Masoala Forest Lodge

Time stands still at Masoala Forest Lodge, a luxurious outpost located on a stunning rainforest-clad peninsula on Madagascar’s remote northeast coast. Out here, beaches go on for miles, sandwiched between the warm waters of Tampolo Marine Reserve where colourful corals thrive and the lush greenery of primary rainforest teeming with exotic wildlife. Guests at this tranquil property are accommodated in 7 thatched, naturally ventilated treehouses that provide exceptional views from the perspective of tree-dwelling lemurs and birds.

Food and drinks are served in two communal areas known as “The Beach House” and “The Sea Deck”, both comfortably furnished and casual in atmosphere. Expect to find a well-stocked bar, snacks, locally grown and roasted coffee as well as wholesome three course meals crafted using organic produce from the lodge’s own gardens or bought from nearby communities.

Activities at Masoala Forest Lodge centre around exploring the surrounding natural environment. Kayak the sultry Indian Ocean, snorkel pristine rock pools, take guided jungle walks in search of lemurs including the rare aye-aye, swim in a sparkling waterfall and venture into a cave filled with traditional Malagasy tombs. For the nature lover, the Masoala Peninsula is a veritable paradise! Round off each day outdoors with a relaxing massage provided by a skilled therapist.

Location

How to get to Masoala Forest Lodge

Charter flights depart twice weekly from Antananarivo airport to Maroantsetra. On arrival, you are met and transferred by motorboat to the lodge.

Activities at Masoala Forest Lodge

  • Riverboat (pirogue) and Zodiac safaris
  • Snorkelling and kayaking
  • Rainforest walks and waterfall visits
  • Historic site and community tours
  • Relaxing massages

*Some activities are available at extra cost.

Masoala Forest Lodge Highlights

  • A peaceful rainforest retreat on the extraordinary Masoala Peninsula
  • Sandwiched between the gleaming Indian Ocean and primary rainforest
  • Home to a dazzling array of exotic species including the rare aye-aye
  • Access to untouched coral reef, waterfalls, beaches and mountains
  • Cultural, land and water-based activities

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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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