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Madagascar Adventure

14 Days | Spot lemurs and get dreaming on the beaches of this southern African gem.

4.5 out of 5 based on 49 reviews submitted.
GBP £2,080
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Create your own wildlife-filled jungle jaunt through Madagascar on this 14-day adventure to the island’s hotspots. You’ll be lazing on white-sand beaches, exploring tropical rainforests and spending time with a huge variety of local wildlife, including the lemur – the island's most popular animal inhabitants. Dig a little deeper throughout your journey and interact with local communities, getting an insight into the day-to-day life of Malagasy and Betsileo peoples. Discover the French colonial influences in Antananarivo and Antsirabe, and get the chance to chill out in your own time. An eco escapade in Madagascar awaits, with local wildlife, beaches and a little adventure at every turn.

Trip overview

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Antananarivo, Madagascar
Antananarivo, Madagascar
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Min 15
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Min 1 - Max 12
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Why you'll love this trip
  • A wildlife lover's dream – count how many species of lemur and other exotic animals you can spot as you explore the Anja Community Reserve, Ranomafana National Park and Andasibe National Park.
  • Connect with nature during a stay in a cottage deep within the Ranomafana National Park, surrounded by lush rainforest and countless species of fascinating plants and animals.
  • Learn more about the important Malagasy process of silk production with a visit to local village industries in Manandriana where a cooperative of silk weavers are using their craft both to preserve local tradition and to provide for the future.
  • Explore Mitsinjo Forest – a privately-owned reserve that’s giving back to the local community and promoting conservation – on a guided night walk where you’ll be lucky to catch glimpse of nocturnal species likes endemic butterflies and lemurs.
  • Take a hands-on chocolate making class with a local chef and learn the secrets that make Malagasy chocolate so unique and delicious – and then get to sample your creations!

Is this trip right for you?
  • Although anyone with a good level of fitness should be able to partake in this itinerary, there are several challenging aspects: guided day walks through the many national parks can be hot and humid. Please ensure you bring sturdy walking shoes and comfortable clothes.
  • Road conditions in Madagascar are also notoriously poor. This means some of the driving days will be long as well as bumpy.
  • Sometimes you’ve got to rough it to get amongst it. Some accommodation inside the national parks is basic and may not have the creature comforts of hotels in bigger towns and cities. Be prepared for no wi-fi or air conditioning. But also for charming, tucked away locations you won’t quite believe are real.


This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2024 to 31 December 2024.

View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2023 - 31 December 2023

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13 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 dinner


Private Vehicles, Boat, Plane


Hotel (6 nights) Bungalow (4 Nights) Cottage (2 Nights) Gite (1 Night)

  • Antananarivo / Tulear - Leader-Led City Tour
  • Tulear - Antsokay Arboretum
  • Isalo National Park - guided walk
  • Ambalavao - Antemoro Paper Factory visit
  • Ambalavao - Anja Community Reserve
  • Ranomafana - Station Thermale - MGA5000
  • Ranomafana NP - Night Walk
  • Ranomafana National Park - Rainforest walk
  • Ranomafana - Valbio Research & Conservation Centre
  • Ambositra – Woodcarving workshop visit
  • Ranomafana - Conservation Lecture & Lunch
  • Ambositra - Village Visit
  • Ambositra - Sandrandahy Village Lunch
  • Andasibe National Park - Mitsinjo night walk
  • Antananarivo - Madagascan Chocolate Workshop
Add on activities
  • Antananarivo - Ambohimanga Rova Tour (per person; maximum 4) (including entry, guiding & camera) - MGA 10000 - MGA15600
  • Antananarivo - Lemur's Park (Per Person) - MGA80000
  • Tulear - Recycling Museum - Free
  • Fianarantsoa - Betsileo: village visit and walk - Free
  • Andasibe National Park - guided walk - Free

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights on your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
2. There is an internal flight included on this trip. Baggage allowance is as follows:Checked-in: 1 Bag, max 20kg
Cabin Luggage: 1 bag, max 5kg. Internal flights in Madagascar are often delayed and or cancelled at short notice, for this reason, we have included an additional day in Antananarivo to safeguard against possible changes to flights. For this reason, we do recommend booking any international departures until departure day.
3. A copy of your passport is required at least one month prior to departure so flights can be booked.

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4.5 out of 5 based on 49 reviews submitted.
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Esra · Traveled August 2023
It is an indisputable fact that Madagascar is the eight continent. The nature is otherworldly, most of the species are endemic to the island. Nowhere else on this earth you can come face to face with a lemur inches away from your face before he jumps & disappears like a ghost as the meaning of its name. Long roads with potholes, ever changing weather, even an occasional hotelly belly worths it. This is an island makes you think about the past, today & future all at the same time. Esra
Review submitted 01 Sep 2023

Kim · Traveled August 2023
I am a little disappointed not to see more wildlife !! hardly any birds :((
Review submitted 30 Aug 2023

Sahra · Traveled August 2023
It was an incredibly beautiful and impressive journey. Madagascar has so many different facets and is definitely worth a visit. The tour is very varied and includes a little bit of everything, relaxing on the boat, climbing over rocks in the Tsingy, spotting lemurs in the national park, relaxing on the beach..
Review submitted 28 Aug 2023

Kyeong-Sook · Traveled August 2023
Abject poverty, horrid pollution, constant swarms of beggars (especially the kids) are hard to deal with on a daily basis. This trip does offer some great hiking and trekking opportunities for people who are fit. Finding decent toilets while on roads was challenging, which probably is normal in many developing countries. Tour director was good at exposing the group to various cultural aspects of Madagascar. If you’re young and fit, ready for some raw experiences, this trip is good. Spotting lemurs, etc. was fun.
Review submitted 26 Aug 2023

Jenny · Traveled August 2023
The trip was stunning, the whale watching was magical, being in the rainforest in Ranomafana was tough but worth it(trekking stick could help). The visit in the Arboretum after the jungle was really worth it, before the night walk. We saw so many species of chameleons in such a short time. Tana is not the easiest place to navigate on your own, especially as a female, as people are very pore and a lot of kids will follow you begging. ATM's are available every few days, changing currency is more difficult!!
Review submitted 18 Aug 2023
Madagascar Adventure
GBP £2,080