Iharana Bush Camp
Iharana Bush Camp  
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Iharana Bush Camp

Ankarana, Madagascar

Situated about 16 km from the town Ambilobe (about 5 - 6 hours drive from Diego Suarez or 3 - 4 hours from Ankify)  Iharana Bush Camp has 18 bungalows with en suite facilities (showers not bath tub).

The design reflects a unique crossover between traditional Malagasy and African styling.

From the terraces, sunsets are marvelous and views of Ankarana are  truly alluring. The kitchen and restaurant create the atmosphere of a bush camp and food is mostly locally sourced and excellent.

The camp is about 90 minutes drive from the Park HQ and about 15 minures walk to the 'tsingy'.



5 bungalows have lake and tsingy views, with private terrace. One bungalow has a partial view of the lake & tsingy, with terrace. 8 of the bungalows are in the gardens and do not have terraces or lake views. 


Activities and facilities:

The lodge has a small swimming pool. A variety of activities are on offer, including pirogue (boat) trips on the lake (lovely in the late afternoons especially), walks/hikes to the tsingy and to Iharana Cave (about 3 hours), visit to Mandresy Cave (about 2 - 3 hours), and sundowners on the viewing platform. There are bicycle rides and also visits to the villages nearby. Note that there are no aircons or fans (breezy weather between April and November). The camp is closed annually from 15 December to 15 March. Wifi is intermittent and in the main reception building only. 




Accommodation Reviews

'Vakona Forest Lodge, Andasibe: lovely location.

Allamanda Hotel, Antsiranana: the food was very good.

Litchi Tree, Montagne d'Ambre: Friendly and characterful.

Iharana Bush Camp, Ankarana: accommodation a bit too basic; got bitten in bed

Eden Lodge: Lovely place'

Mr Foster and Ms Anderson
November 22, 2016

'Overall holiday satisfaction excellent.

Iharana Bush Camp excellent all round, 3 nights here would have been better.

Sakatia Lodge excellent, relaxed, plenty to do and enjoy.' 

Campbell party
October 19, 2016

'Your brochure offered us a suitable trip with option to customise sample tour. We had a wonderful trip. Food at Litchi Tree and location at Iharana Bush Camp wonderful. Sakatia Lodge is very friendly. We enjoyed snorkelling especially with Whale sharks!! As we are not divers, a magical experience. Very lucky to be there at right time of year to see Whale sharks'

Mr and Mrs Thompson
November 26, 2015

'Vakona Forest Lodge has nice grounds. Easy walk to Lemur Island if we had not already been driven there. Food better than average. Litchi Tree excellent. Seemed willing to consider any limitations on diet (we had none). Menu at Iharana Bush Camp limited but well prepared. Effort to provide individual and friendly service. Didn't mind the wildlife in the room.

Overall planning for a two-week tour was excellent an was tailored to our abilities anthe season. We wanted a more generalised tour than, for example, a birding trip, an got it. I am also interested in loca life an the guides were able to point ou and explain what we observed and something of the overall status of Madagascar. We commend all the drivers who hd to deal with the chaotic traffic on the decrepit roads. The vehicles provided were all comfortable. Recommend to add Tsingy Rouges to the itinerary'

Mr and Mrs Ehrlich
June 22, 2015

Great place to stay in spectacular setting. Resident frogs made us jump! 

H Fuller
September 16, 2013

This place was the most charming and unusual, with stunning views and keen-to-please staff

V Timperley
August 30, 2013

Inharana Bush Camp is a really good place, the set up and design suited the area perfectly, plenty of space for relaxing. 

October 28, 2011

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