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Dounia Forest Lodge

Tampolo | Madagascar

Small beachfront forest lodge, located in a remote area in the north-eats of Madagascar. This is a great place for a secluded romantic holiday, away from it all. Explore the forest, kayak, snorkel and relax on the pristine beach

Location: Dounia Forest Lodge is nestled in a sheltered cove, surrounded by the Masoala National Park, in the Bay of Atongil, in the Analajirofo region, Province of Toamasina. The lodge opens onto warm, coral-rich waters of the Tampolo Marine Reserve. Here beaches stretch for miles and the sounds of a forest teeming with life is so impressive. This eco lodge offers an intimate experience of rainforest and pristine beaches.

How to get here: Fly from Antananarivo to Maroansetra (WMN) on Friday and Monday, and take 1-hour motorboat ride to Tampolo, across the exciting Antongil Bay, a World Heritage Site and a breeding ground for humpback whales.

Structure: Dounia Forest Logde is located in the heart of a vast forest of 8 hectares and bordered by a long beach of 500 meters. The lodge is set in a unique place called Lohatrozona which is located at the entrance to the Masoala National Park. The 12 hill-side bungalows are spacious, equipped with all modern comforts, two large king size beds, a solid bathroom with separate toilet, a closet and a living room. The terrace of each bungalow gives a view of the sea and the forest.  

Why staying here: Besides guided forest walks with game and bird watching by day or night, one can go kayaking, snorkelling, swimming in the sea and forest streams, whale watching and fishing. There is an in-house massage and spa team as well.

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