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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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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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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Fantastic visit

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Melano S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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 

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Thank Melano S
Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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

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Thank T0urist7
San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 NEW

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.

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Thank Keith R
Zurich
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was a fun trip into the heart of nature. Hidden away so a good search if you are driving yourself. We got to stroke a tortoise's head. Nothing bit me :) We didn't do the same with the crocodiles though. We got a very informative tour with the guide and it's a great day out. Even the Food in... More 

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Slough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

A lovely nature park with a ton of turtles. The size was perfect for a few relaxing hours looking at animals and greenery. The venue has a shop and restaurant also.

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Thank Rakhee T
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you love animals you must visits La Vanille. I have never experienced such interaction with Land Tortoises. They are wonderful creatures, very friendly & extremely interesting. You can feed them too, which is an experience in itself. I did not give it 5* as they sell Crocodile skin handbags & souvenirs, plus the restaurant serves croc burgers. I understand... More 

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Thank VKDiver
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A place where the animals are kept and taken care of very well, especially the mighty tortuous that you can feed and walk around. Very nice vegetation.

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Thank Neil B
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was very nice experience being with the tortoise the big ones . click picture. One of the best zoos/parks to be in west /south

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Grand Baie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

La Vanille Nature Park is one of the nicest places we visited in Mauritius , we had the most amazing time seeing all animals and especially new born crocodile, You can have a very nice meal in the restaurant at the park. We had the most amazing time :-)

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