Francois Leguat Giant Tortoise and Cave Reserve, Rodrigues Island

Discover the natural history of the island nation at Francois Leguat Giant Tortoise and Cave Reserve, an animal and plant conservation project. Since its colonization 300 years ago, the island of Rodrigues has lost its native forestland, and much of its indigenous vegetation and wildlife have become extinct. The reserve protects the island's natural heritage over an area of 20 hectares (49 acres), reintroducing, managing, and conserving endemic species. Stroll around the well-maintained footpaths to spot giant tortoises and the rare Rodrigues fruit bat, and take a guided tour of the cave system. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Rodrigues Island trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
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  • There are many turtles and you can spend time with them. They love the caresses on the neck. The visit to the cave is also interesting. The only point to improve is the Guide speech that is suitable for elementary school children but a bit tired of an adult audience. We also recommend the restaurant. The food is good and the service very professional.
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  • very nice visit with hundreds of saved turtles; beautiful green place; passionate Guide, interesting to listen
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