Lying off the east coast of Africa is Madagascar, a destination like no other. The fourth-largest island on earth, Madagascar offers a unique mix of palm-fringed beaches, lush rainforests, and savanna plains punctuated by towering baobab trees. One of the island’s best-known attractions is its lemurs. There are over 100 species of lemur – all endemic.

Madagascar is also an incredible beach destination. Off the north tip of the island are scatterings of smaller private islands, where you’ll find our favourite barefoot luxury lodges. White sand beaches, turquoise bays and vibrant coral reefs are all waiting to be explored on our Madagascar holidays. A fantastic choice for more adventurous travellers seeking Indian Ocean luxury with a unique twist.

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Highlights in Madagascar

  • Unspoilt beaches and secluded island escapes
  • World-class diving and snorkelling
  • Guided forest walks to see the lemurs
  • Chameleons, aye ayes and other unusual creatures
  • Whale watching (July to September)
  • The chance to explore a unique paradise

Best time to travel

Dry Season (May to October)

Madagascar’s dry season runs from around May to October. Temperatures can be cooler at high elevations, but down on the coast look forward to excellent weather and sunny skies. From July to September migrating whales can be seen off the coast.

Shoulder Season (April and November)

Seasons are changing so there may be some rainfall, but plenty of sunshine too. In November temperatures are hotter and the first rains arrive (short tropical showers) which makes it an excellent time to see Madagascar’s wildlife.

Travel regions within Madagascar

Miavana (Madagascar)

At the northern tip of Madagascar lies a five-island archipelago, one of which is the privately-owned island of Nosy Ankao. On this idyllic haven, surrounded by…

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