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...

It was lovely to meet Helen face-to-face and to devise the ideal trip with her – her enthusiasm for Madagascar certainly confirmed us in our choice of destination. Enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides, seemed genuinely interested in their work and in interacting with tourists. Invaluable in spotting wildlife and discussing uses of local medicinal plants. [Our escort guide] was a delightful companion on our journey in Madagascar and very solicitous of our welfare. We were thrilled by the wildlife. Without the keen insight and knowledge of our guides we would certainly have failed to spot the giraffe-necked weevil and stick insects. The night walks were very productive – several mouse lemurs. The first sight of indris was an especial thrill as was the sight of a sleeping mouse lemur in broad daylight. Perhaps the most rewarding experience occurred when the lemurs came to us – six ring-tailed lemurs in Isalo, sifakas on the balcony in Anjajavy, flocks of grey-headed lovebirds on the lawn at breakfast. An excellent tour which gave us a good insight into the wildlife and potential conservation issues in Madagascar. We had opportunities to visit local communities. We were most impressed by the efficiency in ensuring a trouble-free and very enjoyable time in Madagascar. Our tour leader and driver were delightful and very hard working. We shall certainly look forward to booking a further tour with you.

Mr & Mrs V - Ashprington, Devon

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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