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La Vanille Nature Park

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Riviere des Anguilles, Mauritius
+230 626 2503
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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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  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Riviere des Anguilles, Mauritius
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+230 626 2503
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited on a rainy day when looking for something to do & it was great the rain didn’t prevent enjoyment & in some ways probably better than if it was very hot. A range of other animals all in enclosures in a typical zoo...More

Thank Danieldow
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Reviewed 4 days ago

For the Turtles its worth the drive the crocodiles not so much for one they had very few in small enclosures .. we had a really good guide though that made it bareable.. The restaurant though was a waste of time, they are supposed to...More

Thank dyw936
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hi Very nice park, even we think it is little bit small. Yes there are lots of turtles and crocodiles and few more animals. Price is ok, so for sure it is very nice to see. Taking photo with baby crocodile costs you 10€. Feeding...More

Thank Gordana D
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LaVanilleNaturePark, Digital Marketing Officer at La Vanille Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good morning Gordana, Thank you for your review, we really appreciate it. La Vanille Nature Park is different to other attraction you will see in Mauritius. This part of the island has, more than any part, kept a feeling of “old Mauritius”, whether it is...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove here using a hire car and downloaded google maps offline,maps worked a treat for all over Mauritius! We got here early about 10am and left about 3pm (Only because it rained heavy for just over an hour), was a brilliant day out, our...More

Thank _rashfeeq
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LaVanilleNaturePark, Digital Marketing Officer at La Vanille Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good morning Rashfeeq, Thank your for your review, we really appreciate it. We are happy that you had a nice time in our park. :D We hope to see you soon, The Marketing Team

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing place to see the giant tortoises, roaming around a very large area and you can just walk in with them. Worth buying food as you enter the area, very cheap and enhances interaction with the tortoises. One over 100 years old. Other animals to...More

1  Thank Saunds2014
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LaVanilleNaturePark, Digital Marketing Officer at La Vanille Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good morning Saunds, Thank you for your review we really appreciate it. We are happy that you had a nice time in our park especially the giant tortoises which is a unique attraction in the world. La Vanille Nature Park is different to other attraction...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You won’t spend all day here, but I think it’s worth the trip just for the tortoises. They have s huge area, and they are just fascinating to watch. One of them is over 100 years old. The rest of the park is so-so. Walk...More

Thank Rob W
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LaVanilleNaturePark, Digital Marketing Officer at La Vanille Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good morning Rob, Thank you for your review, we really appreciate it. We are happy that you had a nice time with our giant tortoises which is a unique attraction in the world. La Vanille Nature Park is different to other attraction you will see...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is definitely a place to visit. were really enthused/impressed by the amount of huge tortoise you can walk in between and touch. Also the butterfly exhibition is breath taking. It is a great place to go even in bad weather.More

Thank Gabriela O
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LaVanilleNaturePark, Digital Marketing Officer at La Vanille Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good morning Gabriela, Thank you for your review, we really appreciate it. We are happy that you had a nice time with our giant tortoises which is a unique attraction in the world. La Vanille Nature Park is different to other attraction you will see...More

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Reviewed March 7, 2018

Although we had to travel almost 2 h to get there because we were on opposite side of the island, the place is worth the trip. The tortoises are extraordinary and it is enjoyable to see them from close. the guide for the free visit...More

1  Thank eisette
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LaVanilleNaturePark, Digital Marketing Officer at La Vanille Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2018

Good morning Eisette, Thank you for your review, we really appreciate it. We are happy that you had a nice time with our giant tortoises which is a unique place in the world. We hope to see you soon, The Marketing Team

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Reviewed March 5, 2018 via mobile

It was an amazing experience 👌🏻 Nowhere in the world we have seen many huge turtles😄 And when I think big, it's really huge 💪🏻 for our kids 9 a year and 11 a year it was a huge experience other animals are as standard...More

Thank dusan n
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LaVanilleNaturePark, Digital Marketing Officer at La Vanille Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2018

Good morning Dusan, Thank you so much for your review. The giant tortoise Savannah is a unique attraction in the world and we are happy that you had a nice time with them. La Vanille Nature Park is different to other attraction you will see...More

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Reviewed March 4, 2018

The very best thing in the park is that you can walk with the turtles and feed them. All the rest is avarage.More

Thank Andreja V
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LaVanilleNaturePark, Digital Marketing Officer at La Vanille Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2018

Hello Andreja, Thank you for your review we really appreciate it. We are glad that you had a nice time in the giant tortoise savannah. La Vanille Nature Park is different to other attraction you will see in Mauritius. This part of the island has,...More

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Christine H
January 1, 2018|
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Response from JessicaB_SA | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend Blue Bay. It is close to the airport and there is a lovely hotel called Le Peninsula Bay that is situated right on the beach. Right opposite the hotel is a restaurant called Le Bougainville which offers... More
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Response from Chahak K | Reviewed this property |
I went to La Vanille Park in April 2017. When you get your entry tickets they provide you with a small map of the park which is very helpful. So you won't require a guide just go through the map and head to places you want... More
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