Ultimate Madagascar

Mandrare River & Manafiafy
9 nights private tour from SGD $10,900 per person

Be amazed by this adventurous and immersive trip that takes you off the tourist trail to some of Madagascar's most beautiful areas. Journey from the capital to the intimate river camp and the stunning luxury beach lodge where you will fall in love with everything Madagascar has to offer. Explore the wildlife rich Mandrare river before flying over to Manafiafy beach, where you can relax, go in search of lemurs and chameleons or marvel as humpbacks breach during the migration season.

Ultimate Madagascar
At a glance
  • Submerge in the tranquillity of the Madagascan wilderness and its diverse wildlife

  • Meet the Antandroy tribe as they go about their everyday life on the plains of the Mandrare River

  • Relax in the wonderful surrounds of your luxury retreats with first class service and delicious cuisine

  • During whale season (July to November), watch the majestic creatures as they breach and blow

Journey highlights
  • Submerge in the tranquillity of the Madagascan wilderness and its diverse wildlife

  • Meet the Antandroy tribe as they go about their everyday life on the plains of the Mandrare River

  • Relax in the wonderful surrounds of your luxury retreats with first class service and delicious cuisine

  • During whale season (July to November), watch the majestic creatures as they breach and blow

  • Ultimate itinerary:A harmonious blend of authenticity and superlative luxury, our Ultimate Journeys are designed for the discerning traveller, providing unparalleled insider access and exclusive luxury private experiences
Our tailor made journeys include:
  • Your dedicated Travel Consultant who will take care of arrangements
  • Private international airport transfers in destination
  • Your own private, English-speaking local guides
  • Unique experiences, hand-picked by our Journeys team
  • Entrance to must-see local sites
  • Dedicated 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • Complimentary access to My Scott Dunn – industry-leading travel app providing pre-departure information and in-journey support

When to visit

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Any time of year is fine for a visit except from December to March, when heavy rainfall in many areas can make some roads all but impassable, and when there’s a high risk of cyclones in the east and northeast. In general, the best time to travel in most areas is April and October/November. The coolest time to travel anywhere is during the dry season (May to October).

Average maximum temperatures vary from about 30°C in coastal areas (higher in summer) to around 25°C on the hauts plateaux.

Itinerary

Fly to Antananarivo
Day 1-5

Mandrare River, Southern Madagascar

Time to fly south for some exquisite wildlife in a sublime location as you are collected and transferred to the first-class Mandrare River Camp. Set in the shade of the iconic Tamarind Trees this beautiful camp overlooks the Mandrare River, a mecca for wildlife, and home to the Antandroy tribe. The tents are simple in style but very comfortable with an authentic feel to them with beautiful hand-carved wooden furniture. All the tents have en-suite bathrooms with fully plumbed in shower and toilet with hot water provided by solar heaters.
From the camp you are able to walk and drive to see some of Madagascar's endemic wildlife. Choose to visit the spiny forest where you could spot the lemurs leaping from tree to tree, and marvel at the famous baobabs. Take a walk through the deciduous gallery forest and the littoral scrub forest, or scramble up the massive sand dunes at Lac Anony and enjoy the incredible views over the salt water lake. Spend some time with the Antandroy, the local tribe who have made this area their home. Discover their tombs in the Sacred forests and with your local guide learn about their local traditions and customs.

Accommodation: Mandrare River Camp ( 4 nights )
Day 5-9

Nosy Komba, Northern Madagascar

Today you will fly north to Nosy Be and take a short boat transfer across to the remote island of Nosy Komba, one of the most picturesque islands in the Nosy Be archipelago. Experience the gentle caress of the wind, the bird songs and the sound of the waves lapping around this former volcano, bordered by a sapphire blue sea with golden sandy beaches. The preservation of this sublime environment, and the community-minded activities being pursued here, are just two of the ethical aspects of this marvellous eco-paradise.

Accommodation: Tsara Komba ( 4 nights )
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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you.
Call us on +65 6028 0820 to start planning your holiday.

Price Guide: (per person based on double occupancy and includes international flights)

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  • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
  • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
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July 2024 SGD $13,200 SGD $2,000 plan your trip
August 2024 SGD $13,200 SGD $2,000 plan your trip
September 2024 SGD $13,200 SGD $2,000 plan your trip
October 2024 SGD $13,200 SGD $2,000 plan your trip
November 2024 SGD $13,200 SGD $2,000 plan your trip
December 2024 SGD $10,900 SGD $1,600 plan your trip
April 2025 SGD $10,900 SGD $1,600 plan your trip
May 2025 SGD $10,900 SGD $1,600 plan your trip
June 2025 SGD $10,900 SGD $1,600 plan your trip
  • July 2024
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    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    SGD $13,200
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    SGD $2,000
  • August 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    SGD $13,200
    Deposit from*
    SGD $2,000
  • September 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    SGD $13,200
    Deposit from*
    SGD $2,000
  • October 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    SGD $13,200
    Deposit from*
    SGD $2,000
  • November 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    SGD $13,200
    Deposit from*
    SGD $2,000
  • December 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    SGD $10,900
    Deposit from*
    SGD $1,600
  • April 2025
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    SGD $10,900
    Deposit from*
    SGD $1,600
  • May 2025
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    SGD $10,900
    Deposit from*
    SGD $1,600
  • June 2025
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    SGD $10,900
    Deposit from*
    SGD $1,600
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When to visit

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Best time to visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit

Any time of year is fine for a visit except from December to March, when heavy rainfall in many areas can make some roads all but impassable, and when there’s a high risk of cyclones in the east and northeast. In general, the best time to travel in most areas is April and October/November. The coolest time to travel anywhere is during the dry season (May to October).

Average maximum temperatures vary from about 30°C in coastal areas (higher in summer) to around 25°C on the hauts plateaux.

Ultimate Madagascar
Ultimate Madagascar

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itineraryis a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on +65 6028 0820 to start planning your holiday.

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