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Berenty Private Reserve

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Amazing Lemurs - so friendly and visible, totally charming

The rooms are huge, sunken living area, massive beds and very modern bathrooms, the restaurant was... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Lisa M
Unique reserve in the Spiny Forest

We drove through the long, rutted road from Ft. Dauphin to Berenty and, wow, was it worth it. The... read more

Reviewed October 20, 2017
West Lafayette, Indiana
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Established in 1936 in southern Madagascar by the Heaulme family, the Berenty Reserve has been known internationally since its opening to the public in 1981. Many public figures went there like Prince Philip of Edinburgh or the son of the Emperor of...more
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Berenty Private Reserve, Madagascar
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Reviewed yesterday

The rooms are huge, sunken living area, massive beds and very modern bathrooms, the restaurant was perfectly adequate and the guides were friendly and helpful.

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed October 20, 2017

We drove through the long, rutted road from Ft. Dauphin to Berenty and, wow, was it worth it. The lodge itself was wonderful and I’ve reviewed that separately. But, the reserve really deserves special mention. It is part of a large estate owned by the...More

1  Thank lous652
Reviewed September 24, 2017

We spent 2 nights at the Berenty Lodge located inside the reserve. We flew by light plane to Behara then it was about a 35 minute drive over unpaved, dirt roads to get to the reserve. The reserve encapsulates Madagascar with the largest, from our...More

1  Thank Johnpsau
Reviewed February 22, 2017

Great opportunities to see at least 5 species of lemurs, chameleons, snakes, insects, and birds. Some species do require more work than the others, but there is always some wildlife activity to see, observe, and photograph. The guides are excellent, the staff friendly and accommodating,...More

1  Thank Bruce R
Reviewed January 5, 2017

we stayed there in December 2016 for 3 days. What an experience of a life time. We did some night and day walks with our tour guide who was excellent in spotting wildlife everywhere. We stayed in the newly renovated bungalows with AC , very...More

1  Thank Erika B
Reviewed December 13, 2016

A very famous small private reserve in the far south of Madagascar. Well known for ring-tailed lemurs and the well-videod "dancing sifakas". Yes is a pain to get to. Have to fly to Fort Dauphin and drive for four hours on a ghastly road. That...More

5  Thank MikeBirdman
Reviewed November 9, 2016

At the beginning of a two-week Adventures Abroad tour of Madagascar, our group of 10 stayed here for two nights in October. After flying for 1.5 hours on a delayed flight from Tana to Ft. Dauphin, we then drove over a pot-holed road for five...More

1  Thank CJW913
Reviewed September 22, 2016

I really liked Berenty. I was a little bit scared that it would feel like a zoo, but not at all. The lemurs are free. They are everywhere and easy to see. They are more habituated to human because they are close to the lodge,...More

1  Thank _melie83-
Reviewed September 16, 2015

Certainly went to the this location for the lemurs and the viewing opportunities did not disappoint. The lodging for the location was above average. The food and service were fine too. You won't be disappointed if you come for the lemurs and you want a...More

1  Thank BetterThanIDeserve1
Reviewed September 15, 2015

A unique place for viewing the dancing Verreaux's Sifaka Lemurs. There are other lemurs in the Reserve as well as birds and opportunity for night walks in the forest.

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