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
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Andrea Hulme
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Olly Williams
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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.

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Another Perfect Trip

"Morocco was our fourth trip with Natural High and true to past trips, the itinerary was right on point for our interest and goals, all logistics went off without a hitch and the service throughout the trip was high end. Everyone we worked with were friendly and professional. We had a fantastic time...Thank you!"

Tom & Karen Holterhoff

Perfect holiday from start to finish.

"Absolutely excellent service. The itinerary was spot on and the whole holiday worked like clockwork. The pre holiday notes and briefing were most useful too. I would have no hesitation in recommending Natural High Safaris to others."

Angela R CR

Fabulous trip to Tanzania

"This is the second time we have used Natural High Safaris, and again they organised an outstanding holiday for us, this time in Tanzania, combining a safari and beach holiday that was top-notch. Highly recommend them, with huge range of experience and desire to really understand what it is their clients want - and then delivering! Thanks to Catherine Ronan."

Anonymous

An outstanding trip to the Himalayas superbly designed by Natural High.

"Natural High organised a 2 week family trip to Ladakh in August 2018. Andrea Hulme used her local knowledge to design an exciting trip that included a 5 day trek, white water rafting and numerous cultural visits and experiences. Their local partners Shakti were absolutely outstanding and we loved staying in the village houses as opposed to hotels. Their female Ladakhi guide Sonam was really one of the best we have every had on our travels."

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"Yet again another great holiday arranged by Natural High - Air France tried to ruin it but Natural High and their local agent were very helpful in resolving the problems caused. ."

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