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Where to stay

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

Setam Lodge £££££

  • Madagascar
  • Safari and Wildlife Lodge

Setam Lodge is at the entrance of Ranomafana National Park and makes the most of its location, with each of the spotless, but simple chalets, taking advantage of the fantastic views over the forested river valley over which it looks. Given the lodge’s fairly remote location, the food is surprisingly good and the restaurant is large enough to create a great atmosphere but small enough so that you quickly befriend the brilliant staff. Walks from the lodge into the park offer a chance to spot rare lemur species, including the golden bamboo lemur. The great setting and lovely views make this one of the best options in the region.

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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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