Located two hours north east of Ft Dauphin near the village of Manafiafy on a long private beach in a private secluded bay, Manafiafy Beach & Rainforest Lodge was opened in 2010 offering wildlife and culture together with beautiful beaches and sea activities. The lodge has 4 spacious and luxurious beachfront bungalows and a 2-room family bungalow nestled in the coastal forest, each with a large private terrace, fully en-suite bathroom and panoramic glass windows for a magical view into the bay and forests. Sumptuous meals are served in the open air restaurant, on your private terrace or under the stars on the beach.
As well as day and night walks in the Coastal Rainforest, the lodge organizes boat activities such as whale watching, sport fishing, kayaking and snorkelling. The forests around Manafiafy are home to numerous species of lemurs, amphibians and reptiles as well as excellent birding, especially in the extensive mangrove and wetland eco-system.
Manafiafy is a 2-3 hour drive away from Fort Dauphin and there are plans to reopen it's airstrip to make the connection with its sister camp Mandrare so much easier and part of the twice weekly seat on plane charter circuit