Le Domaine De Fontenay Joffreville Madagascar

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Le Domaine De Fontenay Hotel

Joffreville Diego Suarez Madagascar

This century-old homestead of a rich French settler has been turned into an exceptional setting for a relaxing stay.
At 760 meters above sea level, the Domaine de Fontenay enjoys a healthy and pleasant climate allowing guests a break from the sultriness of Diego-Suarez and the coast.

Le Domaine De Fontenay Hote madagascarLe Domaine De Fontenay Hote

On the immediate outskirts of Joffre-Ville and almost bordering the Amber Mountain , lies the 300 hectare Le Fontenay Nature Park (LFNP). It is a recent private initiative which aims to provide nature and birding lovers with a complementary nature park in the region

The park is part riverine and montain forest. Forested areas are mixed primary and secondary. There is also degraded forest, interspersed with cultivated and abandoned agriculture. For the time being, the owners are not systematically destroying abandoned agricultural patches, but allowing the forest to re-claim this naturally. Until the proposed re-forestation programme is complete and forest trees are sustaining the fauna, letchis, mangoes, bananas and papayas provide a good food source. Finally, the park also has hilly grasslands and small plateaus.

There are several river/stream systems and about 15 waterfalls of varying height (highest about 35m) and intensity of flow. The park has good paths/trails and circuits to suit most abilities. Many of these are on hillsides and ridges which give both panoramic and specific birding views over the existing canopy. In brief, LFNP is an excellent park for birding and panorama/aesthetics

Of the two species of diurnal lemurs common to the region, Sanford ’s Brown is seen more often. Crowned Lemurs are more easily seen during the letchi and mango season in Dec/Jan/Feb. Nocturnal varieties such as the Greater Dwarf, Grey Mouse & Northern Sportive are found all year round with peaks in the summer.
Ring-tailed Mongoose is fairly common as is the nocturnal Civet. There are a variety of Tenrecs during the summer. The owners are in the process of launching a project to re-forest parts of the park with endemic and other appropriate flora.

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Special Two Location Holiday Deal

7 Nights at Le Domaine De Fontenay - Breakfast and dinner
Day trip to Red Tsingy and le Fonenay National Park
Day trip to Ankarana reserve
Boat transfer to Nosy Be
7 nights at Vanila Hotel Nosy Be - Breakfast and dinner
Day trip to Nosy Komba
Day trip to Mosy Sakatia

All transfers from local airport and between lodges included
Euro 1625 per person based on two sharing.

Excludes air fare to local airport.