Located a short distance from the tiny centre of the old French military town of Joffreville, The Litchi Tree is a six-roomed boutique guesthouse, run by the welcoming Frenchman and owner, Herve Dumel. The rooms are located in the attractive gardens and have large wooden beds, en suite bathrooms with large shower, wooden floors and simple , but colourful and stylish décor. The main house includes a small restaurant, where superbly home-cooked food is made by Herve. There is a well-stocked bar and ‘smoking room/lounge’, where a nightcap or two is encouraged.
Litchi Tree is the closest accommodation in Joffreville to the entrance of Montagne D’Ambre National Park – it’s only 3.5kms away (approx 20minutes) along a dirt track. This is a friendly establishment with attentive and personal service, complete with great views out over the surrounding landscape.
'Vakona Forest Lodge, Andasibe: lovely location.
Allamanda Hotel, Antsiranana: the food was very good.
Litchi Tree, Montagne d'Ambre: Friendly and characterful.
Iharana Bush Camp, Ankarana: accommodation a bit too basic; got bitten in bed
Eden Lodge: Lovely place'
Mr Foster and Ms Anderson
November 22, 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'
September 14, 2016
'Your brochure offered us a suitable trip with option to customise sample tour. We had a wonderful trip. Food at Litchi Tree and location at Iharana Bush Camp wonderful. Sakatia Lodge is very friendly. We enjoyed snorkelling especially with Whale sharks!! As we are not divers, a magical experience. Very lucky to be there at right time of year to see Whale sharks'
Mr and Mrs Thompson
November 26, 2015
'Vakona Forest Lodge has nice grounds. Easy walk to Lemur Island if we had not already been driven there. Food better than average. Litchi Tree excellent. Seemed willing to consider any limitations on diet (we had none). Menu at Iharana Bush Camp limited but well prepared. Effort to provide individual and friendly service. Didn't mind the wildlife in the room.
Overall planning for a two-week tour was excellent an was tailored to our abilities anthe season. We wanted a more generalised tour than, for example, a birding trip, an got it. I am also interested in loca life an the guides were able to point ou and explain what we observed and something of the overall status of Madagascar. We commend all the drivers who hd to deal with the chaotic traffic on the decrepit roads. The vehicles provided were all comfortable. Recommend to add Tsingy Rouges to the itinerary'
Mr and Mrs Ehrlich
June 22, 2015
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