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La Vanille Nature Park

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Address: Riviere des Anguilles, Mauritius
Phone Number: 230 626 2503
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8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

La Vanille Nature Park is an idyllic and stunning park of lush tropical...

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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This place has some huge tortoises, and you can go sit and touch them, and an amazing insect museum some monkeys and crocodiles that's the best part of the park, all the rest is... read more

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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

This place has some huge tortoises, and you can go sit and touch them, and an amazing insect museum some monkeys and crocodiles that's the best part of the park, all the rest is regular. There is a restaurant that serves crocodile meat too 👀

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Lugano, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I never had the opportunity to interact with giant tortoises and it was something I'll never forget. Petting an iguana was also very special. I recommend the free 30-minute guided tour.

Thank Douglas A
Haslemere, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

On the positive side it was good to see so many giant tortoises roaming about in a larger area than we'd seen before, and being able to feed them for an additional MR200 per branch. The rest of the nature park was more like a zoo, with almost everything, other than the fruit bats, having been imported.

Thank Peter G
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

La vanille nature park is situated in the south of the island.Have your camera to take photos of Crocodiles

Thank Umesh R
Reading, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited this park to see the crocodiles not knowing how much more there was to see. The giant tortoises were amazing, I had never seen so many in one place and certainly never stroked one before. The whole park is beautifully kept, very clean and peaceful. The animals all look very well cared for and happy in their environment.... More 

Thank Hilary S
Brixham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I visited this amazing park not knowing really what to expect, we were not disappointed. Upon arrival we were met by a guide whom informed us that if we would like to return to the entrance at 1pm he would give us a guided tour with the history/information about all the animals, this we did and that... More 

Thank Andrew W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited la Vanile today. It is a beautiful with very high focus on animal welfare. Especially the giant tortoise enclosure that allows people to explore the gentle nature of these magnificent animals. The crocodile keeping has a really High standart and it is easy to see the wellbeing of these animals as well. We highly recommend a visit to... More 

Thank Melano S
Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Take a camera, make beautiful pictures. Invite your children, they would be delighted. We found the park exciting.

Thank T0urist7
San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The purpose of this park is mainly to breed animals that are almost extinct on the many islands around Mauritius. This gives the visitor the unique opportunity to see different kinds of turtles - and to feed them!, crocodiles, fruit bats, lizards and other animals of this area. There is also a very impressive butterfly collection. Even if the weather... More 

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Exeter, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited to see the giant tortoise. There were at least 50 walking about freely in a large enclosure. They particularly liked the leaves you can purchase to feed them. Great experience to handle and feed these giants. The rest of the park has other wild animals to see and it takes about 2-3 hours to go round.

Thank Keith R

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