Madagascar and Mauritius Made Easy
Indri at Andasibe-Mantadia National Park  
Dense rainforest at Andasibe-Mantadia National Park  
Infinity pool, Paradise Cove Boutique Hotel  
Paradise Cove Boutique Hotel  
Indigo restaurant, Paradise Cove Boutique Hotel  
14 day tour
Including flights and transfers
Prices from
£2745 - £4199

Tour Highlights

  • Malagasy culture in vibrant Antananarivo
  • Rainforest in Andasibe-Mantadia National Park
  • Indri and other lemurs at Andasibe-Mantadia National Park
  • Chance to plant endemic trees at Analamazaotra
  • Stylish luxury in Mauritius
  • Opportunity (optional) to see very rare birds in Mauritius at Black River Gorges
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Madagascar and Mauritius Made Easy

Madagascar      Mauritius

For a relaxed beach holiday with a twist, you cannot beat this trip which combines lemur spotting in a beautiful rainforest in Madagascar with a beach break on the tropical island of Mauritius.

In Madagascar, you stay in a remote lodge near the wildlife hotspot of Andasibe-Mantadia National Park. This lush, verdant rainforest is home to numerous species of lemur, chameleon and bird and you will enjoy exploring a number of exciting trails with an English speaking private guide.

In Mauritius, stay at the luxury Paradise Cove Boutique Hotel where you can spend your days relaxing by the beautiful infinity pool overlooking the lagoon. Excellent facilities mean you can enjoy a wide variety of sporting activities, as well as spa treatments and fantastic cuisine in the four restaurants. During your time here, we highly recommend an excursion to Black River Gorges National Park, a forest remnant that is home to some of the world's rarest and most endangered birds, like Pink pigeon, Echo parakeet, Mauritius kestrel, Mauritius cuckoo-shrike, Mauritius olive white-eye and Mauritius fody.

Another wortwhile day excursion is to the offshore islet Ile Aux Aigrettes, a predator-free sanctuary which holds populations of endangered Mauritian birds such as Pink pigeon and endemic reptiles such as Telfair's skink. (You can learn more about conservation efforts of the remaining Mauritian birds and reptiles on the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust's website.

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Day 1
London to Madagascar
Depart from London Heathrow today on the overnight Air Mauritius flight to Madagascar via Mauritius.
Day 2
Day 2
Arrive into Madagascar mid afternoon, where you will be welcomed and transferred to the lovely Maison Gallieni to overnight with breakfast included.
Day 3
Day 3
Andasibe-Mantadia National Park
This morning you will be met by your private guide and driver for the journey east to Andasibe-Mantadia National Park.
Begin your exploration of the reserve in search of the Indri and other lemurs. Afternoon and evening walk in the rainforest for nocturnal species. Stay 3 nights at Andasibe Hotel, breakfast, dinner and four days in the rainforest reserves of Andasibe and Mantadia with your private guide included.
Accommodation: Andasibe Hotel
Day 4
Day 4
Andasibe-Mantadia National Park
Spend today exploring the beautiful rainforest at Andasibe-Mantadia.
Accommodation: Andasibe Hotel
Day 5
Day 5
Andasibe-Mantadia National Park
Another day in which to explore the wonders of Andasibe-Mantadia National Park (Perinet). In the evening, you will be taken into the forest to seek the nocturnal species, among them the Eastern wooly lemur, sportive lemur, greater dwarf lemur and rufous mouse lemur. This is also the best time to spot the abundant chameleons and tree frogs.
In Mantadia National Park look out for the Diademed sifaka, Black-and-white ruffed lemurs, the insectivorous tenrecs and the rainforest-dependent ground rollers. You may wish to take a picnic lunch to enjoy beside a waterfall.
Day 6
Day 6
Madagascar to Mauritius
After breakfast this morning, you will depart on the 4 hour journey by road back to Antananarivo, to check in at the airport for the late afternoon Air Mauritius flight to Mauritius.
Arrive into Mauritius early this evening where you will be met and privately transferred to the luxury Paradise Cove Boutique Hotel to stay for 7 nights on a half board basis.
Option to upgrade to all inclusive – please ask us for details.
Accommodation: Paradise Cove Boutique Hotel
Days 7 - 12
Day 7
Your time is your own here – spend your days relaxing in the beautiful gardens of Paradise Cove or enjoying one of the numerous activities on offer.
You may organise island excursions if you wish to explore the area further.
Day 13
Mauritius to London
Today you will be met at the hotel and transferred approximately 60 minutes back to Mauritius international airport to check in for the daylight or overnight Air Mauritius flight direct to London.
Day 14
Early morning arrival in London Heathrow

Pricing Information & Dates

14 day tour, from £2745 - £4199 per person
Price Includes:
  • Flights
  • Accommodation
  • Transfers
  • Guide
Itinerary Dates From Price
17 Apr 2016
30 Sep 2016
01 Oct 2016
30 Nov 2016
01 Dec 2016
20 Dec 2016
21 Dec 2016
04 Jan 2017
01 Mar 2017
16 Apr 2017
Price Includes
Return international Air Mauritius flights from from London Heathrow to Antananarivo via Mauritius
Airport taxes
Airport facilitation
All private transfers in Mauritius and Madagascar
Services of private, professional guide and of driver in Madagascar
Excursions and activities as per itinerary
Accommodation with meals as specified.
Price Excludes
Items of a personal nature
Madagascar visa (27 Euros)
Drinks other than specified, any additional activities, gratuities
Price Notes
Upgrade to all inclusive at Paradise Cove available from £400 per person for a 7 night stay. Rates are subject to availability at the time of quoting.

Tour Route Map

  1.   Andasibe-Mantadia National Park
  2.   Antananarivo
  3.   Mauritius

Accommodation on this Tour

Andasibe Hotel
Andasibe Hotel
Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, Madagascar
Andasibe Hotel Andasibe Hotel is the newest property in the area and Malagasy run.  It is closest to the national park entrance of the three lodges we use at this wildlife......
Paradise Cove Boutique Hotel
Paradise Cove Boutique Hotel
Paradise Cove is set around a secluded cove on the north coast, 4 miles from lively Grand Baie. The private beach has breathtaking views of the five islands to the north. The first 5-star adult-only resort on the island.

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'Craig Kaufman was amazingly helpful. He organised our holiday to Madagascar and Mauritius at very very short notice. We thought Vakona Forest Lodge provided excellent accommodation. Having stayed in the Peruvian Amazon rainforest with accommodation provided by local tribes we are very aware that there are different standards in a rainforest to a conventional hotel. We werevery comfortable and happy there. The trips were wonderful and we saw many varieties of lemur. If people went there and expected luxury lodges they may have been disappointed. We expected exactly what we got which was excellent for a rainforest and I would imagine the very best in the area. Some people have unrealistic expectations. 

Best wishes and thank you Craig for organising a wonderful trip.  

Karen and Martin Perrett

Mr and Mrs Perrett
June 10, 2016
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