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Mandrare River Camp

Mandrare River, Madagascar

Gold price level

Mango Opinion

This camp is a favorite for us in Madagascar. It's in a great location with incredible diversity with the spiny forest and an ancient burial forest. Great place for seeing many lemurs!

As the sun rises over rugged mountains, the distant singing of the local tribe as they fetch water from the river and the morning calls of the Coucal and Crested Coua welcome you to another glorious day on the banks of the Mandrare River. The seclusion of the camp affords intimate access and insight to the spiny forest; home to an abundance of unique wildlife and the fascinating Antandroy tribe that inhabit this arid and otherworldly landscape.

Enjoy luxury en-suite tents, generously spread out in the shade of Tamarind trees, all with breathtaking views across the tranquil water to the sacred mountains beyond. Set overlooking the river and a golden sunrise, the fully equipped seven bespoke tents allow you to relax, sleep well, and invigorate your soul. The ornate wooden furniture in each tent is individually hand carved to depict a different local wildlife theme--chameleon, lemur, gecko, baobab, radiated tortoise and heron. The singing of children by the river, accompanied by the calls of birds and other forest animals, are the perfect serenade as you enjoy our exquisite food.

Mandrare is a great place from which to explore the unique spiny and gallery forest and search for something previously unseen. There are many opportunities for adventure. Search the forests day and night for the ten different species of lemur in the area, visit the sacred forests, the baobab trees at sunset, learn about the local villagers and their ancestors and visit the local markets.