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Discover La Vanille Réserve des Mascareignes Mauritius

Although it is called a reserve, the Vanille Réserve des Mascareignes is actually more of a zoo. It is found in the south of Mauritius, in the most preserved region. Lush vegetation covers an area of over 7 acres. Although the park was officially created in 1985, palm trees, banana trees and giant bamboos have been growing here for ages. What is special about the park is that it brings together many animal species that are originally from the Mascarene Islands, a group of islands that includes Mauritius, Réunion and Rodrigues. The many species include the crocodile (1,500 Nile crocodiles have been bred here) and the giant tortoise, which can weigh up to 275 kg and live more than 90 years. For those who like smaller creatures, the insectary brings together 23,000 species. The Vanille Réserve des Mascareignes is open every day from 9:30am to 5:00pm. The site includes a souvenir shop as well as a restaurant where you will find Mauritian cuisine and crocodile-based dishes.

  • La Vanille Réserve des Mascareignes , Mauritius
    The Vanille Réserve des Mascareignes nature p

    Apart from a few exceptions, giant turtles usually live up to the age of about 50.

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  • La Vanille Réserve des Mascareignes , Mauritius
    The turtles of the National Park

    The eggs of this species usually measure between 2 and 3 inches in diameter.

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  • La Vanille Réserve des Mascareignes , Mauritius
    La Vanille Réserve des Mascareignes
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  • La Vanille Réserve des Mascareignes , Mauritius
    The Nile crocodile

    On average, males of this species measure 5 metres long.

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  • La Vanille Réserve des Mascareignes , Mauritius
    The insectary

    The insectary contains almost 23,000 butterfly species.

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  • La Vanille Réserve des Mascareignes , Mauritius
    The many species in the insectary

    The collection of insects in the insectary has been developed over the past 30 years.

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