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From £3995pp
Duration
16 days & 13 nights
Itinerary Type
Group Tour
Holiday Type
General Interest
Tour Highlights

Madagascar Wildlife Adventure

Much of Madagascar’s exotic flora and fauna is found nowhere else on Earth. This tour offers an opportunity to discover the island’s extraordinary wildlife, natural history, stunning scenery, idyllic beaches and fascinating culture, which is based on a mix of Christianity and ancient spiritual beliefs. Your itinerary is well paced, allowing for a wildlife focus in Andasibe, Ranomafana and Isalo National Parks.
Dates and prices

Itinerary

YEAR:
DAY 1: Fly to Antananarivo via Addis Ababa
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Fly to Antananarivo via Addis Ababa

Take an overnight flight from London (regional connections available) to Antananarivo, via Addis Ababa. (N) Meal basis: As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

DAY 2: Andasibe
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Andasibe

Arrive early this afternoon and transfer to the Vakona Forest Lodge for 3 nights. This evening enjoy a welcome drink and dinner.  (D)

Accommodation: Vakona Forest Lodge
DAY 3: Andasibe - Vakona Private Reserve
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Andasibe - Vakona Private Reserve

Enjoy a morning walk in Andasibe, returning to the lodge for lunch. Visit Lemur Island in Vakona Private Reserve, an island sanctuary for lemurs, ahead of an afternoon walk in Andasibe. Before dinner, embark on an evening walk on the border of the Analamazaotra Reserve. Here you may spot nocturnal species, including mouse, greater dwarf and eastern woolly lemurs. (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Vakona Forest Lodge
DAY 4: Maromizaha Reserve
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Maromizaha Reserve

Spend the day walking through the primary forest of Maromizaha Reserve. This lush setting is home to the black-and-white ruffed lemur, the diademed sifaka, Parson's chameleon and a wide variety of frogs. Alternatively, for a less strenuous option, walk in Mitsinjo Reserve and plant an endemic tree as part of the area's reforestation project (subject to vehicle availability). Before dinner, embark on another evening walk, close to the Analamazaotra Reserve. (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Vakona Forest Lodge
DAY 5: Antananarivo
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Antananarivo

Drive back to Antananarivo for an afternoon city tour, including the hills of the royal palaces. Enjoy a special chef's dinner in the evening. Overnight at Palissandre Hotel & Spa. (B, L, D)

DAY 6: Antsahabe - Antsirabe
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Antsahabe - Antsirabe

Drive to Antsahabe, a village typical of the Merina tribe, for a short visit. Continue to the spa town of Antsirabe for a late lunch and afternoon tour. Antsirabe is a centre of the gem trade and home to hundreds of pousse-pousse (rickshaws), a legacy of Chinese labour imported to work on the railways. Overnight at Couleur Cafe Hotel. (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Couleur Café
DAY 7: Ambositra - Ranomafana
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Ambositra - Ranomafana

Continue south to Ambositra, known as Madagascar's handicraft and wood-carving capital. Following a typical Malagasy lunch accompanied by folklore entertainment, continue to Ranomafana. Spend three nights at the Hotel Thermal. (B, L, D)

DAY 8: Ranomafana
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Ranomafana

During your morning walk in Ranomafana National Park, see if you can spot the three resident species of bamboo lemur: the grey, the golden and the greater. Endemic birding in the park is also excellent. This afternoon, visit Tanala village. In the early evening, walk in search of nocturnal species. (B, L, D)

DAY 9: Ranomafana
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Ranomafana

Enjoy a morning walk in the national park, before an afternoon visit to the Ranomafana Arboretum, home to hundreds of rare tree species. This evening, search for nocturnal species during an evening walk. (B, L, D)

DAY 10: Fianarantsoa - Ambalavao - Ranohira
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Fianarantsoa - Ambalavao - Ranohira

This morning, drive via Fianarantsoa to Ambalavao. Visit the Antemoro paper factory and the Anja Reserve, where ring-tailed lemurs are often spotted. Continue to Ranohira and stay 3 nights at Relais de la Reine. (B, L, D)

DAY 11: Isalo National Park
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Isalo National Park

Spend the next 2 days exploring the spectacular sandstone landscapes of Isalo National Park. Seek out flora and fauna including ring-tailed lemurs, Malagasy hoopoes, Verreaux's sifakas and the elephant's foot plant, and enjoy a traditional music performance as the sun sets. (B, L, D)

DAY 12: Isalo National Park
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Isalo National Park

Continue the exploration of the Isalo National Park. (B, L, D)

DAY 13: Zombitse-Vohibasia National Park
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Zombitse-Vohibasia National Park

Continue towards the west coast. Stop en route at Zombitse-Vohibasia National Park. It may be possible to spot Appert's tetrakas, one of the most endangered endemic birds on the island. The region is known for its large baobab trees and traditional family tombs, central to Malagasy culture. Transfer on to Ifaty (driving time approximately 6 hours not including stops), a quiet coastal fishing village boasting a long beach, for your evening farewell dinner. Overnight at Les Dunes d'Ifaty. (B, D)

Accommodation: Les Dunes d'Ifaty
DAY 14: Fly to Antananarivo
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Fly to Antananarivo

Spend your morning at leisure. Late this afternoon, fly from Toliara to Antananarivo. Overnight at Palissandre Hotel & Spa. (B, L, D)

DAY 15: Fly to the UK via Addis Ababa
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Fly to the UK via Addis Ababa

After a morning at leisure, take an afternoon flight to the UK via Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, arriving the following day. (B)

DAY 16: Arrive in London
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Arrive in London

Arrive in London (N).

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

DAY 1: Fly to Antananarivo via Addis Ababa
- +

Fly to Antananarivo via Addis Ababa

Take an overnight flight from London (regional connections available) to Antananarivo, via Addis Ababa. (N) Meal basis: As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

DAY 2: Andasibe
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Andasibe

Arrive early this afternoon and transfer to the Vakona Forest Lodge for 3 nights. This evening enjoy a welcome drink and dinner. (D)

Accommodation: Vakona Forest Lodge
DAY 3: Andasibe - Vakona Private Reserve
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Andasibe - Vakona Private Reserve

Enjoy a morning walk in Andasibe, returning to the lodge for lunch. Visit Lemur Island in Vakona Private Reserve, an island sanctuary for lemurs, ahead of an afternoon walk in Andasibe. Before dinner, embark on an evening walk on the border of the Analamazaotra Reserve. Here you may spot nocturnal species, including mouse, greater dwarf and eastern woolly lemurs. (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Vakona Forest Lodge
DAY 4: Maromizaha Reserve
- +

Maromizaha Reserve

Spend the day walking through the primary forest of Maromizaha Reserve. This lush setting is home to the black-and-white ruffed lemur, the diademed sifaka, Parson's chameleon and a wide variety of frogs. Alternatively, for a less strenuous option, walk in Mitsinjo Reserve and plant an endemic tree as part of the area's reforestation project (subject to vehicle availability). Before dinner, embark on another evening walk, close to the Analamazaotra Reserve. (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Vakona Forest Lodge
DAY 5: Antananarivo
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Antananarivo

Drive back to Antananarivo for an afternoon city tour, including the hills of the royal palaces. Enjoy a special chef's dinner in the evening. Overnight at Palissandre Hotel & Spa. (B, L, D)

DAY 6: Antsahabe - Antsirabe
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Antsahabe - Antsirabe

Drive to Antsahabe, a village typical of the Merina tribe, for a short visit. Continue to the spa town of Antsirabe for a late lunch and afternoon tour. Antsirabe is a centre of the gem trade and home to hundreds of pousse-pousse (rickshaws), a legacy of Chinese labour imported to work on the railways. Overnight at Couleur Cafe Hotel. (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Couleur Café
DAY 7: Ambositra - Ranomafana
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Ambositra - Ranomafana

Continue south to Ambositra, known as Madagascar's handicraft and wood-carving capital. Following a typical Malagasy lunch accompanied by folklore entertainment, continue to Ranomafana. Spend three nights at the Hotel Thermal. (B, L, D)

DAY 8: Ranomafana
- +

Ranomafana

During your morning walk in Ranomafana National Park, see if you can spot the three resident species of bamboo lemur: the grey, the golden and the greater. Endemic birding in the park is also excellent. This afternoon, visit Tanala village. In the early evening, walk in search of nocturnal species. (B, L, D)

DAY 9: Ranomafana
- +

Ranomafana

Enjoy a morning walk in the national park, before an afternoon visit to the Ranomafana Arboretum, home to hundreds of rare tree species. This evening, search for nocturnal species during an evening walk. (B, L, D)

DAY 10: Fianarantsoa - Ambalavao - Ranohira
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Fianarantsoa - Ambalavao - Ranohira

This morning, drive via Fianarantsoa to Ambalavao. Visit the Antemoro paper factory and the Anja Reserve, where ring-tailed lemurs are often spotted. Continue to Ranohira and stay 3 nights at Relais de la Reine. (B, L, D)

DAY 11: Isalo National Park
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Isalo National Park

Spend the next 2 days exploring the spectacular sandstone landscapes of Isalo National Park. Seek out flora and fauna including ring-tailed lemurs, Malagasy hoopoes, Verreaux's sifakas and the elephant's foot plant, and enjoy a traditional music performance as the sun sets. (B, L, D)

DAY 12: Isalo National Park
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Isalo National Park

Continue the exploration of the Isalo National Park. (B, L, D)

DAY 13: Zombitse-Vohibasia National Park
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Zombitse-Vohibasia National Park

Continue towards the west coast. Stop en route at Zombitse-Vohibasia National Park. It may be possible to spot Appert's tetrakas, one of the most endangered endemic birds on the island. The region is known for its large baobab trees and traditional family tombs, central to Malagasy culture. Transfer on to Ifaty (driving time approximately 6 hours not including stops), a quiet coastal fishing village boasting a long beach, for your evening farewell dinner. Overnight at Les Dunes d'Ifaty. (B, D)

Accommodation: Les Dunes d'Ifaty
DAY 14: Fly to Antananarivo
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Fly to Antananarivo

Spend your morning at leisure. Late this afternoon, fly from Toliara to Antananarivo. Overnight at Palissandre Hotel & Spa. (B, L, D)

DAY 15: Fly to the UK via Addis Ababa
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Fly to the UK via Addis Ababa

After a morning at leisure, take an afternoon flight to the UK via Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, arriving the following day. (B)

DAY 16: Arrive in London
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Arrive in London

Arrive in London (N).

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

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The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Walk in Maromizaha primary rainforest 
  • Traditional sunset music performance in Isalo National Park
  • Special 'chef's dinner' in Antananarivo
  • Evening walks in search of nocturnal species

Important information

Group tour manager
This tour is fully escorted by a local tour manager from arrival in Antananarivo to Day 13 in Toliara.
Discovery tour
This tour is best suited to the hardier traveller as it includes non-luxury accommodation, long and rough road journeys and more strenuous activities, such as trekking. Please visit this tour on our website to see details of the hotels included.
Private & tailor-made travel
This itinerary can be taken privately on a date that suits you. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact requirements. So, should you want to spend longer in a particular location, or add another experience or destination, we can make all the arrangements for you. Please contact our travel specialists for guideline prices.
Guaranteed departures
Where a tour date shows ‘Guaranteed departure’, this tour is guaranteed to run. For all other departure dates, once the minimum number of people booked has been reached, this tour is also guaranteed to run. Our sales consultants will be able to advise how many people are booked for your chosen date at the time of enquiry, giving you the confidence to book safe in the knowledge your tour will go ahead.
Dates and prices
Unless otherwise stated, the tour prices and upgrade supplements are all per person in pound sterling, based on two people sharing a twin/double room. The online price is a guideline price; your final quote may differ due to flight availability, and you may be asked to pay a flight supplement.

What's included

  • 3- & 4- star accommodation
  • Small group size - average 8 people (max 16)
  • International & internal flights
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Experienced local tour manager
  • 13 breakfasts, 11 lunches & 13 dinners
  • Guided sightseeing & entrance fees
  • Welcome & farewell dinners
  • Hotel porterage included

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Private journey option: guideline prices

Low season from £4,950 | Guide price month: Nov 

Single supplement from £695

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