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Surrey
Reviewed October 4, 2016

We stayed for four nights here. We asked for tent 7 following other reviews only to discover it involves a longish walk!! But it is a lovely tent (but why would you want "his and her showers????). The trips were well organised (including a portaloo!) and we saw more than we hoped. Food was very good. Jacques is a wonderful...

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Aerdenhout,, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

The camp is situated on a river in a wide landscape of sassal plantations. The camp is excellent. Incredible food, very good service, very good guide whose English was really good. The activities on offer were good. The only thing that made me sad was the realisation how vulnerable that area is. All that sassal was once spiny forest. I...

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Newbury, New Hampshire
Reviewed August 11, 2016

I loved this camp as it is on the Mandrare River with a village across the river. To lie in bed in the early morning and listen to sounds of the village waking up, roosters crowing, dogs barking, people singing is a treat. The spiny forest is fascinating as is the sacred forest. It is a trek to get to...

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Paris, France
Reviewed August 9, 2016

This camp is absolutely outstanding - the location, the bungalows, the activities, the staff, the food, the comfort, the proximity to local village life, sightings of lemurs, etc. We have travelled in Namibia and Botswana and the Mandrare can compete easily with the lodges we have stayed in there. We liked it so much we were actually surpised that there...

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Reviewed June 19, 2016

How lucky were we to spend four nights at Mandrare River Camp followed by five nights at Manafiafy and also to be the only guests ( Only because June is low season and not the best time to go-weather was mixed). We have nothing but superlatives about these two very different places. We have to start with praise for Jacques...

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed May 17, 2016

We've visited a number of camps in several African countries and this was amongst the best. The remote location is best reached via a 35 minute light aircraft transfer from Fort Dauphin airport instead of a very rough 5-6 hour road journey. The camp on the banks of the Mandrare River and close to the village of Ifotaka is ideally...

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed May 11, 2016

I had an amazing opportunity to experience this unique luxury camp. After a long drive our guides brought us to a river where they had set up and prepared breakfast on the beach. After breakfast, we crossed the river into a sacred forest and were greeted by 3 families of ring-tailed lemurs and a Sifaka family. What a treat to...

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St. John's, Newfoundland
Reviewed May 6, 2016

This was our first camp in Madagascar for three nights, after having stayed at many similar-type camps in Botswana and Namibia. With these others as our reference point, we found Mandrare River Camp to be an outstanding product. The staff were more than attentive and anxious to be sure all needs were taken care of, food (including a great range...

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Gainesville, FL
Reviewed March 4, 2016

My husband and I spent 6 nights at the Mandrare River Camp in December of 2015. This was our first trip to Madagascar, and we had planned our trip so we could see four distinct regions of the country, which would facilitate our wildlife viewing. Over 80% of the wildlife in Madagascar is endemic, found nowhere else in the world....

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Oldham, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 1, 2016

We had 3 nights there in November 2015. The camp was superb. The food was better standard then many hotels we have been in. The guides were especially helpful to me as I had some mobility problems. Nothing was too much trouble . , including lunch brought to our tent. We are looking forward to going back again in the...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 Spiny Forests of the Antandroy Tribe. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mandrare River Camp

Address: Villa Andry, Lot 1221 MC Ter, Mandrosoa-Ivato | Tana 101, Ifotaka 11085, Madagascar
Location: Madagascar > Province of Tulear > Ifotaka
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Mandrare River Camp Hotel Antananarivo
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“All the villas are stunning - no 7 is the biggest if you need a bathroom the size of a living room!”
 of 5 bubbles Elaine818, Dec 17, 2016 | Read review
“All the tents are phenomenal - this is glamping at its most relaxed and best”
 of 5 bubbles MrsMarks, Nov 26, 2016 | Read review
“Only 7 rooms, all within a minute or two from dining/bar area. I was in #6, which had a nice view over the river.”
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 of 5 bubbles Longtrvl, Oct 24, 2016 | Read review
“tent 4 by river nice view”
 of 5 bubbles craigm528, Oct 16, 2016 | Read review
“Tent 7 is apparently the honeymoon tent but be aware it is the furthest tent from main camp”
 of 5 bubbles helenpell123, Oct 7, 2016 | Read review
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