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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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Family Visit to La Vanille Nature Park

Been to La Vanille Nature Park last week of this July month.. Had a fantastic memorable time with family.. The welcome is really nice with helpful visiting guides who took time to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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curepipe
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Been to La Vanille Nature Park last week of this July month.. Had a fantastic memorable time with family.. The welcome is really nice with helpful visiting guides who took time to explain each spot of the park.. We had the opportunity to play with giant tortoises and i must say its the only place in Mauritius we've been able... More 

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Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

cool place for everyone of all ages, amazing experience to see giant turtles, to feed them and scratch his neck (stretch out like cats and dogs); really enjoyed it. Bats were also fantastic to observe. We had a dinner in the local restaurant, we had a crocodile steak, which was delicious, we strongly recomend.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The park is an experience not to be missed when visiting Mauritius. Unfortunately, we were a bit late for crocodile feeding (11.30) as this is one of the two best experiences in the park. The other being the giant tortoises - my children had a fantastic time feeding and petting them. The rest of the park needs a make-over.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved this place! A great place in Mauritius to visit for all ages. The best bit is most definitely the tortoises! Enormous, amazing creatures! We spent a few hours there, had lunch...avoided the croc burger (yes it is on the menu). Really enjoyed it.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I think you would be hard pressed to spend a full day here, we (2 adults, 12 year old & 10 year old) tied this visit into a tour of southern Mauritius. There are lots of tortoises (at all stages throughout their life) as well as other animals and crocodiles (which you can even eat in the restaurant!). For a... More 

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Thank JazzBal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to visit in the south of Mauritius. A lot of activities in one place such as quad-biking, zip-lining and a visit to the 23 coloured sands. Great view from the top of the park. The waterfalls are amazing.

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Thank Preggy C
Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on Wednesday as we knew that the Crocodiles get fed @11:30am. Was easy enough to find thanks to friendly locals who helped and pointed the way down a road that said 'private no entry'. Signage closer to the park could be a little better. Children had a tremendous time.... Loads of walking.... Beautiful forest walks. Plenty of places for... More 

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tortoise parts of this park were excellent. Some parts needed money spent on them especially the monkey enclosure.-They seemed sad and un naturally confined. Worth the visit but please reinvest money into other enclosures.

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Thank cloudy905
Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 2 hours here in the park. We had a guide that was explained us everything about the animals there. We saw bats, giant tortoise, crocodiles, aligators,monkeys insects, lizards. We had rhe chance to feed the bats and the monkeys. But, the most amazing of all was the rainforest , with the giant palm trees and bamboo trees.

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Thank Dana2211
Mauritius
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a fabulous couple of hours here. We saw the lovely fruit bats up lose, fed the tortoises and looked at the crocodiles. The staff were very pleasant and helpful and very fond of the animals. The feeding of the tortoises was a great highlight. Everyone had fun

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