16 days from £1925pp plus international flights.
Baobabs, lemurs and beaches are the three main things which visitors to the island of Madagascar want to see. This trip is made especially to combine these highlights.
Madagascar is about as large as France so you certainly can't fit everything in one visit. However this trip is a very good way to experience the diversity of the island, and covers some real highlights.
We ensure you get to some of the best parks to see the landscape and wildlife. These include Andasibe (a major wildlife highlight), Ranomafana (famed for the golden bamboo lemur), Zombitse (great for birds in particular), and Isalo (wonderful rock formations, plus lemurs, amphibians and birds), and Reniala (for spiny forest including baobabs).
You'll also see some of Malagasy culture as you travel through the highlands stopping at small towns and villages.
Lastly you can relax for a few days on the beaches of the dry southwest region.
We highly recommend this diverse itinerary.
Guide price from (pp sharing): £1925 (ex. international flights)
Accommodation as shown
International flights and taxes
Departure dates: This is a tailor made holiday which we can arrange for you at any time of the year you like, though we'd recommend avoiding Jan-March.
This is a popular tourist destination, easily accessible from Tana all year round, and a good place to spot a variety of lemurs including Indri, the world’s largest lemur.
Ifaty is a resort on the southwest coast just north of the town of Tulear. Come to this area to see spiny forest (with baobabs) and migrating whales, and for time on the beach.
The impressive canyons, strange rock formations, dramatic gorges, waterfalls and wildlife including lemurs attract visitors year round, making this one of the most popular parks in Madagascar.
This superb area of indigenous forest is where the critically endangered golden bamboo lemur was discovered in 1986.
A modern hotel with good facilities, located just a 10-minute drive from the entrance to Andasibe National Park.
This simple hotel is set in pretty gardens just ten minutes from Ranomafana National Park.
Pretty cottage-style accommodation in the pleasant spa town of Antsirabe between Tana and Ranomafana.
These two hotels share facilities and are set in private grounds just a short drive from Tana airport.
An attractive hotel showcasing some fine hand-carved wooden masterpieces in the small town of Ambositra between Ranomafana and Antsirabe.
A stylish beach lodge in Ifaty in south west Madagascar.
Satrana Lodge offers tented accommodation evocative of an African safari and is superbly placed for visiting Isalo National Park.
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Time: GMT +3 hours
Flight time: Flights from Europe to Madagascar take about 10/11 hours.
Language: Malagasy and French are Madagascar's official languages. English or German is spoken by a municipal workers and guides.A basic working knowledge of French will make communication easier.
Visas: Most nationalities require a Madagascar visa, obtainable from the High Commission in London (or on arrival into International Airport.
Health: Malaria is present in most of the country. No vaccinations are compulsory.
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