Since holiday planning has started up again, we are finding our clients are looking for an escape to quieter and less-visited destinations. Madagascar magic offers you exactly that! This is an utterly unique island, which offers even the most seasoned safari-goers various off-the-beaten-track areas to explore.
With 90 percent of all flora and fauna found in Madagascar endemic, and a blend of Austronesian, African, Arab and European culture, this island is a must-visit for any travel enthusiast. It's also home to the iconic lemurs – which are reason enough for many to venture here!
Madagascar holiday also has stretches of beautiful Indian Ocean coastline, which offer some fantastic exclusive retreats!
We absolutely love a handful of sustainably-minded luxury lodges and camps, which we have great relationships with, and you'll find these in our newly launched Madagascar specials for 2021!
Take a look! We then highly recommend speaking with Rob, one of only a handful of highly experienced Madagascar experts in the UK. He has designed countless trips across the country over the last decade and spent a considerable amount of time exploring the majority of Madagascar. Best of all he can advise on the best time to visit Madagascar.
Anjajavy le Lodge is one of Madagascar's top luxury lodges and most certainly is one of our favourites. As a member of Relais & Châteaux, it is highly rated with travellers and is the perfect destination for the demanding eco-tourist. It's also a great place to end any trip around this fascinating and exciting country.
Anjajavy le Lodge is located in a 1,030-hectare Private Reserve with four different environments:
A dry deciduous forest made of palissandre trees, ebony trees, baobabs and other plants endemic to Madagascar
A mangrove forest which is a protective coat for the Reserve
The Tsingy, famous millenary coral remains carved by erosion
Beautiful deserted and wild beaches
The Reserve is also home of a wide variety of lemurs, reptiles and other endemic flora and fauna.
The Honeymoon Special includes up to 50% discount for one partner on the cost of accommodation which includes a massage for 2, a romantic dinner and a discovery cruise (5 nights minimum).
Anjajavy le Lodge isn't only reserved for honeymooners though. Here is a special where you get a fantastic stay 7-nights but only pay for 6 on a half board basis, saving you from $399 per person!
3. Castaway Island Luxury - Miavana Magic
Fringed by white sand beaches and sprawling coral reefs, Time+Tide Miavana is a haven of luxury at the ends of the Earth. The ultimate destination for modern-day explorers, the resort brings together world-class luxury in a world of rare wildlife and extraordinary landscapes.
As an extra hug from this beautiful 5-star hotel, there are a considerable number of inclusions besides all meals, drink and laundry - what a win!
Inclusions: forest walks, scuba diving around Nosy Ankao, resort diving lessons, snorkelling, boat cruises, island cultural visits, shore-based fishing, half-day fishing trips, surf-ski, water skiing, stand-up paddleboarding, kite-surfing, wind-surfing, bicycling and the use of an electric buggy.
This incredible offer from Time+Tide Miavana offers you the opportunity to stay a minimum of 7-nights and get the return helicopter transfers for free from Diego Suarez or Nosy Be PLUS one night stay free of charge - saving you up to $5,400 per person! And, it's valid for all bookings travelling in 2020 or 2021.
4. Beaches & Reefs - Miavana Helicopter Hero
Miavana Helicopter Hero is another Miavana Special with all the same inclusions as the previous special. This incredible offer from Time+Tide Miavana, however, offers you the opportunity to stay a minimum of 5-nights and get the return helicopter transfers for free from Diego Suarez or Nosy Be - saving you up to $2,400 per person! This special is also valid for all bookings travelling in 2020 or 2021.
5. The Best of the Remote South - Mandrare River Camp & Manafiafy Rainforest & Beach Lodge
You're in for an absolute treat with this luxurious itinerary which gives you time to take in two of our favourite spots in Madagascar.
This itinerary will take you from Antananarivo, with its stunning French-inspired architecture, through to Mandrare River and to a mostly deciduous forest. Inquisitive groups of ring-tailed lemurs and the always entertaining Verreaux sifaka are the highlights - besides the incredible community experience, you will have walking through the Sacred Spiny Forest filled with the ancestral tombs of the local Antandroy tribe. You will do an excursion out to Lac Anony a gorgeous saltwater lake which is separated from the Indian Ocean by a series of large sand dunes and is home to Greater Flamingos and a variety of saltwater birds.
Next up is Manafiafy, also known as Sainte Luce, which is a beautiful sandy bay, fringed with forest-covered mountains and wildlife-rich mangroves. Here you will be exploring the last untouched block of coastal rainforest in southern Madagascar.
Manafiafy is a lovely Antanosy village with traditional wooden houses and pirogues lining the beachfront. Learn about the local customs and interact with the fishermen and their families. Visit the Stitch project and local woodworking shop to interact with the local Antanosy community, and get your nature fix with an exciting mangrove expedition by boat to explore the river with the gorgeous Anosy mountain range in the backdrop.
From just $5,635 per person you can explore a bunch of highlights which will have you coming back to Madagascar again and again and give you bragging rights to the absolute maximum!
6. Forests, Lemurs & Culture - Andasibe & Ifotaka Special
You're in for an absolute treat with this beautiful itinerary which takes in some of the most magical spots in Madagascar.
This itinerary will take you from Antananarivo, with its stunning French-inspired architecture, through to Andasibe. This stunning rainforest park consists of two protected areas, the Perinet Special Reserve and Mantadia National Park. Perinet is world-famous for its population of Indri lemurs, which are the largest living lemur species. In Mantadia you will find other incredible lemur species including the Indri indri, diademed sifaka, grey bamboo lemur, red-bellied lemur and white ruffed lemur! Night walks will give you the chance to see a variety of nocturnal lemurs: mouse lemurs, white-footed sportive lemur, fat-tailed dwarf lemur, as well as the woolly lemur.
From there, on to Mandrare River and to a mostly deciduous forest. Inquisitive groups of ring-tailed lemurs and the always entertaining Verreaux sifaka are the highlights - besides the incredible community experience, you will have walking through the Sacred Spiny Forest filled with the ancestral tombs of the local Antandroy tribe. In the evening the local village may come to perform beautiful traditional dances, accompanied by singing and music.
From just $3,149 per person you can explore a bunch of highlights which will have you coming back to Madagascar again and again and bragging rights to the absolute maximum!
Let us at Tailormade Africa, tailor-make your ideal Madagascar holiday. Feel free to pick up the phone or pop us an email, and we can help you to plan your bespoke Madagascar safari holiday with us – and by doing so, help us to support those most in need on the ground.