Madagascar

Madagascar Trips

Madagascar North Coast Adventure

Madagascar

On this action packed adventure you’ll trek, canoe, bike and observe wildlife before finishing your trip with a truly unique island hopping experience that includes wild camping on tropical beaches.

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Madagascar South West Treasures – 12 Day

Madagascar

Discover iconic madagascan animals, fabulous wildlife watching opportunities, outstanding landscapes, an abundance culture and gorgeous hidden beaches lining the Indian Ocean.

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Madagascar Lemurs, Baobabs & Beaches

Madagascar

Visit the iconic Avenue des Baobabs and explore the wonders of Southern Madagascar experiencing its most diverse environments. Visiting some of the best national parks guided by a Malagasy naturalist.

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Luxury Madagascar – South East

Madagascar

The perfect blend of beach and jungle await you at two uniquely luxurious lodges enclosed by nature. Experience the sensational wildlife, rainforest walks, azure blue seas and adventure at your leisure.

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Madagascar Photography Adventure

Madagascar

Experience the stunning national parks of Southern Madagascar while you develop your photography skills with the guidance of an award winning travel photographer Matthew Williams-Ellis.

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Madagascar Adventure Honeymoon

Madagascar

This active honeymoon idea is the perfect combination of adventure by foot, canoe, train and 4WD through the diverse landscapes. Before unwinding in one of Madagascar’s exclusive beach destinations.

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Madagascar Luxury Honeymoon

Madagascar

This luxury honeymoon comprises 2 of Madagascar’s stunning and unique locations including a rainforest lodge in Masoala and a private waterfront villa on the exclusive Tsarabajina.

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Madagascar Mountains and Rivers – Pic Boby To The Sea

Madagascar

An unforgettable expedition through this mysterious land. From the dry western side of the island to the moist eastern tropical rain forests while summiting Madagascar’s second highest mountain.

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Cycle Madagascar

Madagascar

Cycle from the Malagasy highlands to the coast in an unforgettable experience covering 500 km. Get the chance to meet local people, enjoy the unique fauna and flora through villages and different landscapes.

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Madagascar – Magical Masoala

Madagascar

From Masoala National Park you can explore this natural paradise, kayaking the forested coastline, into pristine mangroves overhung by primary rainforest. Discover unique wildlife snorkelling and treking.

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Birding & Wildlife Adventure – Tailormade Odyssey

Madagascar

Your specialist guide you will accompany you through a myriad of national parks to ensure you have the best chance of discovering some of Madagascar’s exceptional birds and other wildlife.

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Madagascar Trekking and Canoe Adventure

Madagascar

A remote exploration in the heart of Madagascar. From the towering cliffs of Andringitra to the deepest canyons of Isalo. You adventure on foot and by canoe completely off the beaten track.

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Madagascar Ultimate Adventure

Madagascar

A great mix of wildlife and adventure as you discover some of Madagascar’s Southern rivers, forests & mountains. Exploring on foot, by canoe, train, bike and car, spotting lemurs and meeting locals.

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Madagascar South West Treasures – 17 Day

Madagascar

Explore the wonders of Southern Madagascar and its most diverse environments at a comfortable pace. Visiting some of the best national parks and learning about all of the unique flora and fauna.

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Madagascar – The Magnificent North

Madagascar

Unearth Madagascar’s magnificently wild Northern region. Passing through the remotest of villages and national parks, seeing striking diverse landscapes and spotting incredibly unique wildlife.

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Madagascar – Family Adventure and Beaches

Madagascar

The perfect mix with a week of adventure, wildlife and trekking through National parks, followed by a week relaxing on the stunning island of Nosy Sakatia for snorkeling and relaxation.

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Classic Family Holiday Madagascar

Madagascar

A fantastic family adventure exploring the best of South Madagascar with stunning national parks. Visiting small towns and communities to experience real Malagasy life before Ifaty beaches.

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Madagascar – Ultimate Family Adventure

Madagascar

This is thrilling and authentic family adventure which combines biking, canoeing, forest and mountain trails, with camping and eco-lodges. A perfect adventure for active families with older children.

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Madagascar Ultimate Trekking Adventure

Madagascar

On this intense and diversified itinerary you will climb majestic mountains, explore dense forest and rockland and canoe the remote Mananjary River. Discover the highlands spectacular landscapes.

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Madagascar East Coast Trekking and Rafting

Madagascar

This is a unique expedition explores a little visited region in the North East of Madagascar. Combining trekking & camping in forests and rice paddies before rafting down a remote river towards the coast.

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Madagascar – Benahy River Descent

Madagascar

This trip offers a unique opportunity to explore a remote & untouched area of Madagascar. Raft down Benahy and the Onilahy rivers, wild camp on the canyon banks and pass some truly fantastic landscapes.

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Madagascar Country Information

There is no other landscape on earth quite like Madagascar, due to its separation from the Africa continent millions of years ago. As a result, it is home to a staggering 5% of the world’s known animal and plant species, including some 86 species and sub-species of Lemurs. Added to this are the unique human cultures of the Malagasy people which are a result of ancient migrations and traditions from Asia, Africa and Arabia.

And given its rugged landscapes, jungles and coastlines there are few places on earth that provide such a unique range of adventure and wildlife opportunities. The Pioneer team and our local partners have a deep knowledge and understanding of Madagascar. Without a doubt it’s our most treasured destination! Having operated here since 2007, we have developed an unrivalled range of trips from wildlife and nature to trekking, climbing, kayaking, rafting, cycling and photographic tours for groups, families and tailor made.

Geography

Madagascar is the 4th largest island in the world. It covers an area of 587,000km about the size of France and has nearly 5,000kms of coastline, with the Indian Ocean on the East and the Mozambique Channel on the west. The highest mountain is Mount Maromokotra (2,800m high) which is located in the Tsaranana Massive.
The capital of Madagascar is Antananarivo (more commonly referred to as Tana).
The population of Madagascar is around 21 million.

Politics & Security

The political situation in Madagascar is unstable and has been since Jan 2009. That said, Madagascar is a stable and trouble-free country to visit as a tourist and Madagascan people are very friendly. Outside of the capital, few Madagascans know or care about the political situation.
Regarding security and safe ordinary common sense precautions should be taken ie. Avoid carrying valuables obviously, do not carry too much cash, watch out for pickpockets (in busy areas – airports/markets), avoid walking around city centres at night.

Economy & Tourism

The main industries for Madagascar are textiles, mining (chrome, graphite, precious stones), agriculture (vanilla, sugar and coffee), shrimp farming and tourism. With regard to tourism Madagascar is a developing country and although an important part of the economy it is definitely in its early stages as such you will not find the infrastructure typical of other Eastern African countries.

Language

Malagasy is the official language and is widely spoken in rural areas. French is also widely spoken in cities and is predominant in business. Our English speaking guides are local so their natural language is Malagasy, French is their 2nd language and English their 3rd.

Religion

Approx 45% of the population are Christian (Catholics and Protestants), approx. 10% are Muslim and the rest of the population practice traditional religions.

Meet our Guides

Having a great guide really makes a holiday. Pioneer only use local guides and working with our local partners have arguably the best adventure guides in Madagascar. Check out our ‘guide biographies and photos‘.

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21 Tours in Madagascar

Madagascar

Holidays in Madagascar offer an unforgettable experience.

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Madagascar

PACKAGES

Madagascar North Coast Adventure

Madagascar

On this action packed adventure you’ll trek, canoe, bike and observe wildlife before finishing your trip with a truly unique island hopping experience that includes wild camping on tropical beaches.

DETAILS

Madagascar South West Treasures – 12 Day

Madagascar

Discover iconic madagascan animals, fabulous wildlife watching opportunities, outstanding landscapes, an abundance culture and gorgeous hidden beaches lining the Indian Ocean.

DETAILS

Madagascar Lemurs, Baobabs & Beaches

Madagascar

Visit the iconic Avenue des Baobabs and explore the wonders of Southern Madagascar experiencing its most diverse environments. Visiting some of the best national parks guided by a Malagasy naturalist.

DETAILS

Luxury Madagascar – South East

Madagascar

The perfect blend of beach and jungle await you at two uniquely luxurious lodges enclosed by nature. Experience the sensational wildlife, rainforest walks, azure blue seas and adventure at your leisure.

DETAILS

Madagascar Photography Adventure

Madagascar

Experience the stunning national parks of Southern Madagascar while you develop your photography skills with the guidance of an award winning travel photographer Matthew Williams-Ellis.

DETAILS

Madagascar Adventure Honeymoon

Madagascar

This active honeymoon idea is the perfect combination of adventure by foot, canoe, train and 4WD through the diverse landscapes. Before unwinding in one of Madagascar’s exclusive beach destinations.

DETAILS

Madagascar Luxury Honeymoon

Madagascar

This luxury honeymoon comprises 2 of Madagascar’s stunning and unique locations including a rainforest lodge in Masoala and a private waterfront villa on the exclusive Tsarabajina.

DETAILS

Madagascar Mountains and Rivers – Pic Boby To The Sea

Madagascar

An unforgettable expedition through this mysterious land. From the dry western side of the island to the moist eastern tropical rain forests while summiting Madagascar’s second highest mountain.

DETAILS

Cycle Madagascar

Madagascar

Cycle from the Malagasy highlands to the coast in an unforgettable experience covering 500 km. Get the chance to meet local people, enjoy the unique fauna and flora through villages and different landscapes.

DETAILS

Madagascar – Magical Masoala

Madagascar

From Masoala National Park you can explore this natural paradise, kayaking the forested coastline, into pristine mangroves overhung by primary rainforest. Discover unique wildlife snorkelling and treking.

DETAILS

Birding & Wildlife Adventure – Tailormade Odyssey

Madagascar

Your specialist guide you will accompany you through a myriad of national parks to ensure you have the best chance of discovering some of Madagascar’s exceptional birds and other wildlife.

DETAILS

Madagascar Trekking and Canoe Adventure

Madagascar

A remote exploration in the heart of Madagascar. From the towering cliffs of Andringitra to the deepest canyons of Isalo. You adventure on foot and by canoe completely off the beaten track.

DETAILS

Madagascar Ultimate Adventure

Madagascar

A great mix of wildlife and adventure as you discover some of Madagascar’s Southern rivers, forests & mountains. Exploring on foot, by canoe, train, bike and car, spotting lemurs and meeting locals.

DETAILS

Madagascar South West Treasures – 17 Day

Madagascar

Explore the wonders of Southern Madagascar and its most diverse environments at a comfortable pace. Visiting some of the best national parks and learning about all of the unique flora and fauna.

DETAILS

Madagascar – The Magnificent North

Madagascar

Unearth Madagascar’s magnificently wild Northern region. Passing through the remotest of villages and national parks, seeing striking diverse landscapes and spotting incredibly unique wildlife.

DETAILS

Madagascar – Family Adventure and Beaches

Madagascar

The perfect mix with a week of adventure, wildlife and trekking through National parks, followed by a week relaxing on the stunning island of Nosy Sakatia for snorkeling and relaxation.

DETAILS

Classic Family Holiday Madagascar

Madagascar

A fantastic family adventure exploring the best of South Madagascar with stunning national parks. Visiting small towns and communities to experience real Malagasy life before Ifaty beaches.

DETAILS

Madagascar – Ultimate Family Adventure

Madagascar

This is thrilling and authentic family adventure which combines biking, canoeing, forest and mountain trails, with camping and eco-lodges. A perfect adventure for active families with older children.

DETAILS

Madagascar Ultimate Trekking Adventure

Madagascar

On this intense and diversified itinerary you will climb majestic mountains, explore dense forest and rockland and canoe the remote Mananjary River. Discover the highlands spectacular landscapes.

DETAILS

Madagascar East Coast Trekking and Rafting

Madagascar

This is a unique expedition explores a little visited region in the North East of Madagascar. Combining trekking & camping in forests and rice paddies before rafting down a remote river towards the coast.

DETAILS

Madagascar – Benahy River Descent

Madagascar

This trip offers a unique opportunity to explore a remote & untouched area of Madagascar. Raft down Benahy and the Onilahy rivers, wild camp on the canyon banks and pass some truly fantastic landscapes.

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