Overview of Iharana Bush Camp

In the heart of Northern Madagascar, Iharana Bush Camp offers pristine views of the unique Tsingy massif. Navigate these rock formations to explore bat-filled caves. Located near the Mahavavy River and the Ankarana Reserve, the camp provides staff-led nature excursions designed by Jean Claude Dobrilla, a world-renowned speleologist, bringing you closer to tropical bush.

Iharana Bush Camp features unique natural cabana structures melding into the surrounding landscapes. The charm and authenticity bring a safari experience combining adventure and relaxation with comfort. Indulge in a rhum arrangé or top shelf wine amidst the sweet aroma of mango trees and the chattering of indigenous birdlife.

The sunny climate makes this campsite ideal year-round, perfect for families, couples, and small groups seeking a diverse experience of natural landscapes and Malagasy culture. Enjoy tranquillity with the sounds of flowing rivers and rustling leaves, creating a peaceful atmosphere. The Tsingy massif, a UNESCO World Heritage site, showcases remarkable biodiversity, providing a captivating backdrop to your adventure. Immerse yourself in local culture with guided tours offering insights into Malagasy traditions and customs.

Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • Near Mahavavy River & Ankarana Reserve
  • Unique Tsingy geological formations & cave explorations
  • Massages & natural swimming pool
  • Solar-powered to minimise environmental impact
  • Staff-led nature excursions & canoeing on the lake
  • Natural cabana structures melding into the surrounding landscape

Rooms at Iharana Bush Camp

Unwind and relax, in your own private luxury
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    Iharana Bush Camp offers a host of cottages with décor inspired by traditional Malagasy styles incorporating thatched satrana roofed, and natural walls made from plants, woods, and roots. Guarded under the shade of syrupy sweet aroma of the mango trees. Several of the cottages offer beautiful lakeside views to be enjoyed from a private balcony with twilight views of the Tsingy.

    A mezzanine opens to sleeping areas with double beds or two single beds equipped with mosquito nets for an uninterrupted night’s sleep. Rooms are solar-powered to accommodate hot water for refreshing showers from your en-suite bathroom, and lights to illuminate your stay.

    General Facilities

    Cabanas come with limited electricity, but charging stations are available in main areas. Housekeeping and laundry services ensure fresh rooms and clothing throughout your stay. Well-versed staff lead remarkable nature walks and canoeing explorations at the camp. A natural swimming pool, surrounded by deck chairs and daybeds, is ideally placed for a refreshing dip and a sun-kissed tan. Expert masseuses offer open-air traditional Malagasy massages to enhance your relaxation.


    A restaurant dining experience unfolds on a spacious balcony with panoramic views of the sunset and sunrise over the sharp edges of the Tsingys. It offers top-quality meals crafted from creamy Malagasy vanilla, exotic tropical fruits, and fresh local produce. Wake up to the buttery aroma of croissants and the fruity freshness of homemade jams. The restaurant provides poolside lunches or picnic baskets for your day-trip excursions.

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