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Madagascar Wildlife Adventure

Group Tour | General Interest 16 Days & 13 Nights Lead-in price: £3495

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.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Walk in Mantadia's primary rainforest
  • Traditional sunset music performance in Isalo National Park
  • Special 'chef's dinner' in Antananarivo
  • Admire the iconic baobab trees
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Discovery Group Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Antananarivo via Addis Ababa

Take an overnight flight from London (regional connections available) to Antananarivo, via Addis Ababa. (N)

Day 2: Andasibe - Analamazaotra Reserve

Arrive early this afternoon and transfer to your hotel. After welcome drinks and dinner, take a night walk to Analamazaotra Reserve. Here you may spot nocturnal species, including mouse, greater dwarf and eastern woolly lemurs. Overnight at Andasibe Hotel (or similar). (D)

Day 3: Andasibe - Vakona Private Reserve - Analamazaotra Reserve

Enjoy a morning walk in Andasibe, returningto the lodge for lunch. Visit Lemur Island in Vakona Private Reserve, an island sanctuary for lemurs, ahead of an afternoon walk in Andasibe. After dinner, embark on a night walk to the Analamazaotra Reserve. Overnight at Andasibe Hotel (or similar). (B, L, D)

Day 4: Mantadia National Park

Spend the day walking through the primary forest of Mantadia National Park. 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. Overnight at Andasibe Hotel (or similar). (B, L, D)

Day 5: Antananarivo

Drive back to Antananarivo for an afternoon city tour, including the hills of the royal palaces and the botanical and zoological garden of Tsimbazaza. Enjoy a special chef’s dinner in the evening. Overnight at Le Royal Palissandre(or similar). (B, L, D)

Day 6: Antsahabe - Antsirabe

Drive to Antsahabe, a village typical of the Merina tribe. After lunch, continue to the spa town of Antsirabe for an 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 (or similar). (B, L, D)

Day 7: 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. In the evening, walk in search of nocturnal species. Overnight at Hotel Thermal (or similar). (B, L, D)

Day 8: 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. Overnight at Hotel Thermal(or similar). (B, L, D)

Day 9: 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 nocturanl species during an evening walk. Overnight at Hotel Thermal (or similar). (B, L, D)

Day 10: Fianarantsoa - Ambalavao - Ranohira

This morning, drive via Fianarantsoa, the Betsileo tribe’s capital, to the vineyard of Lazan’ny Betsileo. Continue 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 (or similar). (B, L, D)

Days 11 & 12: 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, Verraux’s sifakas and the elephant’s foot plant, and enjoy a traditional music performance as the sun sets. Stay at Relais de la Reine (or similar). (B, L, D)

Day 13: Zombitse-Vohibasia National Park - Ifaty

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 to Ifaty, a quiet coastal fishing village boasting a long beach, for your evening farewell dinner. Overnight at Les Dunes d’Ifaty (or similar). (B, D)

Day 14: Fly to Antananarivo

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

Days 15-16: Fly to the UK via Addis Ababa

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

Meal basis:

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


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.

Private & tailor-made travel: This itinerary can be taken privately on a date that suits you, for which guideline prices are shown. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact requirements.

Discovery group tour accommodation

  • Andasibe Hotel
    Andasibe Hotel

    Built in the heart of the forest and situated close to the Andasibe National Park, the Andasibe Hotel has a very natural feel and overlooks beautiful rice paddies. Accommodation is in spacious bungalows that all feature their own private terrace and garden, and the hotel also has a large swimming pool and a restaurant.

  • Palissandre Hotel & Spa
    Palissandre Hotel & Spa

    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.

  • Couleur Café
    Couleur Café

    Situated in Antsirabe, the Couleur Café is a charming property with 15 guestrooms located within its grounds. Each pavilion is tastefully decorated and equipped with a private bathroom. Breakfast is served in the main house and dinner can be arranged with 24 hours' notice. The property offers good local cuisine from a wide range of local produce including seasonal fruits and vegetables, high quality dairy products, zebu, poultry, pork and fish.

  • Thermal Hotel
    Thermal Hotel

    Located within lush green gardens on the edge of the Ranomafana National Park, The Thermal Hotel is a restored building that offers all of the amenities of a modern hotel, including a restaurant serving local dishes. The hotel has a sustainable policy by engaging heavily with the surrounding local community through different projects and schemes.Features: 21 rooms, restaurant, bar, garden, Wi-Fi.<br>Room amenities: Safe, minibar, air conditioning, television.

  • Les Dunes d'Ifaty
    Les Dunes d'Ifaty

    With its charming boutique style and superb location next to the ocean, spiny forest and baobab trees, Les Dunes d'Ifaty is a calming tropical retreat near the village of Ifaty. Built in a traditional style using local materials, the 19 villas and 22 rooms are set amid six hectares of tropical flora and indigenous plants. All of the rooms have a Creole-inspired design, are equipped with a range of amenities and have views of the Mozambique Channel or the well-kept gardens. The main building has a library, a bar, a restaurant and an outdoor patio area that serves as an extension to the restaurant, where guests can dine on international cuisine, seasonal specialities, seafood and locally inspired dishes. The large swimming pool is also a great place to relax and unwind. Excursions available from the hotel include snorkelling to view the coral reef, whale watching (in season) and excursions into the baobab ...

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Dates & prices


Main Costs
Departure-Return date Original Price Saving Single Supplement Guaranteed Departures Click to Book
3 Sep 2022 - 18 Sep 2022 £3,695 £0 £645 Reserve
1 Oct 2022 - 16 Oct 2022 £3,695 £0 £645 Reserve
5 Nov 2022 - 20 Nov 2022 £3,495 £0 £645 Reserve

Vaccination Travel Policy
All clients must be fully vaccinated before travelling with us on a Cox & Kings (C&K) group tour. This means that a customer must have received their full two doses of the COVID‑19 vaccination at least 14 days before travelling with us. This does not apply to our private tours or tailor-made travel. If you have any questions please call us or visit our FAQs page on our website here

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

Guaranteed Departures Where a tour date has ‘yes’ listed, 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.

Terms & Conditions Guaranteed departures will run except in the circumstances where travel to the destination is advised against by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) or entry restrictions relating to COVID-19 preclude travel.

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.

  • * No single supplement on selected departure dates (limited availability)
  • * 3-star accommodation
  • * Small group size - average 9 people (max 16)
  • * International & internal flights
  • * Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
  • * Experienced local tour manager
  • * 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches & 13 dinners
  • * Guided sightseeing & entrance fees

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