Gite de Ampijoroa
Family bungalow interior  
The Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust's Projet Angonoka  
Broad trails fan out from Gite d'Ampijoroa. Wildlife viewing is fantastic year-round  
Bungalow interior 2018  
The refurbished restaurant  
Bungalow exterior  
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Gite de Ampijoroa

Ankarafantsika National Park, Madagascar

Recently refurbished (2018), Gite de Ampijoroa has seven basic lakeside bungalows - some of which sleep up to four guests. These chalets are located next to Lac Ravelobe in a grove of teak trees adjacent to the deciduous woods. Electricity is now provided 24/7.

Facilities are en suite but there is cold water only.  Across the road at the campsite and Ampijoroa Research Station is the refurbished restaurant. Food is very good and portions generous. 

Weather at Ankarafantsika is generally very hot (September to April), with cooler months being May to August. 



Accommodation Reviews

'Overall satisfaction: Excellent. Relais des Plateaux is a very good hotel.

Gite d'Ampijoroa (Ankarafantsika National Park) has excellent location, good service, food and facilities; average comfort.

Royal Palissandre Hotel & Spa excellent food and service. Too posh for us.

Vakona Forest Lodge: excellent location, meals and facilities. Lovely setting but felt a bit damp and cold.

Thermal Hotel Ranomafana: excellent comfort, good service, location and meals. Beautiful hotel but electricity kept running out.

La Varangue de Betsileo: excellent in all respects. Very nice people, looked after us very well.

Relais la Reine: Very nice, lovely area.

La Mira: excellent in all respects. Very nice and relaxing.

The guides were excellent especially Bel-Aviv and his driver Doudou, who were with us for most of the trip. All were very helpful, knowledgeable and friendly'.

Mr and Mrs Smeaton
October 13, 2016

Our trip to Madagascar quickly evolved from a birding/wildlife trip to so much more, thanks to Rija. I couldn't ask for a better guide. His knowledge of  and, more important, love of Madagascar culture and wildlife enriched our trip so much. He is just an excellent ambassador for his country. He was also extremely sensitive and responsive to our needs and occasional changes in itinerary and schedules. Andy, our driver, was also extremely competent and continually cheerful. All other connections and arrangements through Za tours went perfectly without any hitches. It was a very moving journey,  which I am still processing. I have just finished editing our 2600 photos (after a major mishap with the first 40 hours of editing) and will post them soon through my facebook page. We learned so much, and I've been inspired to read and learn even more since coming home. I have also been considering opportunities here for supporting conservation efforts in Madagascar. One possibility might be working with NGOs or California government to promote carbon projects for Madagascar, an area I was doing a little work on before I retired. Thanks to you, Rija and the ground operators for a very special trip.

Cathy Bleier
December 15, 2013

Gite d Ampijoroa is good for the nature of the site, it doesn't pretend to be a lodge or a hotel but fine for its purpose and a very good location. 

October 14, 2011

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