Family Friendly Fun in Madagascar

14 Days from £4120 per adult. All trip details below can be tailored just for you
14 Days
Family Holiday
Whale Watching
Beach
Budget

This itinerary has been carefully designed to appeal to cost-conscious families wishing to experience a good variety of Madagascar’s habitats and wildlife, then spend time by the beach snorkelling, diving or simply relaxing. We have chosen simple yet well-run properties we know to be good. Your trip begins with the unique spiny forest at Berenty Special Reserve with its habituated ring tailed lemurs and dancing sifakas. Next come eastern rainforest reserves where you will meet the largest lemur (indri), colourful chameleons and other strange creatures. Finish your fabulously adventurous journey with the historic pirate island of Sainte Marie for snorkelling, whale watching and well-earned leisure time before the flight home.

Itinerary

Price from £4120 per adult. £2735 per child. Based on a family of four – two adults and two children under 12 yrs old sharing quadruple rooms or family accommodation.

Day 1 - Antananarivo

Depart London. Met on arrival in Tana and transfer to your hotel.

Staying at Relais Des Plateaux. Includes Breakfast.

Day 2 - Tana

Morning at leisure. Afternoon in Tana for a guided visit to Ambohimanga Royal Palace or, if preferred, Tsarasaotra Lake for birdwatching.

Staying at Relais Des Plateaux. Includes Breakfast.

Day 3 - Berenty Reserve

Transfer to the airport and fly to Fort Dauphin. Transfer to Berenty Private Reserve. Night walk to look for nocturnal wildlife.

Staying at Berenty Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 4 - Berenty Private Reserve

A full day of guided activities in Berenty Private Reserve. Morning guided walk. Afternoon visit to the museum. A night walk through forest should reveal many nocturnal wildlife sightings such a lepilemur.

Staying at Berenty Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 5 - Berenty Private Reserve

Morning and afternoon excursions in Berenty Private Reserve to see its rare and endemic wildlife.

Staying at Berenty Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 6 - Perinet Reserve

Return to Fort Dauphin and fly to Tana. Met on arrival and transfer by road to Analamazaotra National Park (Perinet). Evening wildlife walk along the road to look for nocturnal species.

Staying at Andasibe Hotel. Includes All Meals.

Day 7 - Mantadia National Park

In the morning transfer further north and enjoy guided walks in Mantadia National Park. The reserve is an excellent location to see the diademed sifaka and the black and white ruffed lemur. In the evening there may be another night walk to look for nocturnal species.

Staying at Andasibe Hotel. Includes All Meals.

Day 8 - Perinet Reserve

Morning and afternoon excursions in Perinet reserve and optional evening night walk. The reserve is the best place to see the largest lemur species, the indri, along with common brown and bamboo lemurs and the bizarre giraffe-necked weevil. At night it is possible to encounter the cute Goodman’s mouse lemur, greater dwarf lemur and woolly lemur as well as leaf-tailed gecko, pygmy chameleon, giant millipede and an assortment of endemic frogs.

Staying at Andasibe Hotel. Includes Breakfast.

Day 9 - Ile Sainte Marie

Transfer to Tana airport and fly to Ile Sainte Marie, met on arrival and transfer to hotel.

Staying at Princesse Bora Lodge. Includes Breakfast and Dinner.

Day 10 - Ile Sainte Marie

Day at leisure on the beautiful island of Ile Sainte Marie. Optional activities include: whale watching boat trips (Jul-Sep) to see migrating humpback whales, bicycle hire, snorkelling trips and swimming.

Staying at Princesse Bora Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 11 - Ile Sainte Marie

A day at leisure on Sainte Marie. There are white sand beaches and plenty of other attractions to enjoy around the island. Optional activities can also be arranged.

Staying at Princesse Bora Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 12 - Ile Sainte Marie

Another day at leisure on Ile Sainte Marie.

Staying at Princesse Bora Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 13 - Ile Sainte Marie

The morning at leisure. Transfer to the airport and fly to Tana. Day use of a room at Relais Des Plateaux hotel. Transfer to the airport and fly to the UK.

Includes In-flight Meals.

Day 14 - Arrive London

Includes In-flight Meals.

Travel Info

Are Flights Included?
Yes

Flight Info:
Fly from London to Tana on Air France via Paris

Area Specialist

Ian Loyd
specialist_ian-loyd

At Berenty, wait for the sifakas to “dance” across the path.

If you have any queries about this tour please feel free to call me directly on +44 (0)1803 866965 or...

Tour guide was perfect (Excellent++). Attentive and caring. Outstanding person. Became part of the family. Give her an award!!! Local guides very enthusiastic and knowledgeable and pleasant people to be with. Helen’s enthusiastic and sparkling voice was a pleasure to hear on the ‘phone. All questions answered in detail and printed information sent was helpful. You guys really cared. Very attentive in Madagascar and went well. Very pleasant and good driver. No corners cut and a well planned trip with all details covered. Perfect for us. Due to good guides and spotters we saw 16 species of lemurs and plenty of them. Never in my wildest dreams did I expect to see so many species and so close to us. Marvellous – very emotional. Lemurs are such wonderful gentle creatures. This trip was so well-designed for people like us. I will never forget this trip in my life. What a humbling experience it was. Some time in the future we will be back to see these special animals. In the mean time I look to our video footage of our time with the lemurs of Madagascar. Helen Cox – well done. Your company is at the top of our list.

Mr & Mrs M - Berkshire

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Berenty Lodge: -25.004915, 46.302052
Princesse Bora Lodge: -17.083522, 49.817542
Relais des Plateaux: -18.834180, 47.463010
Andasibe Hotel : -18.922638, 48.408489