Mandrare River Camp

Anosy Region, Madagascar 


Located off the beaten track in deep south Madagascar lies the tranquil Mandrare River Camp. Sheltered underneath the tamarind trees, with a glorious backdrop of the sacred high-plateauing mountains and the calm Mandrare river waters. The camp is surrounded by vast areas of forest, bursting with wildlife. Gain access to see exclusive wildlife endemic to Madagascar whilst combining with the ultimate glamping experience.

Key Features

  • 6 glamping tents
  • Activities include lemur spotting, daytime and night-time wildlife hikes, trips to the local markets and local communities, bird watching
  • Private transfers from airport
  • All meals included
  • Exquisite dining


With serene views across the Mandrare Rivers tranquil waters, the collection of bespoke tents bring you close to the heart of nature, whilst remaining with all of the comforts and quality expected from high-end accommodation. Characterised with a distinct East African style, each tent contains hand-crafted wooden furniture with carvings based upon local wildlife. The tents are fitted with large double four-poster beds, each with crisp white linen and a large mosquito net draped above, and spacious en-suite bathrooms. By sunset, the tent’s private terrace is the perfect place to enjoy a drink whilst watching the colour change across the river. In this beautiful and remote landscape, Wi-Fi is non-existent, allowing you to delight in the pleasure of disconnecting from the world and truly immerse yourself in this serene setting.


The culinary experience reflects the camp’s passion for the environment, with each meal locally sourced from a variety of fresh produce that are combined to create enticing and authentic flavours. For dinner, delight in a three-course menu set on the tranquil banks of the river, providing a sensational backdrop.  


The lodge actively contributes to local community projects, such as school building initiatives and forest protection efforts. Environmental conservation is prioritised throughout all excursions, demonstrating a commitment to preserving the natural beauty of the region. Furthermore, the lodge operates on fully solar-powered energy, minimising its environmental footprint. With over 90% of its employees being Malagasy, the lodge places significant emphasis on providing training opportunities, empowering local individuals and fostering economic growth within the community.

Why we love it

An experience like no other where you can completely switch off from the Western world and engage into life in rural Madagascar whilst still having plenty of luxuries. Take a once in a lifetime night walk with a local guide into the sacred Gallery Forest and listen to your senses as the nocturnal animals come alive. A truly sensational experience underneath the clear starry skies. 

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