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Madagascan Holiday Ideas

A chameleon in Ranomafana, a favourite wildlife sight from our Madagascan Holiday Ideas

The spectacular, paradise island of Madagascar offers you an experience like no other! This exotic biodiversity hotspot is an absolute must for any inquisitive traveller, boasting some of the world’s most unusual plant and animal species.

Having broken away from India some 88 million years ago, the island of Madagascar evolved in relative isolation meaning that today, 90% of its animals and 80% of its plants are unique. Indeed, so important is this area from a biodiversity point of view that many ecologists refer to the island as the eighth continent.

Home to over 100 species of Lemur and a vast array of other fascinating animals, it is little wonder than Madagascar has become such a popular tourist destination. As well as the wildlife here, this island has a strong cultural tradition which you will discover when you meet the local tribespeople and learn all about their way of life. You’ll also discover fantastic natural features here such as stunning lakes, white sandy beaches and crystal clear seas.

Completely magical, Madagascar has to be seen to be believed. But with so much to offer, it’s hard to know how to focus your trip. That’s why we’ve created this easy-to-use Madagascan Holiday Ideas guide which breaks down the key elements of each Madagascan getaway. Take a look at our insight into the island’s Flora and Fauna, Cultural Experiences and Natural Attractions below and let our Madagascan Holiday Ideas help you find your ideal trip.

If you’d like to try something different on your holiday, speak to one of our expert advisers about our tailor-made holiday service. You can contact us on 0333 800 2033 or use our online chat system during office hours!

Flora and Fauna

One of the island's iconic lemurs, see them yourself with our Madagascan Holiday Ideas

Mother Nature certainly had her creative hat on when she designed this fabulous country! Plants and animals of all shapes and sizes can be found here. From 103 different species of Lemur to fascinating Chameleons, the stunning creatures here aren’t something you’d see every day! Beautiful orchids and exotic mangroves feature in the lush vegetation of this magical country, adding charming highlights to the landscape at every turn.

Madagascar’s national parks and nature reserves are a great way to see lots of different wildlife and plant life in one place. Head to Ranomafana National Park where you’ll witness over 10 different species of Lemur including the Red-bellied Lemur and the Brown Mouse Lemur. Visit Isalo National Park and see a host of fascinating mammals and reptiles.

Take a look at our Madagascan Holiday Ideas below for a fascinating insight into the flora and fauna of this wonderful country.

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Madagascar Discovery Holiday taking in the unique nature, wildlife and culture of the island

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Madagascar: Luxury Culture and Nature Explorer Holiday

A Luxury Madagascar Holiday with fascinating culture and breathtaking nature

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Culture Experiences

A beautiful market in Antananorivo

The culture in Madagascar is every bit as vibrant as the animals and plants here.

Spend time getting to know the locals as you visit the Andasibe and Merina Villages. Learn all about the lives of the local children as you stop off at a local school. See curio-filled stalls at the local market and encounter the resident tribespeople who will share their stories with you.

Madagascar’s capital, Antananorivo features French Colonial architecture and Tranogasy style private houses. This impressive centre offers a real insight into city life on the island whilst the wines from Ambalavao offer a taste of local industry. And if you want to learn about the Antandroy ancestry of the Madagascans, take a trip to the sacred forest to see age old tombs.

Have a look at our Madagascan Holiday Ideas below for getaways including cultural experiences.

Madagascar: Views of Madagascar Discovery Holiday

Madagascar Discovery Holiday taking in the unique nature, wildlife and culture of the island

Fascinating, 11 day group discovery holiday, introducing you to the breathtaking flora, rich tribal culture and incredible wildlife of Madagascar, including the famous lemurs and chameleons. Madagascar is famous for its staggering natural beauty,...

11 Days From £2613

Madagascar: Luxury Culture and Nature Explorer Holiday

A Luxury Madagascar Holiday with fascinating culture and breathtaking nature

Luxury, 14 day, guided group holiday, staying in up-market, boutique-stlyle accommodation and an authentic bush camp, seeing the unique wildlife and botany of Madagascar, taking in the rich culture of the local tribes and kayaking through the...

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Madagascar’s Natural Attractions

A stunning view of Antananorivo

Madagascar isn’t just about flora, fauna and cultural experiences, you’ll also enjoy fantastic backdrops; stunning white, sandy beaches and amazing geological attractions here.

Featuring everything from forests to terraced paddy fields and majestic mountains to crystal clear seas, this beautiful country has so much to offer! Travel to Lake Anony and walk on magnificent, soft white sand dunes. Head to Fort Dauphin and surf the waves of one of the clearest seas in the world. Visit Namorona River and watch as streams plummet into the lake from above or explore the fascinating mangroves on an adventure you’ll never forget.

Have a look at our Madagascan Holiday Ideas below to visit the country’s beautiful natural features.

Madagascar: Views of Madagascar Discovery Holiday

Madagascar Discovery Holiday taking in the unique nature, wildlife and culture of the island

Fascinating, 11 day group discovery holiday, introducing you to the breathtaking flora, rich tribal culture and incredible wildlife of Madagascar, including the famous lemurs and chameleons. Madagascar is famous for its staggering natural beauty,...

11 Days From £2613

Madagascar: Luxury Culture and Nature Explorer Holiday

A Luxury Madagascar Holiday with fascinating culture and breathtaking nature

Luxury, 14 day, guided group holiday, staying in up-market, boutique-stlyle accommodation and an authentic bush camp, seeing the unique wildlife and botany of Madagascar, taking in the rich culture of the local tribes and kayaking through the...

14 Days From £5129

And There’s More!

A lemur in the amazing Andasibe National Park

If you’ve still not found what you’re looking for, how about our tailor-made holidays? Let us know where in Madagascar you’d like to go and what experiences you’d like to try and we’ll do our utmost to arrange it for you. Speak to one of our expert travel advisers on 0333 800 2033 or use our online chat system during office hours.

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