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La Vanille Crocodile Park

2km south of the hill town of Riviere des Anguilles, on the road to Britannia, Riviere des Anguilles, Mauritius
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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158 reviews 158 reviews
35 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Overall was a great experience not only for my daughter but also for the adults. We loved the opportunity to feed and pet the giant tortoises. Amazing. The rest of the exhibitions were also great and very well presented, like the insectarium and the views underwater in the tanks.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Great day out for the family, up close and very personal with the Tortoises with a nice history/museum detailing their demise and resurgence on the islands. Nice to see an extensive breeding program and so many roaming in a huge paddock. Kids loved feeding them but we were not sure about so many kids riding on their backs. Croc feeding... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We drove for almost 90 minutes from Trou aux biches to the crocodile park which is situated down south. It has a crocodile nursery, giant tortoises with nursery for them as well and different species of reptiles. Also, there is an insectarium with all types of insects from beetles to butterflies and worms!!! The restaurant in the park offers a... More

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I went to La Vanille Crocodile park to do some wildlife photography and was very disappointed. The crocodiles all looked dead from the heat and the fences were high and all the crocs were quite far. The nursery had unclear, dirty windows and I could barely see the baby crocs. The monkeys were not too bad and could be seen... More

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stoke on trent
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

we took a taxi ride from our hotel ,to see crocodiles and what a lot there was ,also a very nice deer that eat out of my hand what a joy .there was also monkey, tortoises , fruit bats, donkeys and a good restaurant set in a good spot .it was cheap to get in about 300 rps that's 6... More

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Sungai Petani, Malaysia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
47 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

the restaurant was set in an awesome ambiance like sitting in a rain forest. We had crocodile meat cooked in vanilla sauce and it was excellent. The setting was wonderful. There is an old locomotive engine of the past railways of Mauritius, a small zoo which had a lot of tortoise (I think the largest collection in Mauritius), an insect... More

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Montreal, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Nice place to visit with different animals on-site, crocodiles, iguanas, monkeys, tortoises, fruit bats, donkeys and more. The main attraction there is the crocodile, from the nursery to the breeding. It is a safe place to be and it is also fun to walk among the friendly giant tortoises and fed and stroke them. The staff is very friendly and... More

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Penarth, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Extremely hard to find amazing crocodiles. I loved it there . I got to hold a crocodile . Such good safety .the crocodiles are well fed and are cared for .Friendly staff. :) I highly recommend .

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Surrey, England
4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

Incredibly hard to find! You go off road down a dirt track at the side of a sugar cane field. Crocs have no room or enough water and are just on hard concrete floors. Water very dirty. They looked bored and unhappy. The attendant said they fight a lot. The baby's are in a sterile small area with no earth,... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Small place only enough to see for 2 hours. Tortoises are the main attraction very friendly love being stroked and fed. My 6 year old didn't want to leave. Spoke to a few members of staff who were all helpful and friendly.

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