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La Vanille Reserve des Mascareignes

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Address: Riviere des Anguilles, Bel Ombre, Mauritius
Phone Number: 230 626 2503
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Great place to visit

We loved our couple of hours here. Great value for money, lots to see and do. The giant tortoises are incredible, as was feeding the crocodiles. As with everywhere in Mauritius is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We loved our couple of hours here. Great value for money, lots to see and do. The giant tortoises are incredible, as was feeding the crocodiles. As with everywhere in Mauritius is seems, the staff were friendly and helpful. A must visit if you're with kids.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Loved visiting here with family. We spent 2h walking around and got some super pics. Highlight was feeding giant tortoises. We also liked display about reintroduction of these magnificent creatures to repopulate nearby island. Insect display was disconcerting and felt at odds with conservation. Shop was great but could do without crocodile skin items.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

It's a great place to visit. Filled with nature it's situated in a great place. The insectarium is superb and the best are the crocodiles. It's a place which need to be visited!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

I loved this place could have stayed here for ages, spent ages just looking at the crocs and touching tortoise 216 fell in love with him/her 😂 Excellent family day out just don't go mad in the gift shop like I did.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

A trip here has to be one of the highlights of a trip to Mauritius. Feeding the many giant tortoises with leaves was a fantastic experience not to be missed. They can be quite spritly when they want! The crocodiles, alligators and cayman were impressive, although their enclosures were not. Too small for such big beasts, as were the cages... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

A very worthwhile visit for the whole family. Great to interact with the tortoises and the guided tour was an excellent way to learn about the history of wildlife in the region.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We arrived early morning and went straight to the tortoise enclosure. What a treat, being able to go in with them and see them close up made the visit worthwhile. We were just in time to see some eggs laid the night before being removed to the hatchery. There is lots to see with plenty of information about the exhibits.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We spent the afternoon at La Vanille and the quality of the zoo was good. The close up with the giant tortoises was fantastic. The display in the insectarium was amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We visited the Reserve with the family and I could see many development in the park as I did visit the place many years ago. The children enjoyed the pet farm and holding some animals in their hands.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Do you like nature? Do you like animals? Crocs, tortoise, monkeys, deer, butterflies, beetles.. We loved the place as we love being in nature. Fortunately it was raining on the day we visited the place and that gave it a good rain forest feel.. Giant tortoise are indeed giants, you only get the feel it when you are up close... More 

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