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Address: SCMRT-MPA Headquarters, PO Box 1240, Victoria, Mahe, Ranger Base, Curieuse Island, Praslin Island, Seychelles
Phone Number: 4 22 51 15
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Description: This island is strictly protected to allow Giant tortoises to prosper.

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The tortoises in their natural habitat - fabulous 40 minute hike to beach side and we found a tortoise there too! Only a 10 minute boat ride from Raffles Praslin. Definitely a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The tortoises in their natural habitat - fabulous 40 minute hike to beach side and we found a tortoise there too! Only a 10 minute boat ride from Raffles Praslin. Definitely a highlight - feed and pet giant tortoises!!!!

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Brescia, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

It is an interesting island with an interesting story. Moreover, walking through it is very nice and there are tens of turtles to see. Close Curieuse there is Saint Pierre island, very good for snorkeling...

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Cheshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Sadly it was pouring with rain and the island walk very dangerous. Also many mosquitoes around and people were badly bitten.

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Mahe
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

An hour walk from the Doctor's house to the Tortoise spot beach is definitely memorable, discover the untouched nature of Seychelles where land tortoise live freely.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Our 2-year old daughter had the most incredible time feeding those giant turtles! We have also went for a 45-min walk around the island where we spotted crabs and other tropical trees. Very good vibes and a lovely afternoon well spent :)

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Really well worth it to go and see how the islanders are protecting the tortoises in a natural environment without confinement - it is how nature should be. You also then walk across the island which is lovely and barbeque on the other side -and swim in the clear sea with the fishes right next to you - just amazing.... More 

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

As part of the Marine Park the island is strictly protected. The Coco-de-mer palm grows on the island and there's a number of Giant Tortoises which are great. There are 'board walks, which would keep you out of the water when it comes up into the mangroves. You can laze on the beach, swim or go for a snorkel.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Just across the bay from Praslin, this is definitely a place to put high on your list of places to visit. The small park for tortoises is a fascinating place. We managed to get the officer in charge to talk about more than the " do nots" and he was full of great information about the history of the tortoises... More 

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Thalwil, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

It a great place to know more about the big turtoises of the Seychelles. You can feed and pet them - great fun for all big and small family members. Usually you can combine the visit with a boat trip including lunch and ending with snorkeling nearby.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Once we heard of the giant tortoise we had to go there and it was not a disappointment. These animals live and breed on one part of the island and gets up to 250 years old. They are very friendly and as long as you bring candy ie leafs, they let you pet them. Amazing. We went on the path... More 

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Address: Address: SCMRT-MPA Headquarters, PO Box 1240, Victoria, Mahe, Ranger Base, Curieuse Island, Praslin Island, Seychelles
Phone Number: 4 22 51 15
Location: Africa  >  Seychelles  >  Praslin Island

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