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Madagascar Safaris Tour
Madagascar: Madagascar is an island nation in the Indian Ocean, off the eastern coast of Africa and offers the most amazing Madagascar vacations around. Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world. It is the home to five percent of the world's plant and animal species, 80 percent of them are unique to Madagascar which makes a holiday to this area a truly special experience. Most famous among these species are the lemurs and spending time with these fascinating creatures can be done on a Madagascar lemur package.
Madagascar is teeming with fertile forests and its geographical isolations have served to preserve and propagate 'nature's design laboratory' in a mix found nowhere else on earth. Madagascar's forests are a shimmering and seething mass of a trillion stems and dripping leaves. As one can imagine, planning a Madagascar vacation can be an exciting venture, where to go, what to do and more.
History & Background of Madagascar: The written history of Madagascar began in the seventh century A.D - when Arabs established trading posts along the northwest coast. However, the first people who came to Madagascar were from Southeast Asia, mostly from the Indonesian islands. These people arrived in around the fourth century, probably via East Africa. This explains the Malagasy features which are a mixture of Asian (Austronesian) and African, as well as of the Arabs who came later. Because of tropical storms which commonly affect the coast, some of the early settlers left the coast and went to live in the centre of the island in the mountains where the weather was cooler and less windy. The people who live in the mountains today have preserved many of the Asian features.
Scheduled and Tailor-Made Madagascar holidays: Madagascar is a unique beach and island holiday destination off the African coast. Below you will find numerous small group (maximum of 10 clients) Madagascar vacation options that we run in and around the tropical waters of Madagascar. We have some great Madagascar holiday packages that you can choose from alternatively, if you wish, we can tailor-make your Madagascar vacations to suit all your needs and wants (dates, group size, budget….). There are so many options available in Madagascar from a cultural tour, to a beach holiday through to the many special interest tours like, scuba diving, birding, kite surfing, surfing, fishing etc. We can help you with all your travel arrangements inclusive of flights… We are sure that you will be able to find the perfect Madagascar vacation package with us!
Best Time to travel for your Madagascar vacation: With Monsoon time from December through to March the best time to travel to Madagascar is generally in February to December. Madagascar has two seasons: a hot, rainy season from November to April; and dry season with a cooler temperature from May to October. There is, however, great variation in climate owing to elevation and position relative to the dominant winds. The east coast has a subequatorial climate and, being most directly exposed to the trade winds, has the heaviest rainfall - averaging as much as 3.5 meters annually! Because rain clouds discharge much of their moisture east of the highest elevations on the island, the central highlands are drier and, owing to the altitude, also cooler. The dry season in the highlands is pleasant and sunny, although somewhat chilly, especially in the mornings. During this time, the blue skies of the central highlands are considered by many to be among the clearest and most beautiful in the world. The west coast is drier than the east coast and the central highlands because the trade winds lose their humidity by the time they reach this region. The south-west and the extreme south are semi-desert; as little as one-third of a meter of rain falls annually at Toliara (Tulear).
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Madagascar Vacation Information
• Area: 594,180 sq km
• Capital of Madagascar: Antananarivo (Tana) (pop 588,000)
• Currency: Malagasy Franc , EUR and in certain places the USD
• Madagascar Climate: : It is hot with sub tropical weather. From November to March is it's summer which is also known as the hurricane season. From April to October it is winter, which is dry and the temperature are mild.
• People: Eighteen major ethnic groups, including Malayo-Indonesian, African, Arab, French, Indian, Creole and Comoran
• Official Language in Madagascar: Malagasy, French
• Time: GMT plus three hours
Duration: 8 day(s); Priced from: EUR 1565 / USD 2270
Experience our Madagascar Relais and Chateau Exclusive Romantic Getaway Holiday, enjoy this exclusive lodge package on an Island off Madagascar. This Madagascar holiday is the perfect romantic getaway for all the couples out there looking for some quality time! Read more...
Duration: 11 day(s); Priced from: EUR1430 / USD 1930
Spend your Madagascar vacation with the famous lemurs on our 1000 views of Madagascar safari vacation adventure. Explore Madagascar, the national parks, the lemurs and the beaches with Jenman Island Safaris. Read more...
Duration: 8 day(s); Priced from: EUR2095 / USD 2765
8 Day Madagascar Barefoot Luxury Southern Package Save up to EUR 620 / USD 895 per person when you travel on this 8-day barefoot luxury southern explorer between the 25th June and the 31st July! This massive saving is irresistible and with limited spaces available, don’t miss out! Read more...
Duration: 11 day(s); Priced from: EUR 2615 / USD 3530
Enjoy 11 days exploring beautiful South Eastern Madagascar in luxury. Where you'll be greeted by the various species of Lemur and exotic rain forests. With activities such as; canoeing in the mangroves, early morning boat trips for wetland birding, day and night walks in the forest, fishing. You're guaranteed a great time and a fun, memorable trip. Read more...
Duration: 11 day(s); Priced from: EUR EUR 1935 / USD 2449
NEW SPECIAL PACKAGE **Enjoy our brand new 11-day Madagascar Barefoot Luxury Kayak Adventure which lets you explore Madagascar from Antananarivo to Fort Dauphin including St Luce where you will spend 4 nights at the luxurious Manafiafy Beach and Rainforest lodge – a truly barefoot luxury experience! Read more...
Duration: 5 day(s); Priced from: EUR 510 / USD 690
Treat yourself and loved ones with this luxurious 5 day accommodated tour to the South-West of Madagascar, where you'll lodge at exclusive establishments such as Domaine d’Ambola Lodge situated in Tulear. You'll be exposed to various species of Lemur and get a chance to appreciate the well known 'Colony of Greater Flamingos'. Read more...