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Experience natural history

Madagascar’s natural history is its most remarkable asset. Varying habitats ranging from rainforests and mountains to deserts and mangrove swamps are home to over 200,000 species, many of which are unique to the island. Over 90% of the islands chameleons and frogs are endemic but the star attraction that brings visitors to Madagascar time and time again is the 70 different species of lemur.

Go bird watching

There are plenty of unique bird watching opportunities on the island as it is home to over 270 bird species of which 120 species are endemic. To see a fair variety Madagascar’s endemic birds you will need to visit three separate areas the eastern rainforest, the southern ‘spiny forest’ and the western dry deciduous forests.

Learn about local culture

The Ifotaka Community Forest is an admirable government initiative which engages the local Antandroy people in harvesting forest products from some areas, while elsewhere the forest is left intact for eco-tourism. The cultural activities, based around the local Antandroy tribe are exceptional. Spend a morning at the colourful, buzzing and utterly authentic local market, or take a walk with an Antandroy guide into the sacred forests where you will find huge individually decorated tombs.

Take to the beach

The beaches of Madagascar are the perfect place to relax after a wildlife tour or island adventure and many are untouched and undeveloped. From the beaches you can discover the reefs that surround the island and see for yourself the vibrant corals and abundance of bright tropical fish.

Spot humpback whales

From June to September the 20 metre long humpbacked whales come from Antarctica to the waters of Madagascar to give birth or to look for a mate. The whales may be watched in the waters around Nosy Be, Tuléar, Fort-Dauphin and Manafiafy or Morondava, while the two major spots for whale watching are the Bay of Antongil and Sainte Marie Island.

Genuinely small groups

Small groups promise a more personal touring experience. That’s why Cox & Kings maintains a maximum group size of 18 guests on most tours, and an average of just 14.

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Enjoy round-the-clock support – in person, over the phone and online. This is made possible by our well-travelled staff and unrivalled network of offices in destinations across the world.

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Experts since 1758

Cox & Kings is a name you can trust. We’ve been helping the curious traveller explore for more than 265 years – longer than any other travel company.

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