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    Steppes Travel is made by the people who work here. Incredible holidays are made possible because of their vast travel experience and the great enthusiasm they bring to their work.

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    We carefully select our experts based on their knowledge, companionship and influence, ensuring that you can travel with the most knowledgeable leaders in the field.

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Setam Lodge

Where to stay

Below you can see some of the wonderful places we have recommended for this journey.

Thermal Hotel £££££

  • Madagascar

The Thermal Hotel is the newest lodge in Ranomafana, having been completely refurbished. It benefits from its location in the centre of town – perfect for those who like to explore. The 21 rooms are split into three large blocks, and whilst the size of the buildings makes the interiors seem a little empty, the rooms are very clean and comfortable, with pine panels lending the place a decidedly wood-cabin feel. The restaurant is excellent and many people come here from outside the hotel to eat. What it lacks in atmosphere, it more than makes up for in service, food and efficiency.

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Centrest £££££

  • Madagascar
  • Safari and Wildlife Lodge

Like most lodges in Ranomafana, simplicity rules and the small number of rooms here are hidden amongst the lodges beautiful verdant gardens, with the more recent rooms built up on the hill making the most of the location, on the edge of the park itself. The rooms are cooled by fans and mosquito nets keep you safe. The restaurant serves surprisingly good local Malagasy food and a handful of European dishes if you’ve had enough of rice. This place can’t be beaten for location, and its the closest to the village, meaning you can head out and explore the area at leisure.

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Why Choose Steppes?

Our knowledge and expertise set us apart. So too our curiosity. It is this that drives us to create a journey that is really bespoke to you, all the while ensuring we travel and operate sustainably.

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