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Nahampoana Reserve

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Address: Nahampohana, Fort Dauphin, Madagascar

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Tranquil and intimate place to have a guaranteed encounter with lemurs

We visited this reserve on our way to Fort Dauphin and I was very glad to have taken up this visit proposed by our tour organizer. We had spent 2 nights in a private reserve... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Honolulu, Hawaii
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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111 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this reserve on our way to Fort Dauphin and I was very glad to have taken up this visit proposed by our tour organizer. We had spent 2 nights in a private reserve without the luck of spotting any lemurs and was feeling a little disappointed. After walking through the charming bamboo-lined entrance, being introduced to various species... More 

Thank echoytx
London, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Went for a morning tour and hired a guide who spoke very well about the history of the place. We saw four types of lemurs and interacted directly with 2 of them. They tend to come down if you have fruit and are very interested in you. 20 thousand AR for visitors to the park plus some tips for the... More 

Thank EnglishTripHead
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Visited here whilst staying in Fort Dauphin. The journey there was bumpy but a great way of seeing the local area. A 4x4 is probably advisable but our taxi driver did a great job. The reserve is beautiful and it is well worth staying overnight in the comfortable and reasonably priced accommodation, enjoying the delicious food provided by the friendly... More 

Thank badatgeography
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54 reviews
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Reviewed 11 September 2016

This was not too far away from where I was staying in Fort Dauphine and I loved my visit. You can go and walk the grounds to see lemurs, have a picnic lunch to enjoy the weather and they have a few rooms if you wanted to stay there too. I think it is better to have a 4WD vehicle,... More 

Thank Duckie043
Fort Dauphin, Madagascar
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

The reserve is in the grounds of an old experimental forestry station with a partly restored and partly modernised colonial home serving as the base and office. Lemurs roam freely and there are other attractions such as tortoises and chameleons. Just 7km from Fort Dauphin, it is really well worth a visit.

Thank Dadamanga_Tours
Reading, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Visited here whilst staying in Fort Dauphin and would recommend a visit here! The lemurs are very tame and respond to the guide shouting "Maki Maki" (plus the odd piece of banana) The grounds of the Reserve are beautiful but I would strongly recommend a guided tour otherwise it would be difficult to know where to go/what to do. Also... More 

Thank Emily C
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 7 August 2016

Obviously the main attraction for this place is the lemurs. The lemurs are very friendly, and it is a fantastic experience when you feed them and have them come near you. Don;t be fooled, this is not a truly `wild` experience, but that should't be how you take this place. It is like being in a beautiful country garden, where... More 

Thank Nick L
Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016

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 

Thank Michelle F
Sydney, Australia
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221 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 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 

Thank SylviaScaglia
Greenville, North Carolina
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77 reviews
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Reviewed 5 June 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.

Thank Kathy K

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