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Vakona Forest Lodge

Andasibe National Park, Madagascar

Mango Opinion

Best place in the area. Rooms scatted over property with sitting areas out front. Greenery is beautiful. Food was ok. Breakfast and dinner included. Activities for kids. Pool


Nestled in a lush eucalyptus plantation, only 7kms away from the Périnet National Park entrance, Vakona Forest Lodge offers comfort, stunning scenery and a great location from which to explore the fascinating region. Individual bungalows have been carefully scattered throughout the grounds to ensure guests have spectactular views, privacy and spacious accommodation. They all have ample room, comfortable beds, a good en-suite bathroom, heating units, a mini bar and a safe. There 28 bungalows, offering a variety of bed types to facilitate all travelers from individuals to families. The main lodge houses a restaurant that serves a delicious fusion of French, Chinese and Malagasy dishes that will satisfy you while dining by the glowing fireplace. Swim in the pool or take part in the many activities offered, such as horseback riding, squash and mountain biking.

The lodge is the perfect base to explore the nearby Andasibe/Perinet National Park. Accompanied by personal drivers and a local guide, guests can explore this famous reserve on foot, during the night or day, and at their own pace. Perinet National Park is renowned for its variety of diurnal and nocturnal species, and is probably best known for the Indri Indri lemur - the largest member of the lemur family. There are also myriad unique frog, bird and butterfly species - even colorful chameleons hide amid the lush vegetation.