Location: Manafiafy Beach and Rainforest Lodge is located in the south of Madagascar. It sits nestled into a forest-fringed cove on a tranquil stretch of white sand beaches rarely seen by anyone other than the local fishermen that have lived here for generations.
How to get here: To reach the lodge one can take schedule charter flights on Monday and Thursday, or fly to Fort Dauphin and drive 2 hrs 30 mins.
Structure: The five luxury thatched bungalows offer a private terrace just inches from the sea where you can go for an early morning swim or watch the dugout canoes come and go in search of fish and lobsters. The bungalows have hammocks, a full en-suite with hot fresh water, a walk-in shower, 24h solar electric, 220V sockets, indoor and outdoor seating areas, mosquito nets, sun loungers and a room safe.
Why staying here: Choice of activities: whale watching lookout tower, open air massage pavilion, coastal trip with picnic lunch, fisherman’s village of Manafiafy, traditional palm mat weavers, sport fishing, boat trips into the mangroves, canoeing. Here you will find mangrove forests that twist and stretch inland from the cove only to give way to breathtaking rainforests that are home to a number of diurnal and nocturnal lemur species as well as a vast array of incredible chameleons and birds. Relax by the sea or take a walk in the forests.
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Dreaming of a honeymoon at the end of the world? This trip offers a luxurious escape to the south of Madagascar on a full package with domestic private flights included. If you are looking to spend some quality time away with your other half, this trip is a great choice. You will get to explore Madagascar off the beaten track, on the road less travelled, but still enjoying the comfort of quality accommodation and a good service. Expect to see lots of lemurs, an interesting culture of the southern tribes, splendid nature and various scenery. Whales top it off in the right season. The accommodation is really lovely and the team is super friendly – you will be looked after very well.View full itinerary