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.

 

Facilities

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.

Ian Loyd
Area Specialist

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.

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Local Wildlife

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.

Optional Activities

Wildlife watching and hikes in Isalo National Park.

Number of rooms

60

Air Conditioning

Yes

Swimming Pool

Yes

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Isalo Rock Lodge -22.624270, 45.355980

It was lovely to meet Helen face-to-face and to devise the ideal trip with her – her enthusiasm for Madagascar certainly confirmed us in our choice of destination. Enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides, seemed genuinely interested in their work and in interacting with tourists. Invaluable in spotting wildlife and discussing uses of local medicinal plants. [Our escort guide] was a delightful companion on our journey in Madagascar and very solicitous of our welfare. We were thrilled by the wildlife. Without the keen insight and knowledge of our guides we would certainly have failed to spot the giraffe-necked weevil and stick insects. The night walks were very productive – several mouse lemurs. The first sight of indris was an especial thrill as was the sight of a sleeping mouse lemur in broad daylight. Perhaps the most rewarding experience occurred when the lemurs came to us – six ring-tailed lemurs in Isalo, sifakas on the balcony in Anjajavy, flocks of grey-headed lovebirds on the lawn at breakfast. An excellent tour which gave us a good insight into the wildlife and potential conservation issues in Madagascar. We had opportunities to visit local communities. We were most impressed by the efficiency in ensuring a trouble-free and very enjoyable time in Madagascar. Our tour leader and driver were delightful and very hard working. We shall certainly look forward to booking a further tour with you.

Mr & Mrs V - Ashprington, Devon