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Vakona Private Reserve

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“private reserve”(22 reviews)
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165 Km From Antanarivo, Andasibe, Madagascar
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

A short review can’t do this justice. After climbing a couple of hundred steps up the hill, you come to an immense reserve that is many hundreds of acres, I believe. Wonderful plants, including some primary forest, many animals, include lemur, many birds and tons...More

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Reviewed 26 September 2017

We liked a 2 hours walk in the Reserve, saw leaf gecko and lots of huge Nile crocs. I would not recommend though a night walk. From 18 00 till 20 00 we were following a poor guide who just did not find any animals...More

Thank nicholas z
Reviewed 26 September 2017

While anyone can arrive here, it is best reached when staying at the adjacent Vakona Lodge. A short canoe ride takes you across to one of the man-made islands where the lemurs are very close at hand. I'm not sure I'm cynical enough to use...More

Thank Johnpsau
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

I was a bit sceptical at first about this zoo island, however lemurs always have the chance to avoid human beings just by climbing on the trees or hiding in the bushes. They live in their natural environment and have a lot of space there....More

Thank SKA_X917
Reviewed 23 September 2017

It is all so contrived for the tourists and hoet guests. Brown lemurs that have been trained to jump on you to get a piece of banana. I would rather not see any of the animals at all than see them trapped in. We came...More

Thank Ross B
Reviewed 20 September 2017

This was so much fun. After visiting lemurs in the national park, we stopped here to get up close and personal with them. It was so much fun having lemurs jumping on you and climbing on your head. They are very soft. Admittedly it isn't...More

Thank KevinB229
Reviewed 18 September 2017

This was one of the first visits I made during my trip through Madagascar and I was immediately impressed by the magic of this park; after a 6 meters of “rivercross” I jumped in the forest which hosts several groups of lemurs, in this place...More

Thank Michele C
Reviewed 3 September 2017

This was primarily a crocodile farm, which was well-situated along the river. There were some areas where with water birds and a caged fossa.

Thank IluvmyJRT
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Some of our group were apprehensive about whether they would like this. However as soon as the lemurs jumped on them they melted. It was fascinating to be so close to a variety of lemurs and they all looked very well. I would prefer a...More

Thank Kathy E
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Lemur island is a fun thing to do, especially towards the beginning of a Madagascar trip. Rehabilitated lemurs of various sorts live on this little island, separated by what is practically a moat crossed by canoes. Visitors are treated to up close and personal experiences...More

Thank Caroline S
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