Madagascar for the Active and Adventurous

14 Days from £4245 per adult. All trip details below can be tailored just for you
14 Days
Tailor-Made Tour
Whale Watching
Beach
Snorkelling and Diving
Off The Beaten Track

These locations are some of the most impressive and exciting in all Madagascar, resulting in a varied and adventurous circuit, mostly well off the beaten track. In addition to Kirindy (with the world’s highest primate diversity) and the Tsingy of Bemaraha (one of only two natural World Heritage Sites in Madagascar), you will have a good chance to glimpse Madagascar’s apex predator the fossa, and the privilege of seeing the iconic Avenue des Baobabs in Morondava at sunset. Finally, quality time is enjoyed in the Masoala (the other Madagascar natural World Heritage Site) for primary rainforest exploration and marine park swimming and snorkelling. With such a range of remote and breath-taking locations, this adventure will reveal the hidden charms of a Madagascar that few are lucky enough to see.

Itinerary

Price from £4245 per adult. Based on sharing double / twin rooms

Day 1 - Antananarivo

Depart London. Arrive Tana, met on arrival and transfer to your hotel.

Staying at Relais Des Plateaux. Includes Breakfast.

Day 2 - Morondava

Transfer to the airport and fly to Morondava. Met on arrival, and transfer to your hotel by the sea. There will be time to enjoy the beach and observe the Sakalava people’s way of life.

Staying at Chez Maggie. Includes All Meals.

Day 3 - Kirindy Special Reserve

Transfer to Kirindy National Park. The park protects, western tropical dry deciduous forest home to eight species of lemur, including the pygmy mouse lemur, and a great diversity of fauna and flora including the elusive fossa and giant jumping rat. Day and night guided wildlife walks in the deciduous forest. Later transfer to the camp.

Staying at Camp Amoreaux. Includes All Meals.

Day 4 - Bemaraha National Park

Transfer to Bekopaka, gateway to Tsingy of Bemaraha National Park. The National Park is a World Heritage Site, protecting a diverse range of flora and fauna and some otherworldly geology. There are tall limestone pinnacles (some 45 metres high) that support fascinating botanical communities, as well as sunken forests, lakes, mangroves and 12 species of lemur to be seen.

Staying at Hotel Le Soleil Des Tsingy. Includes All Meals.

Day 5 - Bemaraha National Park

A day to explore the National Park including a morning pirogue boat trip on the Manambolo River and a visit to the Petit Tsingy, a small canyon of impressive sharp limestone karst limestone rock formations.

Staying at Hotel Le Soleil Des Tsingy. Includes All Meals.

Day 6 - Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park

Spend the day exploring the National Park and visit the Grand Tsingy.

Staying at Hotel Le Soleil Des Tsingy. Includes All Meals.

Day 7 - Morondava

Transfer to Morondava via the famous Avenue des Baobabs at sunset. A sunset view of the iconic and endemic trees will provide a beautiful photographic opportunity and a lasting memory.

Staying at Chez Maggie. Includes All Meals.

Day 8 - Morondava

Morning at the beach in Morondava or optional boat trip amongst the mangroves. Transfer to the airport and fly to Tana. Met on arrival and transfer to hotel.

Staying at Relais Des Plateaux. Includes Breakfast.

Day 9 - Maroantsetra

Transfer to the airport and fly to Maroantsetra. Met on arrival. Explore this interesting seaside town. Optional afternoon/evening excursion to search for the strange aye-aye.

Staying at Relais du Masoala. Includes All Meals.

Day 10 - Masoala Peninsula

Transfer to the Masoala Peninsula. On arrival there will be the chance for optional snorkelling, and whale watching (Jul-Sep). Night walk to look for nocturnal wildlife.

Staying at Tampolo Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 11 - Masoala National Park

A morning wildlife walk in Masoala National Park. Rest of the day at leisure or choose optional activities such as kayaking, pirogue excursion, snorkelling, whale-watching or just relaxing at the beach.

Staying at Tampolo Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 12 - Nosy Mangabe and Maroantsetra

Boat ride to the island of Nosy Mangabe, to explore the island. Return to Maroantsetra.

Staying at Relais du Masoala. Includes All Meals.

Day 13 - Antananarivo

Fly to Tana. Day use of hotel room. Fly out.

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
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In the Masoala area, perhaps upgrade your lodge to Masoala Forest Lodge for more comfort.

If you like a challenge, add a three day expedition up Mount Marojejy to see the pure white silky sifaka.

If you want to cut down on road travel, fly back from Bemaraha directly to Tana (subject to charter flight schedules).

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

Quality of wildlife: Excellent. We saw everything we wished for and more. All guides were excellent. English excellent, very comprehensive knowledge. [Our escort guide] in particular was superb with an encyclopaedic knowledge.

Mr D M - South Petherton

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Le Camp Amoureux: -20.140520, 44.552559
Chez Maggie: -20.298111, 44.268716
Le Soleil Des Tsingy: -18.897670, 44.829810
Tampolo Lodge: -15.733333, 49.966667
Relais du Masoala: -15.433333, 49.750000
Relais des Plateaux: -18.834180, 47.463010
Chez Maggie: -20.298111, 44.268716