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Cox & Kings Madagascar Adventure
Cox & Kings Madagascar Adventure
Enjoy the uniqueness of Madagascar where the fauna and flora is found nowhere else on Earth. This fabulous Cox and Kings tour will offer you the opportunity to explore the island's vast landscape and learn about its wonderful natural history. With stunning scenery and pristine beaches, you will visit an array of exotic sites, such as the Isalo National Park's atmospheric Satrana Lodge; you will also wander the Vakona Private Reserve and visit the lemurs.
Unique excursions including a tour of Antananarivo in a vintage, open-top car
Walk in Mantadia’s primary rainforest
Specialist & exclusive wildlife and environmental talks
Opportunities to spot indri, the largest living lemur
Small group size – maximum 16 people
International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
UK departure and overseas airport taxes
Accommodation, Itinerary & meal basis as described
Local Transfers in an air-conditioned vehicle
Fully escorted by an English-speaking guide throughout
Entrance fees unless otherwise stated
Cox & Kings Madagascar Adventure Itinerary
Day 1 – To Antananarivo
Fly overnight from London to Antananarivo, via Nairobi, on Kenya Airways.
Day 2 – Antananarivo
Morning arrival and transfer to the Le Royal Palissandre or similar for 1 night. Afternoon tour of Antananarivo, the lively capital of this island nation, home to a mix of cultures, street markets and crumbling red brick houses. Meals Included: Lunch & Dinner.
Day 3 – To Andasibe
Early morning drive to Andasibe. Visit Analamazaotra Reserve, home to the largest living lemurs, the indris. Transfer to Vakona Forest Lodge (see page 112) / Andasibe Hotel and stay for 2 nights. Afternoon visit to Vakona Private Reserve, including its small island sanctuary for lemurs. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Day 4 – Andasibe
Morning walk through the primary forest of the Mantadia National Park. Take an afternoon visit to Mitsinjo forest's reforestation project followed by a short talk by one of its specialist guides. Take an evening walk in the Mitsinjo forest where you may spot nocturnal lemur species, such as mouse, greater dwarf and eastern woolly lemurs. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Day 5 – To Antisirabe
Morning drive back to Antananarivo and continue south to Antsirabe. Stop at Antsahabe, a village typical of the Merina tribe. After lunch, continue to the spa town of Antsirabe and stay 1 night at Vatolahy or similar. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Day 6 – To Ranomafana
Take a tour of Antisirabe, centre of the gem trade and home to hundreds of pousse-pousse (rickshaws), a legacy of Chinese labour imported to work on the railways. Continue south to Ambositra, known as Madagascar's handicraft and woodcarving capital. Following a short stop here, travel to Ambositra for a typical Malagasy lunch accompanied by folklore entertainment. Late afternoon arrival into Ranomafana and stay 2 nights at Setam Lodge or similar. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Day 7 – Ranomafana
Morning walk in the Ranomafana National Park where you can spot three species of bamboo lemur; the grey, the golden and the greater. Endemic birding in the park is also excellent, with a chance to see brown mesites, Crossleby's babblers and pigmy kingfishers. Afternoon visit to Tanala village, followed by a talk at the ValBio Research Centre by a specialist guide. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Day 8 – To Ranohira
Morning drive via Fianarantsoa, the Betsileo tribe's capital, to the vineyard of Lazan'ny Betsileo. Continue to Ambalavao. Visit the Antemoro paper factory and the Anja Reserve, where ringtailed lemurs are often spotted. Continue to Ranohira, with photo stops en route, and stay 2 nights at Satrana Lodge or similar. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Day 9 – Ranohira
Visit Isalo National Park and see breathtaking eroded sandstone landscapes that have given rise to a variety of local superstitions. In the morning, visit the Namza sites, including the Cascade des Nymphes. In the afternoon, visit the natural swimming pool and continue to watch a spectacular sunset through La Fenetre de l'Isalo rock window (time allowing). Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Day 10 – To Ifaty via Tulear
Short visit to the museum. Continue towards the west coast, stopping at villages and seeing the landscape change from rugged mountains to grassy plains. The region is known for its large baobabs and traditional family tombs, central to Malagasy beliefs and culture. Stay 2 nights at Les Dunes d'Ifaty (villa rooms) or similar. Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner.
Day 11 – Tulear
Morning excursion to the tortoise village and Reniala forest. Rest of the day at leisure. Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner.
Day 12 – To Antananarivo
Morning flight from Tulear to Antananarivo. Transfer to Le Royal Palissandre or similar and stay overnight. Stop off at La Digue handicraft market en route to the hotel. After lunch, there is a tour of Ambohimanga, one of the 12 sacred hills of Antananarivo. Farewell dinner at Villa Vanille. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Day 13 – To London
Transfer to the airport and fly to London, via Nairobi, with Kenya Airways Meals Included: Breakfast.
Day 14 – London
Early morning arrival.
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