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La Vanille Nature Park

#2 of 4 things to do in Riviere des Anguilles Features Animals
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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“fruit bats” (35 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:30 - 17:00
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 2 days ago via mobile

It's a great place for the kids to spend the day.. and for adults too! Loved the tortoises specially the different ages from 3 months old yo old Domino who is 110 years old. You can watch the crocodiles being fed, it's quite a sight...More

1  Thank Anjana B
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great visiting this park, in particular seeing the hundreds of giant tortoises! Amazing to see their size, moving around and being able to feed them!

1  Thank Robert N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

La Vanille was a great visit. The reserve has been very successful in breeding both crocs and tortoises in particular, and it it a good place to see some of the local fauna 'up close and personal'. The tortoises were amazing. You can actually walk...More

Thank Seatroutfisher-1
LaVanilleNaturePark, Social Media Marketer at La Vanille Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good morning Seatroutfisher-1, 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

Reviewed 1 week ago

Tortoise was the only reason we visit the venue. Other attractions was quite expensive. Yet the place was fresh and it was a good walk surrounded by the tropical vegetation. Bring your mosquito repellent.More

Thank Agustinus A
LaVanilleNaturePark, Social Media Marketer at La Vanille Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Agustinus A, Thanks for your comments. We are glad you appreciated the tortoises. 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...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited in morning so it wasn't crowded . Did the guided tour to get some knowledge about the effort going in to managing the park then did some tortoise feeding and watched crocodile getting feeded ... kids enjoyed the pony ride and goat/sheep feeding too.

Thank Puneet M
LaVanilleNaturePark, Social Media Marketer at La Vanille Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Puneet, Thank you for your review, we really appreciat it. We are happy that you had a nice time in our park. Hope to see you soon. The Marketing Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed the visit to this natural park which is located in south of Mauritius. There is an entry fee of around 15 Euros. Besides the tortoise and crocodiles there is an interesting insect museum and fossil museum

Thank travelerKolkata
LaVanilleNaturePark, Social Media Marketer at La Vanille Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good morning, Thank you for your review, we really appreciate it. Hope to see you soon. The Marketing Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited La Vanille Nature Park at the end of May with our 9 year old daughter. We struggled to get there for a while due to a one-way system in Riviere des Anguilles our sat nav didn't know about and a couple of non-existent...More

Thank sueduncBATH
LaVanilleNaturePark, Social Media Marketer at La Vanille Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good morning SueduncBATH, Thank you for your review, we really appreciate it. We are happy that you had a nice time in our park. Moreover, La Vanille Nature Park is actively involved in several conservation programs that we fund and run ourselves: A rewilding project...More

Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

The park is smaller than I'd expected and with less animal varieties; the crocodiles, deer, fruit bats, lemurs, fish and farm animal area (with goats, donkeys, large birds) were all relatively small - only the large tortoises were out of enclosures which was a treat...More

1  Thank YomYomYom
Reviewed 7 May 2017

It`s such a great place to walk! So many turtles! Such a fun to watch them, to touch them. If hungry, you can order a crocodile steak, tastes like chicken :)

Thank Adorable3
LaVanilleNaturePark, Social Media Marketer at La Vanille Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

Good morning Adorable3, 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. :D :D Hope to see you soon, The Marketing Team

Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Good place for a quick visit! The tortoise watching is fun although the other animals are much of the same you'd see at any zoo.More

Thank Dem11
LaVanilleNaturePark, Social Media Marketer at La Vanille Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

Goodmorning Dem11, Thank you for your review and also for giving your opinion. :) We are certainly glad you enjoyed the tortoises in their semi-wild Savannah enclosure. L Vanille Nature Park is different to other attraction you will see in Mauritius. This part of the...More

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TC Bülent E
Hi, can you please give advice on entrance ticket prices? Do they charge for 8 year old any fee?
18 January 2017|
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Response from Sands P | Reviewed this property |
Rates: Adult Rs490 Child: 3-12 yrs Rs250. Here are the tariffs.....as I am a resident I got in for half price, however my children who were visiting with the grandchildren had to pay the above amounts. Certainly worth a... More
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JulianandAnita
Can we get there by bus: or at least close and then get a taxi?
11 October 2016|
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Response from rod111 | Reviewed this property |
Yea taxis are quite cheap and your hotel would probably organise transfers for you , try and avoid being detoured off to a plantation shopping centre though!!!
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ElCapitan20
Hi, I would like to know if you need to book in advance or can we just turn up on the day and pay on entrance? Thanks
18 May 2016|
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Response from MaajaEspoo | Reviewed this property |
You can just go there and get tickets. No reservation beforehand.
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