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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 7 Attractions in Bel Ombre
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Zoos, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014 NEW

A great park with several interesting exhibits for wild life lovers. A great theme restaurant with crocodile delicacies. No vegetarian food so carry in case you are vegetarian. Holding a small crocodile in hand for a pic is a fun activity if u are not too scared.

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Albion
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW

Great place to visit. interesting for kids and adults. Most beautiful insectarium ., a great variety of butterflies.... your learn about crocodile breedings , but you will also meet giant tortoises and monkeys in this beautiful parc.

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Lurgan, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
26 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We went here to visit as we didn't have time on our last trip & found the place really interesting. The park is not very big & can be walked round in about an hour or two but has lots of interesting attractions. They have a big area with all the huge Tortoises which roam around in different groups according... More

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Phalaborwa, South Africa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We really enjoyed the stroll through the park, admiring especially the giangt turtoises, and a delicious lunch in the restaurant, worth a visit for sure.

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The tortoise were a highlight of the park and a wonderful experience to be up close to touch them. They enjoyed being scratched on the head and were happy to pose for photos. All guests to the park get a private tour from a very knowledgable guide all of which have a fun sense of humor. Feeding the bats was... More

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Midlands
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

My wife has always wanted to pet and feed a tortoise, here she had the choice of about a 100 of them! For just a few pence you can buy there favourite snack and feed them yourself. Its certainly worth the visit for this, and the rest of the park is nice, but fairly small, and crocodiles are pretty boring.

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Brighton, UK
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Had a great time here. There's an opportunity (paid) to hold & have photos with a baby crocodile as well as feeding the giant tortoises. It was lovely to get up close to these animals. The park also has bats, iguanas, monkey and an insect museum.

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Consett, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We visited the park on a Saturday morning which seems to be an ideal time as there aren't any large school parties and the entrance price is only 200 rupees. We got a taxi which is just as well as it would have been very difficult to find otherwise, the signs seemed to be a bit on the sparse side.... More

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Limassol, Cyprus
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111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Only crocodiles and the giant tortoises worth to see. Rest are just average and nothing to comment for. In case you have visited other Zoo parks in other countries then there is nothing to get from this park, from the other side if you have not visited many zoo parks in other countries then maybe you like it.

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helsinki
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399 helpful votes 399 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We also went there to see crocodiles, and frankly spoken they are dull animals :-) BUT it was a great surprise to find also other animals: iguanas, bats and baby-crocs (pictures taken with these in my hand) monkeys and small tortoises. AND giant tortoises, which you could feed, touch and pet. Suberp! And the one dashing place for us was... More

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