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Villa Andry, Lot 1221 MC Ter, Mandrosoa-Ivato | Ifotaka, Tana 101, Antananarivo 11085, Madagascar
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bristol
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

The peak experience in my wonderful first trip to Madagascar. October visit - a good time to go, the heat is not extreme and the lemurs have their babies. Everything about Mandrare is rare and special - Ed, Thomas, Gabrielle and their staff and guides go way beyond expectations in making your stay wonderful. The tents are comfy, with nets... More 

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Nashville, Tn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Four of us were booked for three nights here but, because of logistical problems, only got to spend two nights at the camp. We flew into Ft Dauphin on the once daily Air Madagascar flight. We landed at 3:30 and were met by a staff member. We had opted to fly (a 35 minute flight) instead of drive (about 3... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Good for: Tribal culture, Varied wildlife; Lemurs, Chameleons, birds, Baobabs and of course the amazing Spiny Forest. When to go: Honestly, I think any time of year would be good here! There are only 2 seasons: Hot, rainy season is November to April, Cooler dry season, May to October. Although the camp is closed from January through to the end... More 

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London
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71 reviews 71 reviews
58 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We spent Christmas here and we will never forget the effort the management and staff made to ensure that it was special, we loved the little spiny Christmas tree! We stayed three nights, the heat was pretty brutal, but the walks were unforgettable. Those lemurs...wow. And the spiny forest, the baobabs, and the friendly people. Such a unique place to... More 

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El Dorado Hills, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

If you are considering an adventure in MAD, this destination is a must in Sept as it is full of grand excitiment. The lodge is nestled in a forest, the tent villas cozy and clean, excellent service and food-and did I mention the "food"......again, it was all super and and 4 days is a good choice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We came for the wildlife and fell in love with the people!!! this is a world on its own... I am struggling to describe my time here because it was like nothing I had experience before.... the spiny forest is a unique place with weird vegetation and amazing wild life (lemurs, tortoise and birds heaven), the gallery forest (which you... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Thanks Thomas it was worth the trip. Four hours from Port Dauphine for 100 KM -- all part of the experience. Thanks to my travelling companion and guide Sheilo who was so informative and patient and driver Ndreamer -- how can you drive those roads so safely and then do it allover again? The tent was great, the bed a... More 

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hong kong
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

I had a fantastic time at Mandrare Camp & Manafiafy, the sister camp. Mandrare camp was a four hour drive from Fort Dauphin, really pretty drive through non existent cratered roads through this little explored Southern end of Mada (although flying in a tiny plane from Fort Dauphin is an option that I was not aware of, nor would I... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Our stay at the Mandrare River Camp was the highlight of our 2-week exploration of Madagascar. We were impressed with how every detail of our time there was carefully planned by the staff to maximize the delights that awaited us in the rainforest and the spiny forest. The chef is superb, the server at mealtime was totally solicitous and even... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013 via mobile

This is an amazing camp on the riverside with luxury tents. The staff were friendly and helpful the food excellent, the guides are very knowledgable and there are some amazing things to see locally Getting there is not easy and the camp would benefit from an airstrip

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Address: Villa Andry, Lot 1221 MC Ter, Mandrosoa-Ivato | Ifotaka, Tana 101, Antananarivo 11085, Madagascar
Location: Madagascar > Antananarivo Province > Antananarivo
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Mandrare River Camp Hotel Antananarivo
Mandrare River Camp Madagascar/Antananarivo

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