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Nahampoana Reserve

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Address: Nahampohana, Fort Dauphin, Madagascar
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Beautifully manicured surprisingly extensive gardens.

The house itself is badly in need of some TLC but the bones of it show show what a classic colonial mansion this once was. The gardens are interesting, well kept and very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2016
SylviaScaglia
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Sydney, Australia
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Derby, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Travelled here with local guide, a friend was working locally and suggested it. It is WELL WORTH a look. No one else was there when we visited, but about 15 car loads of 4WDs turned up to have a party there. The guide wasn't impressed but it made no impact on what we were doing. The guide was amazing. His... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

The house itself is badly in need of some TLC but the bones of it show show what a classic colonial mansion this once was. The gardens are interesting, well kept and very conveniently close to the Fort Dauphin road... and if you are not going to Berenty rest assured you'll definitely see lots of lemurs. Not in quite the... More 

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Greenville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

We stopped here after a two days at Berenty. Although we would have preferred another half day at Berenty over this spot, it was pleasant. Loved the huge bamboo stands. The little boat ride was a bit lame. If you cant have the experience of seeing lemurs in other reserves this is a good place to see them.

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Western Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

We visited nahampoana with a very enthusiastic son who had been before and fallen in love with the sifakas. After an interesting trip on some fairly bumpy roads we arrived to wander with a guide into the main walkway up to the entrance. The gardens are great with interesting plants including edible and attractive flowers. We checked out the crocodile... More 

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Fort Dauphin, Madagascar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Nahampoana Reserve is the place to visit the Lemurs in Fort Dauphin . Entering the park gates , on foot , as no private vehicles are allowed ,is memorable , as you walk through a tunnel of bamboo closing the view of the sky. On one of our visits to the Maki farm , we saw our first Bamboo Lemurs... More 

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antananarivo
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8 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

It is actually a nice reserve for a day visit. The lemur catta and the sifaka - dancing lemurs are very easy to spot. It is only at about 6 kms outside Fort Dauphin. Half of the road is quite bad but 4x4 can pass easily. The area is very green and I like the canoe ride in the natural... More 

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Hilton, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

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 

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Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

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 

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Bali, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016

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 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 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

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