A small-group guided tour through Madagascar, starting and ending in Antananarivo. 12 Days to discover the sights and sounds of this fascinating island off the east coast of Africa. From lemurs to chameleons, strange baobabs to some of the best beaches in the world. This inclusive and accommodated safari to Madagascar covers it all!
Antananarivo – The capital city of Madagascar nd in realty the center of this beautiful island. In the 1700’s Antananarivo served as the capital city for the kingdom of the Merina people is a city for walking. Through time and colonial influence especially the French the city has morphed into a fascinating place to visit. Culture and markets are a plenty and discover this all on foot on your first day of your Madagascar safari.
Andasibe National Park – This forest region is located around 150km east of Antananarivo and is home to an incredible range of biodiversity of animals and plants. This includes eleven lemur species making it one of the best lemur experiences in the world! There are over a hundred bird and orchid species to be found here. Its a nature lovers paradise and you will be privileged to witness rare and endangered species on your time here.
Ranomafana National Park – With over four hundred square kilometers of tropical rainforest that is home to rare and endangered species of vegetation and wildlife. This is one of the highlights on this Madagascar package with over 40 mammal species and twelve species of chameleons. But maybe one of the beautiful highlights of visiting Ranomafana will be the over 90 species of butterflies that fill the air on your forest walks. The main tribal group in the area is the Tanala, who are known for the honey they produce, as well as for their ‘tavy’ (slash-and-burn) farming methods. Visiting the Ranomafana National Park is a great highlight of any Madagascar tour and safari.
Fianarantsoa – This old and established town oozes character, history and charm. It is an intellectual and cultural center for the whole island with strong roots in the Protestant and Lutheran churches. Explore their cathedrals whilst in Fianarantsoa on your Madagascar safari with some incredible local markets for you to discover. This is the real and authentic Madagascar that you have come to see. The city has a chilly high-country feel to it and can get quite cool in the evenings. To the west of Fianarantsoa is Mt Kianjasoa (1374 m).
Isalo National Park – This national park in the south west corner of the island is characterised by a beautifully eroded sandstone landscape. Park National de Isalo, also commonly known as Isalo National Park, was established in 1962 and covers 81,540 hectares of wildly eroded deep canyons and gorges. The vegetation rareness and un iqueness is incredible. From numerous and unique endemic vascular plants to some of the rarest lichens in the world. This is a nature lovers paradise. Secluded in the rocks are many of the Sakalava Tombs. This is a real highlight on this tour of Madagascar.
EUR 1 950 per person sharing.
Price based on 4 people travelling.
An English-speaking guide is included when 2 or more clients are booked.
2022 Private Tour
EUR 2880 per person sharing.
Price based on 2 people travelling.
Single Traveller Rate: EUR 5210. Please contact us for a tailormade quote.
An English-speaking guide is included for all pax ranges.
- Breakfast daily
- All transport and group transfers
- Airport transfers on the day of arrival and departure of tour
- English-speaking guide for 2 clients+ (Day 1-9)
- Activities and excursions as mentioned
- Specialist local guides in national parks as per programme
- Park entrance fees
- Pre and post-tour accommodation
- Optional activities
- All drinks
- Personal expenses such as telephone calls, curios and tips
- Travel insurance and visas
- Please note all rates are subject to change according to the rate of exchange fluctuations
Accommodation will be in mid-range hotels. Please note that Madagascar is a country which is in its infancy when it comes to tourism. Accommodation is limited so all the above mentioned accommodation are subject to availability and we reserve the right to change these using similar accommodation of the same standards. The hotels used are simple & clean and of mid-range standard, with bathrooms en-suite.
Day 1: Palissandre Hotel & Spa or similar
Day 2 – 3 Mantadia Lodge, or similar
Day 4: Plumeria Hotel, or similar
Day5 – 6: Setam Lodge or similar
Day 7 – 8: Isalo Ranch or similar
Day 9 – 10:Le Paradisier or similar
Day 11: Palissandre Hotel & Spa or similar
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).
A minibus is used for group tours.
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.
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
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