Madagascar,

Highlights of Madagascar for the Active and Adventurous

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Tailor-Made Tour
21 Days
From £5223
GEOIP Not Available
Primate Watching
Birding
Off The Beaten Track
Photographic

Tour Introduction

21 Days from £5223
GEOIP Not Available
per adult. All trip details below can be tailored just for you

These locations are some of the most impressive and exciting in all Madagascar, resulting in a varied and adventurous circuit; mostly well off the beaten track. This very special itinerary takes in each of Madagascar’s major ecosystems; the rainforests of the east, dry deciduous forests of the west, bizarre spiny desert of the south, mountainous interior and jagged limestone karst of the tsingy on the west coast.

The adventure begins with Kirindy (with the world’s highest primate diversity), where you will have a good chance to glimpse Madagascar’s apex predator the fossa, unique giant jumping rat and the smallest primate in the world, the Madame Berthe’s mouse lemur, before moving to the Tsingy of Bemaraha (one of only two natural World Heritage Sites in Madagascar). Walks in the Grand Tsingy here are adventurous but provide spectacular scenery and acrobatic Decken’s sifakas. Heading east you will cross a part of the central highland plateau that few others get to see whilst taking in some local culture, before arriving at Ranomafana National Park. Here you will experience a completely different ecosystem with many special rainforest wildlife encounters hopefully including the wonderful aye aye, golden bamboo lemur and Milne Edwards’s sifaka plus a plethora of endemic birds and frogs. Next you will pass granite massifs and ring tailed lemurs before entering the eroded canyon lands of Isalo. Further south still is the arid spiny bush around Tulear where the flora and fauna has had to adapt to extreme periods of draught. Finally, quality time is enjoyed in the Andasibe area for primary rainforest exploration and a whole cast of different lemurs. With such a range of remote and breath-taking locations, this adventure will reveal the hidden charms of a Madagascar that few are lucky enough to see.

Full Itinerary

Price from £5223
GEOIP Not Available
per adult. Based on sharing double / twin rooms
Day 1
Antananarivo

Arrive Antananarivo, met on arrival and transfer (15 minutes) to your hotel.

Staying at Au Bois Vert. Includes No Meals.

Day 2
Antananarivo

After a morning at lesuire to recover from your flight, enjoy a city tour of Tana. Perhaps the visit old Royal Palace at Ambohimanga Hill, the market of la Digue, the central square or Tsarasoatra Lake for some urban birdwatching.

Staying at Au Bois Vert. Includes Breakfast.

Day 3
Kirindy Reserve

Transfer to the airport to take flight to Morondava. Met on arrival and transfer to the Kirindy Reserve past the Avenue of Baobabs. Morning and afternoon guided walks in the Kirindy Reserve in search of its special wildlife including eight species of lemur.

Highlights may include the acrobatic Verreaux’s sifaka, red-fronted brown lemur, the impressive predatory fossa, narrow-striped mongoose (bokiboky) and birds such as the white-breasted mesite and crested coua. In the evening take another night walk to see more nocturnal wildlife. The 10,000-hectare Kirindy reserve is a rare remnant of Madagascar’s threatened dry tropical deciduous forest. Take an evening night walk in search of nocturnal species including the tiny Madame Berthe's mouse lemur, the smallest primate in the world.

Staying at Kirindy Gite. Includes All Meals.

Day 4
Kirindy Reserve

A full day of morning and afternoon guided walks in the Kirindy Reserve in search of its special wildlife. In the late afternoon look for fossa and narrow striped mongoose around the Kirindy Gite.

Later in the evening take a night walk in search of more nocturnal species. Species to look for include the bizarre giant jumping rat, big-headed gecko, scops owl and six species of nocturnal lemur including the tiny Madame Berthe's mouse lemur (smallest primate in the world).

Staying at Kirindy Gite. Includes All Meals.

Day 5
Tsingy of Bemaraha National Park

Transfer around 8 hours through chaning landscapes to Bekopaka, gateway to Tsingy of Bemaraha National Park.

The National Park is a World Heritage Site, protecting a diverse range of flora and fauna and some otherworldly geology. There are tall limestone pinnacles (some 45 metres high) that support fascinating botanical communities, as well as sunken forests, lakes, marshes and some interesting wildlife. In the evening perhaps take a walk around the hotel grounds where the Peter's (Western rufous) mouse lemur can been seen.

Staying at Hotel Le Soleil du Tsingy. Includes All Meals.

Day 6
Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park

A day to explore the National Park including a morning pirogue boat trip on the Manambolo River and a visit to the Petit Tsingy, a small canyon of impressive sharp limestone karst limestone rock formations. Here you may see the rare Madagascar fish eagle hunting over the river and nearby lakes and endemic giant coua and greater and lesser vasa parrots in the dry forests.

Staying at Hotel Le Soleil Des Tsingy. Includes All Meals.

Day 7
Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park

Spend another day exploring the National Park and perhaps visit the spectacular Grand Tsingy. Here the tsyiny pinnacles are at their most jagged and impressive. A walk through this trail is adventerous with ladders, narrow pathways and requires some agilty. The sunken forests here are a good spot to see the agile Decken's sifaka, rufous brown lemurs and the highly localised Randrianasolo's (Bemaraha) sportive lemur.

Staying at Hotel Le Soleil Des Tsingy. Includes All Meals.

Day 8
Morondava

Today spend most of the day, transfering back to Morondava via the famous Avenue des Baobabs at sunset. A sunset view of these iconic 800 year old and endemic trees will provide a beautiful photographic opportunity and a long lasting memory.

Staying at Palissandre Cote Ouest. Includes All Meals.

Day 9
Antsirabe

Morning transfer 7-8 hours across rural Madagascan countryside to Antsirabe stopping to take photographs along the journey.

You will also be able to see the different ethnic groups and see how the red soil changes to fertile farming lands around the townof Miandrivazo where cotton, rice and tobacco are grown.

Staying at Coulear Cafe. Includes All Meals.

Day 10
Ranomafana National Park

After perhaps seeing some of the handicraft stalls in Antsirabe, continue the drive through Bestileo country to Ranomafana, stopping en route at the woodcarving centre of Ambositra. Arrive in Ranomafana in the afternoon and transfer to the hotel. After dark there will be a guided walk to look for nocturnal species such as the rufous mouse lemur and numerous reptiles and endemic frogs and insects.

Staying at SETAM Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 11
Ranomafana National Park

Morning and afternoon excursions in Ranomafana National Park. Ranomafana is an exceptionally rich high-altitude rainforest reserve where the very rare and locally endemic golden bamboo lemur and eleven other lemur species exist including the beautiful red-bellied lemur and large Milne Edwards sifaka. Birdlife is fantastic with numerous forest specialities to see such as the pitta like ground roller. Over 120 species of endemic frog have also been identified in the area.

The trails can be steep and tough but generally the going is moderate.

Staying at SETAM Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 12
Kianjavato Forest Reserve

Today transfer (1 hour 30 mins) east to the Kianjavato Forest Reserve. The Kianjavato Reserve and project is managed by the Madagascar Biodiversity Project and Lemur Conservation Network and was set up to research lemur ecology and threats in fragmented forests.

Spend the day exploring the rainforest trails for two highly endangered species of lemur in particular; the greater bamboo lemur and the southern black-and-white ruffed lemur. we have very good chances to observe these lemurs alongside red-fronted brown lemurs and beautiful red-bellied lemurs.

Later in the afternoon head deeper into the forest to the site of an aye aye nest thanks to the help of our local guide. As night falls you have an excellent chance to see this elusive species as it sets out for an night of foraging.

Please note that the aye aye excursion involves walking the rainforest undergrowth on potentially very steep and slippery trails.

Staying at SETAM Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 13
Ranomafana National Park

Today enjoy another day of morning and afternoon guided walks in the biodiverse Ranomafana National Park. Perhaps explore the higher altitude Vohipara Circuit in the morning where secretive forest dwelling birds such as the yellow-browed oxylabes and beautiful yellow-bellied sunbird asity can be found. In the afternoon perhaps explore the trails near the lookout and focus on the many lemurs found in the reserve.

Staying at SETAM Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 14
Anja Park and Isalo

Transfer to Isalo, stopping at the community-run Anja Park en route to see a habituated population of ring-tailed lemurs and search for the impressive Oustalets's chameleon. Arrive in Isalo in the late afternoon and visit the interpretation centre or Window of Isalo if time allows.

Staying at Jardin du Roy. Includes All Meals.

Day 15
Isalo National Park

Enjoy a day to hike in Isalo National Park. The park, an eroded limestone massif, contains wonderful scenery and unusual plants like the endemic ‘elephant’s foot’ Pachypodium rosalatum and is a sacred burial ground for the Bara tribe. There are many interesting geological sites and places to swim in the park alongside its curious natural history. Wildlife is less diverse here but includes red-fronted brown lemurs, jewel chameleons and the localised Benson's rock thrush.

Staying at Jardin du Roy. Includes All Meals.

Day 16
Zombitse National Park

Depart early for a 2 hour transfer to Zombitse National Park and then spend the rest of the morning exploring the park. Zombitse-Vohibasia acts as a transition zone between the dry and the humid forests of Madagascar with baobabs and numerous orchids. It is home to eight lemur species including the locally endemic Zombitse (Hubbard's) sportive lemur and a dark morph of the Verreaux´s sifaka. Birds are also a highlight with 85 species including Zombitse’s special attraction the rare Appert´s tetraka.

Continue to lodge in Tulear in the afternoon and rest. In the late afternoon and evening take a guided walk in the unique spiny forest at the Antsokay Arboretum. Learn about the adaptions of the the spiny forest flora including the thorny Didiereacae, or octopus, trees to the arid conditions and spot some its special wildlife.

Staying at Auberge de La Table. Includes All Meals.

Day 17
Antananarivo

Morning pick up from the hotel and transfer to Tulear airport. Take domestic flight back to Tana. Met on arrival in Tana and take a city tour of Tana if interested.

Staying at Lokanga Boutique Hotel. Includes Breakfast.

Day 18
Andasibe

Morning transfer to Andasibe and Analamazaotra (Andasibe-Mantadia) National Park, also known as Perinet.

Afternoon excursion to Mitsinjo forest, a community-managed part of Analamazaotra rainforest. The forest here supports lowland streaked tenrecs, indris, the tiny Goodman’s mouse lemur, eastern woolly lemur and furry-eared dwarf lemur as well as Malagasy tree boa, many species of chameleons, leaf-tailed geckos and endemic frogs. Take a night walk once dark for the nocturnal species.

Staying at Vakona Forest Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 19
Mantadia National Park

In the morning transfer further north and enjoy a guided walk in Mantadia National Park.

The lush primary rainforest of this park is an excellent location to see the beautiful diademed sifaka and the more elusive black and white ruffed lemur. Birds include the shy scaly-ground roller and velvet asity amongst many more. Enjoy another night walk in the evening near the hotel. At night it is possible to encounter many nocturnal lemurs as well as pygmy chameleons, giant millipedes and an assortment of colourful endemic frogs, camouflaged stick insects and much more.

Staying at Vakona Forest Lodge. Includes Breakfast.

Day 20
Perinet Reserve

Morning excursions in the Perinet rainforest reserve. The reserve is the best place to see the largest lemur species, the indri, along with common brown and eastern grey bamboo lemurs, diademed sifakas, huge Parson's chameleons and the bizarre giraffe-necked weevil. Perhaps also take a cultural tour of Andasibe village if of interest.

In the afternoon transfer 4 hours back to Tana. On arrival back in Tana check in to the hotel for the evening.

Later transfer to the airport to check in for the flight home.

Staying at Au Bois Vert. Includes Breakfast.

Day 21
Depart Antananarivo

Depart Antananarivo on flight home.

Includes No Meals.

Tour Accommodation

Madagascar

Auberge De La Table

Overview

The main attraction of a stay at Auberge De La Table is the onsite Arboretum D’Antsokay which contains a wonderful selection of plants from the arid spiny forest ecosystem of Southern Madagascar. Wide flat paths make exploring the Arboretum easy and a very enjoyable experience for those interested in botany and learning about the medicinal uses of the plants.

Fauna includes birdlife such as the Madagascar buttonquail, green-capped coua, banded kestrel and sickle-billed vanga. Night walks with the resident guide are a great way to spot the locally endemic grey-brown mouse lemur and a variety of reptiles such as the large warty chameleon; (Furcifer verrucosus), the ocelot gecko (Paroedura picta), the tiny Lygodactylus tuberosus and the impressive Dumeril’s boa. During the day the huge Madagascar giant swallowtail butterfly sometimes appears near flowering bushes.

There is also an educational interpretation centre on site, focused on information and threats to the spiny forest.

The hotels accept Euros, US Dollars and Visa and MasterCard’s with a 3.7% surcharge.

 

Swimming Pool
Yes
Air Conditioning
No
Rooms
9
Facilities

The Auberge de la Table has 9 comfortable bungalows designed for one to three people, all with a large double bed and a single bed available on request, a small but modern bathroom, mosquito nets, free standing fans, and tea and coffee making facilities upon request. Electricity is available 24 hours a day with solar panels. The water comes from a natural well. Hot water is obtained through solar water heaters.

The Dry Forest restaurant, named in honour of the dry spiny forest of southwestern Madagascar, serves meals on the terrace of the restaurant. The lounge bar offers a great place to have a drink before or after a meal. There is a library located next to the bar with a wide selection of books and games as well as free Wi-Fi being available in the public areas. Bikes are also available to rent and there is a swimming pool.

Local Wildlife

The Antsokay Arboretum is the main attraction, where nearly 1,000 species of plants are found on a labelled botanical trail. Grey-brown mouse lemurs are easily spotted here on night walks and a there is a good range of spiny forest specialty reptiles and birds found in the Arboretum including the Dumeril’s ground boa, warty chameleon, thick-tailed gecko, sickle-billed vanga, crested and running couas and banded kestrel. The rare red-shouldered vanga and Verreaux's coua can found in the spiny bush habitat at Tsinjoriake. Humpback whale watching, more spiny forest birdwatching and coral reefs can be found at Ifaty and Anakao.

Optional Activities

Explore the Antsokay Arboretum onsite or venture further afield to walk the Table Mountain Trail, part of the New Protected Area of Tsinjoriake. There is a fantastic view from the top showcasing the wild spiny forest habitat of the region. Visits to the local fishing villages, Honko Mangrove Project or birdwatching or whale watching in Ifaty or Anakao are also available.

Madagascar

Palissandre Cote Ouest

Overview

Located in the attractive Nosy Kely area of Morondava, and set just steps from its sandy beach, this is one of the best hotels in Morondava. Accommodation consists of 29 comfortable beach front bungalows made of local materials. The large comfortable air-conditioned rooms have a spacious private bathroom, satellite TV, safe and mini bar. Each bungalow has immediate access to the beach but the sea here has strong currents and is not suitable for swimming.

Facilities at the hotel include a restaurant offering international and local cuisine, bar, spa and large swimming pool. There is plenty of seating around the pool and Wi-Fi is also available.

Swimming Pool
Yes
Air Conditioning
Yes
Rooms
29
Facilities

Restaurant and bar, private bathrooms with hot water, all rooms are air-conditioned and feature a satellite TV and minibar. There is also a large swimming pool, spa and Wi-Fi.

Madagascar Western Madagascar

Kirindy Eco Lodge

Overview

The only accommodation available within Kirindy Special Reserve itself, Kirindy Ecolodge (previously called Kirindy Gite) is operated by the government parks service, Madagascar National Parks. The accommodation in the past was seriously basic, but now is in renovated yet rustic wooden bungalows with en suite flush toilets and cold showers. Early booking is advisable in high season. Impressive in-camp and nocturnal wildlife encounters may leave you feeling that your night in this simple accommodation was well worthwhile. Bedding is minimal and temperatures can drop at night in the cooler months of June to September when we recommend taking a light sleeping bag and a fleece.

Swimming Pool
No
Air Conditioning
No
Rooms
12
Facilities

Private flush toilets, cold water showers, mosquito nets, restaurant/ lounge area

Local Wildlife

A wonderful place for wildlife, augmented by the iconic Avenue des Baobabs through which you drive en route to Kirindy. The park is best known for its nocturnal wildlife, including fossa and giant jumping rat (both often seen in camp), narrow-striped mongoose and six species of nocturnal lemur: pygmy mouse, grey mouse, red-tailed sportive, pale fork-marked, Coquerel’s dwarf and fat-tailed dwarf lemurs. Diurnal lemurs include Verreaux’s sifaka and red-fronted brown lemur. Several tenrecs occur here: common, lesser hedgehog and large-eared. Some very rare bird species inhabit Kirindy, including white-breasted mesite, Coquerel’s coua, crested coua, sickle-billed vanga and cuckoo roller. It’s also a good location for the surprisingly beguiling hissing cockroach.

Optional Activities

Wildlife walks in Kirindy National Park, both during the day and after dark. Visit the iconic Avenue des Baobabs en route from/to Morondava.

Madagascar Eastern Madagascar

Setam lodge

Overview

Setam is a comfortable small lodge situated in a pre-montane river valley close to the primary rainforest of Ranomafana National Park. In our opinion it is the best accommodation option in the area and a good base from which to explore the park. The rooms have comfortable beds, a wardrobe and bedside table and have excellent views towards the mountains.

Facilities include 24-hour electricity and pleasant gardens. Generous platters of good food using fresh ingredients are served in the main restaurant with its picture windows offering excellent views. Breakfast can be served on a large veranda, also with good views.

Swimming Pool
No
Air Conditioning
No
Rooms
20
Facilities

Restaurant, bar, private facilities, 24-hr electricity, private veranda

Local Wildlife

The park was created to provide protection for the very rare Golden bamboo lemur, which can be easily seen with the help of local guides. The park is also the best location to see the critically endagered greater bamboo lemur and the stunning Milne Edwards sifaka as well as red-bellied lemur, black and white ruffed lemur and red-fronted brown lemur. Over 100 bird species have been recorded in the park with specialities including the attractive pitta-like, short-legged and rufous-headed ground rollers, yellow-browed oxylabels, velvet and yellow-bellied sunbird asitys and brown mesite. Reptile and frog diversity is also very high with o'shaughnessy chameleon, Madagascar tree boa, three species of leaf-tailed gecko and numerous frogs.

Optional Activities

Guided wildlife walks into the Ranomafana National Park. The trails can be steep and tough but generally the going is moderate.

Madagascar Eastern Madagascar

Vakona Forest Lodge

Overview

Vakona Forest Lodge is conveniently located between the entrances of Analamazaotra (Perinet) and Mantadia rainforest reserves, just north of Andasibe Village and around four hours’ drive from Antananarivo. It is one of the most comfortable hotels in the Andasibe area with a peaceful and attractive location.

Bungalows are built surrounding a lake with a eucalyptus forest backdrop. All the bungalows are en-suite with mosquito nets over the beds, hot water showers and heaters for the cool winter evenings. Family bungalows have a mezzanine level for children.

The restaurant, which is built over the lake, serves mainly French-inspired cuisine on a set menu or more exciting a la carte (remember to ask to see it). Meals can be taken inside or on the terrace. Service is friendly but can be a little slow.

There is a small swimming pool for guests and Vakona Lodge has its own stables where horse riding from beginner to experienced standard can be undertaken on forest trails. There are also various walking trails into the forest from the lodge. There is also a games room for children.

Vakona Lodge also owns ‘Vakona Island’ where a brief canoe ride takes guests to enjoy a ‘lemur on the shoulder’ experience. Please be aware that these lemurs have not necessarily been ‘rescued’ from anywhere other than the wild. Similarly Vakona Lodge owns a small private zoo / crocodile park where caged wildlife can be seen. Not recommended from an animal welfare standpoint.

Vakona Forest Lodge is probably the most conveniently located lodge of this standard for the parks.

Swimming Pool
Yes
Air Conditioning
No
Rooms
28
Facilities

Restaurant, bar, lounge, swimming pool, private bathrooms, hot water and 24-hour electricity.

Local Wildlife

Indri, diademed sifaka, black and white ruffed lemur and eastern bamboo lemur can be seen during the day, while Goodman's mouse lemur, Crossley's dwarf lemur and eastern woolly lemur can be spotted at night. Other abundant wildlife includes Parson's chameleon, leaf chameleons, leaf-tailed geckos, giraffe-necked weevils. Birds include the scaly- and short-legged ground rollers, red-fronted coua, velvet- and sunbird asitys, blue- and nuthatch vangas, forest fody and more.

Optional Activities

Wildlife walks in the rainforest, horse riding, canoeing and squash.

Madagascar Western Madagascar

Hotel Le Soleil des Tsingy

Overview

The Soleil des Tsingy opened in 2013 and today offers the highest standard of accommodation in the Tsingy de Bemeraha National Park area north of Morondava, a town on the west coast. This beautiful lodge has extremely comfortable rooms with attractive décor amid lovely surroundings. Have a guided walk in the hotel’s private 20-hectare reserve with its vegetation typical of the area.

Each spacious bungalow has private bathroom and terrace, quality beds, ceiling fans, mosquito nets and room safe.

There is a large infinity swimming pool with deck chairs overlooking tremendous views. The restaurant serves up delicious French and Malagasy cuisine.

Other facilities include a pool table, children’s playground, TV room, souvenir shop and laundry service. NB: Credit cards are not accepted for payments.

The Tsingy de Bemeraha is the only single-site natural UNESCO World Heritage Site in Madagascar. It is a huge area of eroded karst limestone massif with narrow canyons, sunken forests and razor sharp pinnacles, similar to Ankarana in the north but much larger. Both are fascinating geological features found in few other destinations on Earth.

Swimming Pool
No
Air Conditioning
No
Rooms
17
Facilities

17 bungalows, bar, restaurant, swimming pool, Wi-Fi, laundry service, ceiling fans, mosquito nets.

Local Wildlife

The Peter's (Western rufous) mouse lemur can often be found in the grounds of the hotel. While in the Tsingy of Bemaraha National Park, the all-white Decken's sifaka, rufous brown lemurs and Randrianasolo's sportive lemur can all be seen. Madagascar fish eagles often hunt along the nearby Manambolo River and giant couas, Madagascar harrier hawks and greater and lesser vasa parrots are common. The fossa and tsingy tuft-tailed rat are also present but rarer to see.

Optional Activities

Visit of Grand and Petite Tsingy of Bemaraha, take a dug out canoe trip on Manambolo River and see ancient burial tombs.

Madagascar Southern Madagascar

Le Jardin du Roy

Overview

Located on the edge of Isalo National Park near the village of Ranohira and about a three-hour drive from Tulear in the far south west of Madagascar, Le Jardin Du Roy is an impressive luxury hotel constructed from beautiful granite stonework with traditional wooden flooring.

It is one of the best lodges in the area, with good service, a dramatic setting and delicious food. There are a selection of air-conditioned twin and double rooms located around the lush gardens and swimming pool, all with en suite bathrooms and showers, mosquito nets and the added luxury of a private veranda. The meals are offered in a spacious dining room with open fire, as it can get cool at night.

Isalo National Park is an eroded sandstone massif blessed with dry weather, stunning scenery, unusual plants and isolated oases: it is excellent both for long hikes and shorter walks.

Swimming Pool
Yes
Air Conditioning
Yes
Rooms
40
Facilities

Restaurant, bar, air conditioning, veranda, swimming pool: the Brigitte Spa offers massages, facials and other treatments using natural Malagasy oils.

Local Wildlife

The endemic Benson’s rock thrush is one of the top birds to see and lemurs include ring-tailed, Verreaux’s sifaka, red-fronted brown lemur and mouse. There is some exceptional botany, including pachypodium, pandanus, endemic feather palm and various aloes, one of which is endemic.

Optional Activities

Wildlife watching and hikes in Isalo National Park; use of the hotel facilities such as tennis court, horse riding and massage treatments.

Madagascar Eastern Madagascar

Au Bois Vert

Overview

Located a short drive from the airport and set in three hectares of peaceful and attractive gardens, accommodation is in rooms constructed using natural materials dominated by chunky wood and granite. All rooms have private bathrooms, satellite TV and safe. Facilities at the hotel include a swimming pool and a restaurant serving local and international cuisine.

The hotel is only 20 minutes from the airport so is an ideal location for a stopover.

Swimming Pool
Yes
Air Conditioning
No
Rooms
26
Facilities

Private bathrooms, TV, room safe, restaurant, swimming pool, Wi-Fi available in the lobby

Optional Activities

City tours can be arranged. Activities including mountain and quad biking, village tours and walking trips can be arranged offsite.

Madagascar Northern Madagascar

Couleur Cafe

Overview

A relatively new hotel and one of the best in Antsirabe, Couleur Café has sixteen comfortable rooms with large private bathrooms surrounded by beautiful gardens. Each room has comfortable beds and a fireplace, and been attractively decorated. The friendly and helpful staff are always on hand and free Wi-Fi is provided in the restaurant, though it can be patchy.

There is a small restaurant serving traditional Malagasy and French cuisine. The food is very well presented and special diets can be catered for. There is also a small communal lounge area and a small selection of souvenirs available to buy.

Swimming Pool
No
Air Conditioning
No
Rooms
16
Facilities

Wi-Fi (only in restaurant), private bathrooms, restaurant, lounge, souvenir shop and gardens.

Optional Activities

The hotel offers easy access to Antsirabe for independent exploration.

Route Map

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Le Soleil Des Tsingy: -18.897670, 44.829810
Le Jardin du Roy: -22.649403, 45.329611
Palissandre Cote Ouest: -20.300007, 44.267781
Kirindy Gite: -20.067050, 44.657240
Vakona Forest Lodge: -18.889904, 48.435202

Departure Dates

This tour has no set departure date and can be tailored to suit your travel requirements. Contact us for more details.

Travel Information

Are International Flights Included?

No. Please contact us for a quote if required.

Flight Info:

Fly to Tana on Air France via Paris, or with Ethiopian Airlines via Addis Ababa or Kenya Airways via Nairobi. South African Airways/Airlink also have daily flights between Johannesburg and Antananarivo.

Best Visited:

April to November

Are you ATOL Registered?

Yes. This means we are legally able to book your international flights in conjunction with your ground arrangements so you can book with us with complete confidence. Read more about our ATOL license here.

Ian Loyd

Area Specialist

If you have any questions regarding this Tour, please feel free to contact me on +44 (0)1803 866965

Tour guide was perfect (Excellent++). Attentive and caring. Outstanding person. Became part of the family. Give her an award!!! Local guides very enthusiastic and knowledgeable and pleasant people to be with. Helen’s enthusiastic and sparkling voice was a pleasure to hear on the ‘phone. All questions answered in detail and printed information sent was helpful. You guys really cared. Very attentive in Madagascar and went well. Very pleasant and good driver. No corners cut and a well planned trip with all details covered. Perfect for us. Due to good guides and spotters we saw 16 species of lemurs and plenty of them. Never in my wildest dreams did I expect to see so many species and so close to us. Marvellous – very emotional. Lemurs are such wonderful gentle creatures. This trip was so well-designed for people like us. I will never forget this trip in my life. What a humbling experience it was. Some time in the future we will be back to see these special animals. In the mean time I look to our video footage of our time with the lemurs of Madagascar. Helen Cox – well done. Your company is at the top of our list.

Mr & Mrs M - Berkshire