high-end wildlife holidays Madagascar

Madagascar holidays

A DREAM DESTINATION FOR
NATURE LOVERS

Africa + Indian Ocean

Madagascar

Enchanting wildlife, Remote wilderness, Unspoilt beaches, Tropical island

The whole country is bursting with untamed jungle, enchanting wildlife, captivating scenery and beautiful beaches.

Madagascar encapsulates a range of different experiences all in one destination. In the East you can experience the Andasibe National Park, home to the endangered Indri, the largest member of the Lemur Family. Spot Humpback whales from Ile Sainte Marie Island.

Learn about the Malagasy culture and their fascinating beliefs and customs in the South, and view some of the most stunning landscapes of sandstone rock formation. Here you can see beautiful sunrises and sunsets. And take a hike through the canyons of I’salo National Park.

Visit the Gallery and spiny forests home to vast numbers of Ring tailed lemurs, and Sifikas. Or the infamous avenue of Baobabs and the world heritage site Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve. And in the remote west, sit back and relax on some of the most unspoiled beaches we have come across and stay in one of Madagascar’s more luxurious lodges.

Madagascar is a tropical island with many micro climates so can be visited throughout the year but the recommended months are May to October.

All itineraries are individually designed, but as a guide we can arrange ten days in Madagascar excluding from £4200 per person.

WHAT OTHER PEOPLE SAY
“I didn’t just want a safari. That was a bit normal – I felt everyone does that”

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For over 20 years we have been creating the best luxury tailor-made holidays, we know our countries inside and out and really know how to get under the skin of each one and the best way to experience them.

discover ILe Sainte Marie island

There is so much to discover, from July to September Humpback whales pass Ile Sainte Marie, and the island is rich with history; it was a refuge for pirates who roamed the African coast during the 17th and 18th Century. Just off the East coast of Madagascar, it has unspoilt beaches and fringed by palm trees.  

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ifotaka community Forest

discover culture of tribes in Madagascar

The Ifotaka Community Forest is the sacred home to the Antandroy Tribe, the experience shares their sacred beliefs and customs which make this park even more fascinating. The spiny and gallery forests are home to ring tailed Lemurs and “dancing” sifikas. There are local markets and the chance to see a traditional ringa competition.

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Exploring the isalo national park

Isalo National Park is an unspoilt remote area, sacred to the Bara tribe due to caves in the canyon walls being used as burial sites. The park is formed by incredible canyons and areas of vast yellow grass plains, huge sandstone outcrops dotted as far as the eye can see. These plains and Kopjes are transformed during sunrise and sunset; the photographic opportunities are endless.

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nosy tsarabanjiNa

A small lush volcanic island within the archipelago of Nosy Mitsio it is perfect for its laid back atmosphere, pristine beaches and azure water- this is Madagascan barefoot luxury at its best.

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trekking in andasibe national park

With your private wildlife guide explore the Andasibe National Park. It is home to the endangered Indri, the largest of the lemur family.

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tsingy de benaraha national park

the scenery of the Tsingy de Benaraha National Park is like nothing you have experienced before. Tsingy means “needles” in Malagasy; this area is a forest of eroded limestone rocks, some of which reach heights of several hundred meters.

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Stories

As every one of the holidays we create is unique, all of our clients come back with different and interesting stories. We love to hear from our clients on their return to find out about their most memorable moments. We from c+l are also always travelling to our destinations and every trip allows us to refine and add value to our clients' future experiences. 

Flora and Fauna in madagascar

A recent trip taken by some clients to Madagascar proved very fruitful. Part of their focus was to take advantage of the diving opportunities off the North East coast of the Island but their 13 night adventure also gave them opportunities to see the endemic flora and fauna that Madagascar is so well known for.

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quest to madagascar

Madagascar is a unique experience and should not be missed by any traveller wanting a real adventure. Sue Dicken, had always wanted to get up close to some of the exotic species only found in Madagascar after reading the Sir David Attenborough's Zoo Quest to Madagascar, we helped make her dream come true.

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Guides

Our relationships count for a lot and we still work with some of the same people we have worked with for twenty years. There is also constant change and the teams are always reviewing and adding to the experiences which they can offer and the lodges, hotels and guides they work with.

Andreas Miha

Guide

wildlife guide Madagascar

Andreas has such wide experience of his home, Madagascar, that his guiding ability is quite exceptional.  Having worked as a scientific guide, helping researchers and scientists discover the unique fauna and flora of the island, his knowledge goes far beyond that of most guides in Africa let alone Madagascar. Indeed, he has worked for many documentary film crews including the BBC, testament to the trust that experts have in his ability to bring the marvels of the environment to life.  However, Andreas’ most defining achievement is having helped identify the Grey-Brown Mouse Lemur, there can be few guides as well-qualified as Andreas and we feel fortunate to have such a good relationship with him ourselves. 
Andreas’ favourite challenge is taking a group of clients out who are not overly interested in wildlife and making them so enthusiastic that they do not want to leave.  His passion is infectious, whether as a lemur expert, out on an early morning birding walk or introducing his clients to the culturally rich Antandroy Region. 
A truly unique guide will teach you about the environment, rather than merely observing it: you will feel and sense the wildlife with Andreas, making for a very memorable safari.

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Reviews

At c+l, we have no vested interest in the hotels and lodges which we select - we review everything and choose the best for a particular client. And because we visit our three regions on a regular basis and have details conversations with over 90% of our clients on their return, our choices can be refined continually. The choice of what is best for the client is our only consideration

Princesse Bora Lodge

Luxury beach lodge Madagascar holiday

Set on the sleepy, unspoilt island of Ile Sainte-Marie, Princesse Bora offers you the chance to experience deserted beaches lined with palm trees and traditional fishing villages which gives those that stay here the chance to see how the coastal community lives in Madagascar.

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Mandrare River Camp

Tailor-made holiday to Madagascar river camp

Mandrare River camp is the first of its kind in Madagascar- a luxury tented camping experience, more in keeping some might say with safaris in East Africa. The focus here is on the strong cultural rituals and beliefs of the Antandroy tribe and their land as well as the unique flora and fauna that Madagascar is so well known for.

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Anjajavy

luxury beach hotel Madagascar

Sitting on the North West Coast of Madagascar you could argue that Anjajavy has it all; luxury accommodation, which is a slight rarity in Madagascar and a private nature reserve brimming with Madagascar’s endemic flora and fauna. To us there are many elements to draw both couples and families to Anjajavy. It is the ideal combination for those looking to spend some time on the beach.

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constance Tsarabanjina

Private beach lodge Madagascar

If you are looking for the ultimate Robinson Crusoe island experience then you have landed on the right page, Tsarabanjina is the perfect example of an unspoilt, small island getaway in the Indian Ocean. What is even more endearing to us is the fact that this beautiful island has not been overdeveloped but retains its natural charm, a quality which is becoming more and more difficult to find.

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