The Best Activities in Madagascar

The Best Activities in Madagascar

Madagascar will be of great interest to any bird lover out there! The island boasts over 250 species of bird, including many waterbird species. We believe that Madagascar holidays and vacations are best spent exploring the island, visiting the attractions, shopping and trying your hand at some activities such as snorkelling, fishing, kayaking, bird watching and so much more… These are our favourites and our ‘must do’s

Discovering the Underwater Beauty

Diving or snorkelling in Madagascar with the tropical fish and the rare turtles is a definite highlight when travelling here on holiday. The best times to snorkel and dive in Madagascar are between Dec and April. For snorkelling, Nosy Tanikely is great and for diving Tulear, Nosy Be and Sainte Marie are ideal! Either way snorkelling or diving in Madagascar is something that should not be missed!


Catching that Wave

Surfing has become more and more popular in Madagascar as the islands offer amazing waves and some secluded surf spots with breaks that are famous worldwide. For all the surfing enthusiasts out there Madagascar is an exciting, untouched and affordable place to go… Tulear and Fort Dauphin are the most popular spots for surfing in Madagascar.

Sighting the Majestic Whales

Baie d’Antogil and the channel separating Ile Sainte Marie from the mainland are considered among the best whale-watching sites in Madagascar. It’s estimated that approximately 1000 whales visit Madagascar each season, a truly spectacular sight. Whale watching in Madagascar is a very special experience and if you have the time we highly recommended it!

Whale Watching, Africa
Whale Watching, Africa

Travelling with the Wind

In recent years, Madagascar has become extremely popular for all the adventure seekers out there travelling to catch Madagascar’s perfect sea and wind conditions that are needed to make a Kitesurfing holiday fantastic! We invite you to travel with the wind, waves and currents as you explore the waters of Madagascar… the best places to kitesurf in Madagascar are Fort Dauphin and Diego Suarez (May to Nov).

Glimpsing the Flying Beauties

Madagascar will be of great interest to any bird lover out there! The island boasts over 250 species of bird, including many waterbird species. Some of the best spots to observe these water birds are along with the remote areas of the western and south-western coasts, such as Lake Tsimanampetsotsa. For anyone who loves bird-watching then Madagascar is truly a fantastic destination! Link up the lake to our Flamingo Package

Floating with the Currents

Currently, there are two fantastic bases for sea kayaking in Madagascar which are around the Masoala peninsula and around Nosy Be. This is a great way to explore the calm Indian Ocean waters of Madagascar.

Madagascar Kayak
Madagascar Kayak

Exploring on Foot

The best area for hiking in Madagascar is certainly the mountainous area which is located around the Andringitra Mountains (south of Fianarantsoa). Alternatively, canyon hikes can be done in the Isalo and Makay range, in fact, our 1000 views of Madagascar even includes a relaxing hike in the Isalo National Park! Fishing, Horse Riding, Mountain-Biking, Quad-biking and so much more, the list is endless… From fishing to kayaking… whatever you wish to do in Madagascar on holiday we can help make it happen…

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