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Berenty Private Reserve

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We spent 2 nights at the Berenty Lodge located inside the reserve. We flew by light plane to Behara... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Melbourne, Australia
Excellent wildlife, accommodations, and guides

Great opportunities to see at least 5 species of lemurs, chameleons, snakes, insects, and birds... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2017
Bruce R
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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 Japan. The Berenty Reserve is a reference site for scientists and is visited by many travelers, curious to discover the animal and plant diversity that inhabit these more than 1000 hectares of protected areas. The Berenty Reserve is a real sanctuary for the 2 000 lemurs who live there freely. The Réserve allows you to discover 102 species of birds and more than one hundred other species: reptiles, turtles, bats... Natural and floristic varieties, such as forests, red sands, bush, also offer a show of incomparable endemic wealth. Let yourself be carried away by the magic of Berenty...
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Johnpsau
Reviewed 22 February 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 6 January 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

Thank Erika B
Reviewed 13 December 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

2  Thank MikeBirdman
Reviewed 9 November 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

Thank CJW913
Reviewed 22 September 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 16 September 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

Thank BetterThanIDeserve1
Reviewed 15 September 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.

Reviewed 5 September 2015 via mobile

The berenty reserve is a fantastic place to see the lemurs up close. There are 5 species of lemur found here including two nocturnal ones. The 'dancing' verreaux sifakas are entertaining to watch! Jean-Phillip (local guide from Fort Dauphin) is an excellent guide and was...More

Thank drchristo4
Reviewed 20 January 2015

If you have been to Mexico, Atacama or Peru tune down. Otherwise it is an impressive compound where we stayed for a couple of days initially in 2003 wherefrom we decided to submit a review 12 years later con addenda. August is a good time....More

2  Thank Bardangas
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