Set in a wonderful garden, full of fruit trees and herbs, Isalo Ranch is a peaceful and relaxing place to stay during your travels of Southern Madagascar. The ranch is just 2km from the entrance to Isalo National Park and 5km from the town of Ranohira; a beautiful and diverse area.
Isalo Ranch Highlights
Set in a wonderful garden, full of fruit trees and herbs, Isalo Ranch is a peaceful and relaxing place to stay during your travels of Southern Madagascar. The ranch is just 2km from the entrance to Isalo National Park and 5km from the town of Ranohira; a beautiful and diverse area. It is basic, but comfortable and with the spectacular jagged rock formations and varied terrain of Isalo National Park forming the enchanting back drop.
The individual 20 bungalows sleep up to 40 guests all together and are built in the traditional Bara Style with clay walls and thatched roofs. Bungalows are ensuite and have hot running water supplied by solar power and each have their own private terrace overlooking the beautiful gardens. Rooms are rustic and comfortable, and in encouraging a true break in a natural environment, do not contain minibars, TVs or telephones. The main restaurant and bar area is warmly decorated in a local wooden style and serves food from European, Malagasy and Chinese nations. The swimming pool has fantastic views of Isalo National Park, and is surrounded by ample seating for guests to realx and take full advantage of the view.
- Located 5km from the town of Ranohira and only 2km from the entrance to Isalo National Park.
- The entire ranch is eco-friendly and runs on solar power.
- 20 Individual bungalows constructed of clay walls, thatch roofs and wooden interiors.
- Three meals are provided per day with a large choice between Madagascan, European and Chinese cuisine.
Isalo Ranch Game Viewing and Activities
Discover some of Madagascar’s endemic species in Isalo National Park with a guided hike or walk, or sit on the private terrace overlooking the lush garden. Guests can enjoy watching the many colourful chameleons on the look out for tasty flies and insects. There exceptional Isalo National Park is where guests will find some of Madagascar’s endemic plants and wildlife, while a more cultural experience can be enjoyed at the ranch where the local villagers perform songs and cabaret shows for 3 to 4 nights of the week. Quick and easy refreshment can be found at any time in the ranch's swimming pool which overlooks the breath-taking surroundings.
Mandrare River Camp
Mandrare River Camp is a seasonal camp on the banks of the Mandrare River, located on the southern tip of Madagascar, some 3km from Ifotaka village. The camp is nestled under a shaded grove of indigenous trees, a stone's throw away from a lovely sandy beach.
Relais de la Reine
Relais de la Reine is a French, family-owned property bordering the Isalo National Park. Using natural materials the lodge has been built to blend in with the dramatic landscape in which it sits. Offers guided tours into the Park as well as horse riding excursions.