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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 & 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 [Via the Pereyras Reserve (3.5 hrs)] - Vehicle/Guide/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 Tour - Lemurs and Crocodiles - Guide/Park Fees
    • Private Transfer - Andasibe-Mantadia National Park - Antananarivo [3 hrs] - Vehicle/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 5 Antananarivo to Morondava
    Antananarivo to Morondava
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Air - Antananarivo - Morondava [(1 hr)] - Economy
    • Vehicle & Driver - Vehicle/Driver
    • 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/Driver
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 7 Bekopaka
    Bekopaka
    • Vehicle & Driver at Disposal - Vehicle/Driver
    • 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/Driver
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 9 Morondava to Antananarivo
    Morondava to Antananarivo
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Air - Morondava - Antananarivo [1 Hour] - 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/Driver
    • Private Tour - Baobab Walk (1 hr) - Guide
    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) - Guide
    • 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, 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. 

Madagascar's Outer Limits Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Antananarivo
Antananarivo
Madagascar's Outer Limits Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Tamboho Hotel
Tamboho Hotel

Day 2: Antananarivo - Andasibe-Mantadia National Park

Depart from the Madagascar capital, Antananarivo, and travel along the hillside twisty roads towards the Eastern part of the island. The first scheduled stop will be in Marozevo at the Pereyras reserve for the first glimpse of Madagascar’s unique biodiversity and fantastic Chameleon Sanctuary. Continue along to Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, and start the discovery tour of the nocturnal animals and primates that inhabit this unique and distinctive National Park.

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.

Madagascar's Outer Limits Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Chameleon
Chameleon
Madagascar's Outer Limits Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Lemur
Lemur

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
Madagascar's Outer Limits Tours 2019 - 2020 -  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.

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

Madagascar's Outer Limits Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Crocodiles
Crocodiles

Day 5: Antananarivo - Morondava

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

Relax during this short flight between Antananarivo and Morondava. The approximate flight time is 1 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 vehicle with driver will be at your disposal for the day.

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 and Spa is located on Nosy Kely beach in the region of Menabe. There are beautiful landscapes, and blowing sinsets over the sea or on th aisle of Baobabs. The hotel has been particularly careful on its construction by the choice of building material and design. It is composed of rosewood, granite, roof mokotry, and local crafts. It combines comfort and refinement in the purest Malagasy tradition.

Madagascar's Outer Limits Tours 2019 - 2020 -  The Alley of Baobabs
The Alley of Baobabs
Madagascar's Outer Limits Tours 2019 - 2020 -  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.

Accommodation: Le Soleil des Tsingy

Nestled at the heart of a well-preserved nature, the Soleil des Tsingy Hotel is the ideal base for an extraordinary stay. This user-friendly hotel offers 17 cozy and comfortable bungalows and provides its guests with equipment and amenities they need for their stay. An infinity pool, a wide choice of tasty menus at the restaurant and a dramatic view of the Manalambo river and the romantic sunset will provide the travelers full enjoyment of their western Madagascar tour where they can appreciate one of the most impressive and unique natural sceneries in the world.

Madagascar's Outer Limits Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Tsiribihina River
Tsiribihina River
Madagascar's Outer Limits Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Le Soleil des Tsingy
Le Soleil des Tsingy

Day 7: Bekopaka

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

Enjoy your private guided tour of the Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve. You will meet your experienced park ranger guide for this memorable Great Tsingy hike. During this hike your guide will take you on an exploratory tour through the deep caves and high peaks of the Tsingy’s labyrinth.  This Mecca of wildlife boasts over eleven lemur species, such as the fat-tailed dwarf lemur, numerous families of bats, and hundreds of diverse bird species, like Madagascar’s endemic Henst’s Goshawk. 

Accommodation: Le Soleil des Tsingy
Madagascar's Outer Limits Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Great Tsingy Terrain
Great Tsingy Terrain

Day 8: Bekopaka - Morondava

Enjoy your private vehicle transfer from Bekopaka to Morondava. Depart this morning from Bekopaka back to Morondava where your privately driven vehicle will make a stop at the famous Alley of Baobabs for the sunset.  Along the Alley in some 260 meter long segment is roughly some 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, but 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
Madagascar's Outer Limits Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Alley of Baobabs
Alley of Baobabs

Day 9: Morondava - Antananarivo

A privately driven vehicle will provide a transfer to/from the airport today.

Relax during this short flight between Morondava and Antananarivo.  The approximate flight time is 1 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 a private vehicle transfer to/from the Antananarivo International Airport.

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.

Madagascar's Outer Limits Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Exterior
Exterior
Madagascar's Outer Limits Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Exterior
Exterior

Day 10: Antananarivo - Mahajanga - Ankarafantsika National Park

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

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

Meet your driver for a private transfer from Mahajanga to Ankarafantsika. Approximate transfer time 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 2019 - 2020 -  Baobab Walk
Baobab Walk

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 2019 - 2020 -  Planet Madagascar
Planet Madagascar
Madagascar's Outer Limits Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Blue Vanga Lodge Exterior
Blue Vanga Lodge Exterior

Day 12: Ankarafantsika National Park - Mahajanga

Beginning at the edge of the park's dry forest and traveling to the savannah, home of the famous canyon Lavaka of Ankarokaroka, hikers will encounter sifaka lemurs, rare Newton's hawks, numerous snakes and lizards, and a wooded area that is considered sacred even today because of the medicinal plants that it produces. The crown jewel of this circuit is the panoramic view of the forest Ankarafantsika offered in passing to those that would take in its magnificence. A picnic lunch will be enjoyed along the way in the national park. This circuit can be quite physically demanding since it comes in at just under 4.6 miles in length and is of variable terrain.

Meet your driver for a private transfer from Ankarafantsika to Mahajanga. Approximate transfer time 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 2019 - 2020 -  Canyon Walk
Canyon Walk
Madagascar's Outer Limits Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Baobab Exterior
Baobab Exterior

Day 13: Mahajanga - Antananarivo

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

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

Accommodation: Le Relais des Plateaux

Day 14: Antananarivo

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. 

Madagascar's Outer Limits Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Tamboho Hotel
Tamboho Hotel
Madagascar's Outer Limits 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.

Madagascar's Outer Limits Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Vakona Forest Lodge
Vakona Forest Lodge

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. 

Madagascar's Outer Limits Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Tamboho Hotel
Tamboho Hotel
Madagascar's Outer Limits Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Guest Room
Guest Room

Palissandre Cote Ouest & Spa: Morondava

Palissandre Cote Ouest and Spa is located on Nosy Kely beach in the region of Menabe. There are beautiful landscapes, and blowing sinsets over the sea or on th aisle of Baobabs. The hotel has been particularly careful on its construction by the choice of building material and design. It is composed of rosewood, granite, roof mokotry, and local crafts. It combines comfort and refinement in the purest Malagasy tradition.

Madagascar's Outer Limits Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Palissandre Cote Ouest & Spa
Palissandre Cote Ouest & Spa

Le Soleil des Tsingy: Bekopaka

Nestled at the heart of a well-preserved nature, the Soleil des Tsingy Hotel is the ideal base for an extraordinary stay. This user-friendly hotel offers 17 cozy and comfortable bungalows and provides its guests with equipment and amenities they need for their stay. An infinity pool, a wide choice of tasty menus at the restaurant and a dramatic view of the Manalambo river and the romantic sunset will provide the travelers full enjoyment of their western Madagascar tour where they can appreciate one of the most impressive and unique natural sceneries in the world.

Madagascar's Outer Limits Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Le Soleil des Tsingy
Le Soleil des Tsingy

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.

Madagascar's Outer Limits Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Exterior
Exterior
Madagascar's Outer Limits Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Exterior
Exterior

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 2019 - 2020 -  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 2019 - 2020 -  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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