9 days from $4,707 per person*
  • Search for lemurs in the Mantadia National Park.
  • Embark on an exciting exploration of the Sakalava Cave.
  • Set out along the Giant’s Walk and Baobab Path with expert guide.
  • Enjoy plenty of time on the beach and optional activities in Anjajavy.
  • Featuring expertly selected hotels.
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If you’ve been lusting after the mysterious 8th continent, this exotic adventure could be it! A tropical fusion of Madagascar’s finest lemur safaris followed by pampering at a 5* luxury Relais & Châteaux beach resort, this is action & relaxation at its best.

Travel to the Andasibe & Mantadia National Park, as well as the remote Anjajavy Peninsula to explore the Mecca of lemur conservation.Go wild in the rainforest of Andasibe-Mantadia led by expert private guide spotting bizarrely beautiful creatures, from the singing indri lemur & adorable mouse lemur to the sifaka sashaying across the sand. Snorkel with sea turtles & rainbow-colored fish in coral reefs & unwind under the palm trees of Anjajavy’s white powder beaches. Soak up Madagascar’s colonial charm & luxury service in your own private villa overlooking the sparkling seas, dine on fresh seafood & be the first of your friends to discover the wonders of this unspoiled oasis.

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Antananarivo
    Antananarivo
    • Transfer - Private - Airport Transfer & Meet and Greet with Welcome Package - Vehicle/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Antananarivo to Andasibe-Mantadia National Park
    Antananarivo to Andasibe-Mantadia National Park
    • Antananarivo - Andasibe-Mantadia National Park [3.5 hrs] - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 3 Andasibe-Mantadia National Park
    Andasibe-Mantadia National Park
    • Vehicle & Driver at Disposal - Vehicle/Driver
    • Tour - Private - Exploring the Andasibe-Mantadia National Park - Guide/Park Fees
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 4 Andasibe-Mantadia National Park to Antananarivo
    Andasibe-Mantadia National Park to Antananarivo
    • Andasibe-Mantadia National Park - Antananarivo [3 hrs] - Vehicle/Driver(12)
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 d The City of a Thousand - Guide/Park Fees
  • Day 5 Antananarivo to Anjajavy
    Antananarivo to Anjajavy
    • Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Air - Antananarivo - Anjajavy [1 Hour 30 Minutes] - Economy
    • Arrival & Poolside Relaxation
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 6 Anjajavy
    Anjajavy
    • Optional: The Giant's Walk and Baobab Path (Included)
    • Optional: Tsingy Yard (Included)
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 7 Anjajavy
    Anjajavy
    • Optional: Sakalava Cave (Included)
    • Optional: Night Trail Walk (Included)
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 8 Anjajavy
    Anjajavy
    • Ambodro Ampasy Village Visit - Guide
    • Optional: The Crab Path (Included)
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 9 Anjajavy to Antananarivo
    Anjajavy to Antananarivo
    • Air - Anjajavy - Antananarivo [1 Hour 30 Minutes] - Economy
    • Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
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Day 1: Antananarivo

Meet your in-country representative at the airport before setting out on this unique Malagasy adventure.

Please be aware that your driver will be waiting for you at the International Arrival gate. An airport sign with your name should be seen and you may have to look for a logo if the airport gets overcrowded. If you cannot locate your driver please remain calm and approach the Airport Welcome Service. An announcement intended for your driver can be broadcasted there, and this will then become the rally point. In the case of an emergency or you cannot locate your driver, the emergency contact details are on your documents and you should call the mentioned numbers before attempting to leave the airport. 

You will be given your welcome package including maps and more, then be transferred to your hotel.

Note: Visa is needed for entry to Madagascar. This can be purchased upon arrival. Up to 30 Days = $28.00USD per person and must be paid in cash.

Accommodation: Tamboho Hotel

The Tamboho Hotel boasts an exceptional setting created by a combination of traditional African authenticity and modern upscale amenities. This 30 room hotel offers a restaurant boasting European cuisine and flavors of the islands, heated swimming pool and a la carte spa treatments. Enjoy the reception area design, its cozy atmosphere and quality services in an atmosphere Malagasy. Conveniently located in the district Ankorondrano, within the precincts of private and wooded Tana Water Front, the Tamboho Hotel offers guests a haven of calm and peace to a few minutes from the bustling city center. Standing on the banks of a small lake and surrounded by rice fields on the one hand, and various shops on the other, the Tamboho seduces you with its unique mix of traditional Malagasy architecture and western comfort. 

Lemurs & Beach Exclusive Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Antananarivo
Antananarivo
Lemurs & Beach Exclusive Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Tamboho Hotel
Tamboho Hotel

Day 2: Antananarivo - Andasibe-Mantadia National Park

Enjoy your private vehicle transfer from Antananarivo to Andasibe Mantadia National Park. The drive will take approximately three and a half hours.

Accommodation: Vakona Forest Lodge

The Vakona Forest Lodge has been designed in an authentic, traditional Malagasy manner, boasting the architectural characteristics on the local buildings. Each of the 28 bungalows which have been built in a Madagascan style and has its own terrace. The dining room also offers a spectacular view of the forest as wells a cozy, warming fireplace. There is a pool and sun deck and a number of paths and sign-posted trails lead you to the middle of the primary forest. The Vakona Forest Lodge has a unique setting in the heart of the Malagasy rainforest. You can enjoy many activities, visit the private park or simply relax.

Lemurs & Beach Exclusive Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Lemur
Lemur
Lemurs & Beach Exclusive Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Vakona Forest Lodge
Vakona Forest Lodge

Day 3: Andasibe-Mantadia National Park

A private vehicle with driver will be at your disposal for the day.

Begin the day with a hike through the rainforest to discover the natural Malagasy flora and fauna, as well as the famous Indri lemurs. The Indri lemur is one of the largest in size and has a lovey thick black and white coat. The Indri is well known for its loud, distinctive songs, this helps you to locate them within the forest. Other lemurs which can be seen in this area include the red-bellied lemur, brown lemur and the lesser bamboo lemur. The park is also a place of habitat for some nocturnal lemur species including the brown mouse lemur, greater dwarf lemur, eastern woolly lemur, sportive lemur and if you are lucky, the elusive nocturnal Aye Aye. During your rainforest exploration enjoy a stop for some relaxation at a picturesque waterfall. This day tour is filled with beautiful landscapes and a variety of habitual wildlife.

Accommodation: Vakona Forest Lodge
Lemurs & Beach Exclusive Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Indri lemur
Indri lemur

Day 4: Andasibe-Mantadia National Park - Antananarivo

Enjoy your private vehicle transfer from Andasibe-Mantadia National Park and Antananarivo. The drive will take approximately 3 hours.

Begin this Madagascar adventure by exploring the capital and largest city in Madagascar. Discover the colonial history of this ancient city, and find out the reason why Antananarivo was once named "the city of a Thousand." Marvel at the goings on and the daily life routines of these Malagasy people.  Highlights of this tour include a visit to the Old City sections, and the palace of the Queen, which will introduce you to the architecture and urbanism of this dynamic African city. No tour of the town is complete without a moment's pause on one of the hills to take in the view over the city.

Accommodation: Le Relais des Plateaux

Le Relais des Plateaux Hotel is surrounded by a small interior garden and access to the hotel is exclusively pedestrian. Le Relais des Plateaux in Antananarivo is conveniently located at the gateway of the city. If you are coming from the airport by driving, it will take you just about 15 minutes. In the close proximity to the hotel, you can find supermarkets, shops and entertainment venues. There is a wooded park with numerous exotic scents of jacarandas which covers the ground like a gorgeous blanket in the month of November and many others. Le Relais des Plateaux, Antananarivo is counted as one of the most important Hotels in Antananarivo. To render the guests a worthwhile experience, Le Relais des Plateaux offers a host of world class facilities like room facilities, dining facilities, business facilities, and recreation facilities.

Lemurs & Beach Exclusive Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Palace of the Queen
Palace of the Queen
Lemurs & Beach Exclusive Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Exterior
Exterior

Day 5: Antananarivo - Anjajavy

Enjoy a private vehicle transfer to/from the Antananarivo International Airport.

Sit back during this short flight departing Antananarivo and arriving in Anjajavy.  The approximate travel time is 1 hour and 30 minutes. Guests must verify their weight at time of booking. Luggage restriction applicable to this flight: 20kg (44lb) per person, for checked luggage, the bag must not exceed 158cm (62 inches) in total.  You can have one piece for your carry-on, weighing maximum 6kg (13lb), it must not exceed 115cm (45 inches).

Welcome to the Anjajavy Hotel, an incredible resort located in a nature reserve of 550 hectares. You'll have plenty of time to enjoy the close proximity viewing of countless lemurs during your stay, so for now, why not just enjoy some poolside relaxation.

Each day at the resort offers a new pairing of exceptional free activities, and an abundance of additional activities available at a surcharge. Do as much or as little as you'd like.

Accommodation: Anjajavy Hotel

Nestled in a nature reserve of 550 hectares, this Relais & Châteaux property Anjajavy Hotel consists of a beautiful ensemble of rosewood villas scattered over a long fine sandy beach on the Mozambique Channel. Pure serenity in a land of emotions, it is a rare luxury in Madagascar. Anjajavy Hotel is set along the Mozambique Channel in an extremely diverse environment where flora and fauna offer a perfect reflection of Malagasy nature. The Relais & Châteaux property comprises of 25 outstanding rosewood villas facing the sea. The 450 nature reserve alongside the hotel is home to over 1,800 floral species, most of which are endemic to the country along with many medicinal plants.

Lemurs & Beach Exclusive Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Poolside Relaxation
Poolside Relaxation
Lemurs & Beach Exclusive Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Anjajavy Hotel
Anjajavy Hotel

Day 6: Anjajavy

Optional (Included in your stay):

Today you can set out along the Giant's Walk and Baobab Path (Balade du Geant et Chemin des Baobabs) as you venture the trail of these sacred trees to the shining star of this area: a giant 400-year-old baobab with its imposing stance over the other nearby trees. Emblems of Madagascar, the baobabs will surprise you by their great height and majesty. Their ability to slide their roots into the tsingys along the seaside and to grow and anchor their huge bodies is quite fascinating. Some of these trees are sacred for the population and receive offerings; heads of zebu, honey and various baubles. To bring you good luck, it is tradition that you should wear the traditional sarong, go round them anti-clockwise and never point a finger at them. Keep your eyes and your cameras ready along your walk, as you're likely to come across lemurs, lizards and some species of birds which are endemic to this area.

All walks offered at the hotel are along well-marked paths, and some require no guide, though you're welcome to make arrangements for one to accompany you if you would prefer.

Set out with a forest guide along well marked paths, and see the characteristic plants of dense dry deciduous forest of Anjajavy. Common examples are Pallisandre trees (rosewood), Tamarind trees, large Baobabs, and Orchids, as well as a variety of mangroves including the "Jajavy" Mangrove. Once you enter the Tsingy Yard (L'Enclos des Tsingy), you will find a magnificent landscape formed of unusual tsingy outcrops and typical mangrove vegetation.

Accommodation: Anjajavy Hotel
Lemurs & Beach Exclusive Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Admiring Giant Baobabs
Admiring Giant Baobabs
Lemurs & Beach Exclusive Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Tsingy
Tsingy

Day 7: Anjajavy

Optional (included in your stay):

Discover the underground world of stalagmites and stalactites in the Sakalava Cave, locally known as la grotte des Sakalava. Formed over millennia, these rock formations mutate and grow, as tiny bits of minerals are deposited by running water along the cave ceiling and floor. Tiny fruit bats (Emballonura Tiavato) and leaf nose bats (Hipposideros Comersoni) find refuge in these caves, and can be seen as you explore the caverns. A forest guide will accompany you on your excursion, and flashlights will be available to provide additional lighting in the cave.

Note: There is no access to the cave on rainy days.

Optional (included in your stay):

At night, the forest comes alive with an entirely new set of animals, completely hidden from site during the day. Watch as nocturnal species such as mouse lemurs, sportive lemurs, dwarf lemurs, chameleons and various birds, all use the cloak of night to feed and traverse the Anjajavy Forest. Enjoy this original experience of discovering the forest and its moonlit enchantments.

All walks are along well-marked paths, and various options do not require a guide. For those wishing guide accompaniment, arrangements can be made to have a guide accompany you on your walk.

Accommodation: Anjajavy Hotel
Lemurs & Beach Exclusive Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Cave Experience
Cave Experience
Lemurs & Beach Exclusive Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Night Walk: Chameleon
Night Walk: Chameleon

Day 8: Anjajavy

Anjajavy Hotel holds a long and strong partnership with the non-profit organization "Ecoles du Monde", dedicated to improving Madagascar's health care and education. Opposite of the marina, Ambodro Ampasy is one of those villages which boasts a school established by Ecoles du Monde, and on a guided excursion, you'll get to visit this unique village (accessible only by boat or kayak), to meet the villagers, and visit the school. This is a very memorable, immersive experience, as you interact directly with the locals.

Optional (Included in your stay):

Set out with a forest guide today along the Crab Path (known as Le Chemin des Crabes), where you will see some of the sacred and iconic baobab trees, famous hairy crabs, and endemic birds, en route to visiting a small cave filled with stalactites, bats and shark teeth. Inside this cave, you will also be able to see the fossilized skull of an extinct lemur species. To access the cave, you must climb down a ladder (5m), wearing a harness and hard hat for safety. Please wear sturdy shoes!

Note: There is no access to the cave on rainy days.

Accommodation: Anjajavy Hotel
Lemurs & Beach Exclusive Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Village Visit
Village Visit
Lemurs & Beach Exclusive Tours 2017 - 2018 -  More Lemur Encounters
More Lemur Encounters

Day 9: Anjajavy - Antananarivo

Sit back during this short flight departing Anjajavy and arriving in Antananarivo.  The approximate travel time is 1 hour and 30 minutes.  Guests must verify their weight at time of booking. Luggage restriction applicable to this flight: 20kg (44lb) per person, for checked luggage, the bag must not exceed 158cm (62 inches) in total.  You can have one piece for your carry-on, weighing maximum 6kg (13lb), it must not exceed 115cm (45 inches).

Enjoy a private vehicle transfer to/from the Antananarivo International Airport.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
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  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Tamboho Hotel : Antananarivo

The Tamboho Hotel boasts an exceptional setting created by a combination of traditional African authenticity and modern upscale amenities. This 30 room hotel offers a restaurant boasting European cuisine and flavors of the islands, heated swimming pool and a la carte spa treatments. Enjoy the reception area design, its cozy atmosphere and quality services in an atmosphere Malagasy. Conveniently located in the district Ankorondrano, within the precincts of private and wooded Tana Water Front, the Tamboho Hotel offers guests a haven of calm and peace to a few minutes from the bustling city center. Standing on the banks of a small lake and surrounded by rice fields on the one hand, and various shops on the other, the Tamboho seduces you with its unique mix of traditional Malagasy architecture and western comfort. 

Lemurs & Beach Exclusive Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Tamboho Hotel
Tamboho Hotel
Lemurs & Beach Exclusive Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Guest Room
Guest Room

Vakona Forest Lodge: Andasibe-Mantadia National Park

The Vakona Forest Lodge has been designed in an authentic, traditional Malagasy manner, boasting the architectural characteristics on the local buildings. Each of the 28 bungalows which have been built in a Madagascan style and has its own terrace. The dining room also offers a spectacular view of the forest as wells a cozy, warming fireplace. There is a pool and sun deck and a number of paths and sign-posted trails lead you to the middle of the primary forest. The Vakona Forest Lodge has a unique setting in the heart of the Malagasy rainforest. You can enjoy many activities, visit the private park or simply relax.

Lemurs & Beach Exclusive Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Vakona Forest Lodge
Vakona Forest Lodge

Le Relais des Plateaux: Antananarivo

Le Relais des Plateaux Hotel is surrounded by a small interior garden and access to the hotel is exclusively pedestrian. Le Relais des Plateaux in Antananarivo is conveniently located at the gateway of the city. If you are coming from the airport by driving, it will take you just about 15 minutes. In the close proximity to the hotel, you can find supermarkets, shops and entertainment venues. There is a wooded park with numerous exotic scents of jacarandas which covers the ground like a gorgeous blanket in the month of November and many others. Le Relais des Plateaux, Antananarivo is counted as one of the most important Hotels in Antananarivo. To render the guests a worthwhile experience, Le Relais des Plateaux offers a host of world class facilities like room facilities, dining facilities, business facilities, and recreation facilities.

Lemurs & Beach Exclusive Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Exterior
Exterior
Lemurs & Beach Exclusive Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Exterior
Exterior

Anjajavy Hotel : Anjajavy

Nestled in a nature reserve of 550 hectares, this Relais & Châteaux property Anjajavy Hotel consists of a beautiful ensemble of rosewood villas scattered over a long fine sandy beach on the Mozambique Channel. Pure serenity in a land of emotions, it is a rare luxury in Madagascar. Anjajavy Hotel is set along the Mozambique Channel in an extremely diverse environment where flora and fauna offer a perfect reflection of Malagasy nature. The Relais & Châteaux property comprises of 25 outstanding rosewood villas facing the sea. The 450 nature reserve alongside the hotel is home to over 1,800 floral species, most of which are endemic to the country along with many medicinal plants.

Lemurs & Beach Exclusive Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Anjajavy Hotel
Anjajavy Hotel

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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    Amazing trip! We saw more animals than we thought possible! The gorilla trek was amazing, and our guides Chris at Kichwas Tembo and Steven for the rest of the trip were very informative and accommodating. Loved the accommodations, especially Mountain Village Lodge, Kichwa Tembo, Kitela Lodge, and Tree Tops. Each was special in its own way. Thank you for helping us plan a trip of a lifetime!

  • Robert M — August 22, 2017 — Africa

    It was simply an amazing trip! Our guide and driver were the best. Everything went smoothly and they made life very easy for us. I would not hesitate to recommend Kensington to anyone. Hotels were unique and exceeded expectations. Thank you for the significant room upgrade at the 4 Seasons on our last night. That was a huge surprise!

  • Mike Desmarais — July 20, 2017 — Africa

    Went on a tour in Morocco with Kensington tours. We visited the cities of Casablanca, Tangier & Chefchaouen and had a wonderful time. Our guide (Mohammed Salmi) and driver (Eunice) were absolutely excellent and very professional. Mohammed was very knowledgeable regarding the cities and places we visited. Mohammed spoke very good English and was easy to talk with and a pleasure to be with for the 6 days we were in Morocco. We could not have asked for a better guide and/or driver during our time in Morocco. Our vehicle was a newer model Mercedes van that was very comfortable to be in for the long drives we had between cities, and our hotels were much better than expected.

  • Misty N — August 22, 2017 — Africa

    This was our 4th Kensington Trip (second to South Africa), I cannot say enough about Andrew Drummond and his ability to put a PERFECT trip together. I trust him completely and would plan trips with him over and over. Now looking at a trip to Peru and yes, we are talking to a professional at Kensington.

  • David S — September 08, 2017 — Africa

    This tour exceeded our expectations in all respects! Only words cannot describe the adventure.

  • Barbara Cox — August 03, 2017 — Africa

    Christine did a fabulous job planning our safari. We followed the migration from the Serengeti to the Masai Mara staying in an assortment of tented camps. We loved ALL our guides and drivers (Duncan, Waziri and Charles).

  • Edward C. — March 24, 2017 — Africa

    Our guide and driver were above and beyond our expectations.

  • Mary Ann B — March 17, 2017 — Africa

    I would definitely recommend Kensington Tours. Very well pleased with everything they provided. Accommodations were excellent as well as tour guides. Gareth at Kensington was a tremendous help in planning our trip. Thank you so much Kensington for a great trip to South Africa.

  • Elizabeth E — February 07, 2017 — Africa

    Both our guides from Rwanda to Tanzania were the best. Everything was FLAWLESS, the guides, transportation, the accommodations, the food, the safaris, etc. We actually went to the villagers home and met the kids who performed their native dance for us. It really was an emotional connection that was one of the highlights of the whole trip for us. Thanks so much for putting this all together for us!

  • Katie M. — August 10, 2016 — Africa

    Our Kensington Tour to Tanzania was excellent. All of our accommodations were top-notch, our flights were fantastic, and every single detail was taken care of. We were extremely impressed with how welcoming and knowledgeable our guides were.

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