Explore a tableau of seafarers and pirates, missionaries and more in Madagascar

Madagascar tours

Madagascar, land of lemurs: brown, bamboo, ruffed, ring-tailed, Verraux’s sifakas, Indri-Indri… OK, so you get the picture.

This African island, fourth largest island in the world, is famous for its lemurs, which come in about a hundred species. Maybe you’ve seen Madagascar – the movie that is – and you know just how charismatic and comical these primates can be. After all, the on-screen self-proclaimed ‘Lord of the Lemurs’, Ringtailed King Julian XIII, decreed life on his island should be a thumping dance party.

So why not take to the ‘dance floor’ with us and get among the action. Of course, the lemurs may be the star attraction, but they’re not the only celebrities in this former Kingdom. Magical Madagascar hosts an incredible collection of wildlife, including the much-maligned carnivorous Fossa. Most of these inhabitants are unique to the island following its escape from other supercontinents around 60-70 million years ago.

Along with the wildlife, there’s the lavish landscape. Regal rainforests sprawl across the country’s eastern lowlands; grandiose geology thrusts up tantalizing limestone karsts in the Tsingy of Bermaraha; the lengthy Canal of Pangalanes carves a passage through time and history; the stately Avenue of baobabs, ancient and imposing giants, lines the country’s most beautiful road.

Add in the friendly Malagasy locals with their traditional transport of pirogues, pousse-pousse and overloaded carts; animated villages and attractive beaches; prolific birdlife, cute geckos and cranky chameleons. You get the picture? Of course, there’s history too – a tableau of seafarers and pirates, missionaries and marketers, colonisers and kings.

Yes, you’ll find Madagascar is one huge kaleidoscope of charm, colour and culture. As you ‘waltz’ through waterways, ‘rock-n-roll’ around rice paddies and ‘fandango’ through forests, you’ll be very glad you joined the party.

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What You Can Experience In Madagascar

En masse, multiple species, multiple personalities.

World Monument site of cobbled streets and 19th century buildings.

Analamazaotra, Isalo, Kirindy, Palmarium, Vakona, Voimma, Zombitse-Vohibasia…the list goes on.

Stark sentinels, Madagascar’s first National Monument.

A collection of natural and artificial waterways, one of Madagascar’s quiet marvels.

Limestone forest and rare geological phenomena of exceptional beauty.

Colourful capital and heart of the historical Kingdom.

Malagasy handicraft capital, renown for Zafimaniry woodcarving.

Luxury lodge among nature’s gems, grande finale for a grand tour.

Doesn’t this just make you want to hop on a plane?

Tour Dates

Our next tour date is: TBA

Depart Auckland,
New Zealand


*includes return economy airfares Auckland

Depart Australia (Brisbane/Sydney/Melbourne)


*includes return economy airfares

*price subject to change due to airfare and exchange rate increases

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