Mandrare River Camp

Located on Madagascar’s secluded southeastern coast, Mandrare River Camp offers guests easy access to unique spiny forest, an abundance of fascinating wildlife and opportunities to encounter the Antandroy tribespeople who call this otherworldly landscape home. Accommodation is provided in just 7 tented suites, each named after a local animal and furnished with a four-poster bed romantically draped in mosquito netting, comfortable shaded area to sit and a fully plumbed ensuite bathroom.

Dining takes place in a communal space, with hand-carved wooden tables softly lit by flickering hurricane lanterns. Food is a real highlight, using only the finest and freshest produce, with dishes a tantalising fusion of Malagasy and French cuisines. Drinks available include refreshing fruit juices as well as a selection of imported wines and spirits.

Activities at Mandrare River Camp centre around the region’s weird and wonderful creatures; explore the terrain on foot or by 4X4, expanding your knowledge of Madagascar’s weird and wonderful natural environment. An impressive five species of lemur may be seen during your stay here, plus a huge array of amphibians, reptiles and birds. Cultural highlights include a visit to the local market, with a chance to tour sacred tombs, witness ancient ceremonies and watch traditional musical performances.


How to get to Mandrare River Camp

Scheduled flights leave from Antananarivo several times a week to Fort Dauphin (now known as Tolagnaro). Mandrare River Camp is 3.5 hours’ drive from this historic seaside city.

Activities at Mandrare River Camp

  • Game drives in 4X4 vehicles
  • Walking safaris
  • Market visits
  • Antandroy community tours
  • Bird-watching

*Some activities are available at extra cost.

Mandrare River Camp Highlights

  • A secluded tented camp on Madagascar’s undeveloped southeastern coast
  • Romantic riverside tented suites with four-poster beds
  • Inspired Malagasy and French fusion cuisine
  • Safaris on foot and by vehicle to seek out lemurs and other exotic wildlife
  • Eye-opening cultural encounters with Antandroy tribal communities

Want to find out more about our Madagascar safaris?
Call one of our travel specialists on 1300 363 302.

Contact Us for a Tailor Made Quote Today
Receive Specials Updates



Below are some of our preferred hotels, tented camps and lodges in Madagascar. Please contact us to tailor accommodation options to suit the style of your trip and your budget.

Anjajavy Hotel

The Anjajavy Hotel is a Relais & Chateaux property set on an untouched peninsula in Madagascar's north offering simple yet decidedly luxurious accommodation and access to unbridled nature.

Hotel Pavillon de L’Emyrne

The charming Hotel Pavillon de l'Emyrne is situated in a traditional 1930s building in the heart of Antananarivo, with beautiful views of the Royal Hill of Ambohimanga and its surrounding plains.

Mandrare River Camp

On Madagascar’s secluded southeastern coast, Mandrare River Camp offers guests easy access to unique spiny forest, an abundance of fascinating wildlife and opportunities to encounter the

Vakona Forest Lodge

Nestled on a private estate set amid dense rainforest, Vakona Forest Lodge offers visitors outstanding wildlife experiences as well as a peaceful setting to relax.

Madagascar Overview

Why should I travel to Madagascar?
Filled with remarkable plants, birds and animals the island of Madagascar is often called the “Galapagos of the Indian Ocean”. With an African and Indonesian heritage, overlaid with French colonial influences, it also has a fascinating history and culture.

What animals will I see in Madagascar?
You can explore Madagascar’s many national parks and reserves by car, on foot or by boat in search of strange and rare species, such as the many types of lemur, chameleon, birds, insects and plants.

What is the climate of Madagascar?
The climate is generally hot and subtropical. The north and east are wetter and the west and south drier. May to October is cooler, with plenty of sunshine, and the best time to visit.

What can I combine Madagascar with?
A safari in South Africa or Botswana for big game viewing. None of Africa’s famous large mammals like lion, elephant or zebra can be seen in Madagascar.

How to get to Madagascar?
There are flights from Johannesburg (South Africa) or Nairobi (Kenya) to Ivato Airport, 12km from Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar.

Do I need a Visa for Madagascar? Please call us on 1300 363 302

Do I need vaccinations for Madagascar? Please call us on 1300 363 302

Request our Africa Brochure

By Post
View Online

All of our safaris and tours are tailor made.

Contact us to start customising your African safari.

Contact us