Diademed sifaka, Andasibe-Mantadia, Madagascar

Andasibe, Aye-ayes and Islands of Madagascar

Enjoy Madagascar's diverse scenery and wildlife on this magical trip to the big Island.

Diademed sifaka, Andasibe-Mantadia, Madagascar

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12 days from £2695pp plus international flights.

Twelve days in Madagascar to see lemurs, chameleons and orchids, enjoy forest hikes, speedboat rides and relaxed beach time.

  • Explore lush eastern Madagascar
  • Look for singing indris and dancing sifakas at Andasibe-Mantadia
  • Search for the weird aye-aye near Palmarium Reserve
  • Journey up the Pangalanes Channel
  • Relax on the island of Sainte Marie
  • Spot humpback whales (June to Sept)
  • Visit the pirates' cemetery!

An introduction to the diverse landscapes and wildlife of eastern Madagascar including time to relax at a lovely beach lodge. For those with limited time this is a great way to experience the essence of Madagascar.

From Tana you drive east past hilltop villages and cultivated land until you reach the lush forests of Andasibe. A night walk is one of the best ways to experience this environment as you listen to calls of frogs, and, as your eyes become accustomed to the darkness, watch out for chameleons and lemurs. This is quintessential Madagascar! You also explore by day in neighbouring Mantadia Park, known for its 14 species of lemur including the Indri with its haunting cry, and exotic orchids.

On to the coast and the Pangalanes Canal, a series of natural lagoons linked by man-made channels. You take all this as you enjoy a boat trip, passing traditional villages and dugout canoes, till you arrive at the remote Palmarium. By day you discover the local flora and fauna and after dark you visit the nearby island in search of aye ayes. These small nocturnal lemurs live in trees and are notoriously elusive, but your guide is an expert and you have excellent chances of seeing them here.

After a busy few days you board the flight to Ile Sainte Mare and a change of pace. This tropical reef-fringed island has beautiful beaches, mangroves, and lush hinterland teeming with wildlife. Your beachfront lodge is the epitome of barefoot luxury, and your spacious villa with its terrace and private garden is perfect. Water sports, boat trips and island tours vie for your time alongside spa visits, delicious cuisine and relaxed beach time. It's just as well you have 3 full days here, before flying back to Tana.

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Experiences you could have on this amazing trip

As well as incredible game viewing, meeting great people and seeing fabulous landscapes, these are just some of the experiences you could enjoy on this holiday.

Where you could be staying

Below are some of our recommended places to stay on this trip. Being a tailor-made safari, we can sometimes change to different properties you might prefer, but please note that this will affect the trip price.

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