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

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

The camp is about 90 minutes drive from the Mahamasina Gate (Ankarana Est, where the Park HQ is) and about 15 minutes walk to an impressive outcrop of  'tsingy'.


5 bungalows have lake and tsingy views, with private terrace. One bungalow has a partial view of the lake and tsingy, with terrace. 8 of the bungalows are in the gardens and do not have terraces or lake views. Please do note that part of the design is the gap between the floor and the bottom of the cabana door, and that a curtain (not a door) separates the en-suite facilities from the sleeping/living area.  

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. There are no air-conditioners or fans - weather is generally breezy between April and November. The camp is closed annually from 15 December to 15 March. WiFi is intermittent and in the reception area of the main building only. This is also where guests can charge phones or other equipment.  

Please note: this is a very rustic bush camp and as such,  small wildlife exists the property and occasionally enters the rooms. Our guests tend to enjoy the 'friendly bathroom frogs' for instance, but if that is not to your liking, we recommend staying elsewhere.

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Derek Schuurman

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I'm here to tailor-make your perfect holiday. Give me a call and I'll use my expertise to create your personalised experience.

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