Welcome to Antananarivo

Tana, as the capital is universally known, is all about eating, shopping, history and day trips. The town centre itself, with its pollution and dreadful traffic, puts off many travellers from staying, but bypassing the capital altogether would be a mistake: Tana has been the home of Malagasy power for three centuries and there is a huge amount of history and culture to discover, as well as some unexpected wildlife... Read More

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$2099 Nature & wildlife

Highlights of Madagascar

Lemurs, wild landscapes, village culture, beaches – Madagascar might be an island but there’s nothing small about it. For those who like to get remote, this isolated island is packed with wildlife, landscapes and people you’ll find nowhere else. (And everybody loves lemurs!) You’ll get to embrace local life and still have time to relax at the beach. Best of all, there’s always a local CEO there to lead the way and provide a link to the unusual and extraordinary.

$182 Small group tours

2-Day Private Tour to Ampefy from Antananarivo

The small village of Ampefy is located west of Antananarivo in the centre of Madagascar. The area of Ampefy is characterised by volcanic landscape and has been classified as an ecotourism destination by Madagascar National Parks. Volcanoes dating back two million years ago and over 40 lakes of volcanic origin are scattered in a region of 400 Square km. You will stay in Ampefy, where from you can have a beautiful experience of the region. Your tour will be covering Antananarivo – Ampefy – Antananarivo (By car) and including private reserve of lemurs.       

$208 Small group tours

2-Day Private Tour to Mantasoa from Antananarivo

Mantasoa is a beautiful artificial lake and was built in 1931. It is very attractive and one of the best places for fishing, sailing and picnicking, and is famous for weekend retreats for Antananarivo residents and foreigners. The hotels and lodges on the lakeside all offer boating, waterskiing, pedaloes and fishing. The beautiful lake also holds a special place in history as being the site where Madagascar’s industrial revolution started.