19 day safari

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Excluding international flights

Tour Highlights

  • Less driving more lemur spotting
  • Combine eastern and northern rainforests
  • Extension for turtles and whale sharks
  • UK tour leader and expert local naturalist


Madagascar wildlife guided tour visiting the best parks in the east and north

Years of research and regular trips to Madagascar by Wildlife Trails have identified and confirmed the best places to see Lemurs. However, given the size of the country and in some of the areas, poor road conditions, we have to consider how you spend your time in the country and come up with itinerary ideas which suit our clients who prefer to avoid longer car journeys. For them, this is the perfect combination of the eastern rainforests in Madagascar combined with the warmer north and its rare lemurs and amazing marine wildlife.

When to Go:
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  • Nov
  • Dec

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Safari Style -

Small Group

Dec 1

Arrive in Tana and overnight

You will be met by your tour leader and local naturalist at the airport, helped with your bags and transferred to your historic downtown hotel.

Overnight at Relais des plateux

Madagascar wildlife tour. Photo of relais des plateaux

Dec 2

Drive from Tana to Antasibe

Our group will drive 4 hours east to the famous Antasibe national park which has excellent daytime and nighttime wildlife viewing. We start with a gentle nocturnal wildlife walk

Overnight at Mantadia Lodge for 4 nights

Madagascar wildlife tour. Photo of a tree frog

Dec 3

Morning walk in Andasibe to hear the Indri dawn chorus

Early morning walk in the Special Reserve of Andasibe to hear the dawn chorus of the Indri. This 810 hectare reserve is unique with its endemic fauna and flora and contains a wide variety of orchids, canopy, and endemic animals like chameleons, tenrecs, and many birds. You will also take a second night time walk in and around Andasibe special reserve.

Madagascar wildlife tour. Photo of an Indri in the tree

Dec 4

Visit to the incredibly diverse Vohimana Reserve

This park is one of the best ‘Herping’ locations in Madagascar and is known for having over 80 species of frogs and certain species of Chameleons not found in Andasibe national park; including the spectacular ‘Lanced Nose Chameleon’

Madagascar wildlife tour. Photo of a lance nosed chameleon

Dec 5

Free day for further visits to Antasibe

By now you will have visited all the key reserves with Andasibe and can decide if you would like a relaxing morning at the lodge, or explore further sites for species you may have missed out on earlier.

Madagascar wildlife tour visiting Andasibe

Dec 6

Transfer back to Tana after morning visit to Lemur Island

Lemur Island is an opportunity to get up ‘close and personal’ (although after Covid there has been a focus to not allow physical interaction) and see 4 different species of these beautiful primates. It is certainly not a wild experience and we choose to do it ‘first thing in the morning’ to avoid the significant afternoon crowds.

Overnight at Relais des plateux

Madagascar wildlife tour to Lemur Island

Dec 7

Fly north from Tana to Diego

Scenic flight to the tropical north followed by a 45 minute drive into the cooler mountain air of Amber mountain national park. We check into your beautiful accommodation before an afternoon walk inside the park.

Overnight at Nature Lodge

Madagascar wildlife tour visiting Amber mountain national park

Dec 8

Morning walk in Amber mountain national park and night walk

Early morning walk in Amber with your expert guide with time after to relax at your lodge before a night time safari in the private grounds of a nearby hotel, looking for different chameleons and geckos.

Madagascar wildlife tour visiting Amber national park

Dec 9

Drive to Black Lemur Camp with stop at Red Tsingy

After breakfast we will drive 3-4 hours to Andrafiamena special reserve; with a 2 hour stop to see the impressive The Red Tsingy en route. Afternoon and nighttime walks from the camp.

Overnight at Black Lemur Camp

Madagascar wildlife tour visiting the red tsingy in the north

Dec 10

Morning and afternoon walks at Black Lemur Camp

Depending on our sightings from the previous day, your private naturalist may suggest a different route to look for new species, or just a longer trek with nice views.

Madagascar wildlife tour visiting black lemur camp

Dec 11

Drive to Ankarana national park

The caves and rivers are home to crocodiles (as long as 6 metres!) and the reserve is known for many Lemur species; including Sanfords’s brown lemurs and the inquisitive ring-tailed mongoose.

Overnight at Ankarana Lodge

Madagascar wildlife tour visiting Ankarana national park

Dec 12

Second day to visit Ankarana national park

The most common lemur species encountered are the crowned and Sanford’s brown lemur. Ring-tailed mongoose can sometimes be seen at the campsites.

Madagascar wildlife holiday. Photo of a Sandford lemur.

Dec 13

Road and then boat transfer to Nosy Be

The epic marine adventure side of the trip start here, with chances to snorkell with huge Green Turtles just 100 metres offshore from our beach side hotel in a safe  beautiful bay.

Overnight Sakatia lodge

Madagascar wildlife tour. Sakatia lodge photo

Dec 14

Morning boat safari with the Whale Sharks

Feel the elation and joy of swimming with these majestic sharks during this very professional small boat cruise with a respectful approach to whale watching.

Madagascar wildlife tour whale shark safari Nosy Bey

Dec 15

Boat safari to Turtle Island and marine national park

This is a great boat trip for keen snorkellers, as the conditions are very calm, there are some beautiful corals, and a good chance to see multiple Hawksbill turtles.

Madagascar wildlife tour. Photo of a hawksbill turtle Sakatia Lodge

Dec 16&17

Two full days for relaxation and your own activities

There are multiple short trips and tours which can be booked from the lodge direct, or you can simply enjoy snorkelling with Green Turtles from their private beach and watching the glorious sunsets.

Dec 18

Fly south from Diego to Tana and overnight

Sadly it’s time to leave your tropical paradise behind and fly back to the capital to connect with your flight home.

Overnight Relais des plateux

Dec 19

Final transfer to the international airport

You will be well cared for right to the end of the trip, with help with your baggage and check-in as you prepare to fly home.

Pricing Info & Dates

Costs £5975 based on two people sharing and not including flights. Valid for travel for December 2024


  • UK tour leader and expert local naturalist
  • All meals at wildlife lodges
  • Return flights from Tana to Diego/Nosy Be
  • All activities and park entrances


  • International flights
  • The cost of applying for entry Visas
  • Drinks at the lodges
  • Gratuaties and tips for hotel staff and your naturalists


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