Explore the famous African island of Madagascar, filled with stunning baobabs and abundant lemur population. In the words of our past guests: “The fourth largest island on our planet (yes, really!) has truly unique wildlife with a vast number of different species – many only found in this special place. Couple this with the joyful and resilient locals eager to please and truly raw rugged landscapes, and you will find that there is plenty to see here.”
- Exhilarating rope-bridge walk through the sharp roof of the great limestone peaks of Grand Tsingy
- Sunset in the stunning Avenue of the Baobabs
- Travel by dug-out canoe to see the Tombs of the Vazimba tribe
- Walking safaris taking in Madagascar’s rugged wilderness and famous lemur population
- Visit to Ifotaka’s local market or the local village to meet the fascinating Antandroy tribe
The confronting hub of Antananarivo still shows glimpses through the dust of its proud past and is trying to forge a new future – they are going through growing pains and will eventually sort this out. Tsingy Nature Reserve is ‘World Heritage’ listed for good reason, there is nothing like this anywhere else.
Making the journey is worth the effort. The Lemurs and Baobabs scattered through the island are Madagascar and leave lasting memories. Here you do really escape your 9 to 5.
Encompass listened to our relatively naive brief and delivered a remarkable 12 day itinerary utilising their professional on the ground contacts and hosts, who taught us so much about the past and present island life in Madagascar. We will treasure this experience for life.