Iharana Bush Camp

Ankarana Reserve, Northern Madagascar, Madagascar

At a Glance

  • A small, intimate eco-camp with eight bungalows or cabanas

  • Located close to the town of Ambilobe and the Ankarana Reserve

  • Surrounded by rich wildlife and with lake views

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Any time of year is fine for a visit except from January to March, when heavy rainfall in many areas can make some roads all but impassable, and when there’s a high risk of cyclones in the east and northeast. In general, the best time to travel in most areas is April and October/November. The coolest time to travel anywhere is during the dry season (May to October).

Average maximum temperatures vary from about 30°C in coastal areas (higher in summer) to around 25°C on the hauts plateaux. In Antananarivo and other highland areas, temperatures during winter can drop to 10°C and even lower during the night.

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Located 15km from Ambilobe the Iharana Bush Camp is an ecological camp with eight bungalows built with local materials.

Iharana Camp has just eight atmospheric cottages, or cabanas, all built in the traditional style utilising local mud and palm thatch. Each comes with its own bathroom, but the star of the room is the mezzanine sleeping area that is partially open to the elements on one side, protected by mosquito netting. An ecologically-minded camp, here the hot water and lighting are both solar powered.
Days here are often spent exploring the local villages, looking for birdlife and lemur and getting to know the Mahavavy River. There are also options to explore the caves and to head out to the local mountains. Back at the camp, a spacious outdoor terrace allows for reflection and lakeside views. A great choice for adventurous families and couples who want to be close to nature, in comfort.
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Location & directions

Ankarana Reserve, Northern Madagascar, Madagascar

Located 15km from Ambilobe the Iharana bush camp is located on the edge of a lake, facing the Tsingy massif, just a few steps from Mahavavy River. The natural site is of a stunning beauty. The camp takes advantage of the nearby Ankarana National Park in a protected area and immerses you in a bush camp experience in direct contact with nature.

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