Madagascar in High Comfort for Families

# Tailor-Made Tour
# Family Holiday

Madagascar in High Comfort for Families

10 Days from £3395 per adult & £2625 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 holiday with plenty of lemurs, chameleons and other wildlife as well as ample time to relax in beautiful surroundings, perfect for both families and couples look no further. The lodges are selected for their comfortable family accommodation and excellent locations with wildlife in abundance with contrasting habitats. Firstly, you explore the beautiful rainforest reserves of Andasibe and Mantadia on exciting guided day and night walks. Then comes the highlight: Anjajavy, one of the most luxurious hotels in the entire country, with two-storey, seafront chalets, a huge pool, beautiful beach and scrumptious food. The stunning Coquerel’s sifaka and a whole different range of Madagascan wildlife adapted to the dry deciduous forest is also on your doorstep.  A fitting finale to a fabulous, fun-filled family holiday.

Itinerary

Price from £3395 per adult & £2625 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 Relais Des Plateaux. Includes No Meals.

Day 2 - VOIMMA Reserve

Morning transfer (5 hours) to Andasibe with lunch en route at the Mandraka Park.

After settling in to your accommodation, enjoy an afternoon excursion to the VOIMMA Reserve, a community-managed section of the forest with easy trails. The forest here supports a wide range of wildlife including indri and Eastern grey bamboo lemurs.

Continue your walk after dark to spot nocturnal species such as the the tiny Goodman’s mouse lemur, Eastern woolly lemur and the furry-eared dwarf lemur as well as chameleons, leaf-tailed geckos and endemic frogs.

Staying at Mantadia Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 3 - Mantadia National Park

In the morning transfer north (A roughly 1 hour 30 minute drive on a bumpy track to the wonderful primary rainforest of the Mantadia National Park.

The old growth pristine rainforest of this park is an excellent location to see the beautiful diademed sifaka and the black-and white-ruffed lemur. Birdlife includes the colourful pitta-like and scaly-ground rollers, velvet asity and several members of the coua family, all unique to Madagascar.

Enjoy another night walk in the evening where you may encounter an assortment of colourful endemic frogs, camouflaged stick insects and tiny Brookesia chameleons along with much more.

Staying at Mantadia Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 4 - Mitsinjo Reserve

This morning explore the community managed Mitsinjo Reserve. The is the best place to see the largest lemur species, the indri up close as the loacl guides have habituated several family groups. A close and intimate encounter with a indri is an experience you will treasure.

This forest is home to many rare endemic frogs, common brown lemurs and the Parson's chameleon, the world's largest.
In the afternoon perhaps visit the Andasibe village to learn about the way of life in this rural part of the country or the VOIMMA Reserve.

Staying at Mantadia Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 5 - Andasibe (Analamazaotra Special Reserve)

Today visit the Analamazaotra Special Reserve where lemurs such as the diademed sifaka, indri, common brown lemur and Eastern grey bamboo lemur are easily found.

In the afternoon transfer back to Antananarivo for the evening with some interesting stops along the journey.

Staying at Relais des Plateaux. Includes Breakfast.

Day 6 - Anjajavy

Take an early transfer (15 minutes) back to Tana's airport for your scheduled charter flight to the remote Anjajavy peninsula. You will arrive around 0900 in the morning with the rest of the day at leisure. You can choose from a range of included or optional activities on offer or simply just relax or explore independently.

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

Day 7 - Anjajavy

Day at leisure in Anjajavy to enjoy the wildlife of the private dry forest reserve, wonderful beach and various activities on offer.

The surrounding dry forest reserve contains endemic species of trees and plants and is a refuge for many lemur species including the charming Coquerel’s sifakas 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. Madagascar's top predator, the fossa is also found in the reserve as are tenrecs, many chameleons, ground boas, and the very rare Madagascar fish eagle nests on the coast too.

If lucky you may now also catch a glimpse of the mysterious 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, canoeing and water skiing. 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

Enjoy 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 Relais des Plateaux . Includes Breakfast.

Day 11 - Depart Antananarivo

Today transfer back to the airport to depart Antananarivo on your flight home.

Includes Breakfast.

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

The flights between Anjajavy and Antananarivo only operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

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 tribal cultures.

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

Having recently returned from a truly memorable 3 weeks in Madagascar we wanted to express our sincerest thanks to you Helen, and all at Reef and Rainforest for arranging such a superb wildlife viewing experience.

As you are aware, we were particularly keen to see and photograph the fosa. At Kirindy forest we actually encountered 3. Despite the rather challenging accommodation we would highly recommend the Kirindy experience to all those wanting an exceptional primate viewing experience.
Overall our lemur species/subspecies count was 22 and other notable sightings included 2 species of mongoose, giant jumping rats, a huge Madagascar ground boa, humpback whales and the Madagascar fish eagle.

Every detail of the trip from start to finish was superbly well arranged and managed, which cannot be easy in a country with such complex problems. Well done Helen.
All aspects of the trip were outstanding. Wildlife, people, culture and geography. We will certainly return again to visit the north of the island and return to paradise, Anjajavy.
This was our second trip with Reef and Rainforest and I cannot speak highly enough of your company. I would recommend your services to any natural world/wildlife enthusiast. Thank you again.

Mrs A & Mr J W, Selkirk

Route Map

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Relais des Plateaux: -18.834180, 47.463010
Mantadia Lodge: -18.918703, 48.415681
Anjajavy le Lodge: -14.990470, 47.228107