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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
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“a good experience”
Reviewed November 12, 2012

me and my family went to casela in late october- we booked the interaction with lions, - such a good experience however we did feel it was slightly rushed, we also booked the safari which is £2 well worth it, seen breath taking views and feeding the animals whilst on the truck was great fun,

the only bad part was i really wanted to get the picture printed with me and the lions but the photo booth closed and staff wernt that helpful

Visited October 2012
1 Thank ram m
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“Walking with lions experience out of this world!”
Reviewed November 7, 2012

Such a great safari park. Every experience here was a highlight of our trip to Mauritius - we did walking with lions, interaction with cheetahs and quad biking in the safari park getting up close and personal with deer, zebra, ostrich... The guides were very experienced and caring for the animals who are well looked after. Being able to touch a lion is surreal and cheetahs too! They also have two young lion cubs, 2 months old, who are very playful and great to watch. Amazing and thanks to all the guides.

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“Rude sales assistant.”
Reviewed November 7, 2012

Casela was recommended by the hotel we were staying. On Arrival there was a small queue about 15 people ahead of us, but this took 40mins to clear. By this time the kids were very imaptient and tired. finally we seen by uninspiring sales assistant to purchase the tickets. we had few friends with us and wanted to pay seperately for the same events. However when we go to the see the lions, my friends relised that she was given a ticket for safari, rather than to see the lions. we walked back to the reception with the children to see the sales assistant. She denied that she made any error and was admant that she was right. she blamed my friend for asking different event, when i clearly heard her say that she wanted the same event as me. she refused to change the ticket to correct event and only when i argued, she reluctantly changed the ticket over. Casela park is good as the children had good fun, but my rating is purely based on the sales assistants attitude, not the park itself.

you try the zip lining, it was just amazing experience and we all had our time of our life. Thanks to the zip lining crew for allowing our children to come up to the hill, which meant that we all had oppotunity take part. Highly recommended/

Visited November 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“A unique experience...walking with lions!”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

I went to Casela in May for a walk with lions and an encounter with tigers. It was meant as a surprise for my husband on our last day in Mauritius …and will remain as one of our best memories. He absolutely loved it, and so did I…

I have to say I’m usually hesitant when it comes to wild animals being used for entertainment purposes but no bad surprises there, the big cats look healthy and are obviously well taken care of.

We first had the walk with 2 young lions: we were 11 people with a friendly guide Nicolas, a photographer and 2 trainers. The guide first explained to us what to do and not to do and we started the walk that lasted around 45 minutes. We all had enough time to walk close to the lions and several opportunities to pet them while photos were taken (you are allowed to take your own pictures and a professional photographer is also there). The lions were quite playful and were given some time to run freely and play during the walk.

We then had the encounter with tigers. There are 5 tigers in a large enclosure and we went there with the guide, a trainer and a photographer. We had booked the regular interaction but were lucky enough to be the only customers waiting for the tigers at the time we came back from the walk…which means we had an exclusive interaction instead! It was great seeing the tigers playing and running around us, they were so much more active than the lions. We also had the opportunity to pet them and walk next to them while photos were taken. It was even better than the walk, partly because we were the only customers and had the tigers all for ourselves.

It’s really an experience not to be missed, these are wonderful animals and they all looked healthy and not stressed. I would recommend booking an exclusive encounter over the regular one as it’s easier to enjoy the animals when there’s no large group around (the groups for the encounters can be much larger that those for the walks).

Visited May 2012
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Port Louis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“excellent visit with relatives”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

The family visited the Casela Nature and Leisure Park on a Sunday i.e on the eve of EID festival 2012. Two other relatives who were on visit from Jeddah Saudi Arabia were in our company.we had a lot of fun, enjoy the interaction with the animals took several photos.

Visited August 2012
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