Ankarana Lodge

Ankarana Reserve, Northern Madagascar, Madagascar

At a Glance

  • Channel your inner Indiana Jones as you traverse rope bridges amidst the otherworldly spires and hidden valleys of Ankarana's tsingy landscape.

  • Escape the heat and cool down after a hike in the refreshing waters of the pool.

  • Search for lemurs in the trees surrounding the lodge, sportive lemurs leap in the branches once the sun has set.

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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. In Antananarivo and other highland areas, temperatures during winter can drop to 10°C and even lower during the night.

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Call us on 020 3993 5269 to start planning your holiday to Ankarana Lodge or take a look at our itineraries to Madagascar


Ideally located for exploring Madagascar’s extraordinary and otherworldly tsingy landscape, Ankarana Lodge is a comfortable option perfect for wildlife lovers and photographers. It also has a swimming pool great for cooling off after a hot day's hike.

Ankarana Lodge is a beautiful place to stay, and located close to eastern side of the Ankarana Reserve. For wildlife lovers, the lodge is the perfect place to stay. Look out for a variety of different species of lemurs and birds and in the evening have a search for geckoes, frogs and chameleons that all live in close proximity to the lodge. After having almost completely burned down in 2011, the lodge was completely rebuilt and now has a handful of small, comfortable, well furnished, air-conditioned bungalows made of stone and wood, all with en-suite bathrooms.

The lodge has plenty of facilities to use. There is a good size swimming pool and a bar which serves an array of cocktails, so why not sit back and relax and try to spot a chameleon whilst sipping your favourite cocktail!

There are plenty of activities to do during your stay at Ankarana lodge. Take a tour into the Ankarana Reserve to try and spot the local wildlife or why not take a hike up to the heart of Tsingy- a world-renowned rock formation which was formed 200-400 million years ago. If all of these sound too active, why not simply relax by the pool with your favourite cocktail or taste some Malagasy specialities at the restaurant.

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Holiday Ideas

  • Imagine Madagascar

    Antananarivo, Amber Mountain, Ankarana Reserve, Nosy Be

    from £3300 pp inc flights & transfers for 11 nights

    • Climb amongst the otherworldly limestone formations of the Tsingy in Akarana Reserve, dotted with pockets of jungle.
    • We love the bizarre and wonderful species you can find in Madagascar and we have tailor-made this itinerary in the north to really showcase some of the highlights.
    • Adventure through the western part of Ankarana Reserve on boat and bike, gaining a whole new perspective of the wildlife that this region presents.

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Ankarana Reserve, Northern Madagascar, Madagascar

Located close to the park entrance for the otherworldly limestone pinnacles of the Ankarana Reserve.

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