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Manafiafy Beach and Rainforest Lodge


God clearly made Madagascar when He was three years old during His nursery-school art session, just using too much of all his favourite things – vast empty yellow beaches that go on for ever, huge crunchy carpets of iridescent seashells, turquoise seas, great piles of granite boulders thrown petulantly all across the hinterland; tangled, glossy green forests full of funny-looking lemurs and chameleons. Behind Manafiafy Beach and Rainforest Lodge to one side is a huge, mirror-like mangrove swamp; to the other, wetlands seething with amazing carnivorous plants that look like art nouveau candelabra. The six traditional wood and thatch villas are enormous and eco-to-the-gills (don’t expect pillow menus or air con). Go fishing out at sea, snorkelling in the bay, take endless nature walks and don’t miss the awesome whale-watching – from June to October, this is the best place in South East Africa to spot leaping, splashing humpbacks.

Manafify Beach Rainforest Lodge se trouvent dans le Sud-Est malgache, précisément à 2h30 de Fort Dauphin, la grande ville de la région. Manafiafy, aussi connu sous le nom de Saint-Luce, est une baie calme, riche en biodiversité et en histoire. Aucune place pour l’ennui.
Manafify Beach Rainforest Lodge is in the South East of Madagascar, precisely at 2h30 from Fort Dauphin, the largest city in the region. Manafiafy, also known as Saint-Luce, is a quiet bay, rich in biodiversity and history. No room for boredom.
You will like

  • a day or night walk for all the spectacular pictures you’ll bring back: pygmy kingfisher, flat tailed gecko, flycatcher, mouse lemurs …
  • Boat trip and the memorable bird life discoveries it offers
  • the amazing underwater fauna in Manafiafy you’ll discover very easily during a snorkeling session.
  • watching dolphins in deep sea or even whales if you come between June and November.
  • Going with the local fishermen (if the weather is good!) on their traditional fishing pirogue for sea fishing
  • Meeting with fishermen, villagers, their lifestyle and their custom with all the explanations from your assigned guide
  • kayaking to a remote beach And Then contemplate the ocean, the forest and the bay
  • The beach picnic at lunch time and the cocktails served on the beach at sunset!
  • Visiting the mangroves and the lagoon on a small motorboat to see crocodiles in their natural habitat,
  • Memorable dinners being accompanied by a traditional show (dancing and music).
  • the local community projects named ‘Stitch’: you’ll certainly bring superb embroidered gifts home,
  • a delightful massage in its area located on seashore…

Manafiafy Beach and Rainforest Lodge

God clearly made Madagascar when He was three years Old during His nursery-school art session, just…

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