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La Vanille Nature Park

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La Vanille Nature Park is an idyllic and stunning park of lush tropical vegetation covering 3.5 hectares. Enjoy the unforgettable experience of walking amongst the largest group of captive-bred giant Aldabra tortoises in the world. We have more than...more
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Riviere des Anguilles, Mauritius
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+230 626 2503
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All reviews giant tortoises la vanille fruit bats crocodile meat the main attraction nature park worth a visit great place to visit insect museum couple of hours burger guided tour croc feeding butterfly museum sat nav other attractions the reserve
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I brougt some friends from Uk, acouple and their baby daughter to La Vanille Crocodile park in the south of the Island. Although it was 90 mins drive from their hotel they were very happy to be there. The child enjoyed seeing giant tortoise so...More

Thank bhoyrood
LaVanilleNaturePark, Digital Marketing Officer at La Vanille Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello Mr Bhoyrood, Thank you so much for your review, we really appreciate it. We are happy to see that your guests and you enjoyed your visit in our park. La Vanille Nature Park is different to other attraction you will see in Mauritius. This...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the park as part of a day trip that we had signed up for. I normally don't go to zoos or similar park, but as this was supposed to be a nature reserve I thought it would be okay. It was not....More

Thank Else-Marie H
LaVanilleNaturePark, Digital Marketing Officer at La Vanille Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello Else-Marie, We take note of your comments. As you noticed and appreciated the giant tortoises which are in their natural environment, La Vanille Nature Park is very active in regional conservation and has planted more than 400 000 endemic and indigenous trees at our...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

had lunch here and the food was excellent as was the service. The place looks small, and the animals are questionably penned, but the tortoise area was great, as is their mission. The staff was excellentMore

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LaVanilleNaturePark, Digital Marketing Officer at La Vanille Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good morning John, Thank you for your review, we really appreciate it. We are not a zoo but rather a center breeding tortoises and crocodiles and displaying a number of other animal species for visitors to enjoy and learn about. We are the world’s largest...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you have young children then go.... it’s worth it just for the giant tortoises if nothing else! My son enjoyed the baby crocodiles too but holding/feeding is an extra charge.More

Thank AuzmaY
LaVanilleNaturePark, Digital Marketing Officer at La Vanille Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Auzmay, Thank you for your review. :) La Vanille Nature Park is different to other attraction you will see in Mauritius. This part of the island has, more than any part, kept a feeling of “old Mauritius”, whether it is the manner of the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

lovely place with live big tortoise moving freely all around in park ,there were many games for children to enjoy, also pea cock moving in park ,greate lovely view of park and surrounding area ,More

Thank dracoomar
LaVanilleNaturePark, Digital Marketing Officer at La Vanille Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Dracoomar, Thank you for your review, we really appreciate it. :) La Vanille Nature Park is different to other attraction you will see in Mauritius. This part of the island has, more than any part, kept a feeling of “old Mauritius”, whether it is...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the park as part of another excursion. Unfortunately despite being very green and tropical it’s also very small so there’s not a great deal there to do. Apparently there’s over 100 crocodiles and alligators but I didn’t see any where near as many....More

Thank Seasontripper
LaVanilleNaturePark, Digital Marketing Officer at La Vanille Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We have noted your comments. I am glad you appreciated the giant tortoises but are sorry you didn’t feel your visit was good enough. The vast majority of our visitors appreciate their visit and leave La Vanille feeling that they did indeed obtain good value....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were feeding giant turtles, we saw how big crocodiles were fed and we hold small crocodile in our hands. What else to say? Nothing needs booking in advance. Everything was simple and amazing. We had small kids and they were enjoying every moment of...More

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LaVanilleNaturePark, Digital Marketing Officer at La Vanille Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good morning ajkajic, Thank you so much for your precious review, we really appreciate it. We are so happy that you enjoyed your day in our park . <3 Hello Kateřina, Thank you so much for your review ,we really appreciate it. We are happy...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This nature park is surprisingly well run and organised. Not only a delight to walk around and view all the beautiful animals; you can also interact with some of the fauna and get up close with the lemurs, the iguana, the crocodiles and the tortoises...More

Thank Mishky1
LaVanilleNaturePark, Digital Marketing Officer at La Vanille Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good morning Mishky, Thank you so much for your review ,we really appreciate it. We are happy that you had a nice time in our park. We are happy to read that you enjoyed doing our activities especially feeding the lemurs which is a new...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The nature park is a little difficult to find even though sign posted fairly well. Entrance fee is expensive and any pony riding experience has to be paid extra but is well worth it if your child is into this. Giant tortoises are an experience...More

Thank Patrizia A
LaVanilleNaturePark, Digital Marketing Officer at La Vanille Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good morning Patrizia, Thank you for your review, we really appreciate it. We are sorry that you had difficulties finding the park, we are currently working with the authorities to put more signs to help our visitors reach our park without any difficulties. We hope...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Must see specially baby crocodiles its soo amazing unforgettable experience and soo many tortoises are also

Thank Deepak G
LaVanilleNaturePark, Digital Marketing Officer at La Vanille Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good morning Deepak, Thank you so much for your review, we really appreciate it. We are so happy that you had a nice time in our park especially enjoyed our giant tortoises savannah. We hope to see you soon, The Marketing Team

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Jack_Leith
27 October 2018|
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Response from BBnBumps | Reviewed this property |
Get a local cab it’s not expensive and get the cab to wait till you are ready to return We used a cab for the whole day cost GB£54/US$70/Rs2400 We used Dodo Taxi Ballack
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Response from LaVanilleNaturePark | Property representative |
Hello it's Rs 490 for an adult and Rs 250 for a child 3 to 12 years
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9 June 2018|
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Response from AlanDPike | Reviewed this property |
La Vanille crocodile park can be seen in half a day but I don't think a half day would be sufficient for Casela Bird Park. Carla has too many activities and experiences for such a short duration. Even in a full day you may... More
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