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La Vanille Nature Park

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Address: Riviere des Anguilles, Mauritius
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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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So much fun!!

A must go place for anyone who has not seen giant turtles in other parts of the world; but specially if you have kids, you must take them. Giant turtles are the highlight. I could... read more

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A must go place for anyone who has not seen giant turtles in other parts of the world; but specially if you have kids, you must take them. Giant turtles are the highlight. I could have spent hours with the turtles.. better set up than the one off Zanzibar....do remember to video them..they are sooo funny.. We missed the crocodile... More 

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

Good morning, We would like to thank you fro your positive review, we really appreciate it. We are happy that you had a nice tie with our giant tortoises which is a unique attraction in the world. We hope to see you soon and thank you once again for the recommendation we really appreciate it. The Marketing TEam More 

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my two friends visited here this morning and we loved it. You can only spend around 2 hours here max as once you have seen the animals thats all there is to do. The giant tortoises were amazing, I cant believe how big they are (considering my nan has a normal one in her garden at home). Theres... More 

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

Hello DLB93x, Thank you for your review and recommendation, we really appreciate it. We hope to see you soon. The Marketing Team More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to spend a morning, especially if you have small children. Lots of animals to see and the giant tortoise enclosure is amazing, you can get up close and personal. Lots of other animals to see and a farm yard for smaller children with pony rides, etc. There's also a lovely restaurant on site. Beautiful walks... More 

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

Good morning LinnC1968, Thank you for your review, we really appreciate it. We are happy that you had a nice time in the park. Moreover, La Vanille Nature Park is actively involved in several conservation programs that we fund and run ourselves: A rewilding project in Rodrigues with giant Aldabra tortoises; various forest protection and restoration projects both in Rodrigues... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an incredible place, I'm sure others go for all of the animals which to be fair is great but nothing compares to the tortoises! We spent a few 💰 to feed them and got some excellent pictures, really surprising how quick those fellars could move for a little feed 👍

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

Hello Richard, Thank you for your review, we really appreciate it. We are glad that you had a nice time in our giant tortoise Savannah which is a unique place in the world. Hope to see you soon, The Marketing Team More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The highlight are the tortoises. They're in an open space which you can walk around in and feed (which is the only part that doesn't make it feel like a zoo with animals in cages). You're able to touch and walk with the tortoises, and feed them paying an extra 25rp, meaning you don't have to be there for the... More 

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

Good morning, Thank you for your review we really appreciate it. We are happy that you had a nice time in our giant tortoise giant Savannah which is a unique place in the world. Moreover, La Vanille Nature Park is actively involved in several conservation programs that we fund and run ourselves: A rewilding project in Rodrigues with giant Aldabra... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its a very good maintained zoo very big tortoises , lizards, crocodiles, etc Its in south , you may ask tour operator to take you there. 490 MUR for entry for 1 people. there is a cafeteria inside, little expensive, with no veg options. a cafe for tea/coffee also is there. good time pass place.

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

Good morning Amitosh, Than you for your review, we really appreciate it. In the Caferteria you get Veg Samoussa Rs20, Cheese Sandwich Rs70 and cheese panini Rs70. We also have restaurant where you can get veg food. As for the Cafeteria we propose food according to all type of budgets starting from Rs20 to Rs100 . These prices give the... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome day spent in deep nature. 在大自然中很给力的一天。 Totally fun for kids to see giant tortoises, and we even saw a 6 months old crocodile and another hatching with our own eyes. 小孩见到象龟很有意思,我们还看到了6个月大的鳄鱼和鳄鱼蛋在眼前孵化。 The staff was very friendly and provided info in English and French. Leave some nice comments for them in the visit book. 工作人员很友善,还提供英法讲解,可以在游客留言书给他们好评。 Do visit the insectarium and... More 

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

Good Morning Sharon, Thank you for your positive review, we really appreciate it. We are happy that you had a nice time in our park. Our Staffs are pleased to see the comments and they thank you from the bottom of their heart. Hope to see you soon, The Marketing Team More 

Maidstone, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very picturesque park and friendly, helpful staff. They were so keen to share their knowledge with us and really made our visit. We looked at the park online and chose to get a taxi from our resort. It wasn't expensive and the driver waited for us and brought us back. I really loved the giant tortoises and it was fun... More 

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

Good Morning Angela, Thank you for your review, we really appreciate it. We are happy that you had a nice time with our giant tortoises. We would like to thank you also for the recommendation on behalf of all our staffs. Cheers, The Marketing Team More 

Brno, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved this park, our little boy (4yrs) enjoyed mainly turtles there, hhe was even sitting on them. Of course, we liked monkeys, crocodiles, fish, etc. there too. Keep in mind that you will need about 2 hours for the nice walk there.

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Good Morning Tomas V, Thank you for your review, we really appreciate it. We are happy that your son had a nice time in our park. Hope to see you soon, The Marketing Team More 

Wroclaw, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easier to go there by car but possible to also get to the city by bus and then have a short walk about 20min and then through the filed with suger plantation. Near the entrance there is also temple and duty free shop with helpful stuff and good prices and interesting products (not so popular). Vanilla park - many visitors... More 

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

Hello AlekaKPL, Thank you for your review, we really appreciate it. We are happy that you had a nice time with our giant tortoises. Concerning the crowd, maybe it was during the feeding time as we usually get a lot of people at this time or maybe we had school bus also. Thanks once again. See you soon, The Marketing... More 

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