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Tours in Madagascar

Tours of Madagascar take you to secluded mountains, luscious rainforests and open savannahs. It’s the ideal place for animal lovers, with its many species of birds, insects and animals. Book one of our guided Madagascar tours and journey through the landscapes with an expert local guide. Our tours will help you find the many varieties of lemur that live on the island, as well as relaxing in luxury hotels and eco lodges and teaching you the fascinating local way of life.

Our luxury Madagascar tours include the Madagascar Ultimate Luxury Wildlife Experience tour. Relax on the golden beaches, enjoy exquisite cuisine and a tranquil spa in your opulent beachfront hotel and explore the many varied landscapes of the island. For an overview of the many attractions available, choose our Madagascar Classic Tour. Wander through mountains and rice fields, pick up trinkets, souvenirs and delicacies in the local markets and unwind in thermal springs. You’ll also be able to see colourful birds and jumping lemurs, take in colonial architecture and enjoy views of the baobab trees.

Our Madagascar Island Bliss tour allows you to enjoy the white sands and warm rays of the island’s beaches along the Indian Ocean coast. Spend long lazy days soaking up the sun, cooling off in the crystal clear waters and enjoying lounger service. You’ll also visit a private nature reserve, taste freshly caught local fish and see energetic lemurs as they bounce through the landscapes. Nature lovers and those wanting to enjoy the country’s national parks should book our Colours of Madagascar Tour.

13 days a lizard on a branch

Madagascar Classic Tour

Guide Price  £2,499  pp  

Join our scenic tour of Madagascar and discover the dramatic landscapes waiting in abundance from the highlands of hills and mountains, through to rainforests and dry forests as well as the mountain ranges of Andringitra and Isalo National Park, which...

Honeymoons

Madagascar Classic Tour
14 days Isalo National Park

Colours of Madagascar Tour

Guide Price  £2,999  pp  

Colours of Madagascar is the comprehensive tour of Madagascar. Explore all of the most important National Parks that the country has to offer, from the Andasibe and Ranomafana rainforests to the Isalo Massif which is the oldest geological formation in...

Wildlife holidays

Colours of Madagascar Tour
11 days Anjajavy Le Lodge aerial

Madagascar Ultimate Luxury Wildlife Experience Tour

Guide Price  £7,699  pp  

This itinerary is perfect for those who are looking to combine the very best that Madagascar has to offer with amazing service, VIP treatment in luxury tented accommodation with a completely bare-foot luxury experience on the beach at the end...

Escorted tours

Madagascar Ultimate Luxury Wildlife Experience Tour
5 days a couple of lawn chairs sitting on top of a sandy beach

Madagascar Island Bliss

Guide Price  £3,099  pp  

Situated on the northwest coast of the adventurous island of Madagascar, is the beautiful area known as Anjajavy. Anjajavy is home to a 750 hectare private nature reserve, luxurious beachfront lodges, a small fishing village, simply stunning scenic views and...

Luxury holidays

Madagascar Island Bliss

Expert Tips

Anneka

Commercial Executive

“The Ranomafana National Park is one of the only places to witness the golden bamboo lemur. It’s wonderful observing them feed.”

Christie

Destination Executive

“Street food here is delicious. Make sure you try ranomafana (savoury fried rice cakes served with onions and chillies) and the sweet koba akondro (ground peanuts, mashed bananas and honey wrapped in boiled banana leaves).”

Matthew

Destination Specialist

“Hire a driver – not only will they give useful advice on places to visit and eat, but the roads here can be difficult to navigate for first-time visitors, as you will mostly be driving off-road.”

Frequently Asked Questions

The official languages of Madagascar are Malagasy and French. We recommend you bring both Malagasy and French phrasebooks to ease communication. French is predominantly spoken in the more populated city areas, becoming less frequent the further you travel from the centre.

The official currency of Madagascar is the Malagasy ariary, though hotels and restaurants may accept euros. We suggest bringing some of each currency and enquiring with each vendor as to what they would prefer to be paid in. Cash machines are only available in city centres and their reliance on mobile networks means they are scarce elsewhere. Many cash machines will not impose a withdrawal limit, though international usage fees are likely – please check with your bank.

Generally speaking, the subtropical climate here maintains consistent heat throughout the year. The hottest months to visit are between November and March, where temperatures have an average high of around 26-28°C. July and August are much cooler, with the average temperatures here being 17°C.

A trip to Madagascar offers truly breath-taking scenery, exhilarating wildlife encounters and a wealth of unforgettable excursions. Whether you’re a fan of the outdoors –and keen to explore the dense forests and rugged peaks –or you’re in need of an escape on pristine sands as turquoise waters lap at your feet, Madagascar has it all.

Why you'll love Madagascar...

• Watching as lemurs climb the branches above at the Andasibe National Park
• Looking out across the vivid terraced rice fields of Ambalavao
• Photographing the extraordinary sandstone formations of Isalo National Park
• Exploring the mangrove forests of Anjajavay
• Sampling the local cuisine, such as foza sy hena-kisoa (stir-fried pork and crab served with rice and spices)
• Trying to spot the camouflaged chameleons of the Anya Reserve
• Engaging with the local Malagasy villagers
• Spotting turtles and wandering through the spiny forest of Berenty Reserve
• Observing the splendour of Madagascar’s flora at the Saidi Botanical Gardens

Did you know?

• In the 17th century, Madagascar was once a prime haven for pirates, and it is rumoured that buried treasure remains concealed across the island.
• Around 90% of the world’s population of lemurs live in Madagascar.
• Tsingy National Park is comprised almost entirely of limestone karstic plateaus, and the name ‘Tsingy’ translates to ‘place one cannot walk barefoot’.