Although not far from Ambilobe, this gorgeous lodge is perfectly placed for exploring the Réserve Spéciale Ankarana. Wattle and daub bungalows are widely spaced for privacy and are beautifully appointed; each has its own deck with views over a lake and the tsingy.
Find the lodge by turning west 7km north of Ambilobe; follow the signposts along the sandy track for 12km.
Electricity is all solar-powered and there are no power points in the bungalows. Excursions include taking a pirogue on the lake and walks into the tsingy. For extra romance, champagne is served at the Ambatomiloloha tsingy lookout point on full-moon nights. An open-air restaurant and bar, massage room and pool complete the picture.