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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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Encounter eternity - a trip to Vanille Park

The Vanille Park was one of the highlights on our Mauritius-trip. Why? Because you literally come in touch with the venerable tortoises. And right after stepping into the park one... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Vanille Park was one of the highlights on our Mauritius-trip. Why? Because you literally come in touch with the venerable tortoises. And right after stepping into the park one quickly feels and sees that it is kept with care, love and responsibility. Sure, some people critizise the high (I would rather call it appropriate) admission price, but consider that... More 

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Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of the stops on our all-day tour of Mauritius. Very nice butterfly museum inside the park. Tortoises roaming everywhere. They breed them there, so they have young ones in separate pens labeled with how old they are. There are also crocodiles, other reptiles, fruit bats, an exhibit room with fossils whale bones, tortoise skulls and information on the extinct... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great nature park. A really enjoyable couple of hours and good value for money. The giant tortoises are incredible! Feeding them was fun. Plenty of other animals too - monkeys, bats, deer etc. Well worth a visit.

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west midlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Spend half a day here while on holiday in Mauritius two weeks ago. We had hired a taxi and if he hadn't been waiting for us we would have stayed longer. Thoroughly enjoyed the visit. The park is well laid out and you are given a map with numbered attractions so you can easily find your way around or you... More 

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the park has a good size for the family. If you love to pet and interact with the famous giant tortoises - this is a must - there are so many in all sizes, walking around freely and you are in the middle! Also the scientific project with breeding turtles and the small museum connected to it is worth seeing.Lazy... More 

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Mahebourg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing park with giant tortoise, crocodile, monkey, fish etc.. Nice park with family and friendly guide. Children would love definitely this area and i recommend it. Must see

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Mauritius
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place has been well developed compared to some years back. The staff are well very nice and there are guided visit every 30 minutes, free of charge. The food in the restaurant are superb. The Croco menu etc......But the prices are a bit high. This needs to be reconsidered. Recommended for everyone who visits Mauritius to drop there for... More 

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best to go early before the crowds arrive, I could sit and watch the tortoise all day. It is quite safe to walk in the enclosure but they are not as slow as they look when it comes to feeding time and can bite so keep your hand away from their mouth. This is the best part of the visit,... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was one of our best excursions during our visit in Mauritius. The best part of the visit was to walk with the Giant Tortoises, our kids loved it! The park in itself is really nice as well. There are other places on the island where you can see Giant Tortoises, but this was by far the best.

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St Albans, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of the best and most interesting places we visited in Mauritius. I would have given it an easy 5 but they had a little petting farm with animals In horribly small cages, that were obviously bored and frustrated. Two monkeys in a cage approx 10m2 should be criminal!

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