Mandrare River Camp – Mandrare River, Madagascar

Mandrare River, Madagascar –  A three hours’ drive northwest of Fort Dauphin, in southern Madagascar, Mandrare River Camp is nestled under the shade of tamarind trees on the banks of the Mandrare River – the lifeblood of the region. Set in the grounds of an old colonial sisal plantation house, the camp is just three kilometres from the village of Ifotaka and opposite the sacred ancestral forests of the Antandroy Tribe.



Six large luxurious tents are generously spread out high up on the shady river bank, all with views across the tranquil water and the mountains beyond. With stone built bathrooms to the rear of the tents, hot water is supplied by a solar system so it is never in short supply. By no means primitive, this is most definitely a luxury camp with comfortable beds and delectable cuisine prepared on site from the finest of ingredients. A real treat are the fresh Parisian patisseries prepared at 4am every morning. With so much to see and do, Mandrare River Camp and surroundings are best explored on a three night camping programme. Activities include visits to the Sacred Gallery and Spiny Forest with its excellent sifaka and ring tailed lemur populations at both day and night, sample the local markets, visit the local villages and have sundowners in the amazing Baobab Forest.

1 review for Mandrare River Camp – Mandrare River, Madagascar

  1. 5 out of 5


    This is without a doubt the best place I have so fart stayed at in Madagascar. The serenity and wilderness is unique. Here, you do feel like you are in the ‘real Madagascar’ – away from sometimes busy tourist attractions. Spend as much time as you like when going for walks to encounter the lemurs during the day or in the evening and even at night. A phenomenal wildlife and cultural experience!!

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