Vakona Forest Lodge
Andasibe’s most popular hotel, Vakona has 28 Madagascan-style bungalows nestled in the forest bordering a man-made lake. Vakona also has its own small reserve, Lemur Island, with habituated lemur species including the Bamboo Lemur, Black and White Ruffed Lemur, Brown Lemur and Diademed Sifaka. The restaurant has pleasant views over the forest and serves European and Malagasy meals. Double, triple and family rooms are available, all with ensuite bathrooms. Activities include forest walks, horse riding, kayaking, swimming pool and visits to Lemur Island.
Vakona Forest Lodge is situated on a picturesque hillside that slopes down to a lake. Surrounded by lush vegetation and filled with fresh mountain air, only the sounds of frogs and other wildlife can disturb you here. Accommodation is in bungalows scattered throughout the hillside gardens, while the main building has an octagonal reception area and large dining room with huge windows overlooking the lake. The large outdoor dining terrace and small lounge area offer peaceful spaces in which to relax as you sip a pre- or post-dinner drink from the bar.