Parc Francois Leguat, Rodrigues Island

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Discover the natural history of the island nation at Parc Francois Leguat, 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. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Rodrigues Island holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Parc Francois Leguat and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • August 11, 2017
    The walk to get to the cave is like a trip through a prehistoric tortoise garden. They love being scratched, and actively seek out the adoration of those visiting their scenic homes. The actual cave i...  more »
  • August 6, 2017
    Park top. Guide knows his subject. No complaints. If you want to see turtles then you will be served. Beware the tours are guided so check you on the schedule!
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  • July 30, 2017
    We are kitesurfers and came here on a low wind day and what a great decision that was! We were a group of four adults and a 6 month old baby. They only do guided tours here and initially we were disap...  more »

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