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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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I'm not a lover of zoos of any kind and some to the zoo wasn't up to scratch but this place was just fantastic. How could miss the opportunity to get up close and personal with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

I'm not a lover of zoos of any kind and some to the zoo wasn't up to scratch but this place was just fantastic. How could miss the opportunity to get up close and personal with giant tortoises.. and I mean up close .. you can stroke them, feed them, and oddly it was mating season when I visited and... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This was almost the most waitied program by us, but at the end we were a little bit disappointed. The guided tour took approximately 25 mins, like OK, I will tell you what you have to know and then come back. That is why for example we didnt take pics of liguana which was issued. And then we went back,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Do come here. This is an awesome up-close and personal encounter with giant tortoises - much better than we could ever have imagined. We thought this would be just for kids - but i was mesmerized - the pen of tortoises has hundreds of mature animals wandering around - you can feed them, stroke their necks and even sit on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I came here for the first time as a young teenager, so well over 20 years ago. And apart from the excitement of seeing crocodiles for the first time it was otherwise boring. I was pleasantly surprised with all changes to make this place more interesting. We arrived just in time for the guided tour which of course means you... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Instead of visiting malls and shopping centres within the city which we get to see everywhere, visiting this place is worth your time. Around 1-2 hours can easily spent watching crocodiles, giant tortoises and insect museum. The giant tortoises are the main attraction of this place. There is also a small nature walk but the mosquitoes make the walk quiet... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

This is well worth the visit. We were greeted.by a baby deer just chilling at the entrance she was just roaming about so friendly and pretty. The cost to get in was very good not like Casela world of adventure which is just a massive tourist trap and really expensive. We did the guided tour which we were the only... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Good day out, the giant tortoises were brilliant to see and really are giant, there like little dinosaurs, brilliant! you can also feed them which is great fun. Lots of crocs too. There is quiet a few other animals there as well. The food court was nice with it set in the forest..food was good, tried crocodile and was very... More 

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Morgan Hill, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Most people like to visit this place for the crocs. I don't care that much for crocs myself, although it is entertaining for the kids. However, I was unprepared for the stunning gardens and plants here. It is a true paradise. Also, the small insect museum was completely mind blowing. Never have I seen such an amazing collection of butterflies.... More 

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Jodhpur, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

i loved this reserve situated in South Mauritius. Had a great time watching various reptiles. my personal favorite were the huge tortoises.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We recently went to this place after reading the reviews. Its a nice zoo with different kinds of animals but the best attractions I would say will be Huge Tortoise and the Museum of the species found in Madagascar (Worth watching). Its not an out of the world place but If you are in Mauritius and have a leisure day... More 

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