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Set on a peaceful lake edge, Iharana Bush Camp offers guests a welcome retreat in Madagascar’s beautiful surroundings. The camp is comprised of sixteen cob-built cabanas, lying just a few miles from the Mahavavy River and offering striking views of the towering Tsingy massif.

These cabanas are inspired by the traditional Malagasy housing and feature ochre walls, satrana roofs, and dividing walls, created using plants, woods and creepers. Each cabana is complete with a private bathroom with hot running water, which is generated through solar panels. Set in the shade of mango trees, these natural cob buildings have an authentic feel and with no plugs in the cabanas, guests can truly escape from it all. Four of the luxury lodges are built beside the lake and have private balconies overlooking the Tsingy massif.

At Iharana Bush Camp, guests can dine to suit their personal tastes, as the camp's chef will happily create custom-made menus. Awake in the morning to the smell of fresh croissants, complete with home-made jam. Choose where to dine for lunch and whether you fancy a picnic, poolside dining or a barbeque, the Chef will cater to your desires. The main restaurant opens to a wide balcony, which provides an idyllic spot to sit and enjoy the striking sunset. The food at Iharana Camp is incredibly varied, including exotic fruits and local products wherever possible. Visit the bar to taste home-made rum - a speciality of Madagascar, or enjoy one of the fresh fruit juices on offer.

Exploring the stunning surroundings is a must while staying at Iharana Bush Camp. There are plenty of activities available, such as a guided walking tour through the Tsingys, canoeing on the lake or bike rides through sugar canes and rice fields, discovering local villages along the way. For a relaxing afternoon, recline in one of the locally crafted deckchairs beside the camp's natural swimming pool or enjoy a traditional Malagasy massage beside the lake.

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Artificial tents are replaced with environmentally-friendly natural cob buildings that blend harmoniously into the beautiful surroundings.

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