The “Vanille Réserve des Mascareignes” nature park, is located in the South of Mauritius. This part of the island has, more than any part, kept a feeling of “old Mauritius”, whether it is the manner of the people, their traditions or even the unspoilt scenery.
The Vanille Réserve des Mascareignes invites you to discover its unique park through its animals, its lush vegetation, the insectarium, the children corner as well as the museum :
The Animals: We have the largest captive group of Aldabra tortoises in the world including 1000 Tortoises (Radiata from Madagascar & Aldabra from Seychelles). In addition to Tortoises we have approx. 2000 Nile Crocodiles as well as other animals such as monkeys, iguanas, bats, deer, geckos, eels, wild boars and more...
The reserve houses one of the world’s largest private collections of butterflies and other insects. This includes extensive displays of species from Madagascar and the Mascarene Islands, as well as species from all over the world.
The La Vanille Aquarium offers visitors the discovery of certain species of waterfowl, among others ...…
Children Corner: Our park "Jungle Adventure Playground", is a game area for children located next to free giant tortoises. une aire de jeux pour enfants, est situé à côté des tortues géantes en liberté. In the middle of trees and birds, children will enjoy playing safely...
La Vanille is proud to present its latest addition – ‘100 million years under the sea’. This is a world class exhibit featuring hundreds of ammonite fossils from Madagascar – the result of years of collecting by Owen Griffiths.
The Restaurant "Le Crocodile Affamé",can hold (welcome) 120 persons in luxuriant greenery where birds come to you to be given pieces of bread.
At the “Crocod’ile Shop” you will find hand bags, wallets and other articles made from farmed crocodile skins, as well as a range of other “Made-in-Mauritius” gifts and souvenirs, which will help remind you of your visit to the Park...