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Conveniently located between the two parts of Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, Vakona Forest Lodge is a good option for exploring the area.

Set in a natural amphitheatre that echoes with birdsong, its 28 cottages are built on a hillside, connected by a series of steps and paths, overlooking a small lake and a swimming pool. The octagonal main building containing the restaurant, bar, lounge and reception area is constructed over the lake, 

A short walk from the lodge is a small island, which has a private reserve with several species of habituated lemurs, so there are good opportunities for close-up wildlife photos.

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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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Andasibe-Mantadia National Park

Andasibe is arguably Madagascar’s premier rainforest reserve. It combines Analamazoatra Reserve with the forests of Mantadia. The extensive network of trails throughout the reserve offers frequent sightings of spectacular wildlife and virtually assured views of indri, which have been habituated.

  • Where: Alaotra-Mangoro Region
  • Ideal for viewing: diademed sifaka, indri, Parson’s chameleon, red-fronted coua, leaf-tailed gecko
  • Excellent for: Wildlife photography