Best of Madagascar


Discover Madagascar, the world’s fourth largest island that is rich in flora and fauna. It is home to almost all known species of lemur and half of the world’s chameleons, as well as 350 species of butterfly and over 250 species of birds. This tour highlights the best that Madagascar has to offer, from bustling Antananarivo to Antsirabe in the south, as well as the best national parks in Madagascar like Perinet, Ranomafana and Isalo.


On arrival at Antananarivo, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Overnight at HOTEL GREGOIRE or similar.

After breakfast, you will be taken to Perinet National Park, viewing the local wildlife and birds en route. Two nights at FEON NY ALA or similar. (B)

Today you will visit Andasibe Reserve in search of the Indri – a rare species of lemur, then continue to Betsimisaraka village, before returning to your lodge. (B)

Today you will travel south by road to Antsirabe. Overnight at HOTEL DES THERMES or similar. (B)

This morning you will be taken on a short tour of Antsirabe, and continue to Ambositra, to see Malagasy carvings at the centre of Madagascar’s wood carving industry. Continue to Ranomafana National Park. Two nights at CENTREST SEJOUR or similar. (B)

Enjoy a forest walk to see exotic orchids, waterfalls, hot springs and various lemur species. (B)

Transfer to Ambalavao stopping at the paper manufacturing centre en route. In the afternoon you will visit the lemur park at Anja. Two nights at HOTEL TSIENIMPARIHY LODGE or similar. (B, L, D)

Today you will enjoy a guided hike along the Chameleon Track in the Tsaranoro Valley. Popular with hikers, the Tsaranoro Valley is home to a diverse landscape, boasting dramatic rock-faces, sweeping plains and lush forests. (B, L, D)

After breakfast, travel to Isalo National Park where you will have a full day to explore this unusual park including a walk from the natural swimming pool to the waterfall of Namazaha. Two nights at HOTEL H1 or similar. (B, D)

DAYS 11 – 12: IFATY
Travel south through the “spiny desert” to see the spectacular Mahafaly tombs, before continuing to Ifaty. Two nights at IFATY BEACH CLUB or BELLA DONNA. (B, D)

Transfer to Tulear for your flight to Antananarivo, where on arrival you will be met and transferred to your accommodation. Two nights at HOTEL GREGOIRE or similar. (B, D)

Today is at leisure to explore the capital city. (B, D)

Your tour concludes after breakfast. (B)


• 14 nights accommodation on a twin share basis
• Meals as indicated (B, L, D)
• Transport by minibus with services of an English speaking driver and 4×4 on day 8
• English speaking local guide for a walk in Reserve of Perinet, Ramofana National Park, Tsaranoro Valley and Isalo National Park
• Sightseeing and visits with local guides as specified
• Entrance fees for the visits in national parks and reserves
• All transfers
• Domestic flight Tulear – Antananarivo

Based on a minimum of 2
passengers travelling together.

Subject to change without notice.

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Ifaty Beach Club

Beachside accommodation in the heart of Mangily and refurbished in 2022, the Ifaty Beach Club is a welcome retreat to all who visit. Depending on your need, choose from 8 accommodation options, including villas, bungalows and suites. Enjoy delicious fresh seafood in the restaurant at lunch and lounge by the pool in the afternoon. Discover the ocean with many water activities such as snorkelling, fishing and whale watching. Also be sure to explore the turtle village and baobab forest.

Hotel H1

The perfect cool, clean retreat after a day of exploring, Hotel H1 makes for a great stay. With views of the mountains, and just 8km outside of Isalo National Park, a stay at this hotel is ideal for all lovers of nature. When not out sightseeing, relax by the pool, enjoy a meal at the restaurant or unwind in one of the five comfortable rooms.

Hotel Bougainvilliers

Set in a picturesque garden and adjacent to the Antemoro paper mill, the Hotel Bougainvilliers makes for a quaint escape. Stay in one of 16 solar-powered rooms on the property, and in your free time enjoy dining at the restaurant and organised excursions to places such as Pic Boby. It is also worthwhile visiting the paper mill, where their methods of manufacturing date back to the 16th century.

Centrest Sejour

Centrest Sejour is ideally located next to the Ranomafana National Park entrance and is set amongst lush, tropical gardens. Accommodation is offered in 13 bungalows and rooms, each basic in design but cosy nevertheless. Rooms are located in the main lodge and bungalows are on a hill just above the main lodge, with shared facilities. The lodge’s restaurant serves a mixture of Malagasy cuisine, seafood, and international cuisine. Days can be spent exploring the spectacular Ranomafana National Park or walking through the surrounding gardens.

Hotel des Thermes

Hotel des Thermes is a grand colonial-style hotel in the middle of a magnificent four-hectare park in the city centre of Antsirabe. This refurbished hotel features twenty-six club rooms and four suites. Here, you can play basketball, volleyball, billiards, mini-golf, and tennis. Other amenities include a shared lounge, a bar, a restaurant, a fitness centre, a pool, a spa and massage service.

Feon’ ny Ala

Translated as “voice of the forest”, Feon’ ny Ala seeks to bring out the adventurer that lies in each of everyone. Simple but comfortable, the 40-room hotel is just 3km from the entrance to Perinet Reserve in Andasibe. Ideally located for access to not only Perinet but Mantadia National Park, Feon’ ny Ala is the ideal accommodation for those wanting to go on popular night walks in the park.

Rova Hotel

Rova Hotel is located in the centre of Antananarivo in the Isoraka neighbourhood, close to major government, and popular restaurants. This hotel offers a beautiful view of the gardens and Antsahamanitra Ambotsirohitra as well as the Queen’s Palace and below Lake Anosy, jewels Antananarivo. Rova Hotel has 15 rooms and 1 family room.

Bella Donna

A small family run hotel located in Mangily on the southeast coast of Madagascar, Bella Donna is a charming hotel with just 20 bungalows overlooking a private beach. The bungalows are simple but comfortable, with many options depending on your needs. Be sure to take a dip in the pool or enjoy some of the truly delicious food served at the restaurant. Activities available at the hotel include canoeing, guided forest walk, tortoise village visits, whale watching and diving.