Wild Madagascar in Comfort
An extra-special itinerary crafted to reveal many of Madagascar’s top natural history highlights whilst staying in outstanding rustic luxury accommodation with superb personal service.
This itinerary is perfect for those looking for a wildlife and beach holiday to Madagascar at a gentle pace with ample relaxation time and quality wilderness accommodation. With time in both the lush eastern rainforests and mysterious spiny bush and desert of the south and also a lovely beach this combination will offer an impressive range of iconic and very endangered lemur and chameleon species, along with plenty of other Madagascan oddities such as leaf-tailed geckos and giraffe-necked weevils.
In the unique cacti like spiny forests of the south you can enjoy dancing Verreaux’s sifakas, charming ring-tailed lemurs and cute sportive and mouse lemurs along with many colourful endemic birds and rare radiated tortoises. There is also plenty of opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture with the Antandroy tribe at the Mandrare River Camp. This tribe are fascinating to interact with and are largely unaffected by the outside world, holding onto their strong beliefs and living very naturally.
The coastal littoral rainforests at the Manafiafy Beach and Rainforest Lodge are the habitat of the rare red-collared brown lemur and southern woolly lemur and there are also humpback whales between July and November and mangroves and a beautiful beach to enjoy.
After or before your stay at these two top-quality all-inclusive wildlife lodges you can finish with the unmissable rainforests of Andasibe, just a short drive from the capital. The more montane old growth forests here are home to the largest species of lemur the indri, along with the beautiful diademed sifaka, black-and-white ruffed lemur and abundant frogs, chameleons, insects and endemic birds.