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Madagascar Holidays

Madagascar holidays take you on a strange and magical journey through time. Venture through deep jungles that ring with the call of tropical birds, explore great mountains that erupt from the ground and relax upon tropical beaches made of pure white sand and crystal clear waters.

Holidays in Madagascar are an opportunity to explore one of the most biodiverse places in the world, prepare to be spellbound as you encounter a diverse range of animals unique to Madagascar. Go in search of the cheeky ring-tailed lemur, the eerie-looking fossa, colourful, camouflaged chameleons, bizarre insects and fascinating marine life such as manta rays, whales, sharks and turtles. One thing’s for sure Madagascar is a nature lover's paradise.

The wild world of Madagascar

From palm and forest-fringed beaches to semi-arid deserts, limestone pinnacles, volcanoes and grassy plateaus, there is so much to see and do in Madagascar, we recommend selecting one of our many Madagascar tours to include the best of it all. Our Madagascar Classic tour takes you to the island’s most iconic sights, including the Andringitra and Isalo national parks and along the way, you’ll meet friendly locals eager to share their culture.

If you’re looking to indulge, why not select our Madagascar Ultimate Luxury Wildlife Experience which blends rainforest adventures with VIP treatment at one of our many high-end beachside resorts? Whatever your holiday dreams, give our Destination Specialists a call today and they’ll help you put together the ultimate tailor-made Madagascar holiday itinerary.

Destination Highlights
  • Prepare to be spellbound as you hike among giant baobab trees and explore the alien landscapes of Tsingy Rouge Park.
  • Bathe in the crystal clear waters of Madagascar's stunning Nosy Be beach.
  • Look for Lemurs in Ranomafana National Park, home to 12 species including the critically endangered golden bamboo lemur.
  • Venture down ‘Avenue of the Baobabs’ and see the splendour and magic of these unique trees, which are centuries old.

Time Zone

GMT +3

Flight Time

Approx 14-16 hours; indirect from London. Stop over options are Addis Ababa, Nairobi, Johannesburg and Paris


Malagasy ariary, though Euros are widely accepted

Visa Information

A 30-day visa is obtained on arrival for a small fee which has to be paid in cash in Malagasy ariary, US dollars or Euros. Make sure an entry stamp is recorded in your passport. A tourist visa has a maximum validity of 3 months and isn’t extendable.


French and Malagasy

Health Information

Medical information can often change so please consult with your doctor/GP at least 4-6 weeks before travelling for the latest information.

Frequently Asked Questions

Madagascar definitely works to its own schedule so if short on time it is not the ideal destination. We would recommend a trip of minimum 7 days, though 10 is better and more than that perfect, especially if want to add a beach stay at the end or explore the more hidden areas of the country.

Madagascar has their own unique eco system and therefore their own wildlife. Madagascar is about seeing nature in its truest form and enjoying creatures such as lemurs, iguanas and birds. If you want to see the BIg Five you need to visit places like Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa.

Not currently. While cars can be hired they automatically come with a driver as you are not allowed to hire a car without a driver. All of our private tours come with a vehicle and driver, the benefit to this is that the driver knows the road, which way to go and if there is an issue (which is not unheard of) they can sort it out. This allows you to sit back, relax and just enjoy the holiday. 

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