Barefoot Luxury Southern Explorer (11 Days)

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  • Walking
  • Game Viewing
  • Beach

Explore beautiful south-eastern Madagascar in luxury where you’ll be greeted by the various species of lemur and other astonishing wildlife found in this unique part of the island.  This 11-day trip will guarantee an experience filled with adventure and the finest luxury.

Tour Highlights

Mandrare River Camp – Enjoy your stay in Mandrare River Camp’s luxurious tented camp to experience breath-taking views across the Mandrare River. The Sacred Antandroy Forest is also located here. You will be able to see the tombs of the Antandroy ancestors, and your guide will explain in detail about the culture of ancestor worship.

Manafiafy Beach and Rainforest Lodge – Here you can embark on your choice of a wide range of wildlife and sporting activities, providing endless opportunities for exploring deserted beaches, scouting for whales, or snorkelling in the crystal clear water viewing corals and tropical ‘aquarium’ fish.


Day 1: Pavillon de l’Emyrne or similar
Day 2 – 5- Mandrare River Camp or similar
Day 6 – 10- Manafiafy Beach and Rainforest Lodge or similar

Included / Excluded


  • 10 x Breakfast
  •  9 x Lunch
  •  9 x Dinner
  • 1 night in Antananarivo at Le Pavillon de l’Emyrne
  • 4 nights at Mandrare River Camp on all-inclusive basis
  • 5 nights at Manafiafy Beach & Rainforest Lodge on all-inclusive basis



  • Flights & airport taxes: International & domestic (Antananarivo – Fort Dauphin return)
  • Pre and post tour accommodation
  • Optional activities and excursions not mentioned in the program
  • Any beverages not included above and all wine and spirits at Manafiafy Beach and Rainforest Lodge
  • Personal expenses such as gratuities, visas, travel insurance, curios, laundry etc.



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Travel Information


The accommodation on this tour has been selected for its barefoot luxury offering, quite unique to Madagascar.

Pavillon de l’Emyrne is a small, charming hotel located in a quiet part of Antananarivo. This traditional house offers 13 differently decorated rooms each with their own unique restored antique furniture and objects. Amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi, satellite TV, minibar, safe, telephone, an ensuite bathroom and air-conditioning.

Mandrare River Camp has just six private tents situated on the riverbank, each enjoying spectacular views of the river and the surrounding landscape. The camp has many natural wonders nearby, allowing you to explore this unique part of the world. Each double or twin-bedded tent has en-suite facilities with solar water heating and solar power for night time lighting.

Manafiafy Beach and Rainforest Lodge contains only five private bungalows and offers an intriguing combination of rain forest lodge and barefoot luxury beach property all rolled into one. Each spacious en-suite bungalow is constructed out of local stone and mangrove poles under a palm-thatched roof having its own sundeck and separate access to the magnificent unspoilt beach and ocean.


When arriving in Antananarivo on the morning of Day 1 of the tour you will be picked up from the airport and embark on your tour. Should you arrive prior to day 1, pre-tour accommodation can be arranged and you will be picked up from your hotel on the morning of day 1 (Pick up time will be confirmed on arrival).

Departure is possible every day of the week from 1st April – 5th January, subject to flight schedules and lodge availability. Mandrare River Camp is closed from 5th January to 1 April each year, due to the rains.


In Antananarivo we use an air-conditioned vehicle, and for the rest of the tour, we use 4×4 vehicles


A visa is required to enter the territory of Madagascar and can easily be obtained upon arrival at the airport of Antananarivo with a validity of up to 60 days. Tourists staying for less than one month, can purchase a visa for 115’000 Ariary (around 35 €). Paying with the exact amounts or small currency is advised. No photographs are required, however please ensure that passports are valid for at least 6 months after return date.

Travel Insurance:

Please note that travel and cancellation insurance is mandatory for every guest travelling with Jenman Madagascar Safaris. All insurance is solely the responsibility of our guests. Please ensure you arrange your own insurance with protection for the full duration of your journey to cover personal injury, damage and loss of personal items including but not limited to camera equipment and other electronic items, medical expenses, repatriation expenses and loss of luggage, etc. Please speak to your travel agent if you require assistance.

Making Your Travels Meaningful:

The Grow Africa Foundation (163-738 NPO) is the responsible tourism initiative started by Jenman African Safaris and Hideaways. The focus of Grow Africa is to make a positive impact on the environment, society and economy in the places we travel to. We do this by instigating and supporting local social and environmental projects.

Your booking makes a difference: With every booking to the value of R10,000 / US$1,000 / EUR1,000 or more a donation of R50 / US$5 / EUR5 will go to the Grow Africa Foundation. Click here to see the projects your booking is supporting.


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