This is an island waiting to be explored. Discover the very best of Madagascar during this fascinating twelve-day guided tour with lemurs, colourful tribes, tropical beaches, bustling markets and ever-changing scenery. Begin your adventure in Tana and travel through unspoilt nature, the dense forests of Andasibe, the eroded hills of Antsirabe, Fianarantsoa, Isalo National Park, Ifaty and Tulear. A small-group guided tour through Madagascar, starting and ending in Antananarivo. 12 Days to discover the sights and sounds of this fascinating island off the east coast of Africa. From lemurs to chameleons, strange baobabs to some of the best beaches in the world. This inclusive and accommodated safari to Madagascar covers it all! Group Size: Minimum 2, Maximum 10.
Highlights of the Tour
The capital city of Madagascar and the heart of this beautiful island. In the 1700’s Antananarivo served as the capital city for the kingdom of the Merina people is a city for walking. Through time and colonial influence especially the French the city has morphed into a fascinating place to visit. Culture and markets are a plenty and discover this all on foot on your first day of your Madagascar safari.
Andasibe National Park
This forest region is located around 150km east of Antananarivo and is home to an incredible range of animals and plants. This includes eleven lemur species making it one of the best lemur experiences in the world! There are over a hundred bird and orchid species to be found at the Andasibe National Park. Its a nature lovers paradise and you will have the privilege to witness rare and endangered species during your time here.
Ranomafana National Park
With over four hundred square kilometers of tropical rainforest, Ranomafana National Park is home to rare and endangered species of vegetation and wildlife. This is one of the top experiences of this Madagascar package with over 40 mammal species and twelve species of chameleons. One of the highlights of visiting Ranomafana will be the over 90 species of butterflies that fill the air on your forest walks. The main tribal group in the area is the Tanala, who are known for the honey they produce, as well as for their ‘tavy’ (slash-and-burn) farming methods.
The old and established town of Fianarantsoa oozes character, history and charm. It is an intellectual and cultural center for the whole island with strong roots in the Protestant and Lutheran churches. Explore the cathedrals whilst in Fianarantsoa on your Madagascar safari. There are also some incredible local markets for you to discover. This is the real and authentic Madagascar that you have come to see. The city has a chilly high-country feel to it and can get quite cool in the evenings. To the west of Fianarantsoa is Mt Kianjasoa (1374 m).
Isalo National Park
The Isalo National Park in the south west corner of the island is characterised by a beautifully eroded sandstone landscape. Park National de Isalo, also commonly known as Isalo National Park, was established in 1962 and covers 81,540 hectares of wildly eroded deep canyons and gorges. The rare and unique vegetation is incredible. From numerous, unique, endemic vascular plants to some of the rarest lichens in the world. This is a nature-lovers paradise. Secluded in the rocks are many of the Sakalava Tombs.