Isalo Rock Lodge
A luxurious retreat set in a truly stunning position overlooking Isalo National Park, Isalo Rock Lodge offers wonderful modern accommodation and facilities and excellent service. The 60 air conditioned rooms are stylish and modern with spacious ensuite bathrooms and each features a mini-bar, tea/coffee-making facilities, safety deposit box, hair drier and direct dial telephone. The lodge has a swimming pool with views over the massif, a pool bar and restaurant serving wholesome Malagasy/European cuisine and solar powered lighting is available 24 hours.
Restaurant, swimming pool, massage room, laundry service, free Wi-Fi (in reception only), private ensuite bathrooms, air-conditioning, mini-bar, tea/coffee-making facilities, safe, hair drier and direct dial telephone.
The locally endemic Benson’s rock thrush is one of the top birds to see here alongside more common endemics such as Madagascar lark, Madagascar cisticola and the lesser vasa parrot. Lemurs here include ring-tailed, verreaux’s sifaka and red-fronted brown lemur and reptiles include the stunning jewel chameleon, huge Oustalet’s chameleon and spiny-tailed iguanids are particulary common. There is also a spectacular locally endemic frog species; the Malagasy rainbow frog which can be spotted during the wet season. There is some exceptional botany too, including pachypodium, pandanus, endemic feather palm and various aloes, one of which is endemic.
Wildlife watching and hikes in Isalo National Park.
A 15 min walk from the lodge along a steep trail (with built in steps ) takes you to seclued natural swimming pool, while another trail leads to a viewpoint ideal for watching the sunset and cocktails/champagne can be arranged here on request.
If you have any questions regarding our Madagascar tours, please feel free to contact me on +44 (0)1803 866965
Having recently returned from a truly memorable 3 weeks in Madagascar we wanted to express our sincerest thanks to you Helen, and all at Reef and Rainforest for arranging such a superb wildlife viewing experience.
As you are aware, we were particularly keen to see and photograph the fosa. At Kirindy forest we actually encountered 3. Despite the rather challenging accommodation we would highly recommend the Kirindy experience to all those wanting an exceptional primate viewing experience.
Overall our lemur species/subspecies count was 22 and other notable sightings included 2 species of mongoose, giant jumping rats, a huge Madagascar ground boa, humpback whales and the Madagascar fish eagle.
Every detail of the trip from start to finish was superbly well arranged and managed, which cannot be easy in a country with such complex problems. Well done Helen.
All aspects of the trip were outstanding. Wildlife, people, culture and geography. We will certainly return again to visit the north of the island and return to paradise, Anjajavy.
This was our second trip with Reef and Rainforest and I cannot speak highly enough of your company. I would recommend your services to any natural world/wildlife enthusiast. Thank you again.