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Nahampoana Reserve

Nahampohana, Fort Dauphin, Madagascar
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 reviews 5 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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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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Stuttgart, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

I went with my daughter and despite the not so glamorous write up in the Brandt guide it appears that things have changed. We had a meal brought from the Talinjoo Hotel and had a wonderful guide. Sadly, some guest who chose not to have guide were feeding the lemurs despite being asked to not do so. This disrespectful behavior... More

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Durban - South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

To get to the reserve you need a 4x4 as the roads are really bad, however the 20km to travel from the Port is interesting whilst watching the locals and the beautiful lush scenery. Rice Paddies everywhere. It would be a good 2 hour walk around the reserve and the various types of Lemur's is such a highlight.

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Sheffield
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

I booked into Nahampoana after reading about it on Tripadvisor. I spent 2 nights at Berenty before, and I'd recommend people spend a couple of nights at *both* places. Nahampoana is an old colonial house (now the restaurant), garden and experimental plantations. It's very close to Fort Dauphin, but feels completely isolated - especially when I was there, as I... More

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

Many tourists will pass through Fort Dauphin en route to or from the famous Berenty reserve - which requires a long drive, and paying a lot of money for pretty indifferent accommodation. And yet less than a half-hour from the centre of Fort Dauphin is this delightful, very easily accessible reserve which has an even wider range of diurnal lemur... More

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