Madagascar – Places to stay
Bushhouse is a small, remote eco-lodge located in the east coast Toamasina region of Madagascar, within the Canal des Pangalanes Lake District, where fresh water lakes merge with the Indian Ocean. Offering a unique blend of fresh-water and marine environments, Bushhouse is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy the “Red Island”.
Camp Amoureux, meaning “Lovers camp”, is located close to the world-famous Avenue of Baobabs, 44km north of the town of Morondava in the south west of Madagascar. It is named for the lovingly entwined baobabs which are the focal point of the camp and is surrounded by rich, biodiverse habitat ranging from dry forests to mangrove swamps and lakes.
Hotel Le Paradisier is located on the south-west coast of Madagascar at Ifaty, north of the town of Tulear. It has been carefully designed to harmonise with the landscape - the lodge environs featuring stone pathways lined with fascinating spiny forest plants which occur naturally on this stretch of coast. Overlooking the sparkling Ifaty lagoon on the Mozambique Channel and a pristine white sand beach, Le Paradisier is a champion of the local community as well as conservation of its fragile eco-system.
Iharana Bushcamp overlooks the amazing Ankarana tsingy in the heart of Madagascar’s northern wilderness. A tsingy is an unusual, razor-sharp limestone formation found only on the legendary “Red Island” and home to lemurs and other forms of endemic fauna and flora. Like the tsingy, Iharana embodies everything that is special about Madagascar.
Located on Lake Mantasoa, a short distance from Madagascar’s capital of Antananarivo, Mantasoa Lodge is a popular weekend escape and the perfect base from which to explore this verdant area of the “Red Island”. This family resort overlooks the sparkling waters of the lake, offering a range of water-based activities including kayaking and fishing. Hiking is also available in the lakeshore forests which are home to a range of birdlife and indigenous wildlife.
Only two hours north of the capital of Antananarivo lies Saha Forest Camp, deep in the heart of a lush, 52,000ha primary forest inhabited by Madagascar’s largest and most impressive lemur – the indri. This tented camp is located high on a hillside overlooking the towering canopy of the forest which is also home to diademed sifaka and an impressive list of indigenous birdlife.
Overlooking the azure waters of the Mozambique Channel on Madagascar’s south west coast, 100km north of the city of Tulear, lies Salary Bay. This beautiful beach resort was built by owner managers Philippe and Michele Cotsoyannis to integrate perfectly with the white, powder dunes which make this stretch of coast one of the most outstanding on Madagascar.
Set in the magnificent Tsaranoro Valley in the central highlands of Madagascar, Tsara Camp lies in the shadow of the impressive mountain after which the valley is named. This warm and friendly tented camp offers guests the chance to explore the amazing scenery of the valley and the adjacent Andringitra National Park.