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Address: Nahampohana, Fort Dauphin, Madagascar
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Wonderful walks through nature

Having started as a Botanical Gardens and growing into more of a mini nature reserve, the Nahampoana Reserve provides one with lovely walks through the breathtaking natural... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Hilton, South Africa
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Hilton, South Africa
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Having started as a Botanical Gardens and growing into more of a mini nature reserve, the Nahampoana Reserve provides one with lovely walks through the breathtaking natural environment and backdrop of Madagascar. Get close to the Lemurs (they are very easy to find, and the guides even know where and when one can usually find the rarer ones, with a... More 

Thank Dominic366
Hamilton, Canada
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wonderful guides and hostess for the overnight sty we had. Room roomy and nice, although an incessant battery beeping until 410 am was annoying, all went well. Weird being the only room being used though, at least overnight security guard was there. The lemurs were awesome, a 30 minute canoe trip on a creek was cool. The night walk was... More 

Thank ArnoldandCathie
Bali, Indonesia
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Trip to the Nahampuan Reserve is an adventure, with a view of the hills to the left and passed through several villages where people are very friendly with smiley face. we will see the small houses of local residents, the road is bumpy and many holes to add exited. when we got in Nahampoana Reserve, we will see many Lemurs.... More 

Thank Gede_Dana
Williamsburg, Virginia
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Really enjoyed this location. Diversity of lemurs that were very people friendly. Pros: Lemurs easily found and friendly Our guide was exceptional Staff and food was great Very few people (we were the only ones there during our visit) Cons: Rustic rooms with no electricity Beds and shower very basic

Thank BetterThanIDeserve1
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118 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

One most consider the standard of living when rating this place. it is isolated running in solar power and no hot water. The rooms are spartan and not well maintained. One goes there for the wildlife although it can be skipped if you has seen lemurs somewhere else. Some of the ones here were brought in. The advantage here is... More 

New Delhi, India
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Interesting excursion. Rough road drive through rural districts to reserve where you are taken on guided walk through grounds. Various species of Limas - come up close! Good lunch and friendly staff. A touch of colonial history about the place. They have rooms you can stay in overnight - not sure about he mozzies though..?

Thank Sailyatch01
South Africa
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank ManaoHoana
Durban, South Africa
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56 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Larissa K
San Francisco, California
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138 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Joseph Y
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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 

3 Thank Kath J

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