Bush House

Bush House is situated in Ankany Ny Nofy (the Nest of Dreams) and getting there is an adventure in itself. The journey involves an interesting boat trip through the fresh water lakes of the Canal des Pangalanes, affording passengers the opportunity to view daily village life on the banks of the river. It is a good idea to keep waterproofs with you as the boat is generally uncovered and a short downpour can soak you! There are ferries transporting merchandise, wooden pirogues with fishermen, fields of cassava and piles of dried fish, wood and charcoal standing in heaps on the banks. Bush House is situated on a tropical hill over the fresh-water lake Ampitabe. Built from local materials, it is well hidden in the forest.Accommodation is provided in 15 bungalows, all with private facilities. A generator produces light at night and in the morning while meals are prepared on open fires and gas appliances. Activities include:-Boat trip to visit a typical Betsimisaraka village (School and nursery),-Contemplate the dozens of kilometers of unspoiled beach in the wild Indian Ocean shore-Walk along the lake to see the endemic carnivorous plants nepenthes Madagascariensis-Excursion to view the lemurs, reptiles and interesting plant life at the Palmarium Reserve