Madagascar small group safari

“A superb 17 day wildlife watching trip to Madagascar with naturalist experts, travelling in a small group, maximum eight people. Travel east to west and see the best.”


Brief time in Antananarivo | Palmarium Reserve | Guided tours to see indri, Coquerel`s sifakas and other lemurs | Andasibe-Mantadia National Park (Perinet) | Antsirabe | Ranomafana National Park | Golden bamboo lemur | Private access to Kianjavato Lemur Project with lemur tracking | Ambalavao | Isalo National Park | Bay of Ifaty | Reniala spiny forest | Baobab trees

Description of Madagascar small group safari

This exhilarating adventure through some of Madagascar's most biodiverse regions will showcase the best of its wildlife and natural splendour. On the 2017 Madagascar Small Group Tour you'll visit Palmarium Reserve for a glimpse into the life of the peculiar aye-aye, the scenic highlands and paddies of Andasibe Reserve listening out to the early morning calls of the Indri lemurs, spot four species of bamboo lemur within the forests of Ranomafana National Park, before the landscape shifts to savannah, vineyards and rocky outcrops at Isalo National Park, finally exploring the spiny forest of Ifaty. During this safari you will also visit the Kianjavato Lemur Project, a very unique experience tracking some of the most endangered lemurs, helping with their conservation.

Enjoy a combination of rainforest walks and treks looking for lemurs, cultural visits, snorkelling or diving and beach relaxation.

> Encountering lemurs up close in Palmarium Reserve - a top photography spot
> Getting to see the weird and wonderful aye-aye near Palmarium Reserve
> Enjoying a boat trip through the Pangalanes Canal passing local fishing villages
> Waking up to the cries of the indri in Andasibe National Park
> Watching local craftsmen at work in and around Antsirabe
> Searching for the very endangered greater bamboo lemur in Ranomafana
> Learning about lemur conservation with the Kianjavato research team
> Exploring the rocky formations of Isalo National Park
> Spending time with the ring tailed lemurs at Anja
> Visiting the spiny forest near Ifaty to marvel at the incredible fauna

• Group size - limited to a maximum of 8 guests (trust us - this truly does make a significant difference to your experience, the comfort of space on vehicle and your engagement with our naturalist guide)
• Slow travel Madagascar - you will find out when you get there why we don’t tear around this vast island. This journey travels east-west at a comfortable pace allowing you to fully experience each unique part of the island
• Minimum time in the capital - Only your first and last night are spent in the hub-bub of the capital city Antananarivo (you’ll thank us for not having to return to the capital multiple times!)
• Extended stay in Isalo - we’ve listened to past guest feedback and added a further night in Isalo (we're sure you’ll appreciate the extended stay in this glorious landscape)
• Backstage passes to the Kianjavato Lemur Project (exclusive to travellers on this safari only)
• Primate Specialists - pioneering Primate Safaris more than a decade ago, there is no better team to take you to discover the unique primates of Madagascar
• Dedicated naturalist guides who have hosted research groups, film crews and dignitaries share their phenomenal knowledge and insight
• Comfort - best available accommodation throughout chosen for proximity to wildlife.

Hello. If you'd like to chat about this holiday or need help finding one we're very happy to help. Rosy & team.

01273 823 700

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07 Sep 2017
£ 3295
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28 Sep 2017
£ 3295
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19 Oct 2017
£ 3295
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Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Madagascar small group safari


The natural world is our niche. No other company fully specialises in this area and we pride ourselves on taking the essential concepts of a safari and translating these into all the itineraries we design. Our focus differs from other operators. Working as a team of highly knowledgeable experts, we have first-hand experience of the destinations we feature and also seek to support many environmental and conservation ventures across the world. This enables us to provide extraordinary journeys that put our clients in the right place at the right time for life changing and ethically responsible wildlife encounters and natural world experiences. Wherever possible we use locally run and managed accommodation. This can either be in environmentally low impact eco-lodges or tented camping safaris. As a result of this we minimise the impact on the local environment at the same time as providing the traveller with a high level of comfort. This private safari means your impact on the environment and wildlife is kept to a minimum at all times.

In Madagascar we are the only tour operator to work with the Kianjavato Lemur Conservation Project, part of The Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership (MBP).

In the last 15 years their work have been responsible for identifying 21 new species of lemur and significant efforts to preserve the habitat of all lemurs through reforestation programmes. Natural World Safaris clients have a unique chance to be part of this vital work by visiting the project allowing them to gain access to juvenile lemurs and the only site where you are guaranteed to see the elusive Aye Aye.


All of our trips are conducted by local guides and drivers who specialise in this region of Africa. Through the employment of local staff, money is fed directly back into individual families and villages that would otherwise not benefit from tourism. The MBP have pioneered sustainable conservation activities that involve and support local communities and have built long lasting relationships with a diverse range of Malagasy people – from village elders to regional Government representatives – in order to embed their impact from a grass roots level up. MBP have also set up the Guide Association which promotes engagement across the entire chain of people that make the projects work. Any tips earned by guides are shared equally among this group and the MBP also match the amount at the end of each year. This work done by the MBP is revolutionising the nature of tourism in Madagascar and Natural World Safaris is proud to be an integral part of this process.

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