Our Madagascar vacations

Our small group and tailor made vacations in Madagascar reveal the natural beauty of this huge island off Africa, with many species of wildlife found nowhere else. Youíll tour national parks in search of lemurs with expert local guides, helping ensure that surrounding communities have an interest in protecting often fragile habitats. Your guideís knowledge also comes in handy when trying to understand complex cultural beliefs such as fady, which result from Madagascarís unique and diverse heritage. Adventurous families will love it here too, especially when you combine your wildlife watching with a few days on the beach.

Our top Madagascar vacations

Madagascar tailor made wildlife vacation

From £2885
20 days ex flights
An adventure observing unique wildlife in Madagascar

Madagascar vacations, The lost continent

From US $2610 to US $3340
15 days ex flights
Experience the culture and wildlife of Madagascar
Small group2023: 8 Apr, 6 May, 10 Jun, 29 Jul, 12 Aug, 2 Sep, 16 Sep, 23 Sep, 30 Sep, 14 Oct, 21 Oct, 4 Nov, 25 Nov, 2024: 30 Mar, 6 Apr, 20 Apr, 4 May, 25 May, 8 Jun, 22 Jun, 6 Jul, 20 Jul, 3 Aug, 17 Aug, 7 Sep, 14 Sep, 21 Sep, 28 Sep, 12 Oct, 19 Oct, 26 Oct, 2 Nov, 9 Nov, 16 Nov, 23 Nov

Madagascar trekking and rafting expedition

From US $3695
13 days ex flights
Explore a remote area of Madagascar on this unique trip

Madagascar in depth, small group tour

From £3299 to £3449
21 days ex flights
Madagascar's unique wildlife and off the beaten track gems
Small group2023: 4 Aug, 29 Sep, 2024: 2 Aug, 27 Sep

Madagascar family adventure vacation, canoes & camping

From US $2450 to US $2595
13 days ex flights
Exciting family adventure combining activities and nature

Highlights of Madagascar vacation

From US $4479 to US $4799
14 days ex flights
Described as 'a living museum'
Small group2023: 23 Jul, 20 Aug, 17 Sep, 24 Sep, 1 Oct, 15 Oct, 2024: 26 May, 21 Jul, 18 Aug, 25 Aug, 1 Sep, 8 Sep, 15 Sep, 22 Sep, 29 Sep, 13 Oct

Madagascar small group vacation

From US $5599 to US $6079
16 days ex flights
Endemic species & truly incredible scenery
Small group2023: 29 Jun, 10 Aug, 7 Sep, 21 Sep, 28 Sep, 5 Oct, 12 Oct, 2024: 13 Jun, 27 Jun, 8 Aug, 22 Aug, 5 Sep, 19 Sep, 26 Sep, 3 Oct, 10 Oct

Madagascar and Seychelles honeymoon

From US $6870
16 days incl. US flights
Honeymoon with difference. Be unique, expore Madagascar

Baobabs, beaches & Lemurs vacation in Madagascar

From £3500
15 days ex flights
Baobabs, beaches & lemurs, Madagascarís highlights combined.

About our Madagascar vacations

Lemurs & other wildlife

Lemurs are the characterful – and, for many species, critically endangered – icons of Madagascar. From the ring-tails and singing indri to miniscule mouse lemurs and dancing sifaka, our guide will tell you where to see lemurs in Madagascar. They’re not the be all and end all of wildlife here, though. Madagascar was an isolated island for around 70 million years, so around 70 percent of the fauna is endemic, including rarities like the panther chameleon, blue coua, mongoose-like fossa, and the intriguingly named satanic leaf-tailed gecko.

Walking vacations in Madagascar

Trekking vacations in Madagascar are adventures that explore the rarely trod paths of the south-central and eastern corner of the island. Expect limestone massifs, lunar-like national parks, and rare intact tracts of rainforest that shelter hundreds of endemic species. It’ll all be in the wake of a guide who can navigate unmapped trails with ease. Uncontrolled deforestation is serious business in Madagascar, so by walking here you’re also helping to prove that forests have an economic value besides vanilla farming.

National parks in Madagascar

The national parks in Madagascar are little arks – wildlife rescue boats moored on an island where around 90 percent of the forest has been destroyed. The cathedral-sized trees of Amber Mountain National Park make up the first; now there are 24 more parks to explore. You’ve got a good chance of seeing one of 12 species of lemurs in Andasibe-Mantadia National Park. Other parks display varied landscapes: the toothy massif of Andringitra National Park, the prehistoric waterfalls and canyons of Isalo National Park, and the green hills and cloud forest in Ranomafana.

Culture & tradition

Madagascar culture is a mix of Malagasy tradition and others brought by the seafaring nations that have settled here more recently, from Arabic traders to French colonists. You’ll get the best insights on vacations that use local guides wherever possible. They’ll lead you around trails on community-run nature reserves that they grew up on as children, and take you to locals-only cattle markets and silk factories. With their tips on where to buy traditional wood carvings and the freshest mangos, your money will fall directly into the hands of the communities you meet.

Types of tours & vacations in Madagascar

Most trips to Madagascar are wildlife vacations that give you the chance to see lemurs, yes, but ultimately reveal the biodiversity of an island that’s home to five percent of the planet’s species of plants and animals. They’re adventure vacations by nature. The lemurs are rarely delivered to you, and a guided hike through the rainforest is as rewarding as a sighting of a ring-tail. Small group vacations place you in the hands of real experts: you’ll follow a set itinerary designed and led by those who know Madagascar best.

Read our top guides on Madagascar

Our expert travel guides take you on a virtual tour of Madagascar. Learn about the tracks, canoeing rivers and wildlife trails that take you through dense forests, to remote communities, and up craggy mountains in our Madagascar adventure guide. You’ll soon see why a local guide is as essential as your mozzie spray. Our guide to walking in Madagascar takes a closer look at the hiking routes, plus read why traveling on two wheels is one of the best ways of immersing yourself in local life in our cycling guide.
[Lemurs & other wildlife : Rowan Heuvel] [Walking : Frontierofficial] [National parks : Antony Stanley] [Culture & tradition : 2Photo Pots] [Types of vacation : Holly Bartley]
Photo credits: [Page banner: BMR & MAM] [Lemurs & other wildlife : Rowan Heuvel] [Walking : Frontierofficial] [National parks : Antony Stanley] [Culture & tradition : 2Photo Pots] [Types of vacation : Holly Bartley]