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Address: Riviere des Anguilles, Mauritius
Phone Number:
230 626 2503
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08:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 17:00
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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Best collection of crocodiles

This is the best collection I have seen so far! The environment is splendid nature and the variety of animals in good condition! offer plenty of excitements. The children enjoyed... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Penang Island, Malaysia
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Penang Island, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the best collection I have seen so far! The environment is splendid nature and the variety of animals in good condition! offer plenty of excitements. The children enjoyed every minute of it and as adults there were surprises as well!

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London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went here mostly to see the giant tortoises but there were loads of other animals to see as well. We spent a few hours wandering around checking everything out. One tip, take mozzie spray otherwise you'll get

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Pointe Aux Sables
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited before but this time with my kid so i came with a new eye. Still looks good, the animals were there. The crocodiles are unspectacular except if you are there to watch the feeding @ 11 30. We took the unguided tour to be free to roam around though the guided one is free. I saw that... More 

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LaVanilleNaturePark, Online Marketer at La Vanille Nature Park, responded to this review

Good Morning stephanrohan, Thank you for your comment we really appreciate it. See you soon, The Marketing Team More 

Saro, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As soon as I entered the park I wanted to leave. Most animals are caged in small spaces and look like they are in poor condition

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LaVanilleNaturePark, Online Marketer at La Vanille Nature Park, responded to this review

Hello Sarosar, Thank you for your visit and voicing concerns for the welfare of our tortoises. We appreciate people who are concerned about animal welfare as the care and welfare of our animals is our highest priority. However it is not possible for us to keep many of the other animals in similar open Savannah exhibits for obvious reasons. That... More 

Henstedt-Ulzburg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was amazing. So many big and little turtles 🐢 you can see, touch and feed them. More then 700 baby's behind glas. And so many big turtles. It was only a whow. Very nice nature and other animals in the park. But the best where all the turtles. We did a private tour by a taxi. Talk about the... More 

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LaVanilleNaturePark, Online Marketer at La Vanille Nature Park, responded to this review

Good morning Linus4371, we are happy that you had a great day with us. Hope to see you soon. Have a nice day :) Cheers, The Marketing Team More 

Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful animal park in the south of Mauritius. Not very easy to find but it deserves. The ticket is 490 rupies. The park takes a few hours to be visited; quite nice, starting from the crocodiles and then many tortoises, any size, very interesting. Interesting insect museum, well explained, often only in French, but it's well kept. You'll find a... More 

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LaVanilleNaturePark, online Marketer at La Vanille Nature Park, responded to this review

Hello Giuseppe C, Thank you for your review we really appreciate it. We also have guides in the park who talk both English and French. Thanks see you soon, The Marketing Team More 

Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you love tortoises, iguanas, crocodiles this is a must visit. I'm partial towards the tortoises. There were thousands of them, gigantic ones, baby ones, so many different species. You are allowed to walk inside the park where these tortoises reside. We saw one that was digging a hole and was told that it was getting ready to lay eggs.... More 

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LaVanilleNaturePark, Online Marketer at La Vanille Nature Park, responded to this review

Hello ngs112, Thank you for your review we really appreciate it. We are happy that you had a wonderful time with our giant tortoises. Hope to see you soon. Cheers, Nilesh More 

Flic En Flac
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

when we were living on Mauritius this was one of our go-to places. Great for a half-day trip to spend few peaceful hours walking and seeing animals. Then a lunch and coffee in the restaurant make the day. Turtle kindergarten and bugs museum are my top shots.

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LaVanilleNaturePark, Online Marketer at La Vanille Nature Park, responded to this review

Good morning Wojtek C, Thank you for your comment and we are very happy that you had a nice day in our park. See you soon and Happy New Year 2017 Cheers, Marketing Team More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Must Visit!!! Worth the journey to the other side of the island. Great experience with the tortoises, absolutely amazing hands on experience we will remember for the rest of our lives. The rest of the park was also very interesting. Watching lions being fed and other animals going about their business was a good sight to see. Very well run,... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well... to start of with, the entry fee, it clearly says on a board at the entrance that visitors who are not Mauritian have to pay double to get in... Secondly.. they have a monkey enclosure! And they looked as miserable as hell!! If you take a 15 minute drive, you can see the exact same monkeys in the wild!!... More 

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LaVanilleNaturePark, Online Marketer at La Vanille Nature Park, responded to this review

Hello Jake, First of all, thank you for your review and for taking the time to give your opinion. Here in Mauritius the purchasing power is not the same as in the UK that’s why local people pay less than the tourists. We are certainly glad you enjoyed the tortoises in their semi-wild savannah enclosure. However it is not possible... More 

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