Madagascar Holiday - The Islands Of Fascination
MADAGASCAR ISLAND TOURS
From eco-safaris tours to high-end ultra-luxury getaways, this island is the perfect setting for a tailor-made adventure. The fourth largest exotic island in the world Madagascar is home to five per cent of the world’s plant and animal species, more than 85 per cent of which are unique to Madagascar. A holiday to Madagascar is an opportunity to experience the best of the Mother Nature.
Most famous among those are the lemurs. From Lemurs, baobabs, rainforest, desert, trekking and diving, Madagascar is a dream destination for nature and outdoor lovers and also makes for a breath-taking honeymoon destination with its secluded privacy. In fact, a holiday in Madagascar is a lifetime experience filled with unforgettable memories of a lifetime.
For wildlife enthusiasts, Madagascar wildlife is just but wow. Join one of our Madagascar safaris and enjoy the scenic landscape trapped in a warm tropic climate. Madagascar also offers plenty of marine activities with the exotic white beaches topping the list.
We have a range of Madagascar holiday packages for an all-inclusive holiday to choose from. The Madagascar hotels and resorts on our destinations have been carefully selected in an extraordinary location to offer an exquisite experience. Travel with us to Madagascar, and you will be amazed with its scenic wonders.
- Madagascar has been an isolated island , breaking away from Africa around 165 million years ago.
- Among its mammals were the now extinct giant flightless birds and dwarf hippos.
- Madagascar Island was under French rule from 1895-1957.
- Madagascar is a very biodiversity hotspot . Over 90 % of its wildlife is found nowhere else in the world.
- The lemur is only found in the wild of Madagascar.The majority of these are classified as rare or endangered.
- Many of the world’s most high-quality sapphires have been found in Madagascar.
- The unique ecology of Madagascar has led some scientists to refer to the Island as the “eighth continent” of the world.
- Madagascar has been the inspiration for many documentaries and movies and is one of the most interesting and intriguing places on Earth.
GMT + 3 hours
International Dialing Code: + 261
Passports must be valid for 6 months. 30 day tourist Visas are also available for most nationalities on arrival at Antananarivo airport.
English, Malagasy, French
The tourist season begins in April after the cyclones. In general, the period between May to October, is the most pleasant time to travel to Madagascar, with cooler temperatures and little rain.
The months of July and August are the peak high season months with advance bookings recommended.
The months from September to December are also a very popular period to visit Madagascar. It is hotter than during the last months and it does not rain a lot (the rainy season starts at the end of December).
Avoid January to March, when heavy rain can make many roads muddy and impassable, and when there’s a high risk of cyclones in the east and northeast. Certain hotels are closed and even some big tour operators are not operative.
The island of Madagascar, once described as 'Noah's Ark adrift in the Indian Ocean has some of the highest biodiversity on the planet.
A trip to Madagascar is a true defiance of anybody’s imagination. The unique landscapes with amazing baobab trees and surreal spiny plants, the humid beauty of untouched rainforests in the Eastern park of the country, its mile long pristine coasts and marine parks bustling with a dreamy undersea life, the extraordinary wildlife. A trip to this remote corner of the planet will be a truly memorable experience.
The breathtaking Madagascar’s wildlife attracts an increasing number of visitors targeting the big island in the Indian Ocean with their photo and video cameras. In fact it is lemurs that really draw wildlife enthusiasts here. 30 species of lemur populate almost all habitats of the country including the lush, wet, rainforest of eastern Madagascar and the very dry spiny desert in the southwest.
Nicknamed Mozambique’s little pearl, Nosy Be (meaning “big island” in Malagasy) is an archipelago whose neighbouring islands add to its charm.
The scents of ylang ylang, coffee, cacao, vanilla and sugar cane plantations spread all over the island that will delight your sense of smell.
Nosy Be offers a diverse range of activities to please even the most demanding visitor. White sandy beaches, blue-green seas and the amazing coral reefs add to its attraction.
Go on day cruises to the outer islets of Nosy Komba, Nosy Tanikely and Nosy Sakatia; participate in a scuba diving adventure in the jewel-like archipelago of Nosy Mitsio or embark on a discovery trip to the remote Radama islands, with an astonishing rich undersea life.
The islands surrounding Nosy Be are easily reachable and they all have their own peculiarities to seduce guests.
Nosy Komba, which means “the island surrounded by rocks” is Nosy Be’s Archipelago’s 2nd main island. The island is well-known for the sacred lemurs it shelters.
Nosy Tanikely “the island of the small earth” has acquired the status of Marine and Coastal Protected Area. The reserve is rich in marine wealth with a spectacular coral reef which truly is an aquarium full of life.
Nosy Tsarabanjina is a little piece of paradise in the middle of the ocean. This island of the Mitsio archipelago promises white sand and luxuriant land. The island shelters a highly-diversified fauna : lemurs, chameleons and giant bats. You will also see whales, dolphins, marine turtles and stingrays.
Nosy Sakatia (the Orchids Island) offers picture post card beaches, rare birds and an endemic flora. The Island is famous for fields of coffee, vanilla and orchids together with its lemur colony.
The List Of Endemic Species Here Is Extraordinary: 97% Of Animals Are Unique To The Island. Unique To Madagascar Too Are More Than 50 Types Of Lemurs And The Half Of Its 201 Resident Bird Species.
Another adventure to experiment and explore superb islets in Madagascar. Ideal for switching off the world and just enjoying the peace, snorkeling and sunbathing on the white sandy beaches.