Sahamalaza Campsite

Very simple tented campsite in the remote Sahamalaza-îles Radama, famous for its blue-eyed black lemurs.

Sahamalaza Campsite

Accommodation will be provided in a large tent with a double sized mattress, sheets and pillows. It is reccommended to bring your own sleeping bag though for extra comfort. There is one shower with a bucket supply (no running or hot water) and one basic western style toilet at the campsite. Please note that there is no electricity at the site, but solar panels and torches are used for lighting. Simple meals are served under a shed like construction and soft drinks can be brought in but there are no facilities on site to purchase any drinks. The campsite is on a raised hill, 5 minutes’ walk from the park entrance.


Tents with mattress, sheets and pillows provided. Bucket showers and communal dining room. There is no electricity at the site, but solar panels and torches are used for lighting.

Local Wildlife

The Sahamalaza Iles Radama National Park and UNESCO Biosphere Reserve is of great importance for its unique habitats and wildlife both terrestrial and marine. Half of this national park consists of thriving coral reefs and mangroves with the rest dry deciduous and littoral forest. The park is most famous for rare lemurs, as it is home to two highly endangered species, the Sahamalaza sportive lemur, which is endemic to the just this park and the blue-eyed or Sclater’s black lemur.

Please note that there is no permanent accommodation in the park, so a camping set up is arranged.

Optional Activities

Wildlife walks in the forested National Park and boat trips to explore the marine habitats.

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Air Conditioning


Swimming Pool


Ian Loyd
Area Specialist

This park is very remote and is best accessed from the comfortable lodges of Eden Lodge near Nosy Be or Anjajavy. Access is 3 hours by boat to the village of Marovato, followed by a 2 hour walk and 1 hour drive by 4WD to the campsite and Park entrance. At least one night is necessary to see the lemurs.

If you have any queries about this accommodation please feel free to call me directly on +44 (0)1803 866965 or...

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Sahamalaza Campsite -14.423042, 47.897848

It was an excellent trip. I saw a lot of a wonderful country and would like to return. The Malagasy people are lovely. Friendly and hospitable throughout. Everything was done to ensure we were happy and comfortable. Excellent service and wildlife. Wildlife highlights: mating fosas, close encounters with indri, diademed sifaka and ringtailed lemurs above us as we picniced below.

Ms C G - Wiltshire