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This charming and remote resort, located 29 kilometres along a sandy track north of Toliara airport, consists of around 20 comfortable, rustic bungalows and one suite.

Built of stone and reed with thatched rall, their balconies and verandahs are cooled by natural sea breezes and fans (there is no air-conditioning and electricity is generaed by solar energy). It sits right on the gorgeous Ifaty beach in south-western Madagascar, and makes a wonderful spot to relax after visiting the interior, or for diving off the local reef.

There is an infinity pool with deck chairs and umbrellas, or you can languish on the golden beach lined with palm trees, watching local fishermen in their traditional pirogues go about their business. The forest around the hotel offers good birding with couas and vangas etc. Activities include everything from kayaking, scuba diving, horse riding and big game fishing aboard a well-equipped boat. Whales are seen occasionally. The area offers a variety of habitats such as forests of baobab trees and mangroves, where you can walk botanical trails and go birding.

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Wildlife trips

This accommodation is featured in the following itinerary:

Madagascar Lemurs

This trip idea visits a variety of Madagascar’s habitats, all brimming with endemic fauna and flora. Enjoy guided day and night walks in the forest to search for a multitude of species, including diademed sifaka, black and white ruffed lemur and the tiny nocturnal Madame Berthe’s mouse lemur.

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 15 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £3,795 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
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Ifaty Spiny Forest

The spiny forests near Ifaty are of great interest to birdwatchers and botanists alike. The area includes two of the island’s most threatened birds; the long-tailed ground roller and sub desert mesite. You will also find bizarre flora such as spined octopus trees, a sharp contrast to the ancient baobab trees.

  • Where: Atsimo-Andrefana Region
  • Ideal for viewing: banded kestrel, horned chameleon, long-tailed ground roller, sickle-billed vanga, sub-desert mesite
  • Excellent for: Wildlife photography, Birdwatching

Madagascar’s beaches and islands

Madagascar’s wildlife is its main attraction, however the island also boasts a beautiful coastline and idyllic offshore islands. Relax in seclusion and style and enjoy the friendly relaxed Madagascan way of life, while continuing to enjoy the island’s biological richness.

  • Excellent for: Beach stay