Anjajavy Le Lodge
Anjajavy has 24 air-conditioned sea-facing villas  
Swimming at Moromba Bay  
Pool at Anjajavy  
Aerial view of the peninsula  
Moromba Bay  
Guided nature walks are included in the rates at the lodge  
Anjajavy supports education programs in 4 local villlages. Guests may visit the villages on request  
One of the world's six rarest raptors, Madagascar fish eagles are easily seen around Anjajavy  
VIew from one of the seaside chalets  
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Anjajavy Le Lodge

Anjajavy & the Northwest, Madagascar

Anjajavy Le Lodge stands beside the beach at the end of a peninsula that extends into a wide bay in the Mozambique Channel. It is a remote and exceptionally beautiful coast, with sandy coves and turquoise waters, and at Anjajavy it borders a superb dry forest reserve protecting a host of unique wildlife.


The 24 air-conditioned, two-storey villas are built of local rosewood and roofed with satrana leaves. Each is equipped with a large bed, sitting area, breakfast corner, bathroom with oversize bath and shower and separate w.c. Upstairs is another room with two single beds whuich are perfect for children, plenty more storage space and a work surface. Amenities include tea/coffee facilities, a fridge, a safe and a variety of lighting.

French windows open onto a large sea-facing verandah, furnished with armchairs and a hammock from which you can watch the lemurs in the trees or the fishing pirogues on the ocean. Notwithstanding the isolated location, this is probably the most comfortable accommodation in Madagascar.


The main lodge houses a comfortable lounge, the bar and billiards table, the television room and the main restaurant, though many meals are taken outside, on the decked area that runs the length of the main building. (Please note that a supplement has been introduced for gluten-free meals: €15 per person per day; 2017 update). The main building looks out across the lawn, usually littered with endemic birds, to the 200 m2 pool and the Indian Ocean beyond. When we last visited, the boutique stocked a range of essentials, both traditional and contemporary Malagasy crafts, and a line of resort wear.

The pool has a large sun-deck, with sun-beds and parasols. The long, sandy beach in front of the villas is for swimming and relaxation; deck-chairs and shades are provided at discrete intervals.

A second beach is geared towards watersports, which preserves the tranquillity of the villas and the beach in front of them. The marina is a short walk from the lodge – or you can get a lift.

Anjajavy Reserve is a spectacular example of privately protected dry deciduous forest and contains Coquerel's sifaka, various mouse lemurs, the critically endangered Madagascar fish eagle and chameleons, to name but a few. Wildlife, birding and night walks are a highlight of a stay at Anjajavy, as is its 'Valley of Baobabs'.


Complimentary watersports include catamarans, windsurfing, canoes and snorkelling. Land-based sports include: volleyball, table tennis, badminton, billiards and boules. Mountain bikes are available.

The lodge caters for big game and fly fishing (payable locally). You can walk through the mangrove at low tide; through the forest, populated by Coquerel's sifakas and a variety of bird species; to the Sakalava fishing villages of Ambondro Ampassy or Anjajavy; to the enormous baobab; or explore the numerous small coves. You can feel secure - there are no dangerous or venomous creatures to worry you.

You can observe the wildlife virtually without effort. Each day, a troupe of Coquerel's sifaka comes to a tree just metres from the beach. Brown lemurs often join in. At night, you can spot more than one species of mouse lemur in the beam of your torch. There are flocks of Grey-headed love-birds, Crested couas, Sickle-billed vangas, Vasa parrots, and so on. We can provide a species list of birds and mammals at Anjajavy.

There is a low-key programme of activities, including aquagym, village visits, guided walks in the reserve, boat excursions to the Bay of Moromba and the 'Garçonnière des Dieux', or a sunset cruise in the mangroves.


The hotel welcomes children of all ages although parents should be aware that the pool is not fenced off. A children’s programme is offered over the Christmas holidays and in August, and the chef is happy to arrange specific menus for children year-round.


The private airline, Madagascar Trans Air, provides air transfers from Antananarivo three times each week (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays both ways). Special air transfers can usually be arranged on other days at a higher price.

Social Responsibility

Anjajavy Le Lodge has long supported and continues to work closely with, the NGO Ecole du Monde.  The aim of the hotel's community project is to promote sustainable development at four remote villages in the area.  This is achieved by means of development of micro-businesses of which residents of two villages i.e. Anjajavy and Ambondro-Ampasy are the primary stakeholders.  Community projects focus on diverse areas: fishing (purchasing of canoes, nets and fish-drying equipment), agriculture (purchasing of grain and fertilizer, livestock and assistance with beekeeping), handicrafts, shops and marine transportation (purchasing of dhows enabling villagers to trade with Mahajanga, the provincial capital and country's second port).

These projects are funded by donations from guests and by the hotel. Anjajavy Le Lodge actively contributes to ongoing action aimed at slowing deforestation and controlling of forest fires.

In 2010 and 2011the hotel assisted significantly with extinguishing two extensive forest fires - 12 000 indigenous saplings from its tree nursery were planted as part of a reforestation scheme which is being carried out in collaboration with the NGO "Man and Environment" (MATE). 

Accommodation Reviews

'We felt Anjajavy was just amazing. Staff were superb; animal viewing excellent. The balance of travel; the walks, down time was just right for us. Other people did more excursions but we were vedry happy to relax and digest the sites. The whole Anjajavy experience was one of the best we have had anywhere. The ethos of service/ balance with environment/ comittment to local people/ wildlife/ luxury excursions (private picnic on beach etc) was outstanding. We expected a Relais & Chateaux to be mainly French influenced but the majority of the guests were Anglophone. Cedric was an exceptional manager and was available to talk often. 

NB travelling Premium Economy was worth every penny as it gets you through immigration in Tana quite quickly  - if you are at the back of the plane it is very different'


Mr and Rev Thomas
December 8, 2016

'Herilala was a SUPERB guide - he even went to Berenty with us!. Excellent holiday. Met all our expectations and exceeded on wildlife spotting. Very satisfied with Relais des Plateaux. Food was surprisingly good at Andasibe Hotel. Berenty is stunning for wildlife. La Croix du Sud had the best decorated bedroom and bathroom outside of Anjajavy: the photo in the itinerary does not do it justice.

Mantadia was excellent and order was reversed, which was the right thing to do because of the poor state of the road to the park and the long drive back to Tana.

The road to Berenty was very picturesque but 'deteriorating road' does not describe it......the driver was excellent and managed the jouney in 3 hours thanks to some superb rally driving!'

Mr Alderman and Ms Frost
October 6, 2016

Overall holiday satisfaction: excellent. We enjoyed the whole holiday with the exception of our stay at Iharana Bush Camp.

Vakona Forest Lodge: we particlarly liked th central building with the open fire which we needed as it was cool and damp.

Litchi Tree: Excellent +++ (food especially). The food was delicious. This is a very special place.

Ankarana Lodge: Good service, comfortable, good food and facilities. Location excellent. I liked the swimming pool. Very handily located for Ankarana.

Iharana Bush Camp: the service was indifferent. The lodge wasn't cleaned all the while we were there.

Anjajavy Le Lodge: excellent +++ Not just a very luxurious resort, but the whole area hd so much interest, with the paleontology, archaeology, as well as the wildlife. A fantastic stay'

Mason family
September 14, 2016

'Great holiday, thanks! Overall satisfaction: excellent'. 

Mr and Mrs Russell
July 13, 2016

'Transfers were very functional and helpful. The local guide at Andasibe (Dizzy) was outstanding. He put in a lot of extra effort to ensure we saw as much as we could. Overall holiday satisfaction: excellent. Anjajavy was a truly wonderful way to spend our last week. Only one small comment: drinks are expensive BUT everything else was fantastic'

Mr and Mrs Greg
December 8, 2015

Service from tour operator: excellent. Overall holiday satisfaction: excellent. Anjajavy was paradise!

T Harrison & J Bawden
October 26, 2014

This is the best hotel we have ever stayed in the location, staff, food and service you would find hard to bet

R & W Green
June 9, 2013

The Anjajavy Hotel was outstanding. 

October 17, 2011

All the guides at Anjajavy were excellent. The food at Anjajvy rates a special mention.

M MacMillan
July 23, 2011

Anjajavy is fantastic and also such a warm welcome and the guided walks were also fantastic and with knowledgeable guides. The drivers too were extremely friendly. I could really go on and on about how fantastic it was… Thank you so much for your help and advice throughout, I shall definitely be recommending Rainbow Tours to friends and we shall not hesitate to use you again in the future.

G Cobb
July 7, 2011

The team there are excellent.

A Prophet
April 29, 2011

Great Stay! Service was excellent and villas very nice. The pool was lovely.

Author: M & G Payne
October 30, 2010

Full marks for comfort, service, meals, location and facilities! Very attentive staff.

April 29, 2010

Excellent. Anjajavy Hotel was simply amazing. The location, wildlife, service, food, nothing really to complain even the least about. It was the perfect start to a honeymoon.

P Thillainathan & L Pert
October 6, 2009

Just to let you know we had a wonderful time in Madagascar and my arrangements all went very smoothly. Anjajavy Hotel was wonderful , the staff incredibly welcoming, the accommodation was great but most of all the hotel and grounds were superb. It was so beautiful and the fauna and fauna quite simply breathtaking. Loved the fishing expedition - we caught 3 20 pound fish in 25 mins and the tea in the Oasis garden at 5pm and swimming at sunset in the infinity pool....... It really was paradise.

F Neale
June 30, 2009

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