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Written by Sairam on June 5, 2020 Share on

La Vanille Nature Park In Mauritius

The La Vanille Nature Park in Mauritius is one of the most famous nature parks in the Island country. This 5-hectare worth land located near the village of Riviere des Anguilles is home to some of the greatest vegetations and animals in the park. The park which was created in the year 1985 is set amongst the backdrop of a tropical forest consisting of palm plantations and bamboo. The park comprises of many crocodiles, turtles, tortoises and other such animals which have been grouped and are allowed to roam freely in their secured enclosures.

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The Animals at La Vanille Nature Park

The La Vanille Nature Park is home to a diverse set of fauna. The nature park in Mauritius is home to many species such as giant tortoises, iguanas, geckos, eels, wild boars, deers and wild pigs etc which roam about freely in their open enclosures. 

If you are into insects and the smaller end of the spectrum of species, this is your place to be. The La Vanille Nature Park in Mauritius is home to one of the largest insectariums in the country and has one of the largest collection of insects in the world. The La Vanille Nature Park also takes the likings of the children and their experience in mind. The Nature Park has a dedicated petting farm where children can learn how to pet the animals and many entertaining activities to keep the young ones engaged. The nature park is also famous for its Le Crocodile Affame restaurant which is based on a Madagascar theme and serves some delicious exotic food. 

One of the specialities of the La Vanille Nature Park is the ammonite park that is situated inside the park. This park exhibits the largest collection of Ammonite fossils from Madagascar for the visitors. This top attraction is a must-have experience in Mauritius. 

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Attractions inside the La Vanille Nature Park 

The La Vanille Nature Park in Mauritius is one of the largest in the country and can take a solid day to cover all the attractions. Some of the main attractions inside the La Vanille Nature Park in Mauritius are the aquarium, Le Crocodile Affame, the reserve, fossil museum and the insectarium. 

The reserve was home to hundreds of crocodiles and various species of them that have been preserved in the Nature Park. One can also get to see the various giant Aldabra tortoises that roam about freely in their natural habitat behind a safety enclosure.

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The Aquarium space at the Nature Park helps us get up close and personal with the exotic marine species such as the guanas, fishes, and turtles. This place would be a delightful place for the kids to see and experience. The Insectarium is also home to more than 30,000 species of insects and is one of the largest collection of insects in one single place in the world. These insects have been collected and preserved from various continents. 

Mauritius is home to some of the best national parks in the region. Reach out to the Mauritius experts at Pickyourtrail to customize your trip to Mauritius according to your preferences. Also check out our Mauritius honeymoon package collections that are suitable to your interests.

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