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La Vanille Nature Park

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Riviere des Anguilles, Mauritius
+230 626 2503
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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 1000 tortoises in the park, in addition to 2000 Nile Crocodiles as well as a variety of other animals such as monkeys, iguanas, bats, deer, geckos, eels, wild boar and more... You can also visit our Insectarium with more than 23,000 specimens, an aquarium and fossil museum. New at La Vanille: A petting farm, pony rides. Our guides and animators will fill your visit with intense memories.
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  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“fruit bats” (44 reviews)
“la vanille” (52 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:30 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
Riviere des Anguilles, Mauritius
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+230 626 2503
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"giant tortoises"
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"fruit bats"
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"la vanille"
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"the main attraction"
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"worth a visit"
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"nature park"
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"great place to visit"
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"couple of hours"
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"insect museum"
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"guided tour"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Only found out about this place by accident, its only about 30 mins drive from Bel Ombre but it is worth a visit. By zoo standards its tiny and you only need 1/2 a day max to see everything. The highlight is definitely walking with...More

Thank Karen S
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LaVanilleNaturePark, Digital Marketing Officer at La Vanille Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Good morning Karen, Thank you so much for your review, we really appreciate it. We are happy that you enjoyed your day with our giant tortoises which is a unique attraction in the world. :) La Vanille Nature Park is different to other attraction you...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can highly recommend the visit to the nature park. Especially the experience with the big turtles is a memory for all time. All animals are perfectly healthy and the people working there take really good care of all of their animals. It is a...More

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

Good morning Johannes, Thank you so much for your review, we really appreciate it. We are so happy to read that you enjoyed your visit here. Indeed we really care for our animals here. :D La Vanille Nature Park is different to other attraction you...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great day out. Very well organised and maintained park. Absolutely loved the giant tortoises and being able to interact with them. Feeding the crocodiles was also great to watch. The food in the restaurant was also superb, although we did pass on the...More

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

Hello Clare, We would like to thank you from the bottom of our heart for your review, we really appreciate it. We are really happy that you enjoyed your visit especially with our giant tortoises which is a unique place in the world. La Vanille...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our 3 children are actually aged 20 to 24 and their visit 16 years ago is one of their few memories of their last visit to their mothers home island of Mauritius. The entry fee is reasonable and we made sure that we were in...More

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

Good morning Phiish, Thank you so much for your positive review, we really appreciate it. Since the last 16 years, there has been a lot of change especially in terms of new exhibits and renovations of our enclosures for our animals for their welfare. :D...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great couple of hours with excellent guides and sights A must do to see many of the sights in a single place, waterfalls, giant tortoises and stunning views

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We hired a car and took our 2 children (7 & 10) to La Vanille last week (July 2018). It was a wonderful trip. We paid the extra entrance fee to feed the baby tortoises in the nursery and it was well worth the extra....More

Thank AmandaSteffan
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LaVanilleNaturePark, Digital Marketing Officer at La Vanille Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good morning Amanda and Steffan, Thank you so much for your precious review, we really appreciate it. We are so happy to read that you had a wonderful time in our park. Damien and the nursery team want to thank you for your kind words....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This nature park should not be looked at as animals in captivaty, its far from it. The main attraction in my mind is the giant tortoises which are reared and then released onto the island's of Madagascar and Rodriguez which since there extinction in the...More

Thank 409g
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LaVanilleNaturePark, Digital Marketing Officer at La Vanille Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good morning, Thank you so much for your review, we really appreciate it. :D We are happy that you enjoyed your time with our giant tortoises which is a unique attraction in the world. We hope to see you soon for a free swimming lesson...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great experience with Giant Tortoise and Feeding them specially children loved it also there is option for small kids to feed baby tortoise. Also if Ur are lucky to get opportunity in time slot to see crocodile feeding show which kids really loved. Also we...More

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

Good morning Colin, Thank you so much for your precious review ,we really appreciate it. We are very happy that you enjoyed your visit here especially especially with our giant tortoises which is a unique attraction over the island. La Vanille Nature Park is different...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited La Vanille Park during our visit to Mauritius, and it was well worth the drive. Locating La Vanille is not very easy, but one you get there, you will not regret it, especially when interacting with giant turtles, that you can also feed (you...More

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LaVanilleNaturePark, The Marketing Team at La Vanille Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you for your review ,we are happy to read that you had a nice time in our park. 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...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Vanilla Park is a special place. In this place with a wonderful forest around you can see different animals, especially giant tortoises, you can touch them and feed. Museum of insects is also a major attraction.More

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

Hello Tatiana, Thank you so much for your precious review, we really like 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...More

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Amita P
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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Danny B
25 April 2018|
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Response from Fuzzy337 | Reviewed this property |
yes sure you can pay by cards and at the restaurants as well and mostly all attractive places,parks etc u will have these facilities.
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Christine H
1 January 2018|
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Response from JessicaB_SA | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend Blue Bay. It is close to the airport and there is a lovely hotel called Le Peninsula Bay that is situated right on the beach. Right opposite the hotel is a restaurant called Le Bougainville which offers... More
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