Island Serenity in Wild Madagascar

Explore the magnificent rainforests and learn about the unique wildlife with an experienced guide. End your trip on a private island getaway.

For those who love nature and want to be away from all the other tourists on a serene journey by themselves

When
April - mid December
Length
10 days
Price
From USD$5,800 pp
Island Serenity in Wild Madagascar
Island Serenity in Wild Madagascar

Why our trip is different:

  • Go behind the scenes with super chef Mariette and watch her prepare your meal, a fusion of local fare and French culinary art in Haute Ville
  • Uncover all the wildlife and botanicals unique to the island of Madagascar with a super guide who can point out the best spots to photograph
  • Indulge in a private picnic while watching different lemur species frolic in the towering trees above
  • Sleep under the stars in a tree tent on a private island and be surrounded by unspoilt beaches just outside Saint Luce peninsula
  • Enjoy sumptuous meals prepared in French style using the freshest and finest Madagascar produce during your stay in all the camps
  • Witness the awesome spectacle of Humpback whales breaching, powering themselves high into the cobalt sky
Island Serenity in Wild Madagascar

D1 Arrive in Antananarivo * Walking tour of Tana with a local historian * Behind the scenes with Chef Mariette * Relax in Maison Gallieni

D2 Head out to Andasibe rainforest park * Glimpse of rural life * Visit Lemur Island * Night walk to see nocturnal lemurs * Stay at Vakona Forest Lodge

D3 Mantadia National park * Private picnic in the forest * Exploratory hike * Overnight in Vakona Forest Lodge

D4 Perinet reserve * Hike through the rain forest * Return to Tana * Stay in Relais des Plateaux

D5 Fly south to Mandrare * Lunch made from all local ingredients * Night walk in the Forest of Zenavo to see the nocturnal animals * Relax in Mandrare River Camp

D6 Explore the Sacred Galley forest * Kayak in the Mandarare River * Afternoon stroll in the Spiny forest * Visit the ancestral tombs and local community of the Antandroy tribe * Sundowner on the Mandrare River bank * Overnight in Mandrare River Camp

D7 Sunrise walk in Spiny Forest * Visit the local market and village * Sundowner amidst the baobabs * Traditional song and dance performance by the Antandroy * Last night in Mandrare River Camp

D8 Chartered flight to Manafiafy * Night walk in the untouched block of the coastal Rainforest * Relax in Manafiafy Beach & Rainforest Lodge

D9 Sunrise walk to see red-collared lemurs * Visit the Stitch NGO woodworking and embroidery workshop * Explore the mangroves by motorboat * Private island outside Saint Luce * Overnight in a tree tent

D10 Snorkel or swim around the unspoilt beaches *Excursion to see the whales * Malagsy storytelling by the beach campfire * Stay in Manafiafy Beach & Rainforest Lodge

All sample itineraries are designed to inspire and are customised on consultation

Our favourite places to stay:

Mandrare River Camp - Shaded by tamarind trees and offering exceptional views from their private terraces 

 

Manafiafy Beach & Rainforest Lodge - Spacious thatched rooms leading directly onto the pristine sands and azure waters of the Indian Ocean

Private Island Camping - Have the island all to yourself less than a mile out from the Saint Luce peninsula where you will enjoy unspoilt beaches and sleep under the stars in your very own tree tent 

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