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Location West
Minimum Age 10
Operating Hours 09:00 - 17:00
Operating Days All Days
Duration Flexible
Activity Time Flexible
Transportation Offered as Supplement
Comment The activity is offered only in the morning at 08:30 (before the park opens)
from 62€

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Overview & Highlights
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Interaction with the Rhinos in Mauritius!

Experience a thrilling encounter with the Rhinos! Meet one of the world’s most incredible animals at the brink of extinction! Learn about how amazing they are and why they have been hunted for centuries! This is your chance to experience a safari unlike others, a safari where you can get as close as possible to these magnificent creatures.

Feel your adrenaline rush as you join our Interaction with the Rhinos, known as one the “Big 5" African animals. You will get to come up and close to these huge creatures for a true once-in-a-lifetime experience!

  • Experience a thrilling encounter with the Rhinos
  • Get to take part in a unique, close-up interaction with the rhinos
  • Observe them closely and learn a lot on their behaviour and characteristics
  • A true once-in-a-lifetime experience, pat and feed them
  • An opportunity to experience the Wild African Habitat of the animals
  • One of the most famous activities of Mauritius!

What's Included
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Rhino Interaction Activity- Inclusions:

  • Exclusive activity for just you and your group
  • Spend an exciting 45 minutes inside the Rhino’s enclosure
  • Interact with the Rhinos, Benji and Ella
  • Pat and Feed these gentle giants
  • Accompanied by the qualified and enthusiastic rhino’s handlers
  • Learn about these creature firsthand from the keepers
  • Visit of the Casela Nature parks with various species of animals

Important: The Rhino Interaction is done at the Safari Reserve which is part of Casela Nature Park hence require the Entrance ticket to get access. The price for the Rhino Interaction does not include the Entrance ticket and will have to be purchased separately.

Entrance ticket to Casela Nature Parks

  • Safari to see zebras, ostriches, white rhinoceros, impalas, antelopes, kudus, wildebeest
  • Visit Birds Paradise Park - Walk thru the aviary
  • Animal viewing - Giraffe, camel, pygmy hippo, llama viewing
  • Petting farm and Tortoise pen
  • Access to Pangia Kid’s Park
  • Visit Predator Kingdom (Big Cats Kingdom)
  • 1 Ride at the Tulawaka Coaster

(All activities and attractions which are not included in this package are pay-as-you-go)

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Transportation & Driver Details
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Transport is available for an additional supplement and will include pick up and drop off from any hotel / place of accommodation in Mauritius.

Car Capacities

You can choose from a selection of vehicles types:

Family Car - Up to 4 passengers
6 Seater vehicle - Up to 6 passengers
Minivan - Up to 10 passengers
About the Drivers

All drivers speak fluent English and French (Upon special request we can organise drivers who speak additional languages). The drivers, citizens of Mauritius, will be happy to provide you with information about Mauritius and each of its sights.

All drivers are very professional, time efficient and friendly. There is high emphasis on being always on time and providing reliable devoted service to customers.


Meeting Point & Times
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Meeting Point:

Casela Nature Parks, Royal Road, Cascavelle (West)

Start & End times:
Operating Hours of the Park:  09.00-17.00
  The park is open daily from 9am to 5pm, except on Saturdays until 9pm for Casela By Night (Pangia Rides,Tulawaka Gold Coaster & Wamwam Restaurant).
  The park will be closed on 25th December and 1st January
Start & End times: The activity is offered only in the morning at 08:30, before the park opens. 
Duration:   
The Interaction with Rhinos activity: 45 minutes
Duration of the entire visit to the park: Approx 3 hours
  The Interaction with Rhinos is offered every day
  Clients must reach the park 30 minutes prior to the start of the activity.
  This activity should be booked at least 48 hours before

 


Full Description
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Rhino Interaction Activity in Mauritius

If you have always dreamt of seeing a rhino up close, here is your chance. Ella & Benji, the two white rhinos at Casela Nature Parks are so playful and amicable. Put your adventurer hat on and get your backpack secured, you are going to live one of the most wonderful moments of your life.

Ready to embark on this epic encounter? - The rhino interaction is done early in the morning in their enclosure before they are released in the safari. Once you reach the site, you will feel like African desert rangers getting ready for some serious rhino-watching. The only difference is, you are completely safe in the hands of the handlers of the enclosure. They will, as you make your way to the enclosure, tell you all you need to know about what's coming.

Meet The Rhinos - The size and strength of these tough animals becomes abundantly clear as you approach them. You will get to pat and feed them and gain some deep understanding of these giants. As part of the Rhinos Interaction, you will get to spend an exciting moment inside the Rhino’s enclosure accompanied by the qualified and enthusiastic rhino’s handlers.

About the Rhinos: As one of Africa’s ‘big five’, Rhinoceros or more commonly Rhinos, are a popular sight for tourists. Members of the rhinoceros family are characterised by their large size (they are some of the largest remaining mega-fauna), by a herbivorous diet, a thick protective skin of 1.5–5 cm thick formed from layers of collagen positioned in a lattice structure, relatively small brains for mammals this size (400–600 g) and a large horn.

Visit of the Casela Nature Park - World of Adventures

About the Casela Nature Park: Located beside the Rempart Mountain on the South-West of Mauritius, the Mauritius Casela Nature Park stays true to being a real nature and adventure park. Along with plenty of activities and attractions for all ages, that park also offers magnificent views of the countryside, rolling down the west coast of Mauritius.

Entrance ticket includes:

  • African Safari: Get a taste of Africa in Mauritius with a unique chance to encounter antelopes, white rhinos, zebras and ostriches. Immerse yourself in the wild in the company of Kudus, Impalas, Oryx, Nyalas, and Waterbucks, just to name a few. The African reserve is of extraordinary scenic beauty with the iconic Rempart Mountain serving as a backdrop.
  • Visit Birds Paradise Park - Walk thru the aviary - Get ready to be fascinated when visiting the Bird Paradise. Walk through the bird aviary to discover various colorful bird species from all around the world.
  • Animal viewing - Giraffe, camel, pygmy hippo, llama viewing - Among the many animals in the park, you will get to see giraffes and pygmy hippos for a unique viewing experience. Meet the camels and llamas, considered as one of the friendliest and most loving animals you will ever meet. Spend some time getting to know these amazing creatures.
  • Petting farm and Tortoise pen - Be sure to stop by the Petting farm and Tortoise pen, the ideal setting for people of all ages, especially children to interact with farm animals as well as tortoises.
  • Access to Pangia Kid’s Park - The new Pangia Kid’s Park boasts a children’s playground that will offer fun to the young ones! Make sure to bring along the little ones to let them have their fair share of fun!
  • Visit Predator Kingdom (Big Cats Kingdom) - For Big Cat lovers, this is a dream come true! Visit the Predator Kingdom to enjoy a close view of the big cats such as the roaring lions, the magnificent caracals and the majestic tigers.
  • One Ride on the Tulawaka Gold Coaster - The perfect ride for thrill seekers, a unique summer luge running on a 760m track including a cable lift hill, vertiginous descents and bends while offering thrill-seekers an exciting ride with a breathtaking view of the west coast of Mauritius!

Additional Info about Casela Nature Parks

The park includes several thematic worlds, as well as a hub for discovery and learning.

  • African Safari: Get a taste of Africa in Mauritius with a unique chance to encounter antelopes, white rhinos, zebras and ostriches. Immerse yourself in the wild in the company of Kudus, Impalas, Oryx, Nyalas, and Waterbucks, just to name a few. The African reserve is of extraordinary scenic beauty with the iconic Rempart Mountain serving as a backdrop. Casela Nature Parks offers several fun ways to get closer to animals of the African Safari: choose between our zebra bus or the safari Quad .
  • Predator Kingdom: At the Predator Kingdom, Safari adventures brings you the best of the Big Cats experiences in Mauritius. This is a unique opportunity for visitors to have once in a lifetime experience. Big Cats encounters include: walking with lions, interaction with cheetah, caracal and serval, and the drive-thru to see tigers and lions in their natural habitat.
  • Thrill Mountain: Thrill Mountain at Casela combines all the mountain and rope activities for thrill-seekers. Jump from a 40m platform into the canyon with the Canyon Swing, zip across breath-taking scenic valleys with plenty of Ziplines, walk on our spectacular Nepalese Bridge and for the more adventurous: hiking and mountain climbing on the Via Ferrata.
  • Birds & Rides: A range of rides, activities and attractions to suit all ages. The Tulawaka Gold Coaster for thrill seekers, slide on a Buoy into the air with a Toboggan Ride, awaken your senses with the 4D Cinema, and discover the most impressive bird species in Mauritius with the Aviary.
  • Pangia Kids Park: Pangia Kids Park is a brand new world, full of fun, located in the heart of Casela! Come and experience family time like never before with the Monkey Swing, the Dino Ride, the Mushroom Vortex, the Carousel and so many more! The kids will also become little chefs at the Wamwam restaurant.

(All activities and attractions which are not included in this package are pay-as-you-go)

Additional activities offered at the Park


What to bring/wear:
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  • Sunscreen 

  • Suitable clothing should be worn when taking part in the activities: no long dresses.
    Sunglasses should be removed

  • Suitable footwear should also be worn.

 


Comments & Notes
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  • The Interaction with Rhinos is offered every day at 08h30 in the morning, before the park opens and they are released into the safari for the day. Bookings need to be made at least 48 hours in advance.
  • Maximum number of participants per each interaction slot is 4
  • Food & Drink are not allowed inside the Parks
  • Access will not be granted without presentation of a ticket or voucher.
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: Foreign Language Clients: Participants should ensure that they understand either English, French or Mauritian Creole, which are the languages used to explain the safety procedures of the activities. Unless clients (who do not understand any of the mentioned languages) provide a translator, they cannot take part in any of the activities that include a safety talk for safety reasons.

Health & Safety Notes

  • Age Restriction for Interaction with Rhinos: 10 years and above
  • Children under 12 years must remain under adult supervision at all times.
  • All visitors must adhere strictly to any security protocols and directives of the guides, during any controlled interactions with animals, especially before touching and/or approaching any animal.
  • Please do not scream, shout, kick, slap or jump up and down while in close proximity to the animals; it may scare the animals and cause an accident.
  • All participants must be physically and mentally capable to perform this particular activity.
  • Participants should not have any major hearing or visual impairments. If the health and safety restrictions are not respected for your activity, "NO" refund will be considered. These rules are for your safety.

Prices
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Visit of the Casela World of Adventures Park (Entry tickets)  
Price per Adult 27 Euros
Price per Child (ages 4-12 21 Euros
   
Interation with Rhinos  per Adult 62 Euros
Interation with Rhinos per Child 49 Euros

 


Booking Attributes

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2 Choose Booking Option

When choosing this order option, you will be asked to enter your preferred date for going on the activity as part of the order process. This option will entitle you to reserve and guarantee your place for this activity on a specific preferred time and date that suit you most. Please note that in case you order any activity which takes more than 1 day, the preferred date represents the date on which you would like to start the activity.

(Valid for 3 months)

By ordering an Open Voucher you will be able to choose your preferred date for this activity during a later stage (when you already have full knowledge of the schedule for your trip) and not during the order process. This way you benefit maximum flexibility regarding the date of the desired activity. The open voucher can be used to go on this specific activity during a period of 3 months from the date of its purchase. To learn more about the option of an open voucher, please read our Order & Payment Methods page.

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