6 days from £950pp plus international flights.
This holiday takes you to the heart of Madagascar's western dry forest, an area with spectacular, other-worldly scenery and wildlife species that are found nowhere else on earth. You'll certainly need your camera to hand to capture these unique scenes.
You'll begin your adventure by seeing the famous Avenue of Baobabs. Sometimes called 'upside-down trees', these huge baobabs look as though their roots are sticking into the air. Then you explore the unworldly landscape of soaring eroded limestone pinnacles (tsingy), as well as glistening lakes and eerie mangrove swamps.
Not to be outdone, the animals also vie for your attention, from the tree-leaping sifakas to the giant jumping rat, stump-tailed chameleons to the crested coua. It's breathtaking stuff, but you'll have time to rest and relax too.
With so much seen in just 6 days this is a great introduction to the mysterious, bewitching land that is Madagascar, which will doubtless lure you back again and again.
Guide price from (pp sharing): £950 (ex. international flights)
Includes: Accommodation on a twin-share basis; return airport transfers; transport in a 4x4 vehicle; all excursions described in the itinerary; breakfast on day 2 - 6; Return flights from Tana to Morondava.
Excludes: International and domestic flights and taxes; visas; travel insurance; meals not specified; drinks, laundry; tips; optional excursions; items of a personal nature
Getting there: This holiday starts and ends in Morondava. Return flights from the UK to Antananarivo (Tana) cost from around £800 per person, depending on availability and season. We will be happy to arrange nternational for you.
Departure dates: This is a tailor-made holiday and can depart on the day of your choice.
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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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