Madagascar for Luxury Loving Families

# Family Holiday

Madagascar for Luxury Loving Families

12 Days from £3523 per adult. All trip details below can be tailored just for you
12 Days
Family Holiday
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, both on land or in the sea. 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 £3523 per adult. £2,332 per Child. Based on a family of four – two adults and two children (over 12 years of age) sharing family accommodation. Prices based on low season and will be higher in the peak 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 - Andasibe-Mantadia National Park

Morning transfer (4 hours) to Andasibe and Analamazaotra (Andasibe-Mantadia) National Park, 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 All Meals.

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 All Meals.

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 All Meals.

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 Relais Des Plateaux. Includes Breakfast and Lunch.

Day 6 - Anjajavy

Early morning transfer (15 minutes) back to Tana airport. Take the scheduled charter flight at 0700 am (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays only) to Anjajavy private airstrip arriving at 0830 am. 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, common brown lemur that visit the lodge grounds and the nocturnal fat-tailed dwarf lemur, gray mouse lemur and Milne Edwards sportive lemur. The fossa is also present in the reserve as are tenrecs, many chameleons, ground boa, 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 - Anjajavy

Another day at leisure in Anjajavy with activities available.

Staying at Anjajavy L’Hotel. Includes In-flight Meals.

Day 11 - Antananarivo

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

Staying at Relais des Plateaux. Includes Breakfast.

Day 12 - Depart Antananarivo

Today depart Antananarivo on your flight home.

Includes No Meals.

Travel Info

Are Flights Included?
No

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.

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

It was an excellent trip. I saw a lot of a wonderful country and would like to return. The Malagasy people are lovely. Friendly and hospitable throughout. Everything was done to ensure we were happy and comfortable. Excellent service and wildlife. Wildlife highlights: mating fosas, close encounters with indri, diademed sifaka and ringtailed lemurs above us as we picniced below.

Ms C G - Wiltshire

Route Map

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Relais des Plateaux: -18.834180, 47.463010