Things to Do in Madagascar

There are so many different things to do in Madagascar that you wouldn’t believe it is only an island, albeit the 4th largest in the World. 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 looking for an adventure holiday.

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Antandroy traditional culture

Ifotaka Community Forest, Southern Madagascar, Madagascar

During your stay at Mandrare River Camp, spend time discovering the fascinating traditions and cultures of the local Antandroy people. Your guide will explain more on an unobtrusive tour, offering a fascinating insight into their culture.

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Explore the spiny forest

Ifotaka Community Forest, Southern Madagascar, Madagascar

Madagascar's spiny forests are one of the island's most unique and distinctive habitats. Explore the local forest near Mandrare with your guide to learn more, looking out for wildlife including lemurs along the way.

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Fishing at Miavana

Miavana Island Sanctuary, Madagascar

The waters around Miavana are a fisherman's paradise. Go out on one of the state of the art boats, or take a helicopter to search for big game species including giant trevally, bluefin, sail fish and barracuda all waiting to be caught... and released.

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Lemur Island walk

Andasibe, Central Madagascar, Madagascar

This is a wonderful experience, visiting the tiny Lemur Island with expert guides and getting up close and personal with the lemurs who live here. The guides show you around and encourage the lemurs to approach, so excellent photographs are guaranteed!

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Lemur Trekking at Miavana

Miavana Island Sanctuary, Madagascar

Take a boat trip to one of Nosy Ankao's neighbouring islands where you will be accompanied by an expert nature guide as you go in search of the endemic golden crowned sifaka, Perrier's sifaka and crowned lemur as well as a variety of other fauna.

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Moramba Bay Boat Trip

Anjajavy, Western Madagascar, Madagascar

Take a boat trip to Moramba Bay where you will explore the mushroom-shaped islands and see fine examples of tsingy topped with lush vegetation, including baobabs. This scenic bay is also the best place to spot the rare Madagascan fish eagle.

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Scenic mangrove cruise at Manafiafy

South East Coast, Southern Madagascar, Madagascar

Explore the wildlife rich mangroves which lie across the bay from Manafiafy on a boat trip. A gentle cruise through this beautiful landscape will let you see the local fishermen casting their nets as well as being able to spot the colourful bird life.

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Snorkelling at Tsarabanjina

Nosy Be Archipelago, Northern Madagascar, Madagascar

Explore the waters around Tsarabanjina where there is rewarding snorkelling on offer with colourful fish, rays and turtles roaming free whether you choose to take the plunge directly from the beach or on a boat trip - an underwater camera is a must.

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Tree tent sleepout at Manafiafy

South East Coast, Southern Madagascar, Madagascar

Sleep out in a unique tree tent strung between the trees for the ultimate romantic night under the stars on a private island, just offshore from Manafiafy Beach and Rainforest Lodge. A personal chef will prepare a delicious gourmet dinner on the beach.

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Whale watching from Manafiafy

South East Coast, Southern Madagascar, Madagascar

Between the end of June and mid November, humpback whales can be seen off the coast of Manafiafy Beach & Rainforest Lodge as they migrate past Madagascar. They calve, nurse their young and perform aqua acrobatics during these months - a real treat!

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