This exhilarating adventure through some of Madagascar's most biodiverse regions showcases the best of its wildlife and natural splendour. As part of a small group of just eight guests, you will first visit the Palmarium Reserve for a glimpse of the peculiar aye-aye, before traversing the wildlife-rich rainforest reserves of Andasibe and Mantadia to listen out for the early-morning calls of the indri lemurs. From there, pass through the country's scenic highlands and try to spot three separate species of bamboo lemur within the forests of Ranomafana National Park. The final section of your journey will see the landscape shifting to vineyards, savannah and the rocky outcrops of Isalo National Park – where encounters with the distinctive ring-tailed lemurs beckon – before your safari ends on the west coast of the "Red Island".
What makes this madagascar small group safari extraordinary
- Group size is limited to a maximum of eight guests (this truly does make a significant difference to your experience, your comfort while in vehicles and your engagement with our naturalist guide).
- Slow travel Madagascar. This journey travels East-West at a comfortable pace allowing you to fully experience each unique part of the island. There are still long road journeys involved to traverse this island continent, often on rough roads, but we invite you to relax, enjoy the stops en route and watch the scenery slip by.
- Only your first and last night are spent in the hubbub of the capital city, Antananarivo (you will thank us for not having to return to the capital multiple times).
- NWS started as World Primate Safaris more than a decade ago. There is no better team to take you to discover the unique primates of Madagascar.
- Our dedicated naturalist guide has hosted research groups, film crews and dignitaries; his knowledge is encyclopaedic.
We have used the best available accommodation throughout, chosen for their proximity to wildlife and to give you the best experience we can in Madagascar.