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Mandrare River Camp

Villa Andry, Lot 1221 MC Ter, Mandrosoa-Ivato | Ifotaka, Tana 101, Antananarivo 11085, Madagascar
Mandrare River Camp
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fantastic place overall. It is run well, the South African manager(Jacques) is fantastic. The tents are very comfortable and bathrooms spacious. The guides are very knowledgeable and there are lots of different activities to do. We opted for a focus on wildlife and spent 2 days in the galleried forest. One day we spent just under 6... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went as a family, 3 year old, 6 year old, mum and dad. Amazing tented camp, lovely staff and excellent guides. THE place for seeing ring-tailed lemurs as well as other lemur species, birds and reptiles. Very supportive of the local community including community visits, we travel a lot i Africa with kids so are perhaps more used to... More 

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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At the end of March I celebrated my 75th birthday .I deceided to go on a once in a lifetime adventure to Madagascar.I had a most amazing trip.The highlights were spent at the Mandrare River Camp and Manafiafy Beach andRainforest Lodges.On the morning of my birthday the wonderful staff at Mandrare greeted me with collective singing. Then on to the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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20 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We had organized our travels in Madagascar to stay for 5 nights at Mandrare River Camp, and we were so glad that we did. One or two nights are definitely not enough. Getting there takes some time and effort, as the roads are pretty bad, which makes the trip tiring. However we found the trip quite interesting. Everything about the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This is a gem of a place. It has everything - well located permanent tents with huge bathrooms; superb food; great guides; magnificent and unusual scenery , animals, trees,and culture to absorb. The baobabs and spiny forest were photographically exciting , as well as watching the ring tailed lemurs playing, and learning the ancestral culture. The location of the tents... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We stayed at Mandrare for 3 nights and were really hoping it was worth the effort to get there. We had a very early start in Tana to get a flight to Fort Dauphin, then we were warned about the 3.5 hour drive to the camp, but we had just had three weeks driving in Africa so we thought it... More 

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Hong Kong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

My husband and I visited Madagascar in early October. Instead of standard itinerary, the travel agent suggested our staying at the camp for three nights. Honestly I hestiated, could not imagine my staying near the river side and myself surrounded by mosquito and insects, for doing nothing. Lucky that we went. The camp site indeed very comfortable, and thanks to... More 

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southern California
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202 helpful votes 202 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

My wife and I stayed at Mandrare for three nights, and our days there were among the most memorable in our 4+ week trip through Madagascar. The camp is situated along the banks of the Mandrare River, and each of the tents looks out over the river. We were placed in the honeymoon tent, which is substantially larger and more... More 

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Bristol
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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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