Madagascar

Le Soleil Des Tsingy

Overview

The Land of Lemurs

Stay right in the heart of the Tsingy de Bemaraha region, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Madagascar’s stunningly diverse west. This lodge offers glorious views over the forested lowlands and the Manambolo River, Soleil des Tsingy is a luxurious lodge in a unique and mesmerising location.

Amid these lovely surroundings the lodge offers the highest standard of accommodation in the area with attractive décor and comfortable bungalows offering guests a secluded experience with their own private balconies to sit back and relax. Otherwise, guests can enjoy the views from the lodges infinity pool which looks out over the tropical valley.

During the days there are a whole host of activities which people can get stuck into. Exploring the famous nearby limestone karsts of Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park. The surrounding area is perfect for those wanting an adventure. Head out trekking through impressive gorges, rainforest and waterfalls, or set off down the Manambolo River in a traditional dugout canoe to learn about the fascinating local wildlife and ecosystem.

Facts

At a glance

  • 17 private bungalows

  • Swimming pool

  • Bar

  • 20 hectares of private land

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Activities and Experiences

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    River Trips

    Float down the Manabolo River in a traditional dugout canoe known as a ‘pirogue’. This provides a authentic way to explore the surrounding forest spotting some of the rarer species of animals from the water. The river cuts through a spectacular limestone gorges and landscapes on the southern boundary of the national park.

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    Visit the National Park

    The lodge is close to the Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park, and its impressive limestone formations and incredible scenery. Explore this UNESCO world heritage site with a private guide and learn about the huge diversity of rare wildlife and this beautiful habitat.

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    Explore the Caves

    Head out and visit one of the caves filled with stalactites and stalagmites as well as a few human tombs from Madagascar’s first settlers, the Vazimba, which date back to the 5th century.

Conservation

The lodge was opened in 2013 and during construction they set out to preserve the surrounding biodiversity by saving the surrounding trees and shrubs. After opening the lodge went on to plant another 5,000 indigenous trees and shrubs. The 20-hectare plot of land is protected and monitored by the community at Les Soleil Des Tsingy.

Footprint

In order to reduce the carbon footprint of the lodge much of the food is grown and sourced locally which not only helps and supports local communities but helps reduce food miles and its negative impact on the environment.

What makes us different

Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

Our Travel Researchers are here to create incredible trips with a positive impact for you.

  • Unforgettable experiences

    Creating your trip is entirely collaborative and our Travel Researchers are here for every step.

  • Positive impact

    Curated sustainable experiences and accommodation that maximize the benefits to local people and place.

  • Fairness and transparency

    An open, competitive pricing structure that ensures more money goes to where it's needed in the destination.

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