Extraordinary Madagascar Holidays
Madagascar is one of the most extraordinary and beautiful places on the planet, with some of the most amazing plants and animals that exist nowhere else on earth. It also has truly extraordinary landscapes.
Do you want:
- A guided tour to see the wildlife, including dozens of different lemurs?
- A birding tour?
- A tour to see the baobs and the limestone needles?
- A boat trip down one of the rivers?
- A luxury tour, or a hiking tour?
- A solo adventure or a family holiday?
- A tropical beach holiday at Nosy Be or one of the other beach destinations?
- a live-aboard holiday on a small vessel off the coast?
Madagascar is not an easy country to navigate. Some of the roads are very bad, the distances are long, and because there are not many tourists, the facilities are not always what you would hope for. But with good planning it can be the place for the most extraordinary, and wonderful holiday combining lots of sights which very few people have ever seen, lots of outdoor activity and a brilliantly relaxed beach holiday.
To get the planning right let us help you. We are completely independent, but have access to all the tour operators, hotels, guesthouses and resorts. Let us work with you to make flexible, ABTA and ATOL protected bookings, and make sure that your extraordinary adventure is hassle free and completely wonderful.
Just drop an enquiry in and we will get back to you for a no-obligation chat about your plans!
Extraordinary Options for Your Madagascar Holiday Experience
Your holiday in Madagascar could take many different forms, depending on what you want to do, but some of the options are...
The main beach area of Madagascar is an island off the north west coast, called Nosy Be. It has turquoise water, soft white sand beaches, excellent diving, snorkelling and fishing, and excursions to other smaller islands, as well as nature reserves where you can see many different lemurs and birds, not to mention vanilla plantations waterfalls and lakes. This option has almost everything you really need from Madagascar. Although it is a little more expensive than the rest of Madagascar it is very well priced relative to similar destinations elsewhere.
Isle Saint Marie or Nosy Bohara
Another excellent option for a beach holiday is the much smaller island of Nosy Bohara of the north-east coast. This old pirate hang-out is great for a seriously relaxed beach break with a some snorkelling, diving, bike riding and enjoyment of the local seafood.
Masoala National Park & The Far North
The Masoala National Park and surrounding areas in the far north, including three marine conservation areas, comprise rain forest, yellow beaches, vanilla plantations and quaint towns. This is a great area to see humpback whales between July and early September.
River Cruises, Tsingys & Baobabs in the Centre & West
In the west of Madascar the Tsiribihina River offers the opportunity for a very different holiday experience, cruising down the river on a barge or traditional pirogue through natural bush that offers the opportunity to spot birds and animals, as well as through cultivated areas where the traditional Malagasy lifestyle can be observed. At the western end is the Tsingy de Bemaraha. Tsingy is the name for limestone needles that can be seen in many places in Madagascar, but this is arguably the most spectacular example. Relatively close to this is the best known avenue of baobabs. All baobabs are amazing to look at, but there are six species of baobabs that are endemic to Madagascar and this particular group is very extraordinary and beautiful.
Central Nature Reserves
Starting from Andasibe National Park to the east of the capital, Antananarivo, and going south, bay way of Ranomafana National Park to Isalo National Park, is a string of the best known wildlife conservation areas in Madagascar. They offer habitats and landscapes that vary from dense rain forest to dry highland plateaus with spectacular rock formations and canyons.
Fort Dauphin & The South
At the far southern tip of Madagascar is Fort Dauphin, and the area around it is filled with more extraordinary places such as the Berenty Reserve, the Ifotaka Community Forest and the Andohahela National Park. They all offer different combinations of landscape and ecosystem and they all offer a wealth of bird and animal life.
Wherever you decide to go in Madagascar there will be extraordinary things to see. In particular, if you are interested in birds, there are 308 species recorded on Madagascar, of which 108 are endemic. There can surely be no better place in the world to see birds that you will never see anywhere else!
To begin the exciting process of narrowing your options, making your choices and developing your plans, we would love to hear from you!
Just contact us and we will get back to you!