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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. Animals seemed vey happy

I really liked this place. We got a taxi from our hotel and spent a good two and a half hours here but could have easily spent four hours. All of the animals appeared to be well... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I really liked this place. We got a taxi from our hotel and spent a good two and a half hours here but could have easily spent four hours. All of the animals appeared to be well looked after and all staff were knowledgeable on the animals around them. There was an occasion when a visitor was riding the back... More 

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Staffordshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Firstly this park is not easy to find, because of the one-way system in the small village you have to make a few well hidden turns to get to the park and adding to the confusion on the day I visited a road was closed and I had to follow a badly signposted diversion. However, I definitely feel that it... More 

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Mauritius
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

La Vanille has some good exhibits, but just stay away from the restaurant! Best to go when it's not too hot outside, but plenty of shade in some of the indoor exhibits. Don't miss the Flying Fox and the wonderful room full of the most beautiful butterflies/insects/spiders!

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Port Louis District
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The animals there are impressive...well treated...the museum is very interesting...however we had to wait a lot at the restaurant before getting served

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Our best trip in S Mauritius. It is a really good place to visit. Very interesting, so plan on spending about 2 hours there. Suitable for all ages. At the moment they feed the crocs Tues and Sat mornings but best check before visiting. We did not go at feeding time but it was still good.

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We visited this attraction when we did a tour of the Island p, we only had an hour there, but we wished we had longer. Firstly as it was a breeding place for crocodiles and gaint toitoise. Firstly you was met by keepers holding a baby croc, then you carried on to the deer encloser these licked to be stroked,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

A very interesting experience which is well laid out, we went as part of an organised excursion which included St Aubin and Gris Gris. The tour guide went into detail about the animals and their origin. The giant tortoises are amazing and very friendly as we found out whilst we were having our photo taken! A good trip.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

It was quite entertaining especially close up with tortoises. I recommend going if you are bored of sitting in the beach

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Nuremberg, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

While there were many interesting animals to see for us as photographers - the tortoises and perhaps only temporary insect/butterfly exposition were the most exciting - I give only two stars because of the crocodile breeding. The guide (that we left after only 3 minutes because the pace of the guided tour was way to fast to even only take... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This is a well run, clean park where you get to meet turtles and other exotic creatures! The highlights were being allowed walk in amongst the giant turtles and watching the crocodiles being fed. A must visit for anyone with kids on holiday in Mauritius.

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Address: Address: Riviere des Anguilles, Bel Ombre, Mauritius
Phone Number: 230 626 2503
Location: Africa  >  Mauritius  >  Savanne District  >  Bel Ombre

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