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Lokobe Nature Special Reserve

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Address: Nosy Be, Madagascar
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If you have made it to Madagascar , this is another must See or do . Lots of critters here! It is not easy to experience, but at the end of it all, I wish I had more of a... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2017
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Cornelius, North Carolina
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Nanyuki
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7 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Slightly disappointing to find that this trip is designed in such a way that you have to share the tiny strip of reserve to which you are given access with another 30 travellers (we were there very early in the season). Had imagined we would be walking in primary forest but the path sticks to the peripheral secondary forest. However... More 

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Cornelius, North Carolina
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Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

If you have made it to Madagascar , this is another must See or do . Lots of critters here! It is not easy to experience, but at the end of it all, I wish I had more of a relaxed take it easy visit here. We were always on a time constraint. It's a once in a lifetime excursion... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

This is a small nature reserve, but beautiful and well worth a visit. There are plenty of lemurs, chameleons and other exciting smaller animals. We even saw a large boa constrictor. The little village nearby is also very cute, and we had an amazing local lunch there. Our guide took us there in a local canoe that we had to... More 

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

We spent an hour around here. We enjoyed feeding the lemurs. There was also a crocodile and a giant tortoise.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Nice boat ride to the reserve with a wet landing and a steep climb, all worthwhile. All sorts of critters but the main attraction would be the lemurs! Of course, you can see them running up to you in town as well but I think it best to see them in their environment!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Saw chameleons and lots of different lemurs. Excellent guide with a ton of local knowledge. Superb lunch !! Well worth a visit, but take the Mozzi spray with you.

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Eagle River, Alaska
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Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and I visited this reserve while in Nosy Be. Besides seeing crocs, chameleon, and tortoises, we were surrounding by lots and lots of lemur - brown ones, black& white ones, black ones, etc - all posing for photos, but you had to be fast as they were jumping all around on the trees - still great to see.... More 

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Antananarivo, Madagascar
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Reviewed 15 January 2017

The part of the reserve accessible to tourists is small, but you can see pretty much all the wildlife that's in the reserve in just 2 or 3 hours. If you do a tour that includes lunch after, be prepared to eat a big meal of fresh seafood and side dishes. Worth a visit!

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Port Townsend, Washington
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Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Do NOT agree to paddle to the village. We also went with Jon Pierre. He was supposed to have enough paddlers for the traditional canoes so that our paddling was optional. An hour of tough paddling against the wind, with 3 elderly tired tourists and one small local paddler, and when we finally arrived, we barely had any energy to... More 

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Rustenburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 January 2017

Really enjoyed seeing the local flora and fauna. To have a Lemur eat banana from your hand is a real treat! The giant tortoise was great. We bought Ylang Ylang oils that are made on the property at the gift shop.

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