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  • Track the endangered indri, one of the largest species of lemur, in Andasibe-Mantadia National Park.
  • Trace the route of an actual Explorers Club flag expedition in Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park
  • Learn about Planet Madagascar, an NGO working to help promote sustainable practices in rural Madagascar.
  • Spot exotic birds and rare species in the enveloping confines of Ankarafantsika National Park.
  • Stay at a handpicked selection of premium accommodations.
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With an endless cavalcade of unusual creatures, landscapes that shift from forest to desert and back again in a matter of miles, and a sense of wild wonder that permeates everything, there’s just no place like Madagascar. Situated 250 miles (400 kilometers) off Africa’s southeastern coast, the island teems with life – much of it peculiar, all of it captivating: chameleons, sharks, whales, brightly colored frogs, sprightly lemurs, and oddly shaped baobab trees. Crisscrossed by explorers but never tamed by them, Madagascar is one of those rare places that sounds surreal on paper, but once you’ve seen it for yourself, feels more vibrantly real than home.

This exclusive Explorers Club Collection adventure is your backstage pass to Madagascar. From Antananarivo, you’ll enter Andasibe-Mantadia National Park in search of the critically endangered indri, one of the largest species of lemur. Later, lace up your hiking boots and venture deep into UNESCO-protected Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park, home to the dramatic forest of jagged limestone tsingy, where recent Explorers Club flag expedition took place. After walking the famous “Avenue of the Baobabs,” the scene shifts to Ankarafantsika National Park, a birdwatcher’s paradise. With an eye peeled for the elusive for Rufuos Vanga and other rare creatures, you’ll explore this fascinating place in the company of expert guides. On this part of the journey, head to a rural village with representatives of Planet Madagascar, an NGO founded by Explorer's Club member and leading primatologist Travis Steffens. Planet Madagascar aims to promote sustainable forest communities and lemur habitat preservation in villages of Madagascar. While this is trip built for intrepid explorers and active hikers, the hardest obstacle to overcome will be the realization that, eventually, you’ll have to return to civilization.
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The Explorers Club Collection by Kensington Tours is an exclusive suite of travel experiences inspired by the expeditions of the world’s foremost society of scientists and adventurers. Each tailor-made Explorers Club trip connects you to the world’s most fascinating people, places, and experiences with expert local guides and award-winning 24/7 service support. On-trip experts and experiences are subject to change depending on availability.
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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Antananarivo
    Antananarivo
    • Private Transfer - Airport Transfer with Meet & Greet and 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 [via Pereyras Reserve, 4 hrs] - Vehicle/Guide
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 3 Andasibe-Mantadia National Park
    Andasibe-Mantadia National Park
    • Activity - Private Vehicle & Guide - Vehicle/Guide
    • 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 Tour - Lemurs and Crocodiles - Guide/Park Fees
    • Private Transfer - Andasibe-Mantadia National Park - Antananarivo [4 hrs] - Vehicle/Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 5 Antananarivo to Morondava
    Antananarivo to Morondava
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Air - Antananarivo - Morondava [1 hr] - Economy
    • Activity - Private Vehicle & Guide - Vehicle/Guide
    • Private Tour - Alley of Baobabs & Kirindy Reserve - Guide/Park Fees
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 6 Morondava to Bekopaka
    Morondava to Bekopaka
    • Private Transfer - Morondava - Bekopaka [Spiny Forest & Tsiribihina River (8 hrs)] - Vehicle/Guide
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 7 Bekopaka
    Bekopaka
    • Activity - Private Vehicle & Guide - Vehicle/Guide
    • Private Tour - Great Tsingy Exploration - Guide/Park Fees
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 8 Bekopaka to Morondava
    Bekopaka to Morondava
    • Private Transfer - Bekopaka - Morondava [via the Alley of Baobabs ] - Vehicle/Guide
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 9 Morondava to Antananarivo
    Morondava to Antananarivo
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Air - Morondava - Antananarivo [1 hr] - Economy
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
  • Day 10 Antananarivo to Mahajanga to Ankarafantsika National Park
    Antananarivo to Mahajanga to Ankarafantsika National Park
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Air - Antananarivo - Mahajanga [1 hr] - Economy
    • Private Transfer - Mahajanga - Ankarafantsika National Park [2 hrs] - Vehicle/Guide
    • Private Tour - Baobab Walk (1 hr) - Entrance Fee
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 11 Ankarafantsika National Park
    Ankarafantsika National Park
    • Private Tour - A Day with Planet Madagascar - Vehicle/Driver
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 12 Ankarafantsika National Park to Mahajanga
    Ankarafantsika National Park to Mahajanga
    • Private Tour - Canyon Walk (2 hrs) - Entrance Fee
    • Private Transfer - Ankarafantsika National Park - Mahajanga [2 hrs] - Vehicle/Driver
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 13 Mahajanga to Antananarivo
    Mahajanga to Antananarivo
    • Air - Mahajanga - Antananarivo [1 hr] - Economy
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
  • Day 14 Antananarivo
    Antananarivo
    • 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, and transferred to your hotel.

Please note that visa is needed for entry to Madagascar. This can be purchased upon arrival. Visa for up to 30 days costs $36.00 USD 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 a Malagasy atmosphere. 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, a few minutes away from the bustling city center. Standing on the banks of a small lake and surrounded by rice fields on one side, and various shops on the other, the Tamboho seduces you with its unique mix of traditional Malagasy architecture and western comfort. 

Madagascar's Outer Limits Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Antananarivo
Antananarivo
Madagascar's Outer Limits Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Tamboho Hotel
Tamboho Hotel

Day 2: Antananarivo - Andasibe-Mantadia National Park

Depart from the Malagasy capital, Antananarivo, and travel east along the hillside roads towards Andasibe – Mantadia National Park. En route, stop by the Pereyras Reserve for your first glimpse of the island’s magnificent wildlife. This small sanctuary is home to various species of amphibians and reptiles, including the iconic chameleons. Following your visit, continue east towards Andasibe. The approximate duration of today’s transfer is four hours.

Accommodation: Vakona Forest Lodge

The Vakona Forest Lodge has been designed in an authentic Malagasy manner, showcasing the architectural characteristics of the local buildings. Each of the 28 bungalows built in a Madagascan style features its own terrace, providing you with a perfect setting to soak in your pristine natural surroundings. Vakona’s dining room also offers a spectacular view of the forest, as wells a cozy and warming fireplace. The lodge offers a swimming pool and a sun deck where you may unwind after an adventure-filled day in the park. A number of pathways and sign-posted trails lead you to the middle of the primary forest. The Vakona Forest Lodge boasts an unparalleled location in the heart of the Malagasy rainforest that makes it a perfect base for your exploration of this untouched part of the island.  

Madagascar's Outer Limits Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Chameleon
Chameleon
Madagascar's Outer Limits Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Lemur
Lemur

Day 3: Andasibe-Mantadia National Park

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
Madagascar's Outer Limits Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Indri lemur
Indri lemur

Day 4: Andasibe-Mantadia National Park - Antananarivo

Enjoy your private guided tour in the Mantadia National Park. You will search for the largest lemur of Madagascar: the famous "Indri Indri" aka "Babakoto" in Malagasy. This lemur is endemic to the site and is its icon. Through a 3-hour easy hike, you'll discover at least two groups of Indri Indri. You will also find various species of lemurs, birds, chameleons and the endemic flora including orchids, medicinal plants, etc..After lunch, you will visit the island of Vakona to see other species of lemurs, crocodiles, fosa and birds.

A private transfer from Andasibe-Mantadia National Park to Antananarivo is provided. The approximate transfer duration is four hours. 

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 a Malagasy atmosphere. 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, a few minutes away from the bustling city center. Standing on the banks of a small lake and surrounded by rice fields on one side, and various shops on the other, the Tamboho seduces you with its unique mix of traditional Malagasy architecture and western comfort. 

Madagascar's Outer Limits Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Crocodiles
Crocodiles

Day 5: Antananarivo - Morondava

A private transfer between the airport and your accommodation in Antananarivo is provided. 

Board a flight in Antananarivo with service to Morondava. The approximate flight duration is one hour.

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 your private visit this morning at the Kirindy Reserve. Kirindy is a privately managed forest in one of Madagascar's most threatened ecosystems; its dry deciduous forests. It is famous for the giant jumping rat, but is also home to seven species of lemur, a number of endemic reptiles, flora and other unique species. The visit will take between 2 and 4 hours and it includes a delicious picnic lunch served at the Kirindy restaurant. In the afternoon, you will have a private guided tour of the Alley of Baobabs, and will have the opportunity to enjoy the sunset. Along the Alley there are roughly 20 - 25 trees about 30 meters in height, and of the species “Adansonia Grandidieri”, endemic to Madagascar. Some of these Baobab trees are up to 800 years old, and are locally referred to as “Renala” which translates from Malagasy as “Mother of the Forest". This area was once a dense tropical forest, and these trees did not originally tower in isolation over the landscape. Over time, as the country's population grew, the forests were cleared for agricultural purposes, leaving only the Baobab trees.

Accommodation: Palissandre Cote Ouest & Spa

Palissandre Cote Ouest & Spa offers beachfront accommodations on the sun soaked western coast of Madagascar. The property is located in Nosy Kely, on the vast Morondava beach and a mere 30 minutes away from the world-renowned Avenue of the Baobabs. The hotel features a collection of comfortable bungalows built with Madagascan materials, such as granite, rosewood and mokotry roofing. Located next to the swimming pool, the hotel’s restaurant serves Malagasy and international dishes. The onsite bar is the perfect place to savor delicious cocktails while watching a magnificent sunset over the Mozambique Channel. Palissandre Cote Ouest & Spa combines comfort and refinement in the purest Malagasy tradition.

Madagascar's Outer Limits Tours 2020 - 2021 -  The Alley of Baobabs
The Alley of Baobabs
Madagascar's Outer Limits Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Baobab Tree
Baobab Tree

Day 6: Morondava - Bekopaka

After your flight to Morondava, a private vehicle will pick you up and provide a transfer to Bekopaka, the gateway to the Tsingy. During this scenic drive, you will pass through the dry and spiny forest of Kirindy, cross the Tsiribihina River and make your way through some quaint little villages. Keep your keen eye's on a swivel as this area is also known for its vast bird and wildlife population.

Please note that all transfers between Morondava and Bekopaka include a compulsory military convoy. 

Accommodation: Le Soleil des Tsingy

Le Soleil des Tsingy welcomes all adventure lovers in an environmentally friendly and peaceful setting, allowing them to feel comfortable during their stay near Bemaraha National Park. Throughout the property guests will find furniture pieces made from precious wood and decorative wrought iron items created by talented local artisans. All of Le Soleil des Tsingy’s spacious bungalows feature a furnished terrace, ideal to soak in its unbeatable natural surrounds. The onsite restaurant serves a variety of delicious meals, and the infinity pool is an excellent place to cool off after a long day of exploration. Settle into your accommodations at Le Soleil des Tsingy and enjoy one of the most impressive and unique terrains on the planet.  

Madagascar's Outer Limits Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Tsiribihina River
Tsiribihina River
Madagascar's Outer Limits Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Le Soleil des Tsingy
Le Soleil des Tsingy

Day 7: Bekopaka

It is no wonder that Tsingy de Bamaraha National Parked has been inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Over thousands of years, water has chiseled a geological masterpiece; an endless rock forest of towering limestone needles, caverns and fissures. Today, embark on a private tour of the otherworldly Great Tsingy alongside an experienced park ranger. During your hike your guide takes you on an exploratory walk through the deep caves and high peaks of Tsingy’s labyrinth. As you make your way through the park, walk among the jagged pinnacles, learn about the processes involved in the formation of Malagasy Tsingys and feel in awe of their unmatched rugged beauty.        

Accommodation: Le Soleil des Tsingy
Madagascar's Outer Limits Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Tsingy Landscape, Madagascar
Tsingy Landscape, Madagascar

Day 8: Bekopaka - Morondava

A private transfer from Bekopaka to Morondava is provided. On your way you will stop at the famous Alley of Baobabs for the sunset. Along the Alley, in some 260 meter long segment, there are roughly 20 - 25 majestic baobab trees about 30 meters in height. The baobabs are of the species “Adansonia Grandidieri”, endemic to Madagascar.  Some of these Baobab trees are up to 800 years old and are locally referred to as “Renala”, which translates from Malagasy as “Mother of the Forest". This area was once a dense tropical forest, and these trees did not originally tower in isolation over the landscape. However, over time as the country's population grew, the forests were cleared for agricultural purposes, leaving only the Baobab trees behind. Upon the conclusion of your time at the Alley of Baobabs you will continue you on to Morondava. 

Please note that all transfers between Bekopaka and Morondava include a compulsory military convoy. 

Accommodation: Palissandre Cote Ouest & Spa
Madagascar's Outer Limits Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Alley of Baobabs
Alley of Baobabs

Day 9: Morondava - Antananarivo

Enjoy a private vehicle transfer to/from the Morondava Airport.

Board a flight in Morondava with service to Antananarivo. The approximate flight duration is one hour. 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).

A private transfer between the airport and your accommodation in Antananarivo is provided. 

Accommodation: Le Relais des Plateaux

Le Relais des Plateaux Hotel provides discerning guests with comfortable accommodations in a tranquil and lush garden setting. The hotel is conveniently located at the gateway to the city, mere minutes away from the international airport. In close proximity to the hotel, you will find Antananarivo’s supermarkets, shops and entertainment venues. The onsite restaurant serves up generous cuisine in a modern venue and the hotel’s spa is a perfect place to unwind before and after a long journey. The outdoor swimming pool offers a perfect space to relax and refresh after an adventurous day. The hospitable staff of Le Relais des Plateaux are fully dedicated to ensuring a memorable stay for all guests.       

Madagascar's Outer Limits Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Le Relais des Plateaux
Le Relais des Plateaux
Madagascar's Outer Limits Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Le Relais des Plateaux Swimming Pool
Le Relais des Plateaux Swimming Pool

Day 10: Antananarivo - Mahajanga - Ankarafantsika National Park

A private transfer between the airport and your accommodation in Antananarivo is provided. 

 Board a flight in Antananarivo with service to Mahajanga. Approximate flight duration is one hour.

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).

A private transfer from Mahajanga to Ankarafantsika National Park is provided. The approximate transfer duration is two hours. 

Beginning at Ravelobe Lake this trail takes hikers through a collection of baobabs - majestic trees that can only be found in Madagascar. Along the way you will encounter rare birds like the flycatcher and Madagascar bulbul as well as many reptilian species such as chameleons and other snakes and lizards. Take in all the splendor that Lake Ravelobe has to offer, and enjoy a thrilling walk across the lake's rope bridge. Coming in at just under two miles of smooth, even terrain, this walk is particularly easy and recommended for all who visit Ankarafantsika.

Accommodation: Blue Vanga Lodge

Located in close proximity to Ankarafantsika National Park, Blue Vanga Lodge consists of six cozy bungalows and each are equipped with en-suite bathrooms and running water. With daily room service and laundry service available on request guests are sure to enjoy a comfortable stay surrounded by the unbridled wilderness. The lodge serves as a great base for interacting with the inhabitants of said wilderness, and if you're lucky you can watch the birds and maybe even the lemurs as they dart around the area surrounding your breakfast table.

Madagascar's Outer Limits Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Lemur
Lemur

Day 11: Ankarafantsika National Park

Planet Madagascar, a non-profit conservation effort based inside the Ankarafantsika National Park, seeks to aid Madagascar by heading such projects as forest restoration, fire management, education, and preservation of native wildlife. Hop on your 4x4 all-terrain vehicle and accompany a representative of Planet Madagascar on an expedition to the land's idyllic forest communities. Nestled in a beautiful valley, these communities have seen very few travelers (aside from a few educated researchers) and still follow a way of life that has been practiced in Madagascar for hundreds of years! On this tour you will have the unique opportunity to experience first-hand the conservation projects underway in these traditional communities, like the plant nurseries run by a women's cooperative that Planet Madagascar helped to establish, and their effects on the Madagascan ecosystem. While there is a good deal of walking involved, you will have plenty of time to rest during the break with included lunch.

Accommodation: Blue Vanga Lodge
Madagascar's Outer Limits Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Planet Madagascar
Planet Madagascar
Madagascar's Outer Limits Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Blue Vanga Lodge Exterior
Blue Vanga Lodge Exterior

Day 12: Ankarafantsika National Park - Mahajanga

Experience the diverse landscapes of Ankarafantsika National Park on a guided canyon walk. You will begin at the edge of the park's dry forest and gradually travel towards the savanna, home of the famous canyon Lavaka of Ankarokaroka. Along the trail hikers will encounter sifaka lemurs, rare Newton's hawks, numerous snakes and lizards. The wooded area is considered to be sacred even to this day due to the presence of a number of medicinal plants. The crown jewel of today’s circuit will be the opportunity to take in the panoramic views of the Ankarafantsika forest. A picnic lunch is provided along the way in the national park. Please note that this circuit can be quite physically demanding as it comes in at just under 4.6 miles in length and is of variable terrain.

A private transfer from Ankarafantsika National Park to Mahajanga is provided. The approximate transfer duration is two hours. 

Accommodation: Baobab Tree Hotel and Spa

With rooms designed to comfort and views meant to impress, Baobab Tree Hotel and Spa serves as a modern oasis for travelers hoping to explore the Madagascan wilderness. Perched on the westernmost end of Mahajanga, right alongside the Betsiboka estuary which provides guests with the most amazing sights and sounds during their stay, the hotel is situated just far enough from downtown to avoid any noise pollution but close enough that its exciting night life isn't out of reach. Baobab Tree also has its own peaceful dinner backdrop with a selection of terrace restaurants and poolside bars.

Madagascar's Outer Limits Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Canyon Walk
Canyon Walk
Madagascar's Outer Limits Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Baobab Exterior
Baobab Exterior

Day 13: Mahajanga - Antananarivo

Board a flight in Mahajanga with service to Antananarivo. The approximate flight duration is one hour.

A private transfer between the airport and your accommodation in Antananarivo is provided. 

Accommodation: Le Relais des Plateaux

Day 14: Antananarivo

A private transfer between the airport and your accommodation in Antananarivo is provided. 

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 a Malagasy atmosphere. 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, a few minutes away from the bustling city center. Standing on the banks of a small lake and surrounded by rice fields on one side, and various shops on the other, the Tamboho seduces you with its unique mix of traditional Malagasy architecture and western comfort. 

Madagascar's Outer Limits Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Tamboho Hotel
Tamboho Hotel
Madagascar's Outer Limits Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Tamboho Hotel Swimming Pool
Tamboho Hotel Swimming Pool

Vakona Forest Lodge: Andasibe-Mantadia National Park

The Vakona Forest Lodge has been designed in an authentic Malagasy manner, showcasing the architectural characteristics of the local buildings. Each of the 28 bungalows built in a Madagascan style features its own terrace, providing you with a perfect setting to soak in your pristine natural surroundings. Vakona’s dining room also offers a spectacular view of the forest, as wells a cozy and warming fireplace. The lodge offers a swimming pool and a sun deck where you may unwind after an adventure-filled day in the park. A number of pathways and sign-posted trails lead you to the middle of the primary forest. The Vakona Forest Lodge boasts an unparalleled location in the heart of the Malagasy rainforest that makes it a perfect base for your exploration of this untouched part of the island.  

Madagascar's Outer Limits Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Vakona Forest Lodge
Vakona Forest Lodge
Madagascar's Outer Limits Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Vakona Forest Lodge Dining
Vakona Forest Lodge Dining

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 a Malagasy atmosphere. 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, a few minutes away from the bustling city center. Standing on the banks of a small lake and surrounded by rice fields on one side, and various shops on the other, the Tamboho seduces you with its unique mix of traditional Malagasy architecture and western comfort. 

Madagascar's Outer Limits Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Tamboho Hotel
Tamboho Hotel
Madagascar's Outer Limits Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Tamboho Hotel Swimming Pool
Tamboho Hotel Swimming Pool

Palissandre Cote Ouest & Spa: Morondava

Palissandre Cote Ouest & Spa offers beachfront accommodations on the sun soaked western coast of Madagascar. The property is located in Nosy Kely, on the vast Morondava beach and a mere 30 minutes away from the world-renowned Avenue of the Baobabs. The hotel features a collection of comfortable bungalows built with Madagascan materials, such as granite, rosewood and mokotry roofing. Located next to the swimming pool, the hotel’s restaurant serves Malagasy and international dishes. The onsite bar is the perfect place to savor delicious cocktails while watching a magnificent sunset over the Mozambique Channel. Palissandre Cote Ouest & Spa combines comfort and refinement in the purest Malagasy tradition.

Madagascar's Outer Limits Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Palissandre Cote Ouest & Spa
Palissandre Cote Ouest & Spa

Le Soleil des Tsingy: Bekopaka

Le Soleil des Tsingy welcomes all adventure lovers in an environmentally friendly and peaceful setting, allowing them to feel comfortable during their stay near Bemaraha National Park. Throughout the property guests will find furniture pieces made from precious wood and decorative wrought iron items created by talented local artisans. All of Le Soleil des Tsingy’s spacious bungalows feature a furnished terrace, ideal to soak in its unbeatable natural surrounds. The onsite restaurant serves a variety of delicious meals, and the infinity pool is an excellent place to cool off after a long day of exploration. Settle into your accommodations at Le Soleil des Tsingy and enjoy one of the most impressive and unique terrains on the planet.  

Madagascar's Outer Limits Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Le Soleil des Tsingy
Le Soleil des Tsingy
Madagascar's Outer Limits Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Le Soleil Des Tsingy Lounge & Dining Area
Le Soleil Des Tsingy Lounge & Dining Area

Le Relais des Plateaux: Antananarivo

Le Relais des Plateaux Hotel provides discerning guests with comfortable accommodations in a tranquil and lush garden setting. The hotel is conveniently located at the gateway to the city, mere minutes away from the international airport. In close proximity to the hotel, you will find Antananarivo’s supermarkets, shops and entertainment venues. The onsite restaurant serves up generous cuisine in a modern venue and the hotel’s spa is a perfect place to unwind before and after a long journey. The outdoor swimming pool offers a perfect space to relax and refresh after an adventurous day. The hospitable staff of Le Relais des Plateaux are fully dedicated to ensuring a memorable stay for all guests.       

Madagascar's Outer Limits Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Le Relais des Plateaux
Le Relais des Plateaux
Madagascar's Outer Limits Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Le Relais des Plateaux Swimming Pool
Le Relais des Plateaux Swimming Pool

Blue Vanga Lodge: Ankarafantsika National Park

Located in close proximity to Ankarafantsika National Park, Blue Vanga Lodge consists of six cozy bungalows and each are equipped with en-suite bathrooms and running water. With daily room service and laundry service available on request guests are sure to enjoy a comfortable stay surrounded by the unbridled wilderness. The lodge serves as a great base for interacting with the inhabitants of said wilderness, and if you're lucky you can watch the birds and maybe even the lemurs as they dart around the area surrounding your breakfast table.

Madagascar's Outer Limits Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Blue Vanga Lodge Exterior
Blue Vanga Lodge Exterior

Baobab Tree Hotel and Spa: Mahajanga

With rooms designed to comfort and views meant to impress, Baobab Tree Hotel and Spa serves as a modern oasis for travelers hoping to explore the Madagascan wilderness. Perched on the westernmost end of Mahajanga, right alongside the Betsiboka estuary which provides guests with the most amazing sights and sounds during their stay, the hotel is situated just far enough from downtown to avoid any noise pollution but close enough that its exciting night life isn't out of reach. Baobab Tree also has its own peaceful dinner backdrop with a selection of terrace restaurants and poolside bars.

Madagascar's Outer Limits Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Baobab Exterior
Baobab Exterior

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

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

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  • Angelia M — June 22, 2019 — Africa

    My Kenya trip was seriously the best trip of my life, and I absolutely loved every second of it! It was my dream vacation and the reality far exceeded the dream. Catherine, my trip consultant, answered all of my many questions and made sure everything went super smoothly. Daniel, my guide, was so fun, interesting, and informative. He went out of his way to make sure my trip was special. I really can't put into words how much I loved it other than I'm already thinking about another trip to Africa. I will definitely be using Kensington Tours again!

  • Chris S — May 17, 2019 — Africa

    Our guide Elisha was absolutely incredible! He was friendly, helpful, funny, and remarkably knowledgeable about the area, the animals, and especially the birds! The accommodations were excellent and the staff at those places was wonderful. The Kubu Kubu tent camp in Serengeti was particularly special, and we felt truly appreciated and pampered by the staff. With their smiling help, we even learned some Swahili! Thank you for the trip of a lifetime.

  • Paul E — May 01, 2019 — Africa

    We had no idea what to expect on this trip but exceeded even our wildest imagination. Daniel, with Kensington, laid out a wonderful plan. The upfront quality and detail on the proposal really sold us. The guides and local support crews on the trip, were on time, personable, and knowledgeable. Special shout out to Shamiel with Ilios Travel in Cape Town. He was joy and clearly loved sharing Cape Town with us.

  • Thomas S — June 14, 2019 — Africa

    Karen Johnson was an absolute pleasure to work with. She was incredibly knowledgeable, professional, and very friendly. Karen was readily available during the planning process and took the time to talk with and listen to us to find out about our wants and needs and ultimately designed our perfect vacation. We can not speak highly enough about her abilities.

  • Michael S — June 13, 2019 — Africa

    The trip was the best thing we have ever done. The people we dealt with were professional and made sure every part of our trip was trouble free.

  • Raymond D — March 22, 2019 — Africa

    The guides were friendly and very accommodating throughout my trip. One of the guides took me to the oldest tea house as a bonus on my tour. It was great being with the people and enjoying a cup of tea. My driver invited me to have Turkish coffee which was a very nice touch to my trip. The accommodations were phenomenal, being near the pyramids was outside of this world. The Kempinski Nile Hotel Garden City Cairo was a wonderful hotel as well. Gesa was great to work with! She was so nice and accommodating throughout the whole planning process. Especially during for the first part of my trip which had nothing to do with my tours with Kensington Tours. She planned everything out perfectly on my trip.

  • Donna M — June 02, 2019 — Africa

    The Kensington Kenya and Tanzania African Safari itinerary and experience exceeded all expectations. From the moment we were met at the airport, we were completely cared for. Our Destination Expert, Erin Cotton, even checked in on us during the trip. Our guides were excellent; Albert and Steve were exceptionally knowledgeable, organized and considerate. The accommodations were all fantastic with friendly staff, comfortable rooms for the family, and great food. Although the balloon trip over the Mara River was a highlight, each game drive was a memorable adventure as or guides toured Amboseli, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti and the Masai Mara. We got to spend some time in the local villages and dine with some of the other tourists in the middle of the bush and on a spectacular cliff overlooking the plains of Kenya and Tanzania. Most of all, every morning we looked forward to spending time with our guides searching for animals and learning more about the whole ecosystem.

  • Catherine L — May 05, 2019 — Africa

    Everything was absolutely wonderful - from the planning to the execution. I couldn't have asked for a better experience. Will definitely work with Kensington on my next trip! (I'm headed to Hong Kong this December and think I should probably do some exploring while I'm there!)

  • Jennifer W — December 04, 2018 — Africa

    Our trip was amazing! The accommodations were lovely. Our safari guide made the experience memorable! Our only job was to relax and enjoy. The guide for our day in Sawato and to visit the Apartheid museum was extremely knowledgeable. This is our second trip with Kensington Tours. We will definitely use again.

  • Tanya R — February 20, 2019 — Africa

    We left everything to our tour rep, Louise Baer. She did a fantastic job. We had no expectations at all but were absolutely overwhelmed with our accommodations. We were treated so well by everyone. It was an unbelievable trip of a lifetime. Our drivers were fantastic. I felt so safe. Brilliant holiday. Thank you, Kensington!

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