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Berenty Private Reserve

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Easy going Lemur Viewing

Just returned from my fourth visit to Berenty, this time guiding two elderly American tourists aged... read more

Reviewed October 27, 2018
Cape Town
Loved it!

Ring-tailed lemurs, dancing sifakas, lots of other wonderful things to see and do. A must do. Road... read more

Reviewed October 5, 2018
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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 October 27, 2018

Just returned from my fourth visit to Berenty, this time guiding two elderly American tourists aged 77 and 79. My last visit was in 2011 and my first was in 2001. A few things have changed but much has stayed the same. The new accommodation...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TonyCTCapeTown
Reviewed October 18, 2018

The private reserve is surrounded by hectares( acres) of cacti so the lemurs are trapped within the compound. Since there is no natural predators in the reserve, the Ring-tailed lemurs are over populated and there is lack of food for them. So, the Ring-tailed are...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Robert H
Reviewed October 5, 2018

Ring-tailed lemurs, dancing sifakas, lots of other wonderful things to see and do. A must do. Road to reserve is horrid, but worth it in the end (80km takes 4 hours).

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank youngtravellers99
Reviewed October 3, 2018

You will never tire of watch these interesting animals. The ring-tail lemurs are endemic here,The photo above is of a sifka.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mantamoon
Reviewed September 28, 2018

We stayed at Berenty for 3 nights, the lodge and surrounding Forest and spiny forest are really amazing and great to see, the Lemurs are fantastic and the dancing Sifakas were a highlight to see as they bounced along, we did 2 night walks and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Andrewschoeman
Reviewed September 23, 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2017
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

Date of experience: October 2017
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

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank John S
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

Date of experience: October 2016
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

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank Erika B
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