Rainforests, Mountains & Beaches of Southern Madagascar
This tour focuses on the varying scenic delights of Eastern and Southern Madagascar. You head south through the lush central highlands visiting Ranomafana National Park (with its extensive wildlife, including the rare Golden Bamboo lemurs) and the very scenic Isalo National Park. Then it ends on the dry South-west coast of Madagascar for some days of relaxation at the beach. En route you visit charming Malagasy towns and villages and get a chance to immerse yourself in local Malagasy life and culture.
This is a wonderful mix of wildlife (with plenty of endemic species to be seen in Andasibe and Ranomafana), stunning scenery and relaxation. It also has quite a bit of walking. So we recommend that you are at least moderately fit as much of the wildlife-viewing in the parks is by foot.
This itinerary is quite unusual in Madagascar in that you do not to keep returning to Tana during your tour. You are with your private guide from Antananarivo all the way through Southern Madagascar to the south-west coast and then you have a few days at the beach.
As always, this is a sample itinerary. And so it can be adapted to suit you with a couple of interesting variations. We show the 13 night version below. But you can also opt to leave out Andasibe National Park to make an 11 night itinerary...
This extension can be at the end, as shown here. It is better at the end as then you can travel direct from Vakona to Ivato Airport, with no need to spend a final night in Tana - unless you have a very early flight departure.
(If you incorporate it earlier - on Day 2 - then you would need to make it a 3 night extension (14 nights in total).
- Ranomafana National Park
- Isalo National Park
- Dry South-west coast beaches
Rainforests, Mountains & Beaches of Southern Madagascar at a glance
An idea of price
All our itineraries are merely samples of what we can arrange. Virtually every trip is tailor-made for you. The exact price of our sample itineraries depends on the time of year and accommodation used. This is merely a guideline.
It excludes regional flights to the start and end of the itinerary (as these may vary depending on where you fly into Africa). But it includes an estimate of any flights WITHIN the itinerary. Contact us for a quote including any regional flights needed.
All accommodation, meals as specified, services of an English-speaking driver, for transfers, tours with park guides in the National Parks (Only official guides are allowed to conduct the walking tours.)
Domestic flights – typical prices are shown but a confirmed price is given on the quote, optional tours, all services & meals not specified, drinks, visa costs and items of a personal nature eg. tips, curios