Highlights of Madagascar Tour
Experience the best of Madagascar on this two-week adventure into the country's top national parks and luxury lodges.
Madagascar is a land like no other. Located off the east coast of Africa, it’s the world’s fourth largest island and one of the most biodiverse countries on earth, home to thousands of plant and animal species.
It’s often referred to as the ‘Eighth Continent of the World’; after breaking away from the rest of the earth millions of years ago, Madagascar has evolved into a rich ecosystem and today, around 80% of it’s thousands of species cannot be found anywhere else in the world.
Incredibly isolated and unique, Madagascar is a natural paradise and an off-grid destination for even the most experienced safari enthusiasts. You’ll find protected national parks and reserves filled with incredible species including the famous lemurs (such as the Indri indri, the largest lemur species on earth), the elusive fossa (the island’s only predator), a kaleidoscope of singing birds, and colourful chameleons sinking into their surroundings.
The rainforests are ringed by powdery white beaches, gorgeous coral reefs and the bright blue waters of the Indian Ocean, where you’ll find migratory humpback whales, dolphins, turtles, manta rays and dazzling schools of fish.
With a fascinating mix of African, Austronesian, European and Arab culture, the island also has a unique cultural heritage to explore. You can visit local villages and markets to find handmade crafts, or walk with local guides to learn about the sacred forests and centuries-old burial sites of native tribes.
As an emerging wildlife destination, Madagascar offers the appeal of fewer tourists and untouched landscapes, and you’ll often find yourself walking through the rainforest or canoeing down a river with no one else around. A number of sustainable luxury lodges and camps have opened in recent years, and you can stay in remote riverside tents and oceanfront villas surrounded by jungle.
Great for nature lovers, families and kids, and even romantic getaways, Madagascar is a beautiful tropical island with an adventurous interior. Start customising your exclusive tour of Madagascar by contacting our knowledgeable team of Madagascar travel experts.
The best time to visit Madagascar is between April and December, when the weather is dry and sunny. From July to September you can snorkel in the calm waters and watch humpback whales arriving to breed in warmer waters, however the best time to explore Madagascar’s biodiversity is from September to December, when flowers bloom and lemurs have babies and become more active and easier to spot between October and December.
It is not advisable to travel to Madagascar between January to March, as these months experience heavy rainfall and possible cyclones. Lighter rains last from April to June, however you’ll encounter fewer crowds during these months and you’ll get to explore a rainforest paradise illuminated in lush greenery.