The mesmerising Black River Gorges National Park covering
An area of 6,574 hectares, all breath-taking,
Offers one of the most panoramic views,
From the top seen in different hues
Dark green, deep blue,
With hills rolling down often lost in a mist.
Like in a dream land full of mist.
One can walk along the greenery
Reach the highest point, view the amazing scenery,
Which is the Black River Peak.
The paradisiacal island’s highest peak.
The stretch of azure blue and green protects
Most of the island’s remaining rainforest,
And is home to flora and fauna of many species.
It harbours many endangered endemic bird species,
Nine of them found only in Mauritius.
To name a few, the pink pigeon, the Mauritian kestrel
The emerald green Echo parakeet, all endemic to the island
Tell many conservation stories, remarkably.
The dodo’s demise has awakened protection intensely,
And managing endangered species has become a priority.
Currently, Black River Gorges National Park
Is home to three hundred species of birds
To name a few Mauritian birds,
The lovely white paille en queue, flying fox,
Cuckoo-shrike, bulbul, olive white-eye, and grey-white eye fody,
The saved kestrel, pink pigeon and parakeet,
All flying leisurely, enhance the verdant landscape.
The colourful birds chirping gaily,
Panoramic views to keep nature lovers happy,
Those who want to do hiking or bird watching,
Or engage in some juicy tropical fruits plucking,
Are welcome to enjoy in the picnic areas,
Forget harassing troubles, breathe the pure fresh air,
And leave relaxed, with much beauty in their mind’s eye.