Unique wildlife and otherworldly landscapes on this Luxury Madagascar safari

Madagascar was once part of the Indian subcontinent but evolved in isolation for more than 80 million years, resulting in an astonishing diversity of plant and animal species. Ninety per cent of flora and fauna species are endemic. Uncrowded, unspoiled, and very much under-the-radar, this is a luxury Madagascar safari in the ultimate destination for the adventurous traveler.

Weird and wonderful creatures abound in the rainforest. The best known is the charismatic lemur, but there are countless other curious animals. You’ll also spend time with the Antandroy tribe, learning about distinctive traditions, culture, and beliefs. Finish your extraordinary journey exploring pristine coral reefs and secluded islands at the coast.

Madagascar for Nature Lovers: 13 days/12 nights

DAY 1:

Arrive in Tana, stay overnight at Maison Galliéni

DAYS 2 & 3:

Drive to Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, Mantadia Lodge

DAY 4:

Drive back to Tana, stay overnight at Maison Galliéni

DAYS 5, 6, 7 & 8:

Fly to Ifotaka, Mandrare River Camp

DAYS 9, 10, 11 & 12:

Fly to Fort Dauphin, Manafiafy Beach & Rainforest Lodge

DAY 13:

Fly back to Tana, depart

Madagascar for Nature Lovers trip highlights

  • This 13-day luxury Madagascar safari itinerary begins with an overnight stay at Maison Gallieni hotel in Madagascar’s capital, Antananarivo, also known as Tana.
  • From here, drive to Mantadia Lodge in Andasibe-Mantadia National Park. Visit private reserves protecting different species of lemur, and walk through rainforest to see endemic birds, reptiles and invertebrates, and many different species of orchid.
  • Visit the Mitsinjo Forest to look for its seven species of Indri before continuing to Tana for a logistical overnight.
  • Fly to Ifotaka and transfer to Mandrare River Camp, set opposite the sacred ancestral forest of the Antandroy tribe. Depending on river depth, walk or take a boat to reach Sacred Gallery Forest to spot inquisitive groups of ring-tailed lemurs. Visit the local market or village to meet the Antandroy and watch their traditional dances.
  • Fly to Fort Dauphin, where you’ll stay at Manafiafy Beach and Rainforest Lodge. Explore the last untouched block of coastal rainforest in southern Madagascar on day and night walks, spotting lemur, more than 80 bird species, and an abundance of geckos, chameleons, and other reptiles.  
  • Snorkel in the bay and nearby cove, kayak, or take a scenic boat trip to the mangroves or nearby islands for a secluded picnic lunch, and visit the local village and school. You can take boat trips to watch for humpback whales and dolphins in season, too.


$11,600 - $12,900 per person sharing For travel in 2024

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Maison Galliéni

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Mantadia Lodge

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Maison Galliéni

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Mandrare River Camp

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Manafiafy Beach & Rainforest Lodge

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