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Mandrare exemplifies all that is good about African-style safari camping, a new innovation in Madgascar.

Six spacious and well appointed tents with private facilities and hot water are at the heart of this intimate camp on the banks of the Mandrare River. Excellent meals are served in the large mess tent in the heart of the bush. The camp employs expert local guides who take immense pride in showing local wildlife, and explaining their complex customs and way of life.

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This accommodation is featured in the following itinerary:

Best of Both Worlds

The ideal trip if you yearn for a short, but memorable, getaway to experience the extremes of Madagascar. Combine the rainforests of the Masoala Peninsula, home to many bird species, aye aye and the endemic red ruffed lemur, with the ecologically sensitive Ifotaka Community Forest.

  • When to go: Mar-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 12 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £4,245 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
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Ifotaka Community Forest

This remote tract of community-owned forest is an admirable illustration of an initiative that encourages local communities to manage their natural resources sustainably. The native Tandroy people harvest certain areas of the forest, but preserve the spiny forest which is home to wildlife, synonymous with the south.

  • Where: Anosy Region
  • Ideal for viewing: ring-tailed lemur, Verreaux’s sifaka, mouse lemur, white-foot sportive lemur, scops owl