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Madagascar: Family Safari

Private Travel | Family adventures 11 Days & 9 Nights Lead-in price: £6795 Current prices from: £6795
Often described as 'nature's sanctuary', more than 90% of Malagasy animal and plant species are endemic to Madagascar. This adventure takes you up to the remote Anjajavy peninsula, often described as a 'mini Madagascar' because so much of the island is captured in this one location. Continue to Andasibe-Mantadia National Park to spot a wide variety of lemur species, chameleons, insects and endemic rainforest birds.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Visit a Lemur rehabilitation park for close up encounters
  • View lemurs from the comfort of your deck (Anjajavy)
  • Delicious meals served underneath the stars (Anjajavy)
  • Opportunities to spot the 1-metre-tall indri lemur
  • Choose from a selection of excursions to suit your family
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Luxury Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Antananarivo via Paris

Overnight flight to Antananarivo, via Paris. Transfer to Le Royal Palissandre for a 2-night stay. (N)

Day 2: Antananarivo

Morning city tour including the hills of the royal palaces and the botanical and zoological garden of Tsimbazaza. Transfer to the Lemur Park for lunch. In the afternoon enjoy spotting nine different species of lemur. These lemurs are freeroaming and have been rehabilitated from injury for reintroduction into the wild. (L, D)

Day 3: Fly to Anjajavy peninsula

Scheduled charter flight to the Anjajavy peninsula. Stay 5 nights at Anjajavy Le Lodge (family bungalow). The lodge offers a variety of activities including walks in indigenous dry deciduous forest, tsingy (limestone pinnacles) and limestone caves; kayaking through mangroves; relaxation on pristine beaches with private picnics; world-class fishing; and a variety of water-based activities such as boat excursions, water skiing, windsurfing and snorkelling. (B, L, D)

Days 4-7: Anjajavy peninsula

Inclusive activities. (B, L, D)

Day 8: Fly to Antananarivo • Andasibe • Analamazaotra Reserve

Scheduled charter flight to Antananarivo. Transfer to Andasibe National Park and spend 2 nights at Vakona Lodge (family villa). Afternoon introductory walk in Andasibe rainforest, home to the largest living lemurs, the indri. After dinner, take a night walk in Analamazaotra Reserve to spot nocturnal lemur species. Welcome drinks reception before dinner. (B, L, D)

Day 9: Mantadia National Park • Analamazaotra Reserve

Full-day walk through the primary forest of Mantadia National Park. The beautiful scenery is home to the black- and white-ruffed lemur, the diademed sifaka, Parson’s chameleon and a wide variety of frogs. After dinner, take a second night walk in Analamazaotra Reserve. (B, L, D)

Day 10: Andasibe • Lemur Island • Antananarivo

Morning walk in Andasibe. Return to the lodge for lunch. Visit Lemur Island in Vakona Private Reserve. Drive back to Antananarivo. Dinner and day room at Le Relais des Plateaux. (B, L, D)

Day 11: Fly home via Paris

Very early flight home, via Paris. (N)

Meal basis:

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Important information Scheduled charter flights:

A surcharge may be necessary if you weigh more than 90kgs (200lbs) on the three scheduled charter flights.

Departure dates:

Departs from the UK on a Thursday.

Luxury tour

Featuring some of the most luxurious accommodation throughout the tour. Prices are based on the standard category, unless indicated otherwise.

Tailor-made travel:

For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

Luxury private tour accommodation

  • Vakona Forest Lodge
    Vakona Forest Lodge

    Vakona Forest Lodge is a relatively modern property built in a privately owned patch of forest between the Andasibe and Mantadia Reserves. The main dining room, reception and lounge are in an octagonal building suspended over a lake on a wooden platform. The accommodation is in individual or double cottages built into the hillside and overlooking either the lake and main buildings, or the swimming pool. The 28 rooms are spacious and furnished with twin beds (there are only 2 doubles), cupboards, luggage racks, and bedside tables. Some have attic rooms, accessed via a spiral staircase, which can sleep children. All have en suite facilities with shower. Electricity is provided by a hydroelectric plant and hot water is always available. The hotel also has its own zoo and 'lemur island' where a variety of semi-tame lemurs live.

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  • Le Royal Palissandre
    Le Royal Palissandre

    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 terrace.

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  • Le Relais des Plateaux
    Le Relais des Plateaux

    Le Relais des Plateaux is located in wooded gardens. The rooms all face in to the peaceful garden and offer air conditioning, en suite bathrooms and a lounge area. The on site restaurant serves both local and international dishes, and there is a large shaded swimming pool. The hotel also has a Malagasy handicraft boutique.

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  • Anjajavy Hotel
    Anjajavy Hotel

    Owned by Relais & Chateaux, the Anjajavy Hotel consists of 25 rosewood villas overlooking the beautiful beaches and bay. Each villa features a large terrace looking out to the sea, a living room area, a breakfast area and a bedroom. A small staircase provides access to the first floor which features a relaxation room. The bathroom has a vast bath with separate lavatory. Each room is maintained at the ideal temperature by an individual and silent air conditioning system. There is an outdoor swimming pool and a range of activities for including hiking and fishing. Alternatively, you can relax and enjoy something created by the chef from an international menu of fresh produce or selected Malagasy specialties.

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Dates & prices


Guideline Prices

Low season from £6795 per person

High season from £7435 per person


Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

  • • International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
    • UK departure and overseas airport taxes
    • Accommodation, itinerary & meal basis as described
    • Local Transfers in a private chauffeur-driven vehicle
    • The support (if required) of an English speaking local representative
    • Local guides and entrance fees where applicable

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