Accommodation, Northern Madagascar

Manga Beach Hotel

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Situated opposite the Antainambalana River on the edge of the town of Maroantsetra, and with views towards the beautiful rainforested island of Nosy Mangabe, the new Manga Beach Hotel offers one of the best locations and also some of the best accommodation in town.

The staff provide friendly hospitality and accommodation is in smart and well-presented but simple rooms. There are 13 standard rooms and 4 slightly larger rooms which can accommodate 3 people with 1 double and 1 single. All the rooms have air-conditioning, comfortable four poster beds with mosi nets and orthopaedic mattresses and anti-allergy bedding. Other room facilities include a minibar, safety deposit box, storage cupboard and a small balcony with views towards the river. Each room also has a separate bathroom with 24 hour hot water and electricity and there is free Wi-Fi throughout the property.

Downstairs is an excellent a la carte restaurant serving European, Malagasy and Chinese cuisine and next door is a snack bar with large terrace also owned by the hotel for light snacks, drinks and occassionally live music in the evenings.

Manga Beach offers comfortable accommodation for an overnight before or after exploring one of the wild parks or reserves in the area such as the Masoala National Park or Nosy Mangabe Special Reserve. The hotel is only around 8km from the airport, so roughly a 30 minute drive.

Facilities

Private bathrooms with 24-hour hot water and electricity. Minibar, safety deposit box, storage cupboard, balcony and Wi-Fi is available throughout.

Local Wildlife

The primary rainforests of the Masoala Peninsula, Nosy Mangabe and Farankaraina Forestry Reserve are all nearby and offer outstanding wildlife viewing with highlights including the red-ruffed lemur, aye aye, humpback whale, tenrecs, Parson's and brookesia chameleons, helmet vanga and scaly-ground roller to name a few.

Optional Activities

Wildlife watching excursions and hiking in the Masoala penisula, Farankaraina Reserve and on Nosy Mangabe Island. Other activities include humpback whale watching in the Bay of Antongil and tours of Maroantsetra.

Alan Godwin

Area Specialist

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.

Mrs A & Mr J W, Selkirk