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Address: Nahampohana, Fort Dauphin, Madagascar
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Hanging with King Julien

I visited Nahampoana as part of an MSC cruise excursion and found the experience rushed. That said, the park is beautiful and we had wonderful guides. It is misleading to call the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Durban, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Went on a short tout through this little resort. The road there is really bad after some heavy rain a few weeks ago. The Reserve is very green and the gardens are well kept. There are a lot of people trying to sell anything tiny live rodents, vanilla pods. We did get to seen 4 species of Lemurs in the... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I visited Nahampoana as part of an MSC cruise excursion and found the experience rushed. That said, the park is beautiful and we had wonderful guides. It is misleading to call the park a nature reserve though. All the animals I saw seemed more or less domesticated and the setting is very much that of a park. Much of the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Take a short drive through Fort Dauphin and see the town and beaches, shop at the tourist spots, see the children, and then you are in for a treat. The reserve is full of Lemurs. Plan to spend about 2 to 3 hours looking around. Either bring a lunch (food) or buy food at the local store( not really a... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I visited Nahampoana in January and stayed the night in the lodge. It was a wonderful experience. My guide, Dauphin, took me on a 2 hour walk through the reserve and we found 3 of the 4 lemurs which can be seen during the day. Later, he came to find me as the elusive 4th species was nearby and he... More 

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Herefordshire UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

My wife and I visited Nahampoana Reserve in mid January on a cruise excursion from Port d' Ehoala. The entrance is some 25 minutes from a tarmacadam road - along a deeply potholed track. However, the scenery is interesting with its rich vegetation and rice fields while the villages of mainly small wooden houses we passed through give us an... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

A very easy place to watch Verreaux's sifaka - and a great opportunity to watch them hopping sideways across the well-cleared paths through this well managed private reserve.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We got here late in the day so we had a quick walk through the reserve. The lemurs are very used to humans but they are not nearly as tame as the lemurs on "lemur island" at Vakona lodge. There are several species of lemurs in the reserve that move from tree to tree. As we were there at sunset... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Another nasty road to navigate to get here, but fortunately not too long. Good guided tour. No one else there which is surprising for so much of an investment. Lots of wildlife and flowers in a unique bio-diverse setting. Very pretty walking paths and pond. First place we saw vanilla growing in the wild.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Personally I do not like much the reserves. The entrance fee was quite high, not the value; it is like a well organised big garden with some domestic lemurs

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Marcon, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A beautiful reserve, size is not excessive. Very well kept and with expert and kind guides. You will meet sifaka and Catta lemurs without problems. They come in groups to eat bananas. Beautiful vegetation. Near from Fort Dauphin. Must see..... !!!

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Address: Nahampohana, Fort Dauphin, Madagascar
Location: Africa  >  Madagascar  >  Toliara Province  >  Fort Dauphin

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