11 days from £695pp plus international flights.
This small group holiday gets to the heart of Madagascar, visiting several of its best known national parks where you'll be in midst of stunning scenery and will see a dazzling array of wildlife, much of it unique to this amazing island.
From the moment you set out from Tana you'll be bowled over by the sheer scale of this island. The high central plateau is lush and fertile, with photogenic terraced rice fields. Further south you'll enter rainforest, tree-covered hills and cascading waterfalls. You'll have guided walks in Isalo, Zombitse and Ranomafana national parks, all rich in flora and fauna. You'll see more species of lemurs than you knew existed, become an expert at spotting chameleons, learn to tell your geckos apart and enjoy watching all manner of reptiles. Not to mention the birds.
You'll be travelling in a private 4x4 vehicle with your own driver. You'll be covering large distances (Madagascar is BIG - slightly bigger than France!), but there'll be plenty of stops along the way, allowing you to watch skilled craftsmen at work, observe daily life and bathe in therapeutic waters. Hotels and guesthouses provide comfortable accommodation and plentiful breakfasts.
Stunning scenery, unique wildlife and friendly people - this really is the essence of Madagascar.
Guide price from (pp sharing): £695 (ex. international flights)
Price notes: The price of £695 pp is for 4 people traveling together. For 2 travelling together it will be £895.
Accommodation on a twin-share basis; breakfast from day 2 to day 11; transport in a private air conditioned 4x4 vehicle with driver; local guides in national parks and reserves; entry fees for parks mentioned in the itinerary.
International flights and taxes; visas; travel insurance; meals not specified; drinks; tips; laundry; optional excursions; items of a personal nature.
Getting there: This holiday starts and ends in Antananarivo (Tana). Return flights from the UK cost from around £800 per person, depending on season and availability. We are happy to book flights for you.
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.
These two hotels share facilities and are set in private grounds just a short drive from Tana airport.
The hotel is a short walk from the centre of Ranomafana village and has lovely panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.
Set in delightful gardens, this hotel is a lovely place to rest and enjoy some delicious, home-cooked food.
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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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