Chamarel Travel Guide

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Chamarel Things to Do

  • Entrance fees of Chamarel

    In order to enter into the road to the Chamarel Falls and the multi-coloured earth, you have to pay an entrance fee of 60 Mauritian rupees (slightly more than US$2).

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  • Monkeys

    There are some monkeys at the mountain viewpoint of the Black River Gorges National Park. These monkeys are playful but do not approach so close to them as they will turn aggressive.

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  • View of the coast & sea

    Because Mauritius is not a very big island, you can have a good view of the coast and sea from some of the viewpoints of the Black River Gorges National Park on a clear day.

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  • Waterfalls and mountains

    There are several waterfalls and many green mountains in the Black River Gorges National Park. Generally, the southern part of Mauritius is mountainous whereas the northern part is flat.

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  • Alexandra Falls

    Besides the famous Chamarel Falls, you can also visit the Alexandra Falls at the Black River Gorges National Park. There is a signboard along the road to tell you where is the waterfall.

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  • Viewpoint of the mountains

    There is an impressive viewpoint of the mountains of the Black River Gorges National Park along the journey to Chamarel. There are signposts along the road to tell you where the viewpoints and waterfalls are, so you don't have to worry that you will miss them.

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Chamarel Warnings and Dangers

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    Mountains of Mauritius

    by victorwkf Written Oct 7, 2003

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    Drive carefully as the mountain road is winding and there is only one lane along each side. Although there are not many vehicles, please do not speed.

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Chamarel Off The Beaten Path

  • Trekking (hiking)

    There are several well marked tracks for trekking in the Black River Gorges National Park for those interested to explore the mountain areas.

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  • Trees used for making paper

    Along the track to Alexandra Falls, you will see many trees with interesting barks. If you were to peel off the bark and feel it, it feels very soft and it can be made into paper.

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  • Pose at the multi-coloured earth

    Another nice photo of myself was taken at the multi-coloured earth at Chamarel, thanks to the good sunlight and a nice chap who helped me to take the photo.

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  • Man & monkey

    The monkeys at the Black River Gorges National Park viewpoint are not shy, and you can take a photograph of yourself and the monkey with a nice mountain backdrop.

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  • Interesting fact about the...

    Another interesting fact about the multi-coloured earth is that the shape is not affected by the weather or rain after so long !

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