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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
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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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Encounter eternity - a trip to Vanille Park

The Vanille Park was one of the highlights on our Mauritius-trip. Why? Because you literally come in touch with the venerable tortoises. And right after stepping into the park one... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Hamburg, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Vanille Park was one of the highlights on our Mauritius-trip. Why? Because you literally come in touch with the venerable tortoises. And right after stepping into the park one quickly feels and sees that it is kept with care, love and responsibility. Sure, some people critizise the high (I would rather call it appropriate) admission price, but consider that... More 

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LaVanilleNaturePark, Online Marketer at La Vanille Nature Park, responded to this review

Dear Clamida, Thank you very much for your valuable 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 really appreciate your compliments. See you soon. :) Cheers, Nilesh Online Marketer More 

Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the stops on our all-day tour of Mauritius. Very nice butterfly museum inside the park. Tortoises roaming everywhere. They breed them there, so they have young ones in separate pens labeled with how old they are. There are also crocodiles, other reptiles, fruit bats, an exhibit room with fossils whale bones, tortoise skulls and information on the extinct... More 

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Dear Battydiver, Thank you very much for your valuable 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 really appreciate your compliments. See you soon. Cheers, Nilesh Online Marketer More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great nature park. A really enjoyable couple of hours and good value for money. The giant tortoises are incredible! Feeding them was fun. Plenty of other animals too - monkeys, bats, deer etc. Well worth a visit.

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Dear Sean, Thank you very much for your valuable 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 really appreciate your compliments. See you soon. Cheers, Nilesh Online Marketer More 

west midlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spend half a day here while on holiday in Mauritius two weeks ago. We had hired a taxi and if he hadn't been waiting for us we would have stayed longer. Thoroughly enjoyed the visit. The park is well laid out and you are given a map with numbered attractions so you can easily find your way around or you... More 

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Dear Tiai23, Thank you very much for your valuable 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 really appreciate your compliments. See you soon. Cheers, Nilesh Online Marketer More 

Lucerne, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the park has a good size for the family. If you love to pet and interact with the famous giant tortoises - this is a must - there are so many in all sizes, walking around freely and you are in the middle! Also the scientific project with breeding turtles and the small museum connected to it is worth seeing.Lazy... More 

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Dear Christine, Thank you very much for your valuable 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 really appreciate your compliments. See you soon. Cheers, Nilesh Online Marketer More 

Mahebourg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing park with giant tortoise, crocodile, monkey, fish etc.. Nice park with family and friendly guide. Children would love definitely this area and i recommend it. Must see

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LaVanilleNaturePark, Online Marketer at La Vanille Nature Park, responded to this review

Dear Ibrahim-0101, Thank you very much for your valuable 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 really appreciate your compliments. See you soon. Cheers, Nilesh Online Marketer More 

Mauritius
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place has been well developed compared to some years back. The staff are well very nice and there are guided visit every 30 minutes, free of charge. The food in the restaurant are superb. The Croco menu etc......But the prices are a bit high. This needs to be reconsidered. Recommended for everyone who visits Mauritius to drop there for... More 

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Dear Rakesh, Thank you very much for your valuable 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 really appreciate your compliments. See you soon. Cheers, Nilesh Toolseeram Online Marketer More 

Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best to go early before the crowds arrive, I could sit and watch the tortoise all day. It is quite safe to walk in the enclosure but they are not as slow as they look when it comes to feeding time and can bite so keep your hand away from their mouth. This is the best part of the visit,... More 

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Dear Gillkaribu, Thank you very much for your valuable 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 really appreciate your compliments. See you soon. Cheers, Nilesh Toolseeram Online Marketer More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was one of our best excursions during our visit in Mauritius. The best part of the visit was to walk with the Giant Tortoises, our kids loved it! The park in itself is really nice as well. There are other places on the island where you can see Giant Tortoises, but this was by far the best.

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Dear Pwigle, Thank you very much for your valuable 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 really appreciate your compliments. See you soon. Cheers, Nilesh Online Marketer More 

St. Albans, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of the best and most interesting places we visited in Mauritius. I would have given it an easy 5 but they had a little petting farm with animals In horribly small cages, that were obviously bored and frustrated. Two monkeys in a cage approx 10m2 should be criminal!

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LaVanilleNaturePark, Marketing and Communication Officer at La Vanille Nature Park, responded to this review

Dear AWilliams1978, First of all, thank you very much for your review which we value greatly. The welfare of our animals is of the highest concern to us. The enclosure you refer to conforms to international zoo standards in terms of size and enrichment. None the less, you will be pleased to hear that the monkey enclosure is due to... More 

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