MADAGASCAR'S DEEP SOUTH

Lemurs and Sifakas, varied landscapes, whales and dolphins - all well off the beaten track
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Where
Madagascar
When
June to November
How long
9 NIGHTS
How much
From £4,550 PP
why
SPINY FOREST, RINGTAILED LEMURS, UNSPOILED COAST LINE, HUMPBACK WHALES
staying in
Boutique Lodges

Day 1

Arrive in Tana

Timings of international flights make an overnight here a necessity, but it does allow time to recover from the journey and a flavour of just how different this extraordinary country is to mainland Africa.

Take advantage of the exceptional food on offer at a number of Tana’s hotels where you’ll find an interesting blend of French and Indonesian cuisine.

Day 2 - 4

Flight to Ifotaka Forest

Head to the airport early this morning to get the three hour scheduled charter flight straight down to the Ifotaka Community Forest. Stay at Mandrare River Camp - a small tented camp with excellent guiding and the option to do both day and night walks, exploring the Spiny Forest for lemurs, sifaka and birds.

Day 5 - 7

Leave Mandrare

Leave Mandrare for another hop on a light aircraft - only an hour this time - down to Fort Dauphin. Then drive along the coast to Manafiafy, another small tented camp with a distinctly safari style.

The ecosystem is entirely different here being rainforest, mangrove and coast and while there is the option to simply flop on the beach there is also a lot of wildlife to be found in the area - including marine mammals.

Day 5 - 7

Manafiafy

A beautiful beach resort with a difference - located on a long, private beach with spacious bungalows nestled in the forest line. This intimate resport offers a host of activities out on the water as well as daya nd night walks in the surrounding coastal rainforest. 

The forests around Manafiafy are home to numerous species of lemurs, amphibians and reptiles as well as excellent birding, especially in the extensive mangrove and wetland eco-system. 

What our clients said...
We've been fortunate enough to do a number of wildlife safaris in different parts of Africa and we're now contemplating Madagascar. Our primary interest is natural history, over culture or history, but we'd rather be somewhere less visited and see less than somewhere on the main tourist trail. A couple of different locations would be ideal - good guiding, for mammals and birds, is important to us.”
CHARLES AND JENNY

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Our experienced travellers include:

Catherine Ronan
Catherine Ronan
Vanessa Janion
Vanessa Janion
Olly Williams
Olly Williams

It takes genuine local knowledge to craft trips that go beyond the ordinary.

All of us at Natural High have over 20 years’ experience in the countries we offer. We’ve lived there, worked there and arranged countless one-off journeys for clients. We live to travel – and love to share our tips on what’s really worth doing. For expert advice (and a traveller’s tale or two), speak to one of our team. They’ll be happy to let you in on their travel secrets, and help you plan a tailor-made trip that’s truly unforgettable.

Reviews

Everything went smoothly and selection of accommodation was perect for us

"Excellent, no problems"

Anonymous

Fantastic Kenya 🇰🇪 Safari thanks Vanessa

"We stayed at three beautiful lodges; The Emakoko Nairobi National Park, Tortillis Camp Amboseli National Park and Kicheche Valley Camp Mara Conservation Area. Great food, great staff, great guides, great management, could not fault anything. Every pick up was on time and with a smile. Loved the ‘Captains Table’ at Kicheche. Highlight was the Ballon ride over the Mara - fantastic. We saw all that we hoped to see, Nairobi; lion, rhino, plains game Amboseli; elephant, lion, buffalo, hippo, plains game Mara; leopard, lion, elephant, cheetah, buffalo, plains game. In Nairobi we stayed at the Sarova Stanley which was also great, leaving a message on the mail board by the ‘Thorn Tree’. Key to our great safari was our travel consultant Vanessa Janion at Natural High who was fantastic. Yes we loved everything, thanks Vanessa 💖"

David Poninghaus VJ

Amazing experience

"Seamless service, Catherine was able to accommodate my changing needs, even last minute changes that were my fault, and ended up with a wonderful vacation experience......highly recommend for efficient and individualized service."

Anonymous

Very helpful and accomodating

"Very helpful and Catherine went out of her way to accommodate us. It was also short notice from our side and yet it all worked very well. Good advice was provided to us about where to stay en route and all queries promptly answered."

Anonymous

Phenomenal Safari which will certainly stay with us for years to come

"Our main contact, Rod, was extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of the Safari that we ultimately decided upon. We trusted his recommendations throughout and were certainly impressed by the trip. Whilst we were on Safari Rod was always there at the end of the phone, or email should we need him (which we did with a bit of a passport blip) and he did everything he could to help us out."

Matt & Lucy Worthy RT

 

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