• Little avenue of baobabs at Mandrare River Camp, near Berenty, Madagascar

    Little avenue of baobabs at Mandrare River Camp, near Berenty, Madagascar

    © St.Perrier

  • Beach at Manafiafy Beach & Rainforest Lodge, Madagascar

    Beach at Manafiafy Beach & Rainforest Lodge, Madagascar

    © Louise Jasper

  • Lemurs at Manafiafy Beach & Rainforest Lodge, Madagascar

    Lemurs at Manafiafy Beach & Rainforest Lodge, Madagascar

    © Louise Jasper

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Mandrare and Manafiafy

A luxury holiday in Madagascar exploring the nature, wildlife, beaches and culture of Madagascar.

11 days from £7150pp plus international flights.

Explore Madagascar's nature, wildlife, beaches and culture while staying at two beautiful eco-lodges in the south, enjoying fine cuisine and excellent hospitality.

  • ​See ringtail, mouse and sportive lemurs and more!
  • Explore the unique spiny forest
  • Sundowners in scenic settings
  • Beautiful remote beaches
  • Explore coastal mangroves
  • Spend time in local communities
  • Gorgeous camp and lodge

Madagascar is a huge country and many holidays here involve large amounts of travelling. This one is different. It focuses on just 2 properties both in the far south of the country, reached by flight from the capital, making the best use of your precious time. You have 4 nights in each place, plenty of time to unpack your bags, settle in and fully appreciate your surroundings.

The camp and lodge are far more than places to stay. Each has been carefully designed to provide creature comforts, delicious cuisine and the highest levels of service, all the more impressive given their remote locations. Their contrasting settings, one inland and the other on the coast make them an excellent combination, enabling you to experience different environments and communities.

At Mandrare River Camp you take walks in the distinctive spiny forest, among plants that have evolved not only to withstand but to thrive in the arid climate that prevails for much of the year. Animals, too, have adapted to the conditions, ringtailed lemurs and Verreaux's sifaka among them. Come sunset you are poured refreshing sundowner drinks, served by the river or among the massive baobab trees, a prelude to your 3-course dinner.

Manafiafy Lodge faces a beautiful bay on the Indian Ocean, has stretches of mangroves and is flanked by rainforest, all of which you get to explore with your local guide. Wildlife is profuse: 5 species of lemur, over 80 bird species, numerous geckos, chameleons, flying fox bats and, offshore, humpback whales (late June to mid-November). At the camp, you dine on fresh oysters, mussels and lobster, prepared in full view in the open kitchen.

Both properties have strong links with their respective local communities, which adds an intriguing human aspect to your holiday. In Mandrare you meet the Antandroy, a nomadic tribe with a culture rich in ceremony and ancestor worship, and at Manafiafy you visit the Antanosy village with its traditional wooden houses and fishing pirogues.

This special holiday is a winning combination of nature, culture and rustic luxury, and gives you a real insight into the richness of Madagascar.

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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 fantastic 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 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.

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