• Mandare River Camp, Madagascar

About Mandrare River Camp

About Mandrare River Camp

Set on the banks of the Mandrare River this tented camp is a fantastic base to explore the surrounding forests and mountains. With ample wildlife living in these areas it is possible that you won’t have to leave the comfort of your tent to spot one of Madagascar’s endemic creatures.

Lodge Details


A luxurious tented camp where each tent features uniquely hand-carved furnishings. There is an intimate and friendly atmosphere here.


Located on the Southern tip of Madagascar, about 3 kilometres from Ifotaka - right on the banks of the Mandrare River. Access is via a 3 hour 30 minute drive or 40 minute light aircraft flight from Fort Dauphin.

Accommodation & Facilities

Rooms at Mandrare are set within East African style tents, however these ‘tents’ are complete with four-poster double beds swathed in mosquito netting, a private en-suite bathroom, private terrace with seating area, wardrobe and a dressing table. The tents each have a subtle theme based on the local wildlife and feature hand-carved wooden furnishings depicting the animal of that tent; chameleon, lemur, baobab, radiated tortoise and heron. Look out onto the incredible flora and fauna on the riverbanks against the backdrop of the mountain range. There is also 24 hour solar lighting and hot water.

The camp is situated on private land so there will be no competition to see the incredible wildlife here; don’t be surprised to find an unexpected visitor when you open your tent in the morning! Your private veranda is a wonderful spot for watching the world go by with a sundowner after an unforgettable day of exploring.


All meals are included during your stay at Mandrare with each course being made from as much locally sourced produce as possible. The food here is extremely fresh from the range of meats to the home baked breads.


Exploring the magnificent area is fantastic, especially on the day and night walks organised by your guide. Five different types of lemur have been recorded here including; white-foot sportive lemur, ring-tailed lemur, grey brown mouse lemur, grey mouse lemur and Verraux’s sifaka. Take a wander through the Spiny Forest and the ancient burial tombs during your stay. There will also be opportunities to visit local villages as well as the weekly market in the local town.

Child Policy

Children of all ages are welcome at Mandrare and an extra bed can be placed into your tent on request.

Want to stay here?

Contact one of our Destination Specialists to start planning your journey to include a stay here. Please note we recommend a budget of from £7,000 / $10,000 USD per person for our style of trip to this destination.

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