This superb fly-safari focuses on two de luxe properties in south eastern Madagascar that provide access to an incredible range of activities, allowing you to get up close to both Madagascar's wildlife and culture. Along the way, look out for ring-tailed and sportive lemurs, chameleons, owls, geckos, flamingoes and the flying fox (Madagascar's largest bat). Finish in the beautiful sandy bay of Manafiafy where the forests and mangroves come right down to the sea.
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Overnight flight to Antananarivo, via Paris.
Transfer to Lokanga Boutique Hotel for a 2-night
Morning city tour in a vintage, open-top car.
Afternoon at leisure. Special chef’s dinner this
evening. (B, D)
Fly to Mandrare River Camp and stay 4 nights.
Afternoon at leisure. Evening wildlife walk in the
Forest of Zenavo, a prehistoric spiny forest. (B, L, D)
Morning walk to the Sacred Gallery Forest in
search of ring-tailed lemurs and Verreaux’s
sifakas. Afternoon at leisure. Evening walk
through the sacred spiny forest filled with the
ancestral tombs of the local Antandroy tribe.
Finish with sunset drinks on the Mandrare river
banks. (B, L, D)
Early morning walk in the spiny forest to look
for endemic birds. After breakfast, visit the local
market (Thursdays and Saturdays) or the local
village to meet the Antandroy tribe. Afternoon
at leisure. Evening sunset drinks served amid the
baobab trees with music and dance performances
by local villagers. Full-day trip the next day to the
stunning Lac Anony, home to greater flamingoes
and a variety of salt water birds. Walk along the
lake shore to a beautiful picnic spot, scale the
70-foot-high sand dunes for incredible views and
go for a swim in the lake. (B, L, D)
Early visit to the local market or the spiny forest.
Then take a short scheduled charter flight to Fort
Dauphin and have lunch in a local restaurant.
Drive to Manafiafy Beach & Rainforest Lodge for
a 4-night stay. Night walk in the coastal rainforest
to spot some of the five species and three
sub-species of lemur, over 80 bird species and
an abundance of geckos and chameleons. Next
morning visit the Antanosy community. Afternoon
at leisure. Evening exploration of the mangroves
by motorboat to spot endemic birds. (B, L, D)
Early morning sunrise walk where you may see redcollared
lemurs foraging for food. The rest of the
day is at leisure. Late afternoon walk in the nearby
community forest to see Madagascar’s largest
bat, the flying fox. Following morning at leisure.
Humpback whale watching and deep sea fishing
are available at an extra cost (Jun – Oct). Afternoon
visit to Manafiafy village with its traditional
wooden houses and pirogues lining the beachfront.
End your day with drinks at sunset overlooking
Manafiafy bay from a rocky outcrop. (B, L, D)
Drive back to Fort Dauphin. Fly to Antananarivo
by scheduled charter flight. Transfer to Le Royal
Palissandre (or similar) for 1 night. (B, L, D)
Morning tour of Ambohimanga, one of the 12
sacred hills of Antananarivo. En route back to the
hotel visit La Digue handicraft market. Afternoon
at leisure. Day room at Le Royal Palissandre. (B, L, D)
Very early flight home, via Paris. (N)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
A surcharge may be
necessary if you weigh more than 90kgs (200lbs)
on the three scheduled charter flights.
Departs from the UK on a
Saturday or a Tuesday.
Solo travellers on request –
please speak to one of our Africa experts for
Featuring some of the most luxurious
accommodation throughout the tour. Prices are
based on the standard category, unless indicated
For a price quote based on
alternative accommodation standards, to discuss
flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call
020 3930 5008 or email Info@CoxandKings.co.uk.
This small, elegant hotel of only 46 rooms, takes its name from the Palissander tree, wood from which has been used to furnish the property, creating a feeling of warmth. The rooms are simply but stylishly furnished, featuring local handicrafts in order to give the property a uniquely Malagasy feel. Located on a hillside, many of the rooms offer views over the city, as does the restaurant which also has an outdoor...
The Lokanga Boutique Hotel is a period property of typical Malagasy family townhouse design, located in the Haut Ville area of Antananarivo. Situated in the highest part of the city, the hotel affords breathtaking views of the city. The hotel features six individually themed rooms decorated with period antiques and furnishings. All rooms are equipped with a minibar, wireless internet access and city...
Manafiafy Beach & Rainforest Lodge is located a short drive away from the village of Manafiafy. The accommodation consists of six private bungalows and is an intriguing combination of rainforest lodge and barefoot luxury beach property rolled into one. Each spacious en suite bungalow has an indoor seating area and its own sundeck with separate access to the magnificent unspoilt beach. Meals are taken with the other guests and your host in an open-sided bar and dining area. Swimming and snorkelling from the beach is excellent.
Activities offered at Manafiafy include day and night guided rainforest walks with indigenous bird and lemur sightings, boat safaris both along the river (to look for crocodiles) and on the ocean to deserted beached for snorkelling and swimming. Whales may also be viewed between July and...
Mandrare River Camp is set in the grounds of an old colonial plantation house, on the banks of the Mandrare River. The sun rises directly in front of the tents over the Mandrare River giving beautiful early morning views. This camp has six large, comfortable tents. Each tent has a four-poster bed, wooden furniture, 24 hour electric lighting and en suite facilities. Hot water is constantly available and the bathroom is fully plumbed. Outside is a private veranda with two comfortable canvas safari chairs and a drinks table; a great way to sit and relax away from the midday sun or with a gin and tonic in the...
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MSY2018: 11 Nights