Madagascar Accommodation,
Northern Madagascar

Manga Soa Lodge


The French owned and managed Manga Soa Lodge is located on the eastern coast of Nosy Be island on the scenic beach at Befefika. The lodge is just 10 minutes’ drive from the airport and offers a luxury experience ideal for some down time after an exciting wildlife journey.

The lodge has 5 bungalows as well as 2 private villas, all individually designed and decorated. The standard rooms are on the side of the hill in the garden and equipped with comfortable double beds, mini bar, TV and sliding doors that open onto stunning views to the Mitsio islands.

All of the rooms have ceiling fans, mosquito nets and 24-hour electricity (subject to mains blackouts). There is access to the small beach and boats can be hired to take you snorkelling etc. There is also a small infinity pool and massage room, and an excellent restaurant serving delicious gourmet food, although the menu can be quite repetitive.


Private bathrooms, TV, mini bar, ceiling fans, mosquito nets, 24-hour electricity, sea views and beach access, swimming pool, massage room and restaurant.

Optional Activities

Swimming, boat trips and inclusive excursions on the island.

Claire Pote

Area Specialist

If you have any questions regarding our Madagascar tours, please feel free to contact me on +44 (0)1803 866965

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