Madagascar for Luxury Loving Families

# Tailor-Made Tour
# Family Holiday

Madagascar for Luxury Loving Families

10 Days from $4,310 per adult & $2,519 per child. All trip details below can be tailored just for you
10 Days
Tailor-Made Tour
Family Holiday
Primate Watching
Beach
Snorkelling and Diving
Luxury

For a luxury Madagascar family holiday with plenty of lemurs, chameleons and other wildlife as well as ample time to relax in beautiful surroundings, look no further. The lodges are selected for their comfortable family accommodation and excellent locations with wildlife in abundance in both locations of contrasting habitats. Firstly, you explore the beautiful rainforest reserves of Perinet and Mantadia on exciting guided day and night walks. Then comes the highlight: Anjajavy, probably the best resort in the entire country, with two-storey, seafront chalets, huge pool, lovely beach and scrumptious food: a fitting finale to a fabulous, fun-filled family holiday.

Itinerary

Price from $4,310 per adult & $2,519 per child. £1962 per child. Based on a family of four – two adults and two children (under 12 years of age) sharing family accommodation. Prices based on low season and will be higher in the high season.

Day 1 - Antananarivo

Arrive Tana. Met on arrival and transfer (15 minutes) to your hotel.

Staying at Au Bois Vert. Includes No Meals.

Day 2 - Andasibe-Mantadia National Park

Morning transfer (4 hours) to Andasibe and the Analamazaotra (Andasibe-Mantadia) Special Reserve, also known as Perinet.

Afternoon excursion to Mitsinjo forest, a community-managed part of Analamazaotra rainforest. The forest here supports lowland streaked tenrecs, indris, the tiny Goodman’s mouse lemur, eastern woolly lemur and furry-eared dwarf lemur as well as Malagasy tree boa, many species of chameleons, leaf-tailed geckos and endemic frogs. Take a night walk once dark for the nocturnal species.

Staying at Vakona Lodge. Includes Breakfast and Dinner.

Day 3 - Mantadia National Park

In the morning transfer further north (1 hour 30 mins on a bumpy track) and enjoy a guided walk in Mantadia National Park.

The lush primary rainforest of this park is an excellent location to see the beautiful diademed sifaka and the more elusive black and white ruffed lemur. Birds include the shy scaly-ground roller and velvet asity amongst many more.

In the afternoon perhaps visit the Andasibe village to learn about the way of life in this rural part of the country.

Enjoy another night walk in the evening near the hotel. At night it is possible to encounter many nocturnal lemurs as well as pygmy chameleons, giant millipedes and an assortment of colourful endemic frogs, camouflaged stick insects and much more.

Staying at Vakona Lodge. Includes Breakfast and Dinner.

Day 4 - Perinet Reserve

Morning excursions in the Perinet rainforest reserve. The reserve is the best place to see the largest lemur species, the indri, along with common brown and eastern grey bamboo lemurs, diademed sifakas, huge Parson's chameleons and the bizarre giraffe-necked weevil.

There are a range of other optional activities availble from the hotel such a gentle canoe trip around the nearby lake.

Staying at Vakona Lodge. Includes Breakfast and Dinner.

Day 5 - VOIMMA Forest

Morning excursion to the VOIMMA forest, a community-managed part of Aalamazaotra rainforest. Here the wonderful tail-less indris are particularly habituated allowing for some very intimate and memorable sightings with photographic opportunities.

Other diurnal lemur species such as the eastern bamboo lemur, common brown lemur and diademed sifaka can also be found during our time here.

In the afternoon transfer back to Tana for the evening.

Staying at Au Bois Vert. Includes Breakfast.

Day 6 - Anjajavy

Early morning transfer (15 minutes) back to Tana airport. Take the scheduled charter flight at 0700 (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays only) to Anjajavy private airstrip arriving at 0830. You will be met on arrival and transferred to your room. The rest of the day is at leisure or you can choose from a range of included or optional activities on offer.

Staying at Anjajavy L’Hotel. Includes Breakfast and Dinner.

Day 7 - Anjajavy

Day at leisure in Anjajavy to enjoy the private forest reserve, beach and some non-motorised water sports.

The surrounding dry forest reserve contains endemic species of trees and plants and is a refuge for many lemur species including the wonderful Coquerel’s sifaka that visit the lodge grounds each day. The nocturnal fat-tailed dwarf lemur, gray mouse lemur and Milne Edwards sportive lemur are among those seen on night walks. The fossa is also present in the reserve as are tenrecs, many chameleons, ground boas, and the very rare Madagascar fish eagle may be found nearby too.

If lucky you can now also catch a glimpse of the strange aye aye on a night walk in the lodge’s private reserve thanks to a successful reintroduction programme.

Staying at Anjajavy L’Hotel. Includes Breakfast and Dinner.

Day 8 - Anjajavy

Day at leisure in Anjajavy. Optional activities include: boat trips, guided forest walks, kayaking and snorkelling.

There is a swimming pool to augment the warm sea bathing, and other water sports available include catamaran sailing, windsurfing, fishing (pre-booking essential), canoeing and water skiing (some at extra charge). Four wheel drive and boat excursions, hiking and cycling are also possible.

Nearby there are two local villages that may be visited, where you can see the benefits accrued to the populations from their proximity and involvement with the hotel.

Staying at Anjajavy L’Hotel. Includes Breakfast and Dinner.

Day 9 - Anjajavy

Another day at leisure in Anjajavy with activities available.

Staying at Anjajavy L’Hotel. Includes Breakfast and Dinner.

Day 10 - Antananarivo

Today take the scheduled charter flight at 0930 back to Antananarivo arriving at 1100. On arrival transfer to your hotel or enjoy exploring some of the city of Antananarivo with a guide and vechile at your disposal.

Staying at Au Bois Vert . Includes Breakfast.

Day 11 - Depart Antananarivo

Today depart Antananarivo on your flight home.

Includes No Meals.

Travel Info

Are International Flights Included?
No. Please contact us for a quote if required.

Flight Info:
Fly to Antananarivo via Paris from London on Air France. Other flight options include Kenya Airways and Ethiopian Airlines and South African Airways from Johannesburg.

Best Visited:
April to December

Area Specialist

Ian Loyd

Add a stay at the northern beaches for snorkelling or diving such as Constance Tsarabanjina, Eden Lodge, Tsara Komba or a stay in the Spiny Forest at the Mandrare River Camp to see the famous ring tailed lemurs and culture.

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

[Our escort guide] was excellent – he had amazing vocabulary and was always good natured, patient and attentive. He provided us with a great commentary to the country and proved to be a brilliant wildlife spotter. Wildlife highlights: seeing a streaked tenrec, snorkelling with green turtles, the pygmy chameleons, the biggest giant millipede I’ve ever seen, a group of indris without the crowds and hearing their calls, seeing new families of birds – vangas and couas…Everything was a complete treat – my binoculars got a complete workout.

Mr D N - Bristol

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