Tourists from around the world place Mauritius high on their bucket list for a tropical beach paradise escape, but did you know the island is also home to the stunning Black River Gorges National Park? Located in the southwestern part of the island, the park is recognized for its hilly terrain with dense forest, marshlands and a wealth of wildlife. So after lounging in the sun on the luxurious beaches of Mauritius, don’t feel like there’s nothing left to do but pack up and go home. Get your sturdy walking boots out and head over to Black River Gorges to see some of the wild side of the island. Here are the top reasons you should go.