Previously known as Crocodile Park, La Vanille is a picturesque and idyllic nature reserve, extending over 3.5 hectares of luxuriant greenery. Follow the nature walk, surrounded by beautiful palms, banana plants and giant bamboo, and you will imagine that you are in a tropical rainforest. In this breath-taking setting you will discover numerous animal species from the Mascarene islands (Mauritius, Rodrigues and Réunion) and other islands of the southern Indian Ocean.

As you explore the reserve you will encounter other animals, in addition to the crocodiles and tortoises. These include monkeys, wild boar, deer, frogs, turtles, iguanas and colourful geckos and chameleons. Don’t miss the walk-in bat enclosure, where you can come face to face with the beautiful Rodrigues fruit bat.