Village des Tortues

Ifaty & Mangily

Near Reniala Nature Reserve, this 70,000-sq-metre park protects over 1000 radiated and spider tortoises. A guided tour of the grounds (in English) tells you the full story of these endangered animals and how they are being conserved. It takes less than an hour, so it's a worthy break from the beach.

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1. Reniala Nature Reserve

0.15 MILES

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4. La Table

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