Discover Madagascar with Ujuzi African Travel

Separated from the African continent 185 million years ago, the island of Madagascar fosters weird and wonderful wildlife found nowhere else. Discover its brightly colored chameleons, its cat-like fossa, and 100+ species of lemur—snout-nosed primates that evolved separately from monkeys and apes—including the the world’s smallest primate, Madame Berthe’s mouse lemur.

The culture of Madagascar is also unique, with a mix of Asian, African, and Arab influences permeating spirituality, customs, cuisine, and art.

Top Attractions in Madagascar

  • Antananarivo
  • Andasibe-Mantadia National Park
  • Ranomafana National Park
  • Kirindy Reserve
  • Isalo National Park
  • Avenue of the Baobabs
  • Amber Mountain National Park
  • Ankarana Reserve
  • Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park
  • Zombitse-Vohibasia National Park
  • Tsimanampetsotsa National Park
  • Anja Community Reserve
  • Nosy Be

Sample Madagascar Travel Itineraries

Hear the haunting call of the indri as you hike through forested hills. Track the elusive fossa. Climb limestone spires in Tsingy de Bemaraha. Snorkel one of the world’s largest coral reefs. Let these sample itineraries inspire you—then contact Ujuzi African Travel for the customized Madagascar safari of your dreams!

The indri is the largest of Madagascar’s lemurs and the only one that lacks a tail.

11-Night Northern Contrasts & Nosy Be Madagascar Safari

This safari takes you through some of northern Madagascar’s most beloved natural areas to see a variety of wildlife. You’ll enjoy a trail hike through Andasibe-Mantadia National Park in search of indris—the largest lemurs—and diademed sifakas. At Amber Mountain National Park, you’ll look for crowned lemurs, Sanford’s brown lemurs, common brown lemurs, and the world’s tiniest chameleon, the brookesia. Experience the dramatic tsingy rock formations of Ankarana Reserve, where you have a good chance of finding Perrier’s sifakas, leaf-tailed geckos, and more. Finally, visit paradisiacal Nosy Be and its neighboring islands, which offer refuge to black lemurs and much more.

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Sunsets at the Avenue of the Baobabs are breathtaking.

12-Night Baobabs, Forests & Highlands Madagascar Safari

Explore the natural and cultural wealth of central and southern Madagascar in this one-of-a-kind safari. Start in the bustling capital of Antananarivo for an introduction to the island’s history and people. Then it’s off to Morondava on the west coast to see the ancient trees of the Avenue of the Baobabs. Next, head to the lush rainforest of Ranomofana National Park to look for endangered bamboo lemurs, endemic birds, and expertly camouflaged geckos, frogs, and chameleons.

Afterward, enjoy the contrast provided by the dry forests of the south-central highlands, including Isalo and Zombitse-Vohibasia National Parks and Anja Community Reserve. These are home to lemurs you likely haven’t seen yet—including the world-famous ring-tailed lemur! You’ll also find fascination in this region’s beautiful butterflies, dashing dragonflies, and colorful chameleons.

Finally, you’ll explore the spiny forest ecosystem along the southwest coast. You’ll visit Antsokay Arboretum and the spectacular Tsimanampetsotsa National Park, which offers incredible birdwatching and, of course, more lemurs and chameleons! On the island of Nosy Ve, visit a nesting colony of red-tailed tropicbirds and snorkel in the reefs.

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The cat-like fossa is Madagascar’s largest land predator.

10-Night Madagascar Highlights Flying Safari

This safari takes you to Madagascar’s most popular parks while minimizing time on the road.  You’ll explore geological wonders, see a plethora of wildlife, and experience Malagasy culture.

At Andasibe-Mantadia National Park you’ll search for indris—the largest lemurs—and diademed sifakas. Then hike through Tsingy de Bemaraha, an astounding rock formation on the western side of the island. You’ll spend two days in Kirindy Forest, the best place to look for the cat-like fossa, Madagascar’s largest land predator. At Morondava, see ancient baobabs and canoe among the mangroves. Finally, visit Isalo National Park for incredible hiking and lemur viewing.

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