Satrana Lodge, Central & Southern Madagascar, Madagascar
Owned by the former Madagascan ambassador to the United States this is a brilliant new addition to the Isalo area. As you approach by road the lodge blends superbly into the surrounding area tucked beneath a sandstone massif.
Each of the 40 tents follows the classical Botswana Meru tent design and is set on a raised platform. The interior is stylishly decorated with a twin/double bed, wooden floors and traditional carpets. The tents also contain a full length mirror as well a writing desk and safe. The bathroom has two sinks and, very unusually for Madagascar, both inside and outside shower facilities. In the evenings we suggest you sit back on your verandah, take a drink and admire the spectacular view.
The restaurant/bar area makes the most of this impressive scenery with huge bay windows and offers excellent Malagasy and French cuisine. The lodge also contains a small library as well as a decent sized swimming pool.
Activities here include quad biking as well as a walk to their own natural spring. The lodge also plans to habituate some lemurs which will be located close by.
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