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:

Vanessa Janion
Vanessa Janion
Rod Tether
Rod Tether
Alex Edwards
Alex Edwards

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

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"They were incredibly helpful with choosing which camps we should go to and they took extra time to learn about us as a family so that they could be most able to advise us...I found them extremely willing to answer any questions and always responded in an extremely quick manner. Our itinerary went exactly as outlined and was very comforting to have someone every step of the way who was there to facilitate our moves between camps. We felt very lucky to have seen the parts of Kenya that we did and we would have never been able to research enough to affect the same things on our own."

Susannah Furr VJ

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"Natural High provides great personalized service - they have incredible knowledge of Africa, and work with you to focus your interests and match you with an amazing experience. We have always had unbelievable trips with Natural High!"

Trusted Customer

Best holiday and a true "once in a lifetime" experience

"I've been on many lovely holidays, but have never before had the ultimate luxury of such a personalised itinerary. Natural High Safari's attention to detail and total consideration of our particular requirements was quite simply brilliant! Our guide Joseph taught us more than we could ever have hoped, and my sons are looking forward to taking him on an English Safari, though we'll be sorely challenged to make it remotely as exciting and wonderful as the trip we had with him."

Emma Jackson VJ

Natural High

"Excellent the partner in Belize, excellent guide and service. The program choosen for he group was realy tailor made."

Ana Hardoy VJ

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"Have just returned from a fabulous holiday booked through Natural High safaris. From the initial conversations through to the end of the holiday it was easy and stress-free. Everything went without a hitch, transfer times and connecting flights were all perfectly co-ordinated and the accommodation was lovely. My only niggle was that I couldn't get hold of Vanessa at the office and sometimes my messages were not passed on so I had to call again. Thank you too for all the little goodies that you sent through before and after our trip - a lovely touch!"

Rachel And David Alexander VJ

 

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