Nature Parks in Mauritius

A selection of the most popular nature parks & reserves in Mauritius


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Visit the top Nature Parks & Reserves in Mauritius

The stunning island of Mauritius is a marvelous holiday destination, whether you seek stretches of beautiful beaches or glorious outdoor adventures; this magnificent destination truly has it all. To address the severe dangers being posed to Mauritian biodiversity, there are still areas of the tropical island that have been beautifully preserved. If you would love to get your fill of nature, we highly recommend heading to these stunning  nature parks in Mauritius:


1. Casela Nature Park


casela nature park

Situated in the west of the island, Casela World of Adventures is by far one of the most popular nature parks of Mauritius. You can also walk with the majestic lions, supervised and guided by a professional team. Adventurous visitors can enjoy outdoor activities such as ziplining, quad biking trails, canyoning experiences, and more. Those looking to discover amazing animals are sure to enjoy the Casela zoo, home to impressive African mammals which range from big cats, giraffes to rhinos, impalas and zebras.


2. La Vanille Nature Park


la vanille nature park

La Vanille Nature Park situated in the South of Mauritius is home to a diverse range of animal species, including giant tortoises in an open enclosure, crocodiles, iguanas, deer, and wild pigs, amongst others. Children are welcome to entertain themselves in the specially designed play area that includes various entertaining activities and a mini petting farm. You’ll also be able to take astonishing photos with a baby crocodile or baby tortoise.


3. LA Vallee Des Couleurs


valle des couleurs nature park mauritius

La Vallee Des Couleurs is a famous Nature Park in Mauritius. The discovery of the land of 23 colors in the late 90, displayed in strips and domes in the field, is a unique geological feature in this park.

There is an array of activities for wild-hearted explorers, from zip lines (the longest zip line in the Indian Ocean) and hiking routes to quad biking and a Nepalese Bridge. Nature lovers can explore the gorgeous surrounds and watch tortoises, deer, monkeys and other animals as well as some of the rare Mauritius birds which include the echo parakeet and pink pigeon.


What to bring:

  1. Make sure to carry a mosquito repellent cream.
  2. Bring your sunscreen lotion or hat to avoid any sunburn.

Make sure to book your catamaran cruise in advance to enjoy your holiday. Taxi Service Mauritius will be happy to provide you with affordable transportation to and from the embarkation point on time.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the most popular nature parks in Mauritius?

The most popular nature parks in Mauritius are: Casela Nature Park, La Vanille Crocodile Park, La Vallee des Couleurs (7 coloured earth) & Black River Gorges.

Can we visit all the popular nature parks in the same day?

Casela, Black River Gorges & Vallee des Couleurs can be visited on the same day.

Which nature parks in Mauritius provide the best experience for kids and families?

These are the best places for kid-friendly nature & parks in Mauritius: Ebony Forest Reserve, Heritage Nature Reserve, Belle Mare Beach, Ile des Deux Cocos & Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve.


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