Located a few kilometres from the village in an eucalyptus plantation and on the doorstep of the Andasibe National Park, Vakona Forest Lodge is a nature lover's paradise. The lodge offers comfortable accommodation in a peaceful and natural setting and is Andasibe’s only luxury hotel.
Vakona Forest Lodge is a comfortable eco-lodge comprising 28 Malagasy style bungalows scattered in a spacious garden of palm trees and bougainvilleas. It has 10 family bungalows, 6 double bungalows, 5 twin bungalows and 7 bed bungalows. Each bungalow has a terrace with a small external living room, ensuite private bathroom with warm water, heating, a personal safe and a mini-bar. The hotel restaurant is situated in the middle of the hotel, with a centre fireplace offering welcoming warmth in winter. The food is excellent and produces international and Malagasy style.
Vakona has its own private reserve where you can observe Madagascar’s endemic species, from the tiny Brookesia minima Chameleon (no larger than your fingernail) to crocodiles and exotic birds. Lemur Island is a charming island accessible by canoe, where you can meet habituated lemurs saved from captivity. Various activities are on offer for guests including horse riding, squash, mountain biking and the use of the hotel's swimming pool. The lodge is the perfect base to explore the nearby Andasibe National Park. The Park is known for its variety of diurnal and nocturnal species, and is probably best known for the Indri Indri lemur.