Drive to Mandrare River Camp’s sister lodge, the Manafiafy Beach Lodge. Here you will be nestled into a forest-fringed cove in a beach facing thatched bungalow, looking out onto the Indian Ocean. Wake up with an early morning swim and watch as local Manafiafy fishermen return with their boats filled with fish and lobsters. Head out down the coast during the day to enjoy a picnic lunch and some fishing, or canoe through the mangrove forest for a chance to see some of the island’s tropical birds. Whale watching from the lookout tower is a must, as is a night walk through the forest to spot lemurs, coconut crabs or the flying fox bats. In the evenings, enjoy a sundowner on the beach watching the sunset on the horizon before enjoying dinner made from freshly caught lobster, fish and oysters.