Ring-tailed lemurs, Madagascar

Essence of Madagascar

The perfect introduction to the fascinating island of Madagascar, filled with amazing scenery, wildlife and culture.

Ring-tailed lemurs, Madagascar

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10 days from £2250pp plus international flights.

Discover the varied scenery, amazing wildlife and different cultures of Madagascar in this 10-day tour.

  • Explore central highlands with rice paddies and Malagasy culture
  • Visit Ranomafana National Park - birds, reptiles, amphibians and lemurs
  • Isalo's sandstone landscape plus ring-tailed lemurs and dancing sifakas
  • See baobabs near Zombitse National Park
  • Relax on west coast beaches

Madagascar is a vast country with so much to see and do that it's almost overwhelming. We feel this holiday is the perfect introduction. It takes in towns, villages, national parks and the coast, and showcases the varied flora and fauna and diverse cultures. All in 10 days, yet with time to relax along the way.

Your adventure begins with a tour of the old city of Antananarivo (Tana for short), taking in historic houses, palaces and churches before you had out of the city. From here 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 Ranomafana, Isalo and Zombitse 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. Then you have time to relax at a lovely lodge by the beach, where you can rest and reminisce over all that you've seen and done on the past week.

You'll have your own driver and a modern, air conditioned vehicle, which means you can take journeys at your own pace, choosing when and where you to stop en-route. Distances are large: there's no getting away from the fact that Madagascar is BIG! But along the way you can watch skilled craftsmen at work, observe daily life and stroll around villages. Hotels and lodges provide comfortable, good quality accommodation and warm hospitality.

Stunning scenery, unique wildlife and friendly people - this really is the essence of Madagascar.

It is possible use alternative hotels and lodges to lower the price of this holiday if you wish. Please contact us for details.

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Experiences you could have on this amazing trip

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

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Simply by booking with Tribes, you are making a difference. Every booking helps with The Tribes Foundation, the charity we back with admin and funds. Most clients give additional donations which we always put to very good use with one of the wildlife, environmental or social projects we support.

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Where you could be staying

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

Ask us about this holiday, or get in touch with us about planning a tailor-made trip which is just right for you.

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