The camp’s off the beaten path location, in the remote south of Madagascar, provides exclusive access to one of world’s most unique ecosystems. Experience this rare and important environment up close and immerse yourself in the biological and cultural diversity of Madagascar.
You will be guided through your days by our outstanding and professionally trained guides in English or French. When not in search of rare plants and wildlife, take time to learn about the the life and traditions of the Tandroy people who live in this incredible place.
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.
Each charming tent combines authentic bush flair with the comfort of high-end accommodation. Each of our sites offers a stunning view of the tranquil waters of the Mandrare River and help create the perfect space to relax in after a day of exploring one of the most unique and remote places in Madagascar. The tents have spacious en-suite bathrooms and are located under the relaxing shade of old-growth tamarind trees, offering a breathtaking view of the Mandrare River that brings life to the Tandroy people and the arid deserts of southern Madagascar.
The camp is situated on private land so there will be no competition to see the incredible wildlife here; 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.
Activities at Mandrare River Camp are individually tailored your needs, whether you want to rise with the sun and spend a morning in search of rare and endemic birds and diurnal lemurs or wait until the sun sets to walk through the spiny forest to spot mouse lemurs and chameleons.