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Berenty Reserve - A view from our expert author


Verreaux's sifaka, Madagascar © Daniel AustinBerenty Reserve is home to around 300 Verreaux's sifakas © Daniel Austin

The mixture of tame lemurs, comfortable accommodation and the tranquillity of the forest trails make this the Madagascar memory for many people.

This small private reserve some 3 hours’ drive west of Taolagnaro is one of the most famous in Madagascar, not least for being the site where renowned primatologist Alison Jolly studied lemurs for five decades. It’s pricey but most visitors love it for the combination of tame lemurs, reasonably comfy accommodation, knowledgeable guides and easy forest trails. There are some 30 bungalows and rooms as well as a restaurant within the reserve complex. Don’t try turning up unannounced – they generally insist you use their transfers from Taolagnaro. Most visitors to Berenty are on package tours but independent travellers can organise a trip here through the Dauphin Hotel in Taolagnaro. 

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