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Dining Area, Isalo Rock Lodge, Ihorombe, Madagascar

Isalo Rock Lodge

Accommodation

Below you can see some of the wonderful places we recommend you stay on your journey.

Relais De La Reine £££££

  • Madagascar
  • Safari and Wildlife Lodge

The spectacular Relais De La Reine is one of a handful of beautifully designed lodges in the Isalo area, seeming to grow out of the spectacular rocky landscapes. Sitting amongst the canyons in lush gardens and dramatically lit paths feel like the grounds of a medieval castle. Spacious and cleverly designed stone bungalows take full advantage of the spectacular and ever-changing rocky skyline and the main bar and dining area have a genuine buzz, with the owners’ brilliant hospitality adding to the atmosphere. Take a dip in the pool after a day trekking in the area, or enjoy a sunset horseback safari from the lodges very own stables.

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Jardin du Roy £££££

  • Madagascar
  • Safari and Wildlife Lodge

A favourite haunt of the sapphire traders in the area, who add glamour to what is already a very stylish place to watch the ever-changing colour of the dramatic landscapes of Isalo. Seeming to grow out of the surrounding sandstone, this family-run lodge offers stylish bungalows within four “houses” dotted around the garden, filled with locally designed rosewood furniture and expansive verandas from which to soak up the view. When not out exploring the park, the large, rock side pool offers the perfect place to cool down as the rocky landscape soaks up the sun. The exposed brickwork of the lively bar and restaurant are centred around a huge fireplace, the walls lined with antique photographs under an imposing chandelier, where you can enjoy a drink looking out across one of the country’s most dramatic skylines.

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Satrana Lodge £££££

  • Madagascar
  • Safari and Wildlife Lodge

Contemporary and stylish, this upmarket lodge is very much the new kid on the block. The small but surprisingly light tented rooms sit on raised wooden platforms and are kept cool under a thatched roof, blending in seamlessly with the surroundings. The open feel of the surrounding landscape carries through to all areas of the lodge, and the bold colours and creative touches add to the atmosphere and style of the place rather than detract from it. An excellent library area has soft leather chairs which you can sink into after taking your pick of books on offer before heading to the restaurant and bar to take in the expansive views across the valley. The lodge comes alive at night through a combination of clever lighting and excellent hospitality. Very stylish and great fun.

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