Madagascar Tours & Holidays

Small Group Tours & Tailor-Made Holidays

Overview

For a true adventurer, a Madagascar tour is a necessity. Few places on Earth offer the scope and diversity of Madagascar - a stunning island off the south-east coast of Africa which affords a unique treasure trove of flora and fauna and an often-overlooked cultural legacy stretching back two millennia.

Home to some 5% of the world’s known animal and plant species, including a staggering 60% of all chameleon species, lemur, fossa and six endemic species of Baobab trees, Madagascar ...

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Group tours

Travel to Madagascar with like-minded people on one of our small group tours (usually max size 12), featuring knowledgeable local guides and an expert tour leader.

GROUP TOUR

Classic Madagascar

Follow the classic route enjoying the tropical forest of Ranomafana and Andasibe, the more rugged Andringitra and sandstone Isalo, spying a variety of lemurs, ralaxing on sandy beaches, and absorbing the local culture.
15 days from $4,011
GROUP TOUR

Madagascar Encompassed

Embark on a true adventure by 4WD and riverboat to the more remote regions of fertile highlands and tropical forest. Lemurs, National parks, fishing villages, white sand beaches and local markets - this trip has it all!
22 days from $6,055

TAILOR-MADE HOLIDAYS

Whether you want to travel on one of our award-winning itineraries or build your own journey from scratch, our expert consultants will help create the perfect tour for your tastes and budget. Below are a few suggestions of the kind of trips we can offer, all of which can be tailored to you.

SUGGESTED ITINERARIES

TAILOR-MADE

Classic Madagascar

A perfect combination of the variety Madagascar has to offer first-time travellers. The itinerary includes the top national parks, wildlife and lemurs, hikes, community visits and lots of relaxation on beautiful beaches
16 days from $4,305
TAILOR-MADE

Undiscovered Southern Madagascar

As well as the Madagascan draws of lemurs and tropical beaches, this itinerary mixes things up a bit to include lesser-explored wildlife-rich reserves; cultural, community-protected forests; and quieter seaside stays
12 days from $5,033
TAILOR-MADE

Madagascar In Style

Stay in some of Madagascar’s best properties whose prime locations, stunning settings and expert guides really make this trip exploring Andasibe’s primary rainforest and lemur species and Anjajavy’s mangroves and Tsingy
13 days from $8,778

HIGHLIGHTS OF MADAGASCAR

OUR FAVOURITE PLACES TO STAY

Luxury | Lodge

Constance Tsarabanjina, Nosy Mitseo Archipelago

Constance Tsarabanjina evokes feelings of Robinson Crusoe, with guests tucked away on a stunning private island at the south-western tip of the Nosy Mitseo Archipelago. Small and smoothly run, there…
Superior | Lodge

Isalo Rock Lodge, Isalo National Park

Isalo Rock Lodge commands a stunning location looking out towards huge granite outcrops that give the lodge its name, just 30 minutes by road from the main entrance of the Isalo National Park. The…
Premium | Lodge

Mantadia Lodge, Andasibe-Mantadia National Park

Located on a hill 100 meters high gives guests at Mantadia a panoramic view of the forest. There are 25 rooms, ten of which are twins and one of which is a family suite for five guests. All rooms…
Superior | Lodge

Relais du Kirindy, Kirindy Forest Reserve

The stylish Relais du Kirindy opened its doors in April 2017 and has provided a welcome higher-end accommodation option to an area previously lacking in upmarket places to stay. Just 30 minutes’ drive…
Ultra | Lodge

Time + Tide Miavana, Nosy Ankao

The newest and, arguably, most luxurious addition to Madagascar’s accommodation scene, the beautifully Miavana, is a true haven of tranquillity, where guests can relax and feel a million miles away…
Luxury | Lodge

Tsara Komba Luxury Beach & Forest Lodge, Nosy Komba

A wonderfully stylish lodge on the tropical paradise of Nosy Komba, Tsara Komba is a wonderful spot for whiling away a few days in stunning surroundings, complemented by a personal service. The lodge…

BEST EXPERIENCES

TOP PLACES TO VISIT

Andasibe-Mantadia National Park

The Andasibe-Mantadia National Park is one of the most popular parks in Madagascar with the capital being just three and half hours away by road. Although the two parks are now regarded as one, there ...

Isalo National Park

The Isalo National Park is found just off the main National Route 7 and is one of Madagascar's most scenic National Parks, with towering sandstone rock formations, lush green forests and tracts of ...

Masoala National Park

The stunning tropical paradise of the Masoala National Park occupies 2,500 square kilometres of the Masoala Peninsula in North-Eastern Madagascar and beautifully showcases the island's incredible biodiversity....

Northern Madagascar Islands

The idyllic islands of northern Madagascar are perfect for a bit of rest and relaxation by the beach at the end of a trip, of which Nosy Be is the country’s premier beach destination and ...

Western Madagascar

The vibrant coastal town of Morondava is the principal town on the central part of Madagascar's West Coast. Visitors to Morondava are able to take a walk ...

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WHEN TO GO

INSPIRATION

USEFUL INFORMATION

Health and Vaccinations 

There are no mandatory immunisations for travellers to Madagascar though you should be up-to-date with Typhoid, Tetanus, Polio and Hepatitis A. Malaria is present in some parts of the country so we recommend you seek advice from your local GP or travel centre as to the correct immunisations and preventative treatments. 

Currency 

In Madagascar the official unit of currency is the Ariary (MGA). 

To check out the latest exchange rate for the places that you are visiting you can go to www.oanda.com

Cultural Sensitivity 

On our tours you will frequently interact with local people, each with their own distinct customs and traditions. We therefore ask you to be considerate and to treat them with respect. Your tour-leaders and guides will always be able to advise you accordingly.  

Language & Religion 

In Madagascar, the major language is Malagasy along with some old style colonial French Religion is mainly Christian roughly divided between Protestants and Catholics. There are some Muslims and Hindus largely in the Asian communities. There are also the traditional beliefs or Fady which are taboos within the local communities, and this varies from tribe to tribe. Ancestor worship or Razana is also common and far from being a morbid preoccupation of the dead is a celebration of life of those members of the family who are still overseeing and participating in the family life.  

Time 

Madagascar is 3 hours ahead of GMT. 

A useful website to check the time zone differences is www.worldtimezone.com.  

Food and drink 

Food in the Madagascar is one of the biggest attractions for visitors and is amazing. There is a mixture of French cuisine, local Malagasy dishes, and seafood. Meat lovers will enjoy zebu steak. On the coast you will have opportunity to sample lobster and crayfish. The Malagasy people have the claim to fame of being the world’s largest consumers of rice – there are 3 crops a year to cater for this! Vegetarian food is also widely available. The national dish is romazava – a meat and vegetable stew with ginger and spices and healthy greens. Herbs and spices are in plentiful supply and really enhance the local dishes.  

One of the favourite beers in Madagascar is THB Three Horses Beer although there are a variety available. Wine is produced in the Fianarantsoa region of the country and has varieties of blanc, gris and reserve. For some more local style tipples there is rum arrange which comes in various different flavours – vanilla rum being one of the most popular.