Madagascar Accommodation,
Northern Madagascar

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.

Alan Godwin

Area Specialist

If you have any questions regarding our Madagascar tours, please feel free to contact me on +44 (0)1803 866965

[Our escort guide] was excellent – he had amazing vocabulary and was always good natured, patient and attentive. He provided us with a great commentary to the country and proved to be a brilliant wildlife spotter. Wildlife highlights: seeing a streaked tenrec, snorkelling with green turtles, the pygmy chameleons, the biggest giant millipede I’ve ever seen, a group of indris without the crowds and hearing their calls, seeing new families of birds – vangas and couas…Everything was a complete treat – my binoculars got a complete workout.

Mr D N - Bristol