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15km from the RN6 Ambilobe | C/O OCEANE AVENTURES 22 Rue Andrianary Ratianarivo Ampasamadinika 101 Antananarivo, Ambilobe, Madagascar
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Iharana Bush Camp
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I remember the first time I arrived at this beautiful bush camp. We sat on the terrace and contemplated the sun set on the Tsingy. Beautiful colors, with nuances of pink and orange. The service is perfect and sleeping in the nature is unforgettable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

What a fantastic place - in the middle of the bush - at a beautiful lake shore with a magnificent view onto the Tsingy's. All amenities constructed in Eco style. Practical and absolutely unique. Pirogue trip on lake and walk around to the Tsingy's to recommend. A place for couples, friends solo or families. I recommend 2 nights to ensure... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I spent only one night here, but I can say that the lodge are delicious, the service excellent and very friendly (all discrete and available), high quality food (served in a typical room), the rooms perfect and essential (as much lodge spacious, comfortable and equipped with the necessary), with the exceptional touch of the Director of the structure (attentive and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Yes Ok the 'road' in is bumpy but what the heck - gorgeous lakeside location with cabins open to the wind and air. Beautifully worked chameleons wait to welcome you and the art work is unique. The restaurant has an open air section overlooking the lake and is crammed with catch the eyes. It is safe - but do remember... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

We stayed here for two nights. I would generally have given this a higher rating, but for us the stay was marred on the second night by the worst night's sleep we've had in a hotel, due to load music from a nearby village celebration - which continued until 5.30 am. Not the hotel's fault, and they were very apologetic... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Me and my husband stayed one night at Iharana Bush Camp on our honeymoon. The drive from Ankify (closest port if you're coming from Nosy Be) is 3 hours mainly thanks to the potholes in the road and final dirt track to access the camp - but the camp is certainly worth the travel time! If you're looking for a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Plus: • Wonderful lodge with gorgeous furniture • Well designed common spaces. There is a delicious open air lounge area overlooking a lake and a tsingy hill. From there you can enjoy the sunset • The lodge is almost new • Eco lodge, no waste, solar panel • Full connection with nature • Welcoming and friendly management and staff •... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

We stayed here through Rainbow Tours - it was the highlight of our stays in the national parks. The setting is magnificent - a view from the verandah across a natural lake to a limestone scarp - verdant with greenery (in July) and teeming with birds (bee eaters, kingfishers, white egrets, yellow billed storks flying back at night, black kites... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2012

What a place! Iharana Bush Camp is literally in the middle of nowhere, about 40 mins drive down a sandy track off the main route. It is set next to a large lake with tsingy fringing the lake and an abundance of wildlife. Do not expect luxury - this is truly a bush camp, no doors, windows or hot water... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2011

The Iharana bushcamp is set facing walls of tsingy overlooking a small lake..a breathtaking vista which you can enjoy from the comfortable deck. We came for 2 nights and fell so in love with this beautiful place and the wonderful staff, that we stayed a week!!! The accomodation was thoughtful,simple,and very clean and comfortable. The design of the bungalows was... More

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Address: 15km from the RN6 Ambilobe | C/O OCEANE AVENTURES 22 Rue Andrianary Ratianarivo Ampasamadinika 101 Antananarivo, Ambilobe, Madagascar
Location: Madagascar > Antsiranana Province > Ambilobe
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A bush camp in the heart of an exceptional wildlifeIharana Bush Camp is the most unusual bush camp of Madagascar: the canvas tents have been replaced by beautiful natural structures that are totally integrated inside the landscape. The rooms are actually cottages or « cabanas ». The organic architecture is inspired by traditional Malagasy « architecture »: ochre and laterite walls made of earth, roofs made of satrana, (a sort of palm tree locally and traditionally used for house building), and the partitions are all made in vegetal materials such as wood, roots, lianas and granite. The mix of these materials gives a very original character to the camp, so that it is in total harmony with its environment. Each cottage is equipped with private bathroom and toilets (cold water). A mezzanine welcomes the sleeping area where we have a nice bed made of round wood and covered with a mosquito net. The mezzanine is open to one of the sides of the bungalow, which allows for admiring starry skies at night. ... more   less 
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