AntananarivoMorondavaAntsirabe FianarantsoaIsaloNosy Ve

This incredible journey into the western and southern regions of Madagascar will show you some of the amazing wonders that the island has to offer—starting in the colonial city of Antananarivo with its French-influenced architecture and cobbled streets. Visit the Vezo people, a unique local tribe. Travel to the Kirindy reserve and see the largest carnivore mammal on the island, the Fosa. Explore the rice fields and the traditional villages of the highlands before travelling to the desert. Of course, no visit to Madagascar would be without many opportunities to see the famous Lemurs.

Itinerary Highlights

  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Spend time with local tribes
  • Lemur tracking
  • Explore the Captial of Tana
  • Relax by the beach in Nosy Ve

What’s included

  • Private tours for most included activities
  • Meet & greet airport service
  • Luxury or boutique accommodation at your chosen level
  • Expert guides in each destination


This is an example itinerary. It is fully flexible; you can add or detract days and include hotels at your chosen budget. It departs daily.



Price Guide

$10,000 – $15,000+ pp

Our quotes are bespoke for your customised trip. The prices displayed are indicative only, read more

Day 1

Fly to Antananarivo

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Day 1


Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted by our representative, who will transfer you to your hotel in Antananarivo. Once in town, you will drive or walk the neighbourhoods with your guide to enjoy the picturesque ambience of the noblemen’s residence area, with well-kept traditional houses, colonial houses, palaces, and cathedrals. You will enjoy the charm of the narrow, curved, upslope cobblestoned streets.

Day 2


Take a flight to Morondava and visit the Vezo fishermen’s village of Betania. The Vezo are seminomadic coastal people of southern Madagascar who have become accustomed to living from sea fishing. Enjoy the beach of the Mozambique Channel in this laid-back town.

Day 3

Kirindy Reserve

Spend some time in the Kirindy reserve, home of the Fossa, the largest mammal carnivore in Madagascar. Kirindy is one of Madagascar’s most threatened ecosystems: its dry deciduous forests. It is also famous for the giant jumping rats, but is also home to seven species of lemur and a number of endemic reptiles. We will spend a full day here to spot the wildlife and discover the flora before stopping at the world famous Baobab Alley to photograph the dramatic sunset over these endemic trees.

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Day 4


We leave the region of the Menabe to return to the highlands. En route, we will have the opportunity to make several stops to enjoy the hilly landscapes of Madagascar’s Midwest, the views over the rice fields and the traditional villages of the highlands. This region is dedicated to the agriculture and we will see villagers with their colourful stands stocked with products. Overnight in the town of Antsirabe, known for its thermal waters and rickshaws.

Day 5


Continue our journey heading south across the highlands to reach Ambositra, the Malagasy handicrafts’ capital located 105 km from Antsirabe. In this city known for its woodcarving Zafimaniry Art. Overnight in the town of Fianarantsoa, which, thanks to the richness of the architecture of its old buildings, shows the different stages of colonization and evangelization of Madagascar.

West to the Deep South
West to the Deep South
Day 6

Anja Reserve

Leave the highlands of Madagascar and enter a new microclimate: the dry bush and semi-desert of southern Madagascar. We will visit the Anja Reserve, managed by the local community of villagers. This reserve is home to many unique species of lemurs including the very famous ring-tailed lemur. We will continue our road trip to the rock formations of Isalo.

Day 7

Isalo Massif

Hike through the canyons and oases of Isalo and its lunar landscape. This environment was formed during the Jurassic age and where the unique flora has evolved adapting to the existing conditions. After the canyons, we will see panoramic views of the landscape and have several opportunities to take a dip or simply admire the natural swimming pools and waterfalls. To end our day, we contemplate the sunset over the famous window of Isalo.

West to the Deep South
West to the Deep South
Day 8

Zombitse National Park

Start with an early drive to the Zombitse National Park which constitutes the most important remnant of the dry deciduous forest of Madagascar. Zombitse-Vohibasia acts as a transition zone between the dry and the humid forests of Madagascar. Therefore the fauna and flora are especially rich within the protected area. Baobabs and several orchids are particularly common. On the way, you will cross one the numerous villages formed by the sapphire rush.

Day 9


Travel to the port of Toliara in time for a speedboat transfer to Anakao. Anakao is a small fishermen’s village located 45km south and only easily accessible by boat. Forget crowded places and be seduced by the beautiful Andovoke bay, an over a kilometre and a half long white sand beach with turquoise waters. Clearly visible on the horizon are the breakers that smash against one of the stretches of the longest coral reefs in the world.

West to the Deep South
West to the Deep South
Day 10

Lake Tsimanampetsotsa

Opting for a different mean of transportation, we embark on some quad bikes or a 4×4 truck through small villages and sandy roads to get to one of the largest lakes of Madagascar. This off-the-beaten-track national park is home to pink flamingoes, century-old baobabs, lemurs and blind fish. After a picnic, we spend the afternoon on the magnificent and desert beach of Ambola.

Day 11

Nosy Ve

Sail to Nosy Ve, a small 1km long inhabited island. It is a sacred place for people of Anakao. The crossing takes less than 1 hour to go depending on the winds. The island is one of the few places in the world known as a place of reproduction of red-tailed tropic bird (Phaethonrubricauda). Here you can observe adults nesting with baby birds. This island is also a goodsnorkeling spot and has an amazing beach. For once in your life, you may feel like you are Robinson Crusoe.

West to the Deep South
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Day 12

Fly home

A note on price

The prices outlined above are a rough guide to give you an idea of costs and enable you to budget for your trip.

Guide prices are generally for private arrangements based on twin share, in well located, good quality accommodation (excluding international flights).

Please note costs are indicative and may vary due to a number of factors such as; travel date, hotel choice, room category, number of people travelling and prevailing exchange rates.

Price Guide $10,000 – $15,000 per person

When to travel

jan feb mar apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec

Madagascar offers a tropical/subtropical climate with two seasons, summer from November to April and winter from May to October. Summer is extremely hot and rainy in Madagascar with January to March experiencing particularly heavy rainfall and there is a risk of storms and cyclones to the east and north. The winter months are very pleasant and offer cooler temperatures and much less rain. The best months to travel to Madagascar are April, October and November.

Add on’s

There are a multitude of options to add to your Madagascan journey. From visiting the secluded beaches of Nosy Be and its surrounding islands to the Rainforests where you can see Flora and Fauna only found on the island.

Because of Madagascar’s location, mainland Africa is only a short flight. Visit Tanzania, Kenya or Ethiopia and make your holiday a memorable one.

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