Mandrare River Camp is 3hrs 30 mins drive from Fort Dauphin.
Enjoy relaxed breakfasts on the banks of the Mandrare river, before embarking on a trip to the sacred Antandroy forest, crossing the river on foot to observe lemurs and many bird species in native forest. You will also be able to see the tombs of the Antandroy ancestors, and your guide will explain in detail about the culture of ancestor worship.
Lunch will be served at camp, and there will be time to relax before we depart on an afternoon activity, unless you would prefer to rest at camp and enjoy the serenity of the river. Some of the activity options include a trip to the giant sand dunes of Lake Anony, watching the sun set at the Baobabs, night walks (gallery and spiny forest), watching various species of lemurs and birds, watching traditional dancers, and a visit to the village or local school.
Activities from the camp take place in the early mornings and late afternoons and evenings to avoid the heat of the day. There are a number of designated forest areas in close proximity to the camp, where, with permission from and being accompanied by one of the local village chiefs, it is possible to explore, together with your guide, this unique and fascinating natural paradise.