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Nahampoana Reserve

Address: Nahampohana, Fort Dauphin, Madagascar
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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Herefordshire UK
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

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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UK
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Nashville, Tn
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30 attraction reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
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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Shelburne, Vermont
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
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 reviews 3 reviews
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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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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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13 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

A little overview of Madagascar from the perspective of a seasoned traveler interested in animals and photography. This was my eighth trip to Africa but my first to Madagascar and I found the warmth and friendliness of the people delightful. The Malagasy are hard-working and committed to family and their culture is fascinating. French is the primary tourism language and... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

I visited the park with a very nice local guide who knows everything about the flora and fauna. We saw several specimens of lemurs that jumped from tree to tree and danced in the grass. After we had a very good lunch under the trees, wonderful quiet place. The main lodge dates from about 1900 and nearby there are smaller... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We visited the reserve with an excellent local guide while on a cruise with our teenage grand daughters. We had read about the bad roads, but the trip was not nearly as bad as we had thought and was filled with interesting views. The reserve is a delight from the entrance the walk is under a canopy of bamboo, to... More 

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Antananarivo, Madagascar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Nahampoana is not only a heaven for fauna and flora lovers, but it also holds a significant history of Fort-Dauphin, and by extent, to Madagascar, since the garden used to be a botanical experimental place. At the entrance, you have the impression to enter in a safe "jurassic park movie" with the beautiful kind of bamboo which have a tunnel... More 

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