Madagascar tour with North or South Extensions

“Experience the best of this enigmatic island, from lemur-filled forests to lush coastline to the vibrant city of Antananarivo.”


Antananarivo | Andasibe | Perinet Special Reserve | Mantadia National Park | Lemur Island | Fort Dauphin | Forest of Zenavo | Sacred Gallery Forest | Sacred Spiny Forest | beach lodge at Manafiafy or on the northern coast

Description of Madagascar tour with North or South Extensions

Get a real sense of what Madagascar is like from the hustle and bustle of Antananarivo to the dense forests and wildlife of the protected national parks. Antananarivo has stunning architecture and is a unique blend of african and Indonesian cultures. From Antananarivo, a short flight takes you to the incredible National Park of the Montagne d'Ambre. Look for Madagascar's most famous inhabitants, the lemur, as you explore this wildlife paradise punctuated with waterfalls and lush greenery.

Next stop is Ankarana with its fascinating limestone rock formations, the Tsingy. Your knowledgeable guide will show you the sunken deciduous forests, towering turret-like Tsingy, Baobab trees, bat caves, a crater lake and numerous canyons.

At the end of your visit enjoy a relaxing stay on a beach paradise. The island of Nosy Komba offers a different pace of life and your stay at a 4-star eco-resort ensures not only a wonderful end to your trip but the confidence that you are helping preserve this beautiful island. Boutique chattel bungalows nestled into the hillside provide beautiful sea views, and each has been constructed sympathetically using local materials and local builders. Enjoy the freshest ingredients from the island's farmers and make the most of the sea with snorkelling, scuba diving and boat trips.

At the end of your island stay you will be returned to the mainland and transferred back to Antananarivo by plane for your return flight.

Meals are included as per the itinerary and prices are based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Each of our itineraries is a guide and can be tailored to your exact requirements and interests. We can also assist with booking flights.

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This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Madagascar tour with North or South Extensions



In a fragile environment, with traditional cultures and values, eco-tourism is an essential tool to sustainably manage our impact we choose only to work with those that are equally as committed. The properties are small and deliberately isolated from the local community to reduce the social and environmental impact from tourism.

River Camp is fully solar-powered, drawing all its electric and hot water needs from the sun. This helps to contribute to the protection of the environment by reducing the carbon footprint and not adding to the pressure of deforestation in Madagascar.

Beach Lodge meets all its electricity needs through 100% solar sources. There are ongoing tree planning projects and the staff at the facility work very hard to ensure the environmental impact is kept to a minimum.
Both properties are kept small to limit the carbon footprint, while modern amenities are available such as electric points to charge phones to meet the expectations of western travellers.



River Camp: As the camp is based in the heart of the Antandroy area it has a very close relationship with the local community. All the guided walks are in community forests and the camp has helped the local community build a school for the youngsters and help with supplies of satchels, pens, books etc. With an area like this which is so steeped in tradition the staff are very careful about what they do to help retain the traditions but help the community in every way possible benefit from tourism.

Beach Lodge: It has been involved with the village building class rooms for the school and maintaining the buildings to keep them leak free and usable all year long. The lodge has also supplied satchels, pens and books to the students. Through a kind donation from one of the guests the lodge supplied the local fishermen with life jackets and have seen a dramatic drop in lives lost at sea (0 in the last 3 years since the jackets were supplied). An ongoing project - working on building some toilet facilities in the local village.

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