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Casela World of Adventures
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Full-Day Swimming With Dolphins And Casela Nature Park Tour in Mauritius
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Atop the sugarcane fields on the west coast of the island, with the Rempart Mountain in the backdrop, lies Casela World of Adventures one of the major attractions in Mauritius. Casela probably has its name origin from "la case la", meaning house in local langauge. It opened its doors in December 1979, as a bird sanctuary. Casela, part of Medine group, a major conglomerate in Mauritius, was a vision that took shape and concretised beyond the expectations of those who, for the love of nature, refused to have those beautiful trees cut but had them integrated into the creation of a garden at that time. Spreading over a surface of 250 hectares, Casela World of Adventures has successfully established itself as the leading attraction of the island for both locals and tourists. The park with its rich fauna and flora is home to 1500 birds, giant tortoises, Bengal tigers, cheetahs, white lions, lynxes, servals, hyenas, dromedary camels, pygmy hippos, white rhinos, giraffe and many more species. A plethora of activities are proposed to visitors ranging from an African Safari to heart throbbing activities to unique encounters with big cats. It is also a unique place with the island's only dry toboggans and longest zip lines. The West part of the island is known to be the only place in the world where visitors can swim with dolphins in the morning and walk with the lions in the afternoon! The various amenities and activities recently introduced at the park are testimony of the innovative spirit driving the team. The Discovery Centre, a magnificent building at the entrance of park sets visitors in the mood as soon as they step out of their vehicle. The peculiar roofing at the entrance, along with imposing statues of animals, is a must-take photo spot! Massive pillars replicating giant baobabs and creepers on the ceiling add an adventurous touch to this building with the theming signed by the illustrious company which was hired for the world famous Games of Throne series. Fitted with the very first 4D cinema on the island, two movies are on display. A made-to-scale replica of the map of Mauritius in 3D of is also centrally placed so visitors can situate themselves. Several interactive buttons enable visitors to discover the island's leading landmarks in a fun way. New activitiesAt the giraffe platform, Casela proposes a unique opportunity of feeding the tallest mammals on earth. Visitors also have the chance to feed the colourful lorikeets with fruit nectar. These arboreal parrots characterized by their specialized brush-tipped tongues would feed from your hands and perch on your head. The African safari and its animals can be discovered by safari bus, quad or Segway. Recently visitors can discover the rugged terrains either on horseback or go the extra mile with our exclusive camel ride! Another innovation at the park is the memorable rhino interaction in their natural surroundings. As from December, Casela will also propose mud karting for the most adventurous ones. FiguresThe first development phase of Casela warranted a $10M investment, testimony of the scale of the development envisioned. Part of the Medine Master Plan development, Casela has got further developments in store. The 250 staffed-team is still growing and the park receives around 400,000 visitors yearly including locals and tourists. Seven days a week except for Christmas Day and New Year's Day
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2012

We had a great day out at Casela Country Park,Quad Biking was Great :-) best i have ever done, Lots of birds and fish to see. Lunch in the on site restaurant was very good and at a very good price

Visited October 2012
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“nice nature park”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012

We went on a sunday, not knowing that the lion walk does not happen on sundays. However, the jeep safari was nice, though the animal varieties are limited. The animal nursery was nice, where you could feed animal babies and various birds. The peacocks were very obliging and were dancing all the time. Many black swans! Worth a visit.

Visited October 2012
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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“Walk with the Lions”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2012

Before we visited Mauritius it was an ambition to do this and we were not disappointed. Our party of 12 all enjoyed our walk. The guides made it fun, we felt confident of our safety and it was a real privilege to see these wonderful creatures close at hand. After the walk I was lucky to see the newborn cubs and cuddle the female. We have watched our dvd and we have great memories of a day out with a difference.

Visited October 2012
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“Walk and interact with lions is heavily conrolled but still awe inspiring”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2012

The Casela Park allows you access to the separately owned and operated Walk with the Lions and Interact with the Lions experience. After paying a park entry, you can wander through the manicured gardens filled with various fauna and flora of Mauritius, along with several other countries. Then, after petting a few of the wild animals in the Petting zoo, you are driven at a specified time to the Lion/Cheetah/Tiger park sections. Based on the number of people (maximum of 12), you will be allowed to have up to 15 minutes of time interacting with lions (white lion adolescents or older lion/lioness). The setting is controlled for safety, with 3-5 personnel constantly “distracting” the lions while you pet them, feel the fur, and generally “mug” for the camera. It is a unique experience and allows you to get up close and personal with live, wild cats. You can further your experience by doing a 1 hour walk with the lions. Here several trainers and game personnel will walk with you and the lions through the surrounding brush and park grounds. Again, it is heavily controlled and you are “herded” around while the lions run sort of free. Since they eat nearly 26 kg of food per day, they are easily “entertained” by the game wardens while you are allowed to pose with them, walk with them, hold their tails, and stroke their fur. Even though it is staged, it is a unique opportunity to spend time with wild lions. They used to do the same thing with tigers, but that has been discontinued. It is about $80-100 per person for the experience, and they will give you both a DVD of your walk and still photos for an additional cost. But, there again, how often will you have photos with real live lions?

Visited October 2012
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“Ziplines are fun!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2012

Ziplines were fun. We took La 400. Staff was friendly and it was fun taking the jeep to venture deeper inside the park. But buying photos taken by staff while we were zippng were way too expensive. There are many tortoises at casela so we skipped a trip to La Vanille des Mascareignes which houses more of them in the south of the island. Park is clean and offers a scenic view of the Mauritian landscape. Worth a trip!

Visited October 2012
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