Huge baobab trees in Madagascar -  Photo: Chris Buykx Up close to the weird and wonderful skin of a Chameleon -  Photo: Ian Williams Canoeing the Manombolo River -  Photo: Ken Harris White Lemur in the trees of Madagascar -  Photo: Ken Harris Local women on the remote Manombolo River of western Madagascar -  Photo: Chris Buykx
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Madagascar Now More Accessible

Getting to the island country is easier and cheaper than ever

Set to operate three times weekly, Ethiopia Airlines' new service to Antananarivo, Madagascar, will fly to and from Ethiopian airline’s hub at Addis Ababa. This hub connects to and from major cities around the world, including Washington, Newark, Los Angeles and Toronto.

From national parks and lush rainforests to coral beaches and craggy coastlines, below is our top adventures to experience the ecological and biodiversity hotspot.

Baobab Alley, Morondava -  Photo: Janet Oldham Camping beside Manambolo River, Madagascar -  Photo: Janet Oldham Canoes lined up along Manambolo River -  Photo: Janet Oldham

A COMPLETE EXPLORATION | From walking across grassy plateaus, crossing starkly eroded hills and climbing up amongst moonscape rock formations, this trip offers an immersive exploration of the island. Travellers will discover natural swimming pools and remote rivers, take night walks to spot nocturnal fauna, search for ‘fosa’ (the island’s largest carnivore) and traverse the iconic ‘Baobab Alley’.

Madagascar Adventure (21 days) departs April-September

Chameleon in Madagascar -  Photo: Ian Williams Exotic Madagascar  -  Photo: Ken Harris Native flora, Madagascar  -  Photo: Ken Harris Pangalanes coastline in Madagascar -  Photo: Ian Williams

TROPICAL BEACHES AND EXOTIC AROMAS | This itinerary provides an insight into the northern coast, a little-visited section of the island. With white coral beaches and clear blue waters combined with rainforests teeming with wildlife, a craggy coastline, and the lakes and waterfalls of the forested hinterland, it’s an adventure like no other. 

Madagascar Reef and Rainforests (8 days) departs

Highlands of Madagascar -  Photo: Ian Williams Local Malagasy woman selling her farmed goods -  Photo: Ian Williams Loading canoes with chickens for lunch, Madagascar -  Photo: Janet Oldham
GETTING OFF THE BEATEN TRACK | Setting off from the dry Central Highlands, travellers pass through lush verdant landscapes and small village communities where tropical fruits and terraced fields set the scene. In the rainforest, travellers can take both day and night walks in the forest to view colorful chameleons and lemurs before travelling by boat on a series of lakes and along narrow canals en route to coastal fishing villages.

Culture & Wildlife of Madagascar (7 days) departs March-November

Making paper in Ambalavao, Madagascar -  Photo: Janet Oldham Cheeky lemur playing in the tree tops -  Photo: Ian Williams Local village kids, Madagascar -  Photo: Ken Harris Processing silk worm cocoons,  Ambalavao -  Photo: Janet Oldham

A SHORT AND SWEET INTRODUCTION | This trip explores the spectacular collection of the island’s top national parks, taking in the full diversity of the land and animals. For its unique flare, the itinerary also includes visits to the woodcarving capital Ambositra, the city of Antsirabe, known for its high concentration of ‘pousse-pousse’ (pulled rickshaws), as well as the colourful town of Ambalavao, whose local craftspeople manufacture ‘antaimoro’ paper from the bark of ahova trees.

Unique Madagascar (11 days) departs March-October

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