Overview of Isalo Rock Lodge

Established in 1962 and spanning 81,540 hectares, Isalo National Park is home to a picturesque rocky landscape and a semi-arid climate. Featuring one of the world’s best stargazing sites, the ‘Balcony of Isalo’ offers pristine views of a constellation of stars accompanied by the ambient song of cicadas. Sandstone ridges and deep canyons are surrounded by grassy plains and palm-lined oases, creating what some have described as a ‘Jurassic era’ landscape.

Modern amenities and luxurious accommodation take centre stage in this microcosm of indigenous flora and fauna. Escape from city life without sacrificing modern luxury, all while enjoying close encounters with the white sifakas and ring-tailed lemurs. An exciting itinerary of activities, from horseback riding to billiards, provides ample opportunities to create memorable family and safari adventures.

Madagascar boasts a temperate climate throughout the year, with slightly warmer summer months and cooler evenings. Sandstone landscapes offer cloudbursts of rain showers, unveiling a fresh sandy fragrance. Isalo Rock Lodge is an ideal safari getaway for families, friends, and couples at any time of the year.

Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • Exceptional stargazing
  • Scenic rocky canyon hiking in Isalo National Park
  • Encounter pink chameleons & ring-tailed lemurs
  • Eco-conscious lodge
  • Gym, spa & billiards table
  • Accessible design that’s disability-friendly


Nature walks

Nature walks

Spa treatments

Spa treatments

Star gazing

Star gazing

Rooms at Isalo Rock Lodge

Unwind and relax, in your own private luxury
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    Standard Room

    Isalo Rock Lodge offers spacious and luxurious rooms with exquisite mountain views. A private balcony opens to breathtaking views of the unique rock formations and the surrounding semi-desertic climate. Relax on a long deck chair with a refreshing cool drink from your private minibar or wrap yourself up in a complimentary cosy robe while sipping on a homely cup of tea or coffee.

    General Facilities

    The facilities at the lodge are optimised for your enjoyment and relaxation. Indulge in a midday massage by one of the trained masseuses or challenge your friends to a game of billiards in the games room. A well-equipped on-site gym is also available for those in need of a serotonin boost.

    Games room

    Games room



    Plunge pool

    Plunge pool


    Isalo Rock Lodge offers a seasonal blend of delicious European and local Malagasy cuisine, providing an assortment of breakfast, lunch, and dinner options for wholesome and hearty meals.

    Experience a classy dining atmosphere on the outdoor terrace, set in a serene ambiance. Indoor dining is also available, with glass panels allowing uninterrupted views of the splendid sandstone cliffs and lush green forests.

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