"This island is one of a kind: boasting creatures of the animal kingdom not found anywhere else—most notably the wacky and wonderful lemur. Add incredible hikes through varying landscapes—a collection rainforest, deciduous forest and palm-lined oases—sublime accommodations, and an ideal balance of activity and leisure, and you have the makings for a truly B&R-worthy journey."
—Michele Harvey, Experience Designer
Stroll down towering avenues of baobabs, spot lemurs prancing in the trees and hike misty mountaintops teeming with other peculiar creatures found nowhere else on earth. The Madagascan landscape is no less compelling than the resident wildlife, with terrain ranging from lush jungles and palm-fringed beaches to the knife-edged karst tsingys of the Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park's "stone forests." Prepare for a unique glimpse into this fantastical one-of-a-kind world. Discover Madagascar on a private, bespoke trip—tailor-made your way. Here are a few ideas to help get you started.
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Walking in Madagascar
From sacred forests to pristine beaches and encounters with playful lemurs along the way, there's nowhere like Madagascar. Starting in the capital city of Antananarivo (also known as Tana), you'll journey south to the Mandrare River Camp for treks through the ancient Spiny and Gallery Forests, teeming with endemic wildlife and dotted with ancestral tombs. Wind down in the luxurious Anjajavy Reserve, filled with incredible meals, more wildlife thrills and plenty of time to indulge at the spa or on the beach.
Madagascar Wildlife Safari
When it parted ways with Africa 160 million years ago, Madagascar began an evolutionary journey to make it one of the world’s most unique and exciting wildlife hubs. Here’s your chance, your only chance, to lose yourself amongst a hundred species of charismatic lemur—from dancing sifaka to the haunting whale-song of the indri, and the frankly kinda bizarre-looking aye-aye. With equally compelling landscapes—from towering limestone ‘forests’ to the other-worldly Sacred Spiny Forest and timeless Baobab Alley – this is one unique safari destination.
Madagascar with your Family
For the family game for adventure, Madagascar delivers in spades. In the ethereal landscapes of the Sacred Spiny Forest, witness the ornate tombs and distinctive customs of the Antandroy tribe and track lemurs sashaying through spiky octopus trees. Hike a lemur-filled forest to the incredible limestone towers of Tsingy or watch the moonrise behind a silhouette of centuries-old baobab trees. Chill by white-sand beaches and crystal-clear waters in the Mitsio Archipelago or whale-watch near Madagascar’s infamous Pirate Cemetery.
Lodge-to-Lodge in Madagascar
Our lodge-to-lodge experiences leverage our years of expertise to curate itineraries of a region’s most exceptional properties and handle the logistics between them. Suited for more independent travellers, you’ll still receive the same attention and care we give to every guest—for the same price if you were to book direct with the lodges themselves. A B&R representative will meet you upon arrival and act as your in-destination concierge, while our long-trusted local teams take care of your every need and keep you entertained with immersive activities.
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These highlights are just a sample of what you can do and discover in Madagascar. Mix and match a little bit of everything, perhaps spend a few extra nights in Isalo National Park or pair it with South Africa for an extended adventure. Connect with your Madagascar Experience Designer to start piecing together your perfect trip.
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Ideal trip length: 10 - 14 DAYS
Starting Price: US $1,000 Per Person/Day