Explore Isalo to see some of its resident lemurs - ring tailed lemurs guaranteed
A wonderful national park for walking and hiking
Spectacular birding including the rare Madagascar partridge and White-throated rail
Enjoy delicious meals at the nearby Relais de la Reine
Swim in one of the many natural pools in the park
Any time of year is fine for a visit except from January to March, when heavy rainfall in many areas can make some roads all but impassable, and when there’s a high risk of cyclones in the east and northeast. In general, the best time to travel in most areas is April and October/November. The coolest time to travel anywhere is during the dry season (May to October).
Average maximum temperatures vary from about 30°C in coastal areas (higher in summer) to around 25°C on the hauts plateaux.
Located on the southern edge of Isalo National Park, Isalo Rock Lodge is a luxury lodge perched on sandstone mountains looking down at the incredible scenery below. The location is perfect for exploring the national park and enjoying the wonderful views.
Isalo Rock Lodge offers luxurious accommodation set in beautiful surroundings. The rooms are spacious, contemporary in design and have modern amenities to make a stay here as relaxing as possible. There are 60 rooms in all but these are spread out amongst the grounds of the hotel so it feels like a property half its size.
The restaurant is glass fronted and offers incredible views of the sandstone cliffs beyond and forest below. Meals are wholesome and hearty, just what is needed after a days trekking in the park, with cuisine inspired by both European and Malagasy flavours. There is a beautiful swimming pool offering welcome relief in the heat of the day especially after a long day out in the park.
Isalo National Park is one of Madagascar’s most visited national parks due to both its stunning natural beauty and its relative ease of access. Walks with local guides are an excellent way to explore and can last from two hours to a full day and include bathing in the park’s natural pools should you wish! Isalo is not renowned for its wildlife viewing but you can spot ring-tailed, brown and grey mouse lemurs as well as Verreaux’s sifaka.
Rooms are tastefully decorated with polished stone floors and large ensuite bathrooms. Each room has air conditioning, a mini bar, safe, and a balcony from which to soak in the surrounding environment. There are a number of suites which are large in size with a spacious lounge area as well. Family rooms are available for those travelling with young children.
Children of all ages are welcome at Islao Rock Lodge however no child care facilities are offered.
Isalo Rock Lodge is situated near the village of Ranohira, 240 kilometres from Tamatave on the southern boundary of Isalo National Park in the south west of Madagascar.
It is a 13-hour international flight (one stop) to Antananarivo Airport. From Antananaivo its then a 1-hour domestic flight to Tulear, followed by a 3-hour drive to Isalo Rock Lodge.
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