La Vanille Crocodile Park

Crocodile, monkeys and giant tortoise can be found in this green forest where giant bamboo grow. Over a thousand Nile crocodiles are in this sanctuary.

La Vanille Réserve des Mascareignes was opened in 1985 in the far south of the island. 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.

A “must-see” is the collection of butterflies and other brightly-colored insects, which is one of the largest and most fascinating in the world. It took Mr Jacques Siedlecki 33 years of patient work to put together this amazing collection, and he will greet you himself, and tell all about his passion for insects.

The Park is open everyday from 9h 30 to 17h 00 and we feed the Crocodiles every Wednesday at 11h 30.

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