Located just 800 metres from the Tropic of Capricorn and facing the Mozambique channel, Bakuba Lodge is a stunningly creative place to stay. Conceived and designed by Belgian designer and decorator Bruno Decorte, the property is influenced by Gaudi’s signature curved deigns combined with ethnic touches. Located within the Tsinjoriake Protected area, guests feel wonderfully secluded and at peace, with nature as far as the eye can see.
The six rooms available at the lodge are divided into three guest rooms and three suites. Each accommodation is decorated in keeping with the unique theme – light stone and beautifully curved walls offering a cosy and authentic feel. The lodge’s restaurant – L’Ile Rouge – offers outdoor seating on a surrounding terrace, with tremendous morning views over Table Mountain, and stunning sunsets over the sea. The menu is kept simple and seasonal, but careful preparation ensures a culinary treat. A range of cocktails and home made Madagascan rums are also available for guests to enjoy.
Many excursions and activities are on offer, allowing guests to thoroughly explore the wonderful surroundings of the lodge. Explore the Tsinjoriake Protected area by 4×4, excellent for birdwatching; canoe down the Onilahy river to Saint Augustin – the village of The Rhum; or trek upon the path of the Moringas to find the caves where lemurs often go for an afternoon drink. Additionally, trekking to the top of table mountain or visiting the Tropic of Capricorn or Antsokay Arboretum are wonderful experiences, as is a visit to the Baoab Forest.
Three guest rooms, three suites, restaurant, infinity pool, rooftop cocktail bar. Rooms have ensuite bathrooms, desk areas, double or twin beds, and suites have separate living rooms.
The nearby The Antsokay Arboretum offers grey-brown mouse lemurs and a wide selection of reptiles, insects and birdlife. Special birds such as the rare red-shouldered vanga and Verreaux's coua can found in the spiny bush habitat at Tsinjoriake while the long tailed ground roller can be found in Ifaty.
Canoe, 4x4, bicycle or walking excursions in the surrounding areas.
Make sure you take the walk to Tropic of Capricorn during your stay.
If you have any questions regarding our Madagascar tours, please feel free to contact me on +44 (0)1803 866965
Quality of wildlife: Excellent. We saw everything we wished for and more. All guides were excellent. English excellent, very comprehensive knowledge. [Our escort guide] in particular was superb with an encyclopaedic knowledge.