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North Devon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not sure what i was expecting from a bush camp but was pleasantly surprised. Had a warm welcome from Cedric and welcome drink overlooking the lake and Tsingy - spotting a panther chameleon on a bush. The location is stunning. The accommodation consisted of a solid hut with palm roof and minimalist african decor. The comfortable bed was situated up...

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Shropshire
Reviewed October 21, 2016

The position of the Bush Camp overlooking a lake and limestone "Tzingy" close to the Ankarana Special Reserve is absolutely fantastic. There are lots of exciting walks possible from the camp and safe and well-designed "via ferata" have been constructed over the massive limestone outcrops to allow access to some superb views out to the Mozambique channel and the chance...

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 2, 2016

We stayed here for 3 nights during our honeymoon. We arrived late at night and we were still met with excellent service and a delicious meal. Given the remoteness of the location, the facilities were excellent with great mosquito nets (not everywhere we stayed had great ones!) and warm showers. The food every night was delicious with an opportunity to...

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New Malden, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

We appreciate that this is a bush camp in remote surroundings, but it is held out as luxurious, and to be frank it was far from that. The accommodation is not well designed, the shower flooded the rest of the room and was not designed to drain properly. We did not appreciate the huts being completely open in some places....

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Derby
Reviewed September 1, 2016

We were supposed to be staying at Ankarana Lodge but at the last minute our itinerary was changed to Iharana and we were so glad it was. The bush camp is situated on a lake with views across to the tsingy - just the perfect setting. The camp is very eco friendly and the lodges are comfortable with everything you...

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Chorleywood, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 6, 2016

From the minute we arrived all the staff tried their very best to ensure our stay was a complete joy. They are committed to the local community and run a service orientated, very relaxed but good quality camp. The chalets are an experience , but a great one at that and the views are simply stunning. It was my daughter's...

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Lausanne, Switzerland
Reviewed June 15, 2016

I visited Iharana one month ago and I am still stunned by this great experience. Camp and location: It is situated in the middle of nowhere, just next to a beautiful lake and the Tsingy in the background, as well as some tiny villages in the proximity. The huts in which guests sleep are individually decorated and charming, while still...

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Micha A, Communication at Iharana Bush Camp, responded to this review

Dear edvonschleck, Our warmest thanks for this kind review. Hope to welcome you back once again next time.

Reviewed January 4, 2016

Stayed there as a couple in October 2015 for 2 nights and loved it! The place is beautiful and wild, the camp's staff so friendly and the food - oh my god - fine dining! We will never forget this place and hope to be back. Have a massage with a view on the lake and the extras this place...

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Glad you enjoyed your stay ! Hope to see you among us very soon, sunny regards from Iharana.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 13, 2015

Deceptively simple bungalows from outside but come with very hot showers ad big fluffy towels. Comfortable with great views of the lake and Tsingy. Professional staff. knock out cocktails, tasty simple food and its own security force looks after you. Excellent safari style lounge area although sadly the swimming pool was not in use when we were there. I would...

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Silver Spring, Maryland
Reviewed October 11, 2015

Atmosphere: Relaxed and reasonably friendly, although not always paying attention. The large staff includes 10 security guards in red jumpsuits. (Our guide told us there had been an attack on some tourists some years ago). The camp sits on a pretty little lake, on which you can take short canoe rides. It is also adjacent to some gray tsingy, on...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Iharana Bush Camp

Address: 15km From the Rn6 Ambilobe, Ambilobe, Madagascar
Location: Madagascar > Antsiranana Province > Ambilobe
Price Range: $186 - $211 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Iharana Bush Camp 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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“Try and get a room overlooking the lake.”
 of 5 bubbles BobbyBShropshire, Oct 21, 2016 | Read review
“The rooms with a lake view looked lovely but no doubt more expensive. All the other rooms are the same and are lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles 298NickiB, Sep 1, 2016 | Read review
“I think all get ake views but do check”
 of 5 bubbles Sue149, Dec 13, 2015 | Read review
“Ask for a bungalow with a lake view, rather than one behind the main buildings.”
 of 5 bubbles 130elisabeths, Oct 11, 2015 | Read review
“Remember to take a torch.”
 of 5 bubbles 831katherinem, Oct 10, 2015 | Read review
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