Chamarel is a village in Mauritius, which is an island in the Indian Ocean. It is situated on the South West coast in the Rivière Noire District. It is a tourist attraction, as it has scenic views, the Seven Coloured Earths, as well as the Chamarel Waterfall.
Mauritius has a tropical climate and has warm weather all year round. We visited in January, the temperature in January averages 26 degrees.
When arriving in Chamarel Seven Coloured Earth park, stop at the kiosk and buy your entrance ticket. Thereafter drive on the uneven dirt road to the waterfall, it is en route to the Seven Coloured Earths. There are two view points. It is a little walk uphill, I am not fit and I could manage it. It is the biggest waterfall in Mauritius and is around 85m high. It is surrounded by lush green vegetation. The waterfall is simply stunning. There are great photo opportunities. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can even abseil from the top of the waterfall to the pool below.
After taking a few photos we drove to the Seven Coloured Earths. It is a small area of sand dunes of different coloured earths (ranging from brown to purple). You view the Earths from an observation deck. It is something worthwhile to see even though the area is quite small. I expected a much larger area.
On the way out, you can see Giant Tortoises. They were big and their heads were out and quite used to visitors.
This is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Mauritius and worth the visit. Be warned that if you are staying in Grand Baie, it can take you up to a 2 hour drive to get there.
Tip: There are a lot of mosquitoes near the Waterfall, so I advise wearing some repellent like Peaceful Sleep.