Centrest Sejour

A recently renovated lodge on the outskirts of Ranomafana village and close to the National Park entrance.

Centrest Sejour

The Centrest Sejour has been recently renovated to offer simple but comfortable accommodation just outside Ranomafana National Park. The hotel is located on the outskirts of the Ranomafana village and a short drive from the National Park entrance.

The 34 standard bedrooms include 4 triples, 20 doubles and 10 twins and all feature fans and safety deposit boxes. The rooms are very simple but clean and comfortable and the service is friendly. There is Wi-Fi in the restaurant and reception and the lodge offers a laundry and massage service on request. The newly renovated restaurant serves tasty European and Malagasy cuisine and there is a well-stocked bar.

 

Facilities

Private bathrooms, fans and safe in all the rooms. Wi-Fi is availble but best in the restaurant and laundry service is availble on request. There is a restaurant and bar and landscaped gardens to enjoy.

Local Wildlife

Ranomafana is an exceptionally rich high-altitude rainforest reserve where the very rare golden bamboo lemur and eleven other lemur species exist. These include the critically endangered greater bamboo lemur and beautiful Milne Edwards’s sifaka and red-bellied lemur. Over 100 bird species have also been recorded in Ranomafana with specialities including the attractive pitta-like, short-legged and rufous-headed ground rollers, yellow-browed oxylabels, velvet and yellow-bellied sunbird asitys and brown emutail. Many of these species are very elusive and skulking though and are best seen on the high altitude Vohipara Trail. Over 120 endemic species of frogs have be found in Ranomafana and reptiles are also plentiful with the satanic leaf-tailed gecko and huge O'Shaughnessy's chameleon as highlights.

Optional Activities

Exploration of Ranomafana National Park on a variety of trails. Please be aware that the trails can be steep and tough but generally the going is moderate. The Vohipara trail is more gentle.

Village visits including swims in the famous Thermal Pool are also a highlight and a day trip to the Kianjavato Forest Reserve can also be arranged.

Number of rooms

34

Air Conditioning

No

Swimming Pool

No

Ian Loyd
Area Specialist

This is a good value lodge for those that are looking for a no thrills base to explore Ranomafana National Park.

If you have any queries about this accommodation please feel free to call me directly on +44 (0)1803 866965 or...

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Centrest Sejour -21.256853, 47.454233

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.

Mrs A & Mr J W, Selkirk