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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” (43 reviews)
“la vanille” (52 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:30 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Riviere des Anguilles, Mauritius
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"giant tortoises"
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"fruit bats"
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"la vanille"
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"crocodile meat"
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"nature park"
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"the main attraction"
in 19 reviews
"worth a visit"
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"insect museum"
in 13 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 17 reviews
"guided tour"
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"croc feeding"
in 9 reviews
"burger"
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"other attractions"
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"the reserve"
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"insects"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited the park during our holiday in Mauritius. It is rather a small zoo with the main attraction being the breed of the big turtles. There are hundreds of them! Overall a nice exprience.More

Thank David S
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LaVanilleNaturePark, Digital Marketing Officer at La Vanille Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello David, Thank you so much 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...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A little hard to find, but worth it. Once we arrived we went straight to see the crocodile feeding which was awesome. Saw iguanas, fruit bats, monkeys and much more and there is a jungle walk through the park also.More

Thank Iva M
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LaVanilleNaturePark, Digital Marketing Officer at La Vanille Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello Iva, Thank you so much for your review, we really appreciate it. We are happy that you had a nice time in our park especially enjoying the the crocodile feeding show. We hope to see you soon, The Marketing Team *We are currently working...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a fantastic time in the park. The highlight was feeding the baby and fully grown tortoises. Damien was particularly helpful and made our children's visit very special. Thank you.More

Thank AMLJ1974
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LaVanilleNaturePark, Digital Marketing Officer at La Vanille Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good morning AMLJ1974, Thank you so much for your review, we really appreciate it. We are happy that you had a nice time in our giant tortoise Savannah and also our tortoise nursery which is a unique attraction in the world. La Vanille Nature Park...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a bit of a job finding this little gem as the sat nav supplied kept sending us up NO ENTRY roads but once we arrived we went straight to see the crocodile feeding which was awesome. We went into the insectarium which was...More

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LaVanilleNaturePark, Digital marketing officer at La Vanille Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good morning Pilchyman, Thank your very much for your precious comments. We would like to thank you for taking the time to give us feedback regards to your recent visit at La Vanille Nature Park. We appreciate your positive comments very much. We appreciate your...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our day great value for money.My favourite was hand feeding the giant tortoises they room free in there amazing outdoor space and too see all the baby tortoises was lovely too I could have stayed all day with them but with all...More

Thank Sandra K
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LaVanilleNaturePark, Digital Marketing Officer at La Vanille Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good morning Sandra, Thank your very much for your precious comments. We would like to thank you for taking the time to give us feedback regards to your recent visit at La Vanille Nature Park. We appreciate your positive comments very much. We appreciate your...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this as a half day, which is all you need to get round the park. Giant tortoises were definitely the highlight! You can go in with them, stroke them and for 25rps (-50p -def worth it!) buy food to feed them! We loved...More

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LaVanilleNaturePark, Digital Marketing Officer at La Vanille Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good morning Katie, Thank you so much fro your precious review, we really appreciate it. We are happy that you had a nice time in our park especially with our giant tortoises which is a unique attraction in the world. La Vanille Nature Park is...More

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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

We visited this park for a morning during our stay in Bel Ombre last month. The crocodiles were fascinating (and a bit scary) and it was fun to watch feeding time. The highlight for me were the giant tortoise. They were just lovely to feed...More

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

Good morning jocw2307, Thank you for your precious review we really appreciate it. We are happy that you had a nice time in our park especially your time spent with our giant tortoises. We hope to see you soon, The Marketing Team

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Reviewed 13 May 2018

Amazing, turtles everywhere. You can touch them, turtles are very cuddly, friendly and you can caress them on the neck. They like it.More

Thank Kamila N
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LaVanilleNaturePark, Digital Marketing Officer at La Vanille Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Good morning Kamila, Thank you for your precious review, we really appreciate it. We are happy that you enjoyed your visit in our park especially in our giant tortoise savannah which is a unique attraction in the world. We hope to see you soon, The...More

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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

Beautiful park, be there before croco feeding it is very nice. Great restaurant with perfect view to the park. Plan your trip there for whole day. Excelent!More

Thank Filip L
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LaVanilleNaturePark, Digital Marketing Officer at La Vanille Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2018

Good morning Filip, Thank you for your review, we really appreciate it. We are happy that you had a nice time in our park. :D La Vanille Nature Park is different to other attraction you will see in Mauritius. This part of the island has,...More

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Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

The reason I mention that it is a must visit attraction on the island is because never in all my travels have I been fortunate to be inside a piece of land with hundreds of tortoise who are hundreds of ywars in age. The sanctuary...More

Thank PranavGoyal1217
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LaVanilleNaturePark, Digital Marketing Officer at La Vanille Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Good morning Pranav, Thank you for your review, we really appreciate it. We are happy that you enjoyed your visit especially your experience with our giant tortoises. We hope to see you soon, The Marketing Team

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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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