Manafiafy Beach and Rainforest Lodge

Set on a tranquil stretch of sand on Madagascar’s idyllic southeastern coast, Manafiafy Beach and Rainforest Lodge is a tranquil base from which to explore the natural playground that surrounds the property. There are five thatched luxury bungalows here including a family villa, nestled at the edge of primary forest, each fitted with a timber veranda furnished with lounge chairs and a hammock, where guests can relax while enjoying panoramic views across the bay. A four-poster bed draped in mosquito netting dominates the bedroom, whilst in the ensuite bathroom you’ll find walk-in showers with plenty of hot water.

Delicious meals are served in a communal open-sided restaurant and bar, which features a fireplace and plenty of soft cushions on which to sit whilst soaking up a glorious sunset. Dinner is a three-course affair – a highlight for many visitors – that can be taken either in this communal area or on your own private terrace.

Things to do at Manafiafy Beach and Rainforest Lodge include a wide variety of land and water-based activities. Climb up the observation tower to look for whales in the ocean beyond, go for walks in the rainforest to seek out five exotic species of lemurs by day and night, take a motorboat trip into wildlife-rich mangroves or snorkel amid thriving coral reef. You can also visit a market and school to gain an insight into local culture.

Location

How to get to Manafiafy Beach and Rainforest Lodge

Scheduled flights leave from Antananarivo several times a week to Fort Dauphin (now known as Tolagnaro). Manafiafy Beach and Rainforest Lodge is 2.5 hours’ drive north of this historic seaside city.

Activities at Manafiafy Beach and Rainforest Lodge

  • Boat safaris
  • Snorkeling, canoeing and kayaking
  • Rainforest walks by day and night
  • Whale watching (from June to November)
  • Market and local community tours

*Some activities are available at extra cost.

Manafiafy Beach and Rainforest Lodge Highlights

  • A fantastic beach resort on Madagascar’s idyllic southeastern coast
  • Small and intimate, with just five beautifully appointed suites set under thatch
  • Mouthwatering cuisine served in an open, airy central restaurant
  • Seasonal whale-watching, wonderful snorkelling and lemur-viewing opportunities
  • Cultural experiences including chances to visit a local school and market

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Madagascar Overview

Why should I travel to Madagascar?
Filled with remarkable plants, birds and animals the island of Madagascar is often called the “Galapagos of the Indian Ocean”. With an African and Indonesian heritage, overlaid with French colonial influences, it also has a fascinating history and culture.

What animals will I see in Madagascar?
You can explore Madagascar’s many national parks and reserves by car, on foot or by boat in search of strange and rare species, such as the many types of lemur, chameleon, birds, insects and plants.

What is the climate of Madagascar?
The climate is generally hot and subtropical. The north and east are wetter and the west and south drier. May to October is cooler, with plenty of sunshine, and the best time to visit.

What can I combine Madagascar with?
A safari in South Africa or Botswana for big game viewing. None of Africa’s famous large mammals like lion, elephant or zebra can be seen in Madagascar.

How to get to Madagascar?
There are flights from Johannesburg (South Africa) or Nairobi (Kenya) to Ivato Airport, 12km from Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar.

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Do I need vaccinations for Madagascar? Please call us on 1300 363 302

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