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Mantadia Lodge

Andasibe National Park, Madagascar

Silver price level

Mango Opinion

A modern option in a remote location. Rooms are stylish and spacious. The location is perfect up on the ridge. Service is a bit slow (as it is throughout Madasgascar) but the owner is working on improving!

Mantadia Lodge is located along a ridge above the the village of Andasibe and is surrounded by eucalyptus forest. The lodge offers some of the most comfortable facilities and settings in the Andasibe area and offers 25 modern rooms. Each of the rooms has a lovely private terrace with a panoramic view, a living area with a wood burning stove, and a safe. Enjoy the infinity edge pool and the two massage rooms.

The hotel is close to two protected areas, the Perinet Special Reserve and Mantadia National Park. The reserves are full and abundant with fauna and flora characterizing the eastern part of Madagascar. This region hosts many endemic species such as the famous Indri-indri. In the early mornings you wake to the song of the indri, which echoes throughout the local area. This is the best location to see this impressive species in all of Madagascar.

There are many other species of Lemur and the most commonly seen include the diademed sifaka, common brown lemur and eastern woolly lemurs, fat tailed dwarf and mouse lemurs at night. There are some wonderful chameleons in the reserve including the two-foot long Parson’s Chameleon, tiny nose-horned and brookesia chameleons. Endemic Frogs are plentiful and birding highlights include Madagascar blue pigeon, Madagascar long-eared owl, Madagascar starling and numerous species of vanga, coua and the shy ground rollers.

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