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Lokobe Nature Special Reserve

Nosy Be, Madagascar
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Ranked #1 of 3 attractions in Nosy Be
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This is the only excursion we booked through the hotel, as the others were vastly overpriced. It was worth the cost though as our guide Olivio was so knowledgeable and spoke near perfect english. It was a once in a lifetime sight to be in the jungle with lemurs in tehir natural habitat.

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bognor regis
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7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Our guide picked us up from our hotel and handed us 2 large bottles of water to put in out backpacks. We drove to the mangroves and as the tide was out we walked out to the see to meet our locally made wooden boat and 2 other travellers. Between the 6 of us in the boat we all rowed... More

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Anacortes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

This reserve is STUNNING. If you are quiet and you listen to your guide, there is wildlife to be seen around every corner. We were blown away. Just wish we could go for many more visits...

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Seattle, Washington
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

We visited the reserve with Crocodile Dundee AKA Armand. It was a fun half-day venture involving a pirogue, seeing boas and lemurs, wild vanilla, lunch in a village, etc. Definitely worth it. Bring your swimsuit as the water is gorgeous and there's some time to swim before or after lunch. Also, bring water with you, bug spray and some cash... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

We arrived on our own yacht and used our dinghy to get ashore. On the beach we met a guide who asked an incredibly high fee / person, which we negotiated down to a quarter. He accepted with a smile (he just tried, like all Malagasy people). However, he was very knowledgeable in fauna and flora and with him we... More

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Saint-Denis, Reunion Island
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57 reviews 57 reviews
7 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

I have mixed feelings about our visit to this reserve. We paid what I think is quite an expensive price (€50/person) for the visit through our hotel, when we realised we could have had (what would probably be) the same excursion for half the price by organising it with a local organiser it was too late as we'd already booked... More

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London, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

We hiked through the forest for about 2 hours and in that time we saw lemurs, chameleons, snakes, frogs and the various Madagascan plants. Our guide was olivio son of the famous jean Robert who was very informative To get to the reserve we paddled in a pirogue but thankfully on the return we were pulled back by a power... More

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

In comparison to other attractions it's a bit pricey but definitely worth the expense. Besides taking care of the reserve, your fee supports maintenance and education in the two villages involved; Ambatozavavy and Ampasipohy. I loved it how the guides kept quiet and did not touch any animals (unlike the lemur park @ Nosy Komba), how they shared their knowledge... More

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chelmsford
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Canoeing your own pirogue to reach the reserve and then following a guide through a silent forest of snakes, lemurs, owls, chameleons and frogs set amongst stunning plant life and Travellers' Palms seems like a dream and it was fantastic! The lunch of crab curry, zebu and shrimps just topped the whole adventure off perfectly.This was one of our family... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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28 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

This was a great little excursion organised by Tsara Komba. So close but a world away from the well developed tourist areas on Nosy Be. On our visit we saw Camelions, Boa Constrictors,colourful frogs, giant snails and loads of lovely Black lemurs in their natural habitat. As well as a great place to visit, this is an important place given... More

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