9 days from $4,986 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
    • Private Transfer - 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
    • Private Transfer - Antananarivo - Andasibe-Mantadia National Park [3.5 hrs] - Vehicle/Driver
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 3 Andasibe-Mantadia National Park
    Andasibe-Mantadia National Park
    • Vehicle & Driver at Disposal - Vehicle/Driver
    • Private Tour - 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
    • Private Transfer - Andasibe-Mantadia National Park - Antananarivo [3 hrs] - Vehicle/Driver
    • Private Tour - 1/2 d The City of a Thousand - Guide/Park Fees
  • Day 5 Antananarivo to Anjajavy
    Antananarivo to Anjajavy
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Air - Antananarivo - Anjajavy [1 Hour 30 Minutes] - Charter
    • 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
    • Private 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 2019 - 2020 -  Tamboho Hotel
Tamboho Hotel
Lemurs & Beach Exclusive Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Guest Room
Guest Room

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 2019 - 2020 -  Lemur
Lemur
Lemurs & Beach Exclusive Tours 2019 - 2020 -  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 2019 - 2020 -  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 2019 - 2020 -  Palace of the Queen
Palace of the Queen
Lemurs & Beach Exclusive Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Antananarivo
Antananarivo

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 2019 - 2020 -  Poolside Relaxation
Poolside Relaxation

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 2019 - 2020 -  Admiring Giant Baobabs
Admiring Giant Baobabs
Lemurs & Beach Exclusive Tours 2019 - 2020 -  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 2019 - 2020 -  Cave Experience
Cave Experience
Lemurs & Beach Exclusive Tours 2019 - 2020 -  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 2019 - 2020 -  Village Visit
Village Visit
Lemurs & Beach Exclusive Tours 2019 - 2020 -  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.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • 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 2019 - 2020 -  Tamboho Hotel
Tamboho Hotel
Lemurs & Beach Exclusive Tours 2019 - 2020 -  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 2019 - 2020 -  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 2019 - 2020 -  Exterior
Exterior
Lemurs & Beach Exclusive Tours 2019 - 2020 -  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 2019 - 2020 -  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.
  • Sharon M. — December 16, 2018 — Africa

    This was the trip of a lifetime. I would not have gotten as much out of the trip if it were not for Evan, Kensington’s accommodations, and the guides! I had an amazing time on Safari, at Victoria Falls, and in Cape Town. I can’t remember all of the names of my guides but they were all knowledgeable and passionate not only about their respective countries, but passionate about their field. I felt safe and received the best education from all of them which is one of the main goals of my trips. Thank you Kensington!

  • Norah G. — September 05, 2018 — Africa

    I thought the tour was so well planned, the accommodations were amazing, and the guides were so knowledgeable. I just want to go back!

  • Melvina Z. — December 26, 2019 — Africa

    Zo, my guide in Madagascar was not only friendly and prompt, but also incredibly accommodating to do everything I wanted during my stay! It was another amazing trip to this beautiful island

  • Abdel J. — January 18, 2019 — Africa

    Both of my guides were absolutely friendly and knowledgeable and made the experience a lot of fun. May-Asi was my Tanzania guide and George Aburuki was my Kenya guide. This two fellas were the best!

  • Jeanne E. — January 12, 2019 — Africa

    Our guide Youssef was very knowledgeable and taught us so much about Morocco. Everything went smoothly and he executed the plan with expertise. My husband and I were very pleased with the itinerary, the accommodations that had to be made to it, and the surprises that Youssef made happen. He added a personal touch that was above and beyond. Our driver Mohamed is the consummate professional - way beyond expectations.

  • Annemarie R. — September 09, 2018 — Africa

    Amanda was amazing. From Day 1 I felt I was speaking with someone who was well experienced and informed about planning an African Safari experience. She kept my budget in mind without comprising on the experience. Everything exceeded my expectations. She made it a lifetime memory and for the reason we shall return to Africa once again with the support of Kensington Tours. In today's complex world of travel, so much can go wrong but everything went seamlessly. Well done!

  • Susan T. — August 11, 2018 — Africa

    We had a wonderful safari experience and would highly recommend Kensington Tours! The highlight of our trip was our tour guide, Sam. He was highly professional and extremely knowledgeable! His guidance, friendship and professionalism allowed us to completely relax and to learn about incredible Tanzania and its beautiful wildlife and fascinating history. We could not have asked for a better guide!

  • Mark J. — September 13, 2018 — Africa

    The tour guides in Maasai Mara were outstanding!

  • Eric P. — September 11, 2018 — Africa

    One of our best trips ever! We had a phenomenal time and everything went off without a hitch.

  • Stephen B. — August 16, 2018 — Africa

    The trip was spectacular. We managed to view more than 150 animals and birds. Each location was different - guide, accommodation, scenery and food. They were all our favorites but I would make special mention of Zelda North, our guide (and now friend) in South Africa. I recommend that anyone traveling to South Africa, Cape Town, in particular, make certain to request Zelda for your guide. She is just awesome and personalized our visit in a way that was perfectly suited to our particular likes and needs.

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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