a side note, you’ll also make new friends at the view point as monkeys come and greet you a warm welcome (avoid eating or drinking in their presence, they love to play hide and seek with your items). The view point is best enjoyed after a morning trek at the national park; as it permits to have a panoramic view of where you’ve set feet on and truly enjoy the lush jungle-like national park that is so popular in Mauritius. It is a perfect full day excursion to combine with other sightseeing opportunities around the district of Black River and the area of Chamarel. Atop the viewpoint, you will also be able to do some bird watching while they fly delicately from trees to trees. The national park is famous for its array of endemic flora and fauna and the viewpoint ensures you to have an overview of what it is truly made of.

Leaving the view point you will then reach Chamarel, a town famous for its food and restaurants, the perfect place to have lunch.

What’s a better combo other than waterfalls and amazing viewpoints? We would like to hear from you!

 

A few tips by Mauritius Explored:

  • If you love monkeys and aren’t scared of them- bring them some treats! They might follow you back to your hotel even 😉
  • Best enjoyed on your journey to Chamarel and surroundings.
  • We promise amazing photos opportunities so do not forget your gadgets for this day out!
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Ideal viewpoint over the Black River Gorges

Chamarel