Berenty Lodge

Located in the heart of one of Madagascar's oldest reserves, Berenty Lodge offers 12 en suite bungalows, which although simple, are comfortable and spacious. Electricity is however only available...


Mandrare River Camp

Owned and run by Madagascar Classic Camping (who also own Manafiafy Lodge), Mandrare River Camp is located three and a half hours by road from Fort Dauphin in the Ifotaka forest...


Les Dunes d'Ifaty

Located 27kms to the north of the south-west region's largest town, Tulear, Les Dunes d'Ifaty is a relaxing and pleasant hotel to spend a few days. The hotel overlooks the Mozambique Channel...


Isalo Rock Lodge

Isalo Rock Lodge is a relatively new and modern accommodation option in Isalo National Park. The lodge is positioned high in the sandstone rock formations overlooking the park and offers...


Day 1

Meal Basis: Bed & Breakfast

Antananarivo is Madagascar’s capital city, perched on top of a mountain range close to several nature reserves, including Tsingy de Bemaraha, with its fantastical limestone spikes. Founded in 1625, it has a rich historical heritage that is complemented by scenic landscapes traversed with a multitude of hiking routes. 

Day 2 - 4: Andasibe-Mantadia

Meal Basis: Full Board plus Activities

A place of great beauty and biodiversity, Andasibe-Mantadia National Park stretches across 154 square kilometres, and is now divided into two distinct sections – the smaller ‘Perinet’ Reserve to the south and the larger Parc National de Mantadia to the north. The region is swathed with thick tropical rainforests – made up of lush ferns, tangled lianas, hundreds of orchid species and myriad other jungle flora – teeming with a diverse array of endemic wildlife. You’ll know you’ve arrived when you hear the peculiar call of the Indri, the largest living lemur in existence, which can reach up to one metre in height.

Day 5 - 7: Berenty

Meal Basis: Full Board plus Activities

Set in southern Madagascar, the Berenty Reserve is a small private forest along the Mandrake River. This reserve is ideal for bird enthusiasts as it attracts a wide range of endemic bird species. For visitor convenience, the Berenty Reserve has an accommodation establishment set in the forest along with forest trails to discover this region.

Day 8 - 11: Nosy Be

Meal Basis: Full Board

Nosy Be’s is Madagascar’s biggest and most popular tourist destination and it’s easy to understand why – located off Madagascar’s northwestern coast, this small island is blessed with exquisite sand beaches, glittering volcanic lakes and diverse flora and fauna. What’s more, despite its popularity, Nosy Be has remained refreshingly unspoilt and free of rampant development, with low-key beach bungalows more the order of the day here than glitzy commercial resorts. Most visitors are content to do very little except relax on the idyllic beaches, go swimming or snorkelling in the calm azure waters and enjoy seafood feasts at oceanfront restaurants, but if you fancy a bit of sightseeing, it’s worth paying a visit to the bazaar in Hell-ville – where you can pick up samples of the fragrant spices for Nosy Be is nicknamed ‘The Perfume Island’ – and exploring the lush rainforests of the Lobeke nature reserve. Coral reefs skirting the coast offer phenomenal scuba diving opportunities, while a peppering of surrounding islets make for enchanting day trips.

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The south and south-eastern region has some fantastic areas for wildlife viewing, superb scenery and remote off the beaten track beaches.

The most well-known area is the Berenty Reserve which is home to large troops of resident ring-tailed lemurs and the ‘dancing’ verreaux sifakas. This area has been on numerous television shows and is extremely popular with tourists.

The areas of the Ifotaka community forest (gallery forest and spiny forest), Andohahela National Park (rainforest, spiny forest and transition forest) and the Mandena Conservation Zone (littoral and spiny forest) are far less visited and well worth a trip. All of these areas are accessed from the main town of the south – Fort Dauphin.

Towards the end of the RN7 you will find the spectacular rock formations and diverse scenery of the Isalo National Park, an extremely popular choice for walkers and hikers.

The beaches and spiny forest of Ifaty are also a popular choice after the long journey down the RN7. The people of this region are also well known for their elaborate and colourful tombs, which can be seen on areas of the RN7 or in the Ifotaka forest.

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