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    Places visited:

  • Antananarivo
  • Fort Dauphin (Taolagnaro)
  • Ifotaka Community Forest
  • Manafiafy
  • Search for lemurs in Madagascar's rainforests.

  • Walk in the Ifotaka sacred forest and view tombs hidden deep in the undergrowth.

  • Explore the spiny forest and the wildlife that lives within.

  • Relax on the idyllic beach at Manafiafy.

Audley Travel specialist James

What our specialists say...

This trip allows you to experience the stunning south east corner of Madagascar, staying in family friendly properties which are also some of the best the country has to offer. Within this relatively small area there are lots of activities on offer to keep the family entertained. You will experience fantastic wildlife as well as some fascinating cultural attractions before finishing at Manafiafy, a beautifully remote beach lodge. The guiding is some of the best in Madagascar and will allow you to really make the most of this extraordinary country. Please note the costs are based on four people travelling with children over the age of 16, discounts are available for children younger than this.

We recommend this trip for:

  • Antananarivo
  • Fort Dauphin (Taolagnaro)
  • Ifotaka Community Forest
  • Fort Dauphin (Taolagnaro)
  • Manafiafy
  • Fort Dauphin (Taolagnaro)
  • Antananarivo

Itinerary idea in detail

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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Day 1 International outbound flight

International outbound flight

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Antananarivo.

Day 2 Antananarivo

Antananarivo

On arrival, a driver will meet you and take you to your city centre hotel to relax after your flights.

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Day 3 Ifotaka Community Forest

Antananarivo , Fort Dauphin (Taolagnaro) , Ifotaka Community Forest

Today you will be taken back to the airport to fly down to Fort Dauphin. A driver from Mandrare River Camp will meet you and transfer you back to the camp. Settle in and relax with a cold drink before enjoying some of the superb food the chef conjures up.

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Day 4 Ifotaka Community Forest

Ifotaka Community Forest

There are numerous activities to enjoy from Mandrare River Camp. We highly recommend a walk in the sacred forest. This is excellent for viewing lemurs, chameleons and birds.

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Day 5 Ifotaka Community Forest

Ifotaka Community Forest

Today you can choose to spend the day either on further forest walks or immersing yourself in the Antandroy culture. You could visit the local village and meet with the ombiasy or get involved with learning how to use a zebu-hide slingshot! The Antandroy tribe are a fascinating people and this is a great opportunity to gain a unique insight to their culture.

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Day 6 Manafiafy

Ifotaka Community Forest , Fort Dauphin (Taolagnaro) , Manafiafy

You will be taken back to Fort Dauphin today and continue on to Manafiafy Beach and Rainforest Lodge. This is a great place to relax with plenty of wildlife in the area and numerous activities on offer.

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Day 7 Manafiafy

Manafiafy

There are a number of different excursions and activities included during your stay including snorkelling around the sheltered bay, guided walks in the forest along with boat rides through the mangrove channels and to nearby islands.

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Day 8 Manafiafy

Manafiafy

Today you may like to arrange a fishing trip from Manafiafy with guides from the lodge.

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Day 9 Manafiafy

Manafiafy

Enjoy a guided walk to explore the surrounding area. The forest is home to a large number of different lemur species including the dwarf, mouse, sportive and brown lemurs as well as reptiles.

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Day 10 Antananarivo

Manafiafy , Fort Dauphin (Taolagnaro) , Antananarivo

From Manafiafy you will be transferred by road to Fort Dauphin for your flight back to Tana and your overnight hotel.

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Day 11 International return flight

Antananarivo , International return flight

You will be taken back to the airport to meet your onward flights today.

Day 12 International return flight

International return flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.

Audley Travel specialist James
Russell, an Audley Travel specialist

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