The Masoala Peninsula in Madagascar’s northeast is one of the country’s most spectacular destinations. It is thought that 80% of the plants here have yet to be scientifically described, while Masoala National Park encompasses one of the most diverse range of habitats to be found in any of Madagascar’s protected areas, including tropical rainforest, mangroves and coral reefs. On this safari you’ll be able to uncover the secrets of Madagascar’s largest national park on a range of different excursions, and also enjoy a week’s stay in what award-winning travel journalist Sophy Roberts has described as her favourite accommodation in Africa, Masoala Forest Lodge.
What makes this trip extraordinary
- Explore primary forest and marine reserve in one unique location.
- Walk beneath Masoala’s canopies where lemurs, geckos, birds and chameleons make their home.
- Kayak through Antongil Bay and coastal mangrove forests, sharing the waters with marine wildlife like green turtles, bottlenose dolphins and blue-spotted stingrays.
- Seek out the five lemur species living on the pristine island sanctuary of Nosy Mangabe.
- Immerse yourself in Malagasy culture with performances from traditional dance groups and visits to local villages.
- Stay for seven nights in a picturesque lodge where the rainforest meets the sea.