Back
You are here:

The West holidays

The ‘wild west’ of Madagascar remains relatively untouched as it is notoriously difficult to reach by road, with no roads linking the north and the south. It is however, becoming increasingly popular with couples who fly into the region seeking a romantic getaway a hidden paradise with many deserted white sand beaches.

Morondava is a laid-back seaside town located on the delta of the Morandava River. Most visitors come here to walk the famous ‘Avenue of Baobabs’, where giant trees, some over a thousand years old, stand in an almost straight line. Bekopaka a good place to stay for those wanting to visit the Tsingy of Bemaraha National Park, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1990 due to it’s unique geography, where forests of tsingy (karst) rise up in spikes to create a bizarre looking landscape.

Also on the west coast of Madagascar, 60 km north of Morondava, is Kirindy Mikea National Park, a dry deciduous forest which houses a variety of diurnal lemur such as the Verreaux’s sifaka and the red fronted brown lemur as well as nocturnal lemur species. The Kirindy forest is one of the best parks in the country for spotting the Fosa, the largest Malagasy carnivore, many endemic birds live in the area and there are a huge variety of plant species including two types of baobab tree.

Explore The West

Click on your destination of interest

Destinations in The West

The latest from Compass - our online travel magazine

A guide to Madagascar


4 Jun 20

A guide to Madagascar Venture through volcanic highlands, lush rainforests, idyllic tropical beaches and semi-arid rocky massifs in search of a unique

Read more

Unusual animals… in Madagascar


12 Jul 18

A collection of wildlife photographs from the rainforests of Madagascar, taken by Cox & Kings staff.

Read more

7 types of unusual wildlife… across Africa


22 Mar 18

Discover some of Africa's lesser known wildlife, from the Little Five to nocturnal pangolins and aarvarks.

Read more

Western Madagascar… journey to the Great Tsingy


18 Feb 17

More than lemurs, Madagascar also boasts impressive and surreal karst landscapes.

Read more

Begin your journey

Contact one of our expert sales consultant

020 3797 4503

Request a brochure

Order your copy of the brochure to see the world come to life in print.