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Anjajavy and Miavana Nirvana

An adventurous safari encountering the dancing sifakas of Anjajavy Le Lodge before flying out to exclusive Miavana for luxurious beachside relaxation and blue safari activities.

Duration 11 days
Price From $13,164
When Year Round
Destination Madagascar

Safari Overview

Head to the enigmatic island of Madagascar for this truly unique ‘Ultimate Madagascar Adventure, in Style’. Board the scheduled charter flight to Anjajavy Le Lodge set on a far-flung peninsula of baobabs, bays and lemurs before moving on to ‘pinch me perfect’ Miavana, an exclusive eco-adventure retreat set on an exquisite archipelago off the vast islands north-east coast.

What makes this trip extraordinary

  • Enjoying nature walks, marine activities and tasty cuisine at Anjajavy Lodge
  • Watch sifakas dance across the lawns
  • Enjoy a wave-skimming Miavana heli transfer over azure seas below
  • Plenty of land and sea-based activities

Visit these exclusive, remote lodges to experience the beauty of madagascar with unique wildlife, amazing activities and stunning surrounds.

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Day by day

Day 1

Arrive Antananarivo

Arrive into Antananarivo (Tana) and transfer to your first hotel to relax after your journey and prepare for your Madagascar adventure. If you have time you may be able to go into the city to explore.

Overnight: Relais des Plateaux

Day 2

Antananarivo - Anjajavy

Early in the morning (around 5:00am) transfer the 60 minutes to the airport for the scheduled charter flight to Anjajavy Private Reserve. This unique hotel cannot be accessed by road so you are flown directly to the private airstrip. The 550-hectare reserve comprises a dry deciduous forest made of palissandre trees, ebony trees, baobabs and other endemic plants, the only privately protected mangrove , some unique limestone rock formations called ‘tsingy’ and beautiful beaches. The reserve is also home of a wide variety of lemurs, reptiles and other endemic flora and fauna. Upon arrival you will be met and taken to your rosewood bungalow. The rest of the day is at leisure to enjoy the many nature based activities or just relax by the salt water pool.

Overnight: Anjajavy Lodge B, D

Days 3-6

Anjajavy

The next few days are at your disposal to relax and explore this exclusive private reserve. Optional excursions include: water skiing, snorkelling, wind surfing, catamarans, fishing, boat excursions, visits to the local villages and a variety of walks to admire the local fauna and flora (chameleons, Sifaka lemurs, the bird of paradise and Cuvier's oplure (a type of iguana) and the fish eagle). The hotel also has a fresh water pool, a boutique and benefits from some excellent cuisine which is a mix of both western and Malagasy flavours.

Overnight: Anjajavy Lodge B, D

Day 7

Anjajavy

Enjoy breakfast at Anjajavy Le Lodge before departing on the flight back to Tana. You will be transferred to the city centre and will have the afternoon at your leisure. A city tour can be arranged if you would like.

Day 8

Antananarivo – Diego Suarez - Miavana

Depart early (4am) for the transfer to the airport for the Air Madagascar scheduled flight to the historical town of Diego Suarez (Antsiranana). On arrival you will be met by a Miavana host and escorted to a helicopter for your 20 minute flight to Nosy Ankao. On arrival onto the island, you will be picked up in your own electric vehicle and transferred to the main area for a quick introduction to the island and activities available, before being driven to your villa to relax.

Overnight: Miavana B, L, D

Days 9-10

Miavana

You have two full days to enjoy this unique retreat. You may like to take a small boat (30 mins) to the mainland in search of lemurs. You will be guided around the Loky Manambato Protected Area by a guide from our local NGO partner, Fanamby where you may encounter the critically endangered & endemic golden-crowned sifaka. This is the only spot in Madagascar you can see them! The forest also contains butterflies, chameleons & a variety of plants & birds. Enjoy leisurely lunches in the inviting and creatively designed public area. In the afternoon head out to explore one of the reefs or a nearby wreck in the archipelago. You can snorkel or dive (if you have a PADI scuba licence). Expert instructors on hand to assist. Or simply float in the pool whilst sipping on a cool glass of white wine or beer and gazing at the azure ocean & view of the mainland in the distance.

Overnight: Miavana B, L, D

Day 11

Miavana - Antananarivo - Depart

After an early rise you will catch the morning helicopter back to Diego Suarez (about 20 mins). Connect with the Air Madagascar flight to Antananarivo. If your onward flight isn't until later in the day, you will be met and transferred to Relais des Plateaux Hotel where you can use a day room to relax. Later you will be transferred to the airport to check in for your onward flight.

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Trip information

This is a luxurious tailor-made safari that can be adjusted and redesigned around your wants, needs and budget. Accommodation has been selected for its exclusivity with top quality lodges, superb activities and stunning scenery. Price includes accommodation as stated, private airport transfers shared scheduled charter flight Tana-Anjajavy-Tana, activities as included at Anjajavy. Round trip flights to Diego Suarez on Air Madagascar, round trip helicopter transfers to Miavana, activities that are included at Miavana, day use room at Relais des Plateaux.

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