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Villa Andry, Lot 1221 MC Ter, Mandrosoa-Ivato Tana 101, 11085 Madagascar
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#5 of 56 Specialty lodging in Toliara Province
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Set on the banks of the Mandrare River, overlooking the sacred community forests of the Antandroy Tribe, the camp offers luxury tented accommodation in a stunning setting, great wildlife & culture, combined with excellent guiding, activities and food. Explore the otherworldly Spiny Forests, encounter countless endemic species including Ring Tailed lemurs and Verreaux's Sifakas and meet the fiercely independent Antandroy tribe.
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Villa Andry, Lot 1221 MC Ter, Mandrosoa-Ivato Tana 101, 11085 Madagascar
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PJS1949 wrote a review Nov 2019
London, United Kingdom5 contributions2 helpful votes
Madagascar is a very special country, although I fear for its future with rapacious foreign interests clamouring to destroy its fragile ecology through greed and self-interest. But enough of harsh reality, Mandrare River Camp is a heavenly place and my wife and I have walked in its hushed cathedrals: the Spiny and Gallery Forests, both silent witnesses to the local tribe's ancestors. We have seen the stately Sifakas and the Ringtail Lemurs, the latter seeming to dance and caper on the forest floor especially for us. We have witnessed the charm of the local villagers and basked in the caring attentions of the camp's staff, not least our wonderful guide, Theo. There's nothing pretentious or fake about Mandrare. Zimbabwean-born Nathan and his American fiancée, Elizabeth, run a brilliant show, and everyone who is fortunate enough to visit is the beneficiary of their attention to detail. Had we but world enough and time, we'd be back like a shot.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Jeffrey S wrote a review Nov 2019
Ascot, United Kingdom16 contributions1 helpful vote
Great opportunity to really see remote Madagascar. The other reviews accurately describe the experience. Special shout-out to hosts Nathan and Elizabeth who couldn't have been more positive and ensured the staff caught every detail. We flew into the private airstrip just 5 min from the camp and wow were we glad we did! Most others who came in by road wanted to change to the plane for departure, which was not always possible on short notice. Loved the chance to see the local village market. No Wi-Fi and no hair dryers, but was not an issue for us as long as you know ahead of time. Mandrare isn't cheap, but it is wonderful and fully recommended.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Suzanne O wrote a review Oct 2019
Siem Reap, Cambodia16 contributions4 helpful votes
I filled out the survey at the end of my stay and realized I couldn't think of a single thing that could be done to improve the experience. I think there may have been three groups checking out at the same time, and we all said the same thing. The acommodations, service, and food were supberb and the pool was a wonderful treat after a morning hike. Our guide, Theo, was truly wonderful. He helped us spot lemurs on night walks, including the very small grey brown mouse lemur, that we would never have been able to find on our own. The contrast of the Spiny Forest, the Baobab trees, and the Sacred Canopy Forest gave a glimpse of the huge diversity that makes up Madagascar. We will definitely go back to see other parts of Madagascar but a return visit to this camp will be a "must have" for any itinerary
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Jan wrote a review Oct 2019
Melbourne, Australia29 contributions10 helpful votes
I had a wonderful time in this tented camp. The tents are amazing with big queen beds and a fixed fully fitted bathroom, solar heated water and flushing tolilets (glamping for sure). The meals were excellent, the staff friendly and helpful and the guiding excellent. The camp is well run and offers a variety of activity, our guide, Franklin, was amazing, his knowledge about the local fauna, wildlife and culture was truly exceptional. We saw an amazing variety of different things, including a viillage visit and various forest walks to spot lemur and other local wildlife. Our trip was topped off with sunset drinks after our visit to the Baobab avenue. As other travellers have said it is a long bumpy ride from Fort Dauphin but it is interesting and an opportunity to see how the locals live, personally it was just part of the adventure and another experience to be remembered.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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chapyBristol wrote a review Oct 2019
Winford, United Kingdom367 contributions158 helpful votes
We stayed in this lovely camp for 4 nights recently and had a wonderful time. It is very well run, and everything possible was done to make our stay special. The tent was comfortable, and overlooked the river; I loved waking up in the morning to the view of the river and the local people going about their daily jobs on the river bank. The food was great, the staff were excellent, and the local people always seemed happy to see us; it was lovely to stay somewhere with such good links to the community. It was quite a long charter flight from Tana, but well worth it!
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mandrare River Camp
What are some of the property amenities at Mandrare River Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Mandrare River Camp?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Mandrare River Camp?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Mandrare River Camp have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Mandrare River Camp offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.