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Vakona Forest Lodge is a very comfortable lodge with 22 en suite cottages built on a hillside, some of which have views across a lake. Some of the spacious cottages even have attic rooms reached by a spiral staircase, making them perfect for families.

The main building has been thoughtfully designed as an octagonal reception area, bar and lounge-dining room with a huge log-fire in the middle. The hotel also has a swimming pool and squash courts.

The hotel can arrange horse riding and forest trekking in their own own private reserve, Analamazaotra, but just ten minutes away is the main event - the Perinet Special Reserve, a must for anyone interested in the flora and fauna of the eastern rainforest.

The 810 hectares Reserve is home to the largest of the lemur family, the Indri Indri. Most people see indris in Perinet, and if you are unlucky enough not to see them you will certainly hear them. Standing about three feet high, with barely visible tails, black and white markings and surprised teddy-bear faces, the indri looks more like a gone-wrong panda than a lemur.

Perinet is also a good place for bird watching, with Madagascar green sunbird, cuckoo-rollers, blue pigeons, couas, Madagascar falcon, vasa parrots and many others resident here.

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The grounds are beautiful and well worth a wander. There's a fun night walk you can do after supper.

Ra, Original Traveller

Itineraries that feature Vakona Forest Lodge

Best for: Couples, Honeymoons and Families
South and East Madagascar with Ile Sainte Marie
From lush rainforest to heavenly beaches, lemurs and chameleons to humpback whales, this fabulous itinerary allows guests to simply kick back...
15 Days
From £6,585pp

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