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Tsara camp is situated just outside Andringitra National Park’s north-west boundary. 15 spacious tents are pitched under thatched roofs on wooden platforms amidst spectacular scenery.

Each tent has simple but charming decor of local handicrafts, and contains two single beds or a double bed, and a private bathroom with shower and toilet. Electricity is provided in the morning and evening. Meals are eaten in the central roofed area, whose bar stocks an impressive selection of flavoured 'rhums arrangés', a Madagascar speciality.

The adjacent private reserve in the Tsaranoro Valley is a good place to see ring-tailed lemurs. Activities of varying degrees of difficulty and duration are accompanied by local guides who are familiar with the area. Most hikes are easy and on even terrain, with trails that lead through villages and sacred forest. Tougher treks lead through a narrow canyon with lush vegetation up to the highlands of Tsaranoro and the Andringitra Mountains - if attempting these you should be equipped with decent trekking boots.

Key info

This accommodation is located in:

Andringitra National Park

Centred around Madagascar’s second highest peak, Pic d’Imarivolanitra, Andringitra is a unique region of granite formations, high altitude vegetation, forest and waterfalls, and offers some of the most scenic trekking in Madagascar. It has some impressive wild flower meadows and succulent rare plants.

  • Where: Fianarantsoa Province
  • Ideal for viewing: brown mouse lemur, golden bamboo lemur, ring-tailed lemur, small-toothed sportive lemur, red-fronted lemur