11 days from £1395pp plus international flights.
This is a holiday designed for lovers of the natural world in its many guises. Much of Madagascar's flora and fauna is unique, the island having broken away from continental Africa 65 million years ago, and on this trip you'll experience Madagascar in all her diverse glory.
You'll see a rich variety of scenery including primary forest, mangroves, tranquil lakes, steep-sided valleys, cascading waterfalls and glorious beaches. Lush vegetation, coffee and vanilla plantations, exotic orchids are all on display. As for the wildlife, you'll see more species of lemur than you can count on both hands, including the huge Indri, which you may well hear before you spot it. The Aye-Aye may well be your highlight. A small, endearing primate, it is elusive living on trees and sleeping by day, but you'll have the very chances to observe them with your expert guide. Bug-eyed chameleons, geckos masquerading as leaves, tomato-like frogs and blue-billed birds are just some of the wonders you'll witness, so be sure to take your camera with you!
You'll be travelling in a private 4x4 vehicle, with road journeys supplemented by boat rides along rivers and canals, allowing you to view daily life as you travel through the country. Several public ferry crossings will add some local colour and let you meet and travel alongside the locals. You'll be staying in a range of accommodation, most fairly simple, but all providing clean and comfortable accommodation and warm, friendly service.
Guide price from (pp sharing): £1395 (ex. international flights)
All accommodation on a twin-share basis; meals as specified; road transport in a private 4x4 vehicle; all boats and ferries as per the itinerary; park entry fees; services of a local guide in all national parks and reserves included in the itinerary
International flights and taxes; domestic flights; visas; travel insurance; meals not specified; drinks; laundry; tips; optional excursions; items of a personal nature
Getting there: This holiday starts in Tana and ends in Maroantsetra. Return flights from the UK to Antananarivo (Tana) cost from around £800 per person, depending on availability and season. We will be happy to book flights for you and can also book your domestic flight from Maroantsetra back to Tana.
Departure dates: This is a tailor-made holiday that can be begin on the day of your choice.
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.
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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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Otley, Suffolk, IP6 9JW.
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