Mandrare offers a unique experience of both the wildlife and the culture of this area of Madagascar

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Ifotaka, Madagascar, Madagascar

Mandrare River Camp

  • In the early morning you can watch the changing light as the sun rises over the river directly in front of your tent.
  • With its small number of tents and secluded location, the camp is incredibly peaceful and makes a simple but authentic place from which to explore the island’s diverse wildlife and unique indigenous culture.
  • Set on the banks of the Manampanihy River in the Ifotaka Community Forest.

Facilities include

River View Swimming Pool Daily Laundry Deck Dining Area Deck View Bar

Activities include

  • Forest Walks
  • Guided Birding
  • Cultural Visits
  • Coastal Safaris
  • In-Room Massages
  • Incredible Starsgazing
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About Mandrare River Camp

Mandrare River Camp is a remote and beautifully positioned bush lodge on the banks of the Mandrare River. The seven guest tents are all en-suite and all enjoy river views. The riverine forest provides shade during the often high heat of the day. A communal open building is home to a bar, dining area, viewing deck and swimming pool. Meals are served in various locations around this area.

Activities are extremely varied: night walks in the Sacred Spiny Forest; day walks in the Sacred Gallery Forest. 4x4 Safaris and walking safaris along the Mandrare River as well as longer trips to the river mouth where you'll find impressive dunes. Mandrare has its own avenue of baobabs which you only share with other camp guests. The cultural experiences of this area are authentic and fascinating.

Practical info

Practical info

Location

The camp is located inland from Fort Dauphin across the mountains from this coastal town in southeastern Madagascar. The camp itself sits in the riverine forest along the Mandrare River close to the small town of Ifotaka.

How to get there

Guests either fly commercially with Air Madagascar to Fort Dauphin and then drive to the camp, about 4 hours away. Alternatively a twice weekly charter flight helps ease the journey with the aircraft landing at an airstrip about 15 minutes from camp.

When to go

The camp is closed from the 10th January to the end of March for the rainy season. Speak to your consultant about specific seasons of travel.

Important Information

Mandrare is one of very few high quality safari style properties and is well worth including in any itinerary. However, it is remote and relatively expensive to get and stay here, so it's important that you discuss the suitability of this property with your consultant for informed guidance.

Children

Travelling with children

We do not recommend travelling to Mandrare River Camp with young children and there is a 12 year old age limit at this property. When travelling to Madagascar with children, it is always important to get accurate and up to date advice from your consultant.

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