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La Vanille Reserve des Mascareignes

Riviere des Anguilles, Bel Ombre, Mauritius
230 626 2503
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Ranked #2 of 6 attractions in Bel Ombre
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Zoos, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Preston, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

i came here with my 2 and 5 year old and husband, we had a lovely day. Its not that big and will take about 2 hours to go round. Getting so up close and personal with the tortoises was great, seeing so many crocs was great and feeding the monkeys was fun. There is a little gift shop which... More

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Kaunas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Arrival It took some efforts to locate this park driving by narrow streets of Rivière Des Anguilles. Used S20 29.818, E57 33.746 as destination for navigation. Entrance Ticket for adult is 200MUR (weekend) and 350MUR (weekdays), working hours from 9:30 to 17:00. They accept major bank cards, but had communication problems, so we paid in cash. Park Most of all... More

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

My son loved the trip to the reserve, we found it average-good. It was lovely for him to see so many tortoise, and you can even sit on them briefly to take a picture (which I found a bit worrying though my son was most excited). There are crocodiles at the reserve and it is a bit weird to then... More

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Abingdon, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

it was interesting to see all the animals but I was a little concerned about the their welfare. they were very crowded in some areas especially the crocs who were literally climbing all over each other. they all looked in good health though...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013 via mobile

Our three children loved it here and is well worth the visit to fill half a day. The children held a crocodile, albeit a baby one!, and rode the giant tortoises. The other exhibits are very good too... We thought it was good value for money

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London, United Kingdom
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55 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

This is a great animal park. Lot's of different animals and plants to see. They also organize tours that are very educational and you don't have to pay any extra. We decided to give a small tip to the guide at the end as we thought that the tour was essential to learn more about the crocodiles, sea turtles, extinguished... More

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Hamilton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

This is a very interesting place to visit for those staying in the south of the island. Guide really made the visit by being very informative. Caters well for families.

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Hoevelaken, The Netherlands
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Beautifully located nature park. We spent most time at the tortoises. We enjoyed feeding them by hand, and talking with the staff who taught us a lot about these magnificent creatures.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Good place to visit.. The kids learned a lot from this visit. But u have to b patient cuz during week days, too many kids visiting.. Call there before visiting, just to check if lots of school there on that day.. Otherwise u can go during weekend..

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Moscow, Russia
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6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

In the tropical forest of the park you can admire not only these amazing reptiles - crocodiles, but also giant tortoises from Aldabra Island, as well as representatives of the flora and fauna of Mauritius.

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