The ’wild’ west coast is renowned for its beautiful secluded beaches and is wonderfully undiscovered due to its inaccessibility (except by plane). Inland you are treated to baobab forests with the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Avenue des Baobabs, coral islands and strange karstic rock formations, or ’tsingy’, which make for a slightly surreal kind of paradise.
The private Anjajavy reserve on the west coast of Madagascar offers visitors the perfect combination of relaxing beach break and wildlife encounters with 450 hectares of dry deciduous forest and tsingy. A wildlife spotter’s paradise here you can spot Coquerel’s sifaka, fruit bats and the Madagascan fish eagle.
For the truly adventurous, the west is a treasure trove of off-the-beaten-track experiences with the Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park offering an other-worldly exploration of the finest limestone rock pinnacles to be found in Madagascar with ladders, cables and suspension bridges allowing you to make the most of the panoramic views that this UNESCO World Heritage Site affords visitors. Break your journey here with visits to the famous Avenue des Baobabs with its fine examples of Grandidier’s baobabs and the intertwined Baobabs Amoureaux (‘Baobabs in love’). Close by you will find the Kirindy Reserve where you can see the giant jumping rat and the fossa; Madagascar’s largest mammal.
Anjajavy Le Lodge
Western Madagascar, Madagascar
Anjajavy Le Lodge is a luxurious lodge 120km north of Majunga, on the northwest coast of Madagascar. The hotel is situated on a peninsula and each of the rooms is positioned to allow for stunning ocean views. Lemur viewing from your room is a highlight!
GBP £3,800 pp
Le Soleil des Tsingy
Tsingy de Bemaraha, Western Madagascar, Madagascar
Close to Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park in western Madagascar lies Le Soleil des Tsingy, a boutique lodge comprised of 17 spacious bungalows. Guests can spot unique flora and fauna in over 20 hectares of private land before relaxing by the pool.
Palissandre Côte Ouest
Morondava, Western Madagascar, Madagascar
Located on Morondava beach, just 40 minutes from the famous Avenue of the Baobabs, Palissandre Côte Ouest comprises 30 bungalows each with private terrace and sea views. This makes for the ideal place to relax after exploring western Madagascar.
Ultimate 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...
GBP £10,000 pp