The park was created in 1985, and its name honors the old vine cultivated in the valley where the reserve of 5 hectares is located. Mauritian hospitality, conservation of nature, and welfare of the animals are privileged in this magical setting, where guides will take you on an unforgettable visit of the reserve. Securely locked in enclosures, crocodiles are grouped according to age and specie from Africa and the neighbouring islands.
Set in a tropical rain forest, with exotic palm trees, fresh springs and local fauna and flora. La Vanille Crocodile Park also showcases a wide variety of lizards, snakes, tortoise, monkey, deer, rabbits, bats and wild pig, with descriptive notes on the fences. Different insects and colourful butterflies are displayed in a special room. A guided path in an open enclosure brings you closer to the giant tortoises in their natural habitat.
Stroll through a lush green setting, where palm trees and giant bamboo provide shade to the hundreds of Nile crocodiles that are raised in the park. Take a walk on the wild side amongst our huge herd of Aldabra giant tortoises living in Semi-liberty, where you can meet Domino, the centenarian, who tips the scale at 275 kgs. A souvenir photo is a must in this site where hundreds of the giant are raised. La Vanille Nature Park has the largest captive herd of Aldabra tortoises in the world. discover an exuberant fauna with iguanas, monkeys, lemurs, deer, wild boar, mongoose, Japanese carp, Mauritian bats, Radiata Tortoises, fresh water turtles, geckos, eels, chameleons and more.