Mandrare River Camp


A unique safari experience for true lovers of the bush in the largely unexplored region of Ifotaka – home to lemurs, unique burial tombs and the Antandroy tribe, recognised as one of the fiercest tribes in the area.

There are only six large tents, all spaced out under the shade of vast tamarind trees and high above the river bank with spectacular views of the mountains beyond. Each has a verandah, an en-suite bathroom with hot bucket showers and deeply comfortable beds.


Our Thoughts

The area in which Mandrare lies combines all that Madagascar is famed for - wild unspoilt beaches, lemurs, unique burial tombs and fierce but friendly local tribes. Reaching here involves flying to Fort Dauphin and travelling onward by road, but like most places on this island nation, it is worth all the effort.

  • Games drives
  • Beach
  • Fully plumbed bathroom 

Gather with your fellow campers for social meals in the ‘mess tent’. Breakfasts are heavenly freshly baked breads and croissants with locally made preserves, cereals are fresh fruit juices. Lunch is a gourmet barbeque and relax at dinner with a three course dinner to cap off your bush experience. (All drinks in camp, including imported wines and spirits are complimentary).

There are only six large luxury tents, making this is a very intimate camp. Perched on the edge of the Mandrare River bank tents are built to accommodate double and twin ‘rooms’. But these are tents like no other, with amenities fit for a king:

  • Private Terrace with chairs and table
  • 4-poster mosquito netted bed
  • Wardrobe and dressing table
  • Bedside lights and table
  • 24 hr lighting and hot water
  • Fully plumbed bathroom
  • Hand carved wooden furniture
  • Sacred Spiny forest walks
  • Sacred gallery forest walks
  • Birding
  • Lemur spotting
  • Night walks

It allows children at Mandrare River Camp with having single beds in the covered canvas. However being camping there are no kids clubs, and the trekking for young ones on walking safaris through the forest can be tough going. So try not to over estimate their abilities physically.

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