Madagascar

Madagascar is a large island off the south east coast of Africa. Hugely diverse in terrain and biodiversity, Madagascar is unique. The center is characterized by highlands, the east coast is covered in rainforest, the west is open savannah and the southern tip is semi-desert. With many endemic species, Madagascar is a fascinating place, very different to its African continent.

One of the world’s last undiscovered corners, Madagascar, with unique flora and fauna and hugely diverse terrain, is like nowhere else on earth. Situated in the Indian Ocean off the coast of southern Africa, Madagascar is the world's fourth-largest island and widely thought of as the ‘Eighth Continent’. Having broken free of the African mainland around 165 million years ago, it is understandably culturally and geographically very different, having evolved independently with influences from as far afield as India and Malaysia.

Madagascar is split into four main areas: the central region of Madagascar is characterized by highlands, the east coast is largely covered by dense rainforests, the west coast is now open savannah and dry, deciduous forest, and the southern tip of the island is semi-desert with great spiny forests of cactus-like plants. Much of Madagascar's incredible flora and fauna is unique to the island with over 80% of the wildlife species found there being endemic including, lemurs, chameleons and a huge variety of butterflies. These species mean that several of Madagascar's national parks are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The diverse cultures in Madagascar and the range of flora and fauna make a visit to this island a unique experience, which will be rewarding for those with an adventurous spirit.

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Highlights of Madagascar

Mandrare River & Manafiafy

This exciting and adventurous itinerary takes you to some of Madagascar's remotest areas, staying in excellent little camps that are two of our favorite options on this mysterious island. Explore the wild life rich Mandrare and learn more about the fascinating culture of the Antandroy tribe, before flying over to Manafiafy Lodge on the beach, where...

Best for: Couples, Eco/ethical tourism, Adventure, Honeymoon

Classic Madagascar

Antananarivo, Andasibe & Tsarabanjina

This itinerary is a wonderful option for those looking to combine wildlife adventure with secluded beaches and remote island hideaways. Perfect for couples and families, there is something for everyone. Discover private reserves rich in endemic wildlife and turquoise waters surrounding the idyllic shores of Tsarabanjina.

Best for: Beach, Honeymoon, Wildlife, Diving

Off the beaten track Madagascar

Andasibe, Tsingy de Bemaraha, Ile Sainte Marie & Nosy Komba

This itinerary is perfect for the adventurer looking to get off the beaten track and into the heart of Madagascar. Steeped in rich wildlife and dramatic scenery, this itinerary is a great option for anyone prepared to travel a bit further and discover some of the country's finest beauty, combining incredible wildlife, dramatic rock formations,...

Best for: Adventure, Beach, Wildlife, Off the beaten track

Romantic Kruger and Madagascar

Kruger National Park & Madagascar Desert Island

Enjoy a fabulous big five safari in South Africa staying at an authentic, yet luxurious tented camp bordering the iconic Kruger National Park before flying onto an idyllic private island off the coast of Madagascar where you can cast yourselves away in Robinson Crusoe-style barefoot luxury and enjoy exceptional diving and snorkeling in the Indian...

Best for: Adventure, Couples, Honeymoon, Off the beaten track

Wild Kenya and Madagascar

Maasai Mara & Madagascar

This wildlife focused itinerary combines a traditional and authentic Kenyan safari which allows you the opportunity to spot big game, and at the right time of year, the Great Migration in the Maasai Mara before you go in search of the rarer lemurs which can only be found in the wilds of Madagascar. Mixing authentic accommodations in the best...

Best for: Adventure, Honeymoon, Wildlife, Beach

Zambia and Madagascar in Ultimate Luxury

South Luangwa & Miavana

Escape to Africa for this once in a life time itinerary combining some of the continent’s most exclusive locations. A magical honeymoon or the most incredible family getaway, offering something for everyone. Explore the South Luangwa National Park with its first-class game viewing opportunities before hopping over to Madagascar to the idyllic...

Best for: Beach, Family, Honeymoon, Ultimate luxury

Call us on 858 345 1761 to start planning your vacation to Madagascar

Call us on 858 345 1761 to start planning your vacation to Madagascar

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