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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 2014
Type: Zoos, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Souillac, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

wow so many giant tortoises here and you can touch them and see them from newly hatched to fully grown. The crocodiles were happy lazing in the sun keeping a beady eye on everyone. The animals all looked well kept and the grounds were clean and tidy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Make sure to get there for the must see crocodile feeding time (11:30am). Very well set out attraction and reasonably priced.

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29 reviews 29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Giant tortoises were amazing. You can hold a baby crocodile but only afterwards did we realise they tape it's mouth closed and so a big cruel in our eyes for the poor crocodile.

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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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32 reviews 32 reviews
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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
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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56 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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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