Luxury Holidays in Madagascar

Luxury Holidays in Madagascar

Madagascar Holidays

The world’s fourth largest island, Madagascar is a vast magical land just waiting to be discovered.

A former French colony, it offers a beguiling range of things to do and see as well as many areas to be explored. Rich in flora and fauna, much of which is found nowhere else on earth, a typical trip can include the lemurs of the Perinet Reserve, the baobabs of Morondava, the whales of Sainte Marie and the narrow streets and alleyways of charming Antananarivo, and while the infrastructure may be poor, the rewards are rich. The jewel in Madagascar’s crown, however, is the offshore island of Nosy Be and its outlying neighbours. Largely undeveloped but boasting some superb beach hideaways, this really is island paradise. With whiter sands, clearer seas and more dramatic settings and sunsets than any of its Indian Ocean rivals, the idyll is completed by virgin beaches with nesting turtles and playful dolphins.


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Highlights

  • Spot many of the various species of lemur
  • Track turtles as they come ashore
  • Marvel at the baobab landscape
  • Take a sunset cruise dolphin-spotting
  • Visit a vanilla farm for a unique souvenir

Seasons

  • Dry – April to November
  • Green – January to March
  • Point to notice – South west can get extremely hot in the summer, but is cool with blue skies and minimal rain in the winter. The central highlands from May to October can become cold, windy and unpredictable showers.

Wildlife

  • Variety of Lemurs, Tenrecs, Silky Sifakas

Fast facts

  • Capital – Antananarivo
  • Currency – Ariary
  • Point of Entry – Antananarivo
  • Airlines – Air Madagascar & Air France via Paris, Kenya Airways via Nairobi, South African Airways via Johannesburg
  • Flying Time – 3 hours 10 minutes from Johannesburg
  • Time Zone – GMT +3
  • Visa on arrival
  • Medical Requirements – Malaria prophylaxis recommended 

When to go

  • For whale-watching travel in July & August
  • The wettest period is from January to March
  • Perfect weather for the beaches of Nosy Be is from April to October

Insider tips

  • If travelling from Nosy Be back to the UK consider breaking your journey in The Comoros – home to turtles, lemurs and extraordinary fruit bats
  • Take a travel neck pillow for lengthy overland journeys as the roads can be poor
  • Swot up on your school French, English is rarely spoken in remote areas
  • Don’t try to cram too much into a trip – it is a very large island and road journeys can be long
  • Try to include a stay on Tsarabanjina; the sea is clearer, the sand whiter and the sky bluer than anywhere else in the Indian Ocean
Anjajavy L'Hotel

Anjajavy L'Hotel

An extraordinary hotel with its own nature reserve – 550 hectares where some of the rarest species of lemurs, chameleons, birds of paradise and over 1,800 flora species can be found.Described as the peninsula at the end of the world, it is remote and romantic and can only be accessed by light aircraft. A Relais & Chateaux property, accomm...
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Constance Lodge Tsarabanjina

Constance Lodge Tsarabanjina

Head out to an ocean paradise in the middle of the warm waters of the Indian Ocean where white sand beaches and tropical waters eagerly await your arrival. The island boasts three unspoilt beaches framed by lush vegetation and azure waters all of which can easily be explored on foot or by boat. Do as little as you desire, play a leisurely...
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Mandrare River Camp

Mandrare River Camp

A unique safari experience for true lovers of the bush in the largely unexplored region of Ifotaka – home to lemurs, unique burial tombs and the Antandroy tribe, recognised as one of the fiercest tribes in the area.There are only six large tents, all spaced out under the shade of vast tamarind trees and high above the river bank with spectacu...
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Miavana

Miavana

Miavana will open in April 2017. Madagascar is a celebration of the extraordinary; a place where Nature’s creative genius takes flight. In its northern waters, the marine biodiversity culminates. In this region, you will find Nosy Ankao, part of a private five-island archipelago. The ‘Blue Safari’ guided w...
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Nosy Iranja Lodge

Nosy Iranja Lodge

Known locally as Turtle Island, Nosy Iranja is private, remote and romantic. When you add a luxury lodge, pristine beaches, natural coral reefs and a tropical climate it all adds up to a near-perfect take on paradise.Accommodation is in 29 spacious chalets, each with a private terrace or garden, which can be enjoyed from the depths of a deck chair ...
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Princesse Bora Lodge and Spa

Princesse Bora Lodge and Spa

An elegant escape from the stresses and strains of modern life can be found in this remote island resort off the east coast of Madagascar.Here, surrounded by palm groves and facing several kilometres of pure white beach, the ultimate in relaxation can be found. Accommodation is in spacious villas each with large stone bathtubs, king size beds and l...
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Vanila Hotel and Spa

Vanila Hotel and Spa

Heady with the scent of ylang ylang, the island of Nosy Be is an island paradise off the tip of Madagascar, ideally positioned for near perfect holidays throughout the year.The Vanila is located on one of the finest beaches and offers seriously comfortable accommodation in a selection of rooms & suites.Guests need never leave the glories of the...
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Slip off the grid in Madagascar

Slip off the grid in Madagascar

Days: 10 | From: £3,095 per person based on two sharing
Be amazed by Madagascar – it truly is an island paradise! On this adventure you will escape to a small pristine island just off Madagascar, here you will be able to relax to your hearts content on the deserted beaches, or for those who want to be a little more active there is an array of ...
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Discover Madagascar

Discover Madagascar

Days: 12 | From: £2,375 per person based on two sharing
Be awe-inspired by Madagascar – visit the Andasibe National Park to see a cheeky lemur and the Montane forest, followed by a stay on  Ile Ste Marie for some R&R on the pristine white beaches. Insiders tip: travel between June and September and you may be able to see humpback whales.&n...
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Madagascar Discovery

Madagascar Discovery

Days: 14 | From: £5,999 per person based on two people sharing
This 14 day itinerary shows off the very best that the magical island of Madagascar has to offer. Discover extraordinary landscapes, incredible wildlife and fascinating  Malagsay culture before ending your holiday relaxing on the beach.Brief Overview: 2 nights Andasibe-Mantadia National Park&nb...
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The Delights of Madagascar Tour

The Delights of Madagascar Tour

Days: 13 | From: £2,365 per person based on two people sharing
Discover the best of Madagascar during this fascinating 13 day tour with lemurs, colourful tribes, tropical beaches, bustling markets and ever-changing scenery. Begin your adventure in the historic capital Antananarivo and travel through unspoilt nature, the dense forests of Andasibe, the eroded hil...
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Constance Lodge Tsarabanjina Indulge in the luxury of the beautiful, spacious rosewood, palm-thatched villas on the island's secluded beaches.
Nosy Iranja Lodge Take a look at Madagascar's Nosy Iranja Lodge
Princesse Bora Lodge and Spa Franciscus takes us through the lodge and grounds
Vanilla Hotel and Spa An insider's look at the luxurious hotel
Miavana Miavana - Madagascar
Madagascar Madagascar
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