Vakôna Forest Lodge

Vakôna Forest Lodge is a serene hotel, offering an immersive experience in a lush, wildlife-rich forest setting

About the hotel

Located 150 km from Antananarivo and 8 km from Andasibe, the Vakona Forest Lodge is near Mantadia National Park. It’s an ideal base for exploring Andasibe’s nature, offering trails for primate watching, crocodile spotting, and birdwatching. The lodge features 28 bungalows, each with terraces and lounges, making them suitable for families or groups. Surrounded by a lake and a eucalyptus forest, every bungalow is equipped with a private bathroom, mosquito nets, hot showers, and heaters. Additionally, there’s a visitor center with lemur exhibits and a museum showcasing crocodile and zebu displays. The restaurant, built on stilts and glazed over 160° with a central fireplace, offers a charming atmosphere.

Highlighted activities

What you'll love

Vakona Forest Lodge welcomes visitors with a range of activities. It is located close to the Andasibe-Mantadia Park, making it an ideal place to explore the diversity of the ecosystem. The lodge allows visitors to enjoy a variety of activities including hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding through the forest. Waterside canoe trips showcase the flora and fauna of the region. Visitors can also take part in forest excursions. These excursions are ideal for observing lemurs, chameleons, birds, reptiles and for appreciating the natural beauty of the waterfalls.For relaxation, the lodge suggests activities like spa, swimming pool and cultural excursions to explore the nearby villages."

Restaurant service

The restaurant at the lodge is perched on stilts above a small lake, featuring a large fireplace that lends a cozy atmosphere. Breakfast, included in the room rate, is just one highlight. Nestled in the forest, the restaurant's dishes are both good and diverse, catering to all tastes. Guests can enjoy a range from an energizing breakfast to a romantic dinner. The menu showcases French and Chinese-inspired dishes, highlights Malagasy flavors, and features authentic local cuisine. All are prepared with fresh ingredients and traditional recipes.

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Suggested trip

3-day visit to Andasibe National Park

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