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From spotting lemurs and chameleons in lush rainforests and camping on the banks of the Mandrare River, to exploring the fascinating Ifotaka Spiny Forest and discovering the mangrove networks and beautiful beach at Manafiafy, the tropical island of Madagascar is a fantastic destination for a family holiday.
Your family can discover the magic of Madagascar on our customisable Madagascar Family Holiday, with exciting experiences you’ll remember for years to come.
Begin your adventure in Antananarivo before driving east through rural villages, cocoa plantations and rice paddies to Andasibe, where you’ll spend two days exploring Perinet Special Reserve and Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, Madagascar's premier rainforest reserve.
You’ll search for Madagascar’s largest lemur, the indri. You can also look out for 11 other lemur species, tropical birds, colourful chameleons and interesting insects, along with stunning natural pools and waterfalls.
Next you’ll travel to southeast Madagascar where you’ll stay at a luxury camp set on the banks of the Mandrare River. Enjoy guided day and night walks in the Ifotaka Sacred Forest and visit an ancient burial forest teeming with wildlife, including the famous ring-tailed lemurs. You’ll also visit a local market or village to meet the fascinating Antandroy tribe.
From here you’ll head to Manafiafy, a beautiful bay surrounded by forest covered mountains and wildlife rich mangroves. Venture into the coastal rainforest at night to spot nocturnal lemurs leaping through the trees, Madagascar scops owl, satanic leaf-tailed geckos and other masters of camouflage.
You’ll have a chance to interact with the local Antanosy community, and you can explore the extensive mangrove network by motorboat or kayak and snorkelling or swimming in the crystal clear sea.
Throughout your Madagascar Family Holiday you’ll stay at family-friendly accommodation, including Mantadia Lodge which features a gorgeous infinity pool, Mandrare River Camp, where you’ll sleep in African safari style tents, and Manafiafy Beach & Rainforest Lodge, where you’ll stay in a family villa which leads directly to a pristine white sandy beach.
Wayfairer create tailor-made family holiday itineraries, which are catered to your family’s interests and requirements.
Browse our suggested itineraries or contact us for Madagascar family holiday ideas and any questions you may have about travelling to Madagascar with children.