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:

Andrea Hulme
Andrea Hulme
Catherine Ronan
Catherine Ronan
Rod Tether
Rod Tether

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

Delivered

"Excellent experience - again - from trip design through to execution. Excellent staff in Natural High but also on the trek."

Paul & Liz

Excellent Service

"Really enjoyed the holiday. Was exactly what we were looking for. Service from Natural High was perfect. Would definately recommend and use again."

Patrick and Carmel

THE PERFECT TREK!

"Vanessa from Natural High Safaris provided a very responsive,personal and bespoke service which in turn led to a perfect trip, that was without fault! From our pack mules all the way up to our guide, Oulaid, it was outstanding. We were guided through the most beautiful and remote countryside to camp sites with the most awesome views. Oulaid had really thought about our route and request to be off the beaten track. It was a delight that we did not see any tourist for the whole trek. Our team were professional,hospitable and friendly, delivery a very well prepared and comfortable camp each evening.The camp chef did an amazing job bearing in mind the remoteness of our location, conjuring up very tasty and varied meals each day. If I could book another trip tomorrow I would.Next year beckons!Well done all!!"

Anonymous

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"Fantastic accommodation recommendations in small boutique hotels"

Ian And Jo Ashby CR

I will definitely plan an expedition with this company again.

"They promptly provided an itinerary in response to our desires. Feedback on the plan was well received. Closer to the time we were connected with our guides to further hone our trip. A group of 5 women, arriving from various destinations, camping and lodges in the desert with extraordinary guides. Yes, the cliche works here...a trip of a lifetime."

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