What’s it Really Like Exploring Madagascar

 Unwinding in Madagascar Madagascar is roughly the size of France but boasts a diversity of landscapes and animals like nowhere else on earth. Lemurs, rainforest, desert and baobabs epitomise the island. Located off Africa’s east coast, Madagascar is just a four-hour flight from Johannesburg International airport. We spoke to Tarisai Mhishi, Senior Tour Consultant at … Read moreWhat’s it Really Like Exploring Madagascar

Here’s Why You Should Honeymoon in Madagascar!

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Madagascar is one of the world’s most under-rated honeymoon destinations partly due to its lack of tourism infrastructure and inaccessibility. This is especially true when you compare it to the likes of other tropical beach and wildlife destinations in the Indian Ocean like Mauritius or the Seychelles. However, the perception that Madagascar is a honeymoon … Read moreHere’s Why You Should Honeymoon in Madagascar!

Exploring Madagascar on a Familiarisation Trip

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Travel agents are like living, breathing guide books. That’s why I love to travel and explore new countries that I have never set foot in. It means that I can assist clients in finding an unforgettable destination for an unforgettable, tailor-made holiday. I was invited by Jenman Madagascar Safaris to take part in a familiarisation trip. … Read moreExploring Madagascar on a Familiarisation Trip

Inside Madagascar’s 5 Most Incredible Eco Lodges

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Madagascar boasts a unique fauna and flora, 80% of which is found nowhere else in the world. With so many unexplored eco-systems, many lodges in Madagascar are focused on eco-friendly and sustainable practices to maintain the island’s drawing card – its natural beauty!  Here are our 5 favourite eco-lodges that are making a difference in … Read moreInside Madagascar’s 5 Most Incredible Eco Lodges

10 essentials for travelling to Madagascar

Madagascar is the perfect destination for nature lovers. Jenman Madagascar Safaris is an expert tour operator in Madagascar, and we’ve compiled tips to guarantee you a safe and memorable vacation. It’s important to pack smart for Madagascar: limit your baggage to 15 kg and use soft bags. Remember, extra clothes will end up becoming a … Read more10 essentials for travelling to Madagascar

Exploring Madagascar’s Best Parks

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Isolated from the other landmasses 80 million years ago, Madagascar was left to its own evolutionary devices which resulted in a wonderland of unique species and vegetation which it is famously known for.  For this very reason, the wildlife is what predominantly attracts an increasing number of visitors to the island nation every year. But … Read moreExploring Madagascar’s Best Parks

Perfect Trip to Madagascar’s Baobab Alley and Tsingy

The most popular tourist destination in Madagascar – besides seeing lemurs and fossa – is East Madagascar where travellers can view the striking Baobab Alley at sunrise or sunset, and explore the rock forest Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park. But, to make your trip to the remote western Madagascar worthwhile, it’s a good idea to plan … Read morePerfect Trip to Madagascar’s Baobab Alley and Tsingy

Community project in Madagascar uses solar cookers to protect environment

The solar energy community project in Fianarantsoa and Tuléar, Madagscar promotes energy efficient cooking methods in Madagascar in order to protect the environment and benefit the people Visiting the ADES centres is a great addition to any Madagascar itinerary as it showcases this amazing community project and you get to meet the friendly Malagasy people. … Read moreCommunity project in Madagascar uses solar cookers to protect environment

10 Best Lodges of Madagascar

It has become a popular feature for modern media to create and publish top ten lists of all sorts – especially in the tourist industry. All the time, we are swamped with lists of the most beautiful beaches, the best island getaways and, of course, the best lodges. As we are already convinced that Madagascar is the perfect island getaway and has the most beautiful beaches, all we had to do was to select the top 10 lodges on this stunning island. However, when we picked our favourite lodges it was important to us to look at uniqueness, character and exclusivity – not just price, popularity and high profile. If you’re looking for an authentic and unique Madagascan experience but still want luxury and comfort, this is your list:

Eden Lodge

Introducing the island’s first 100% solar powered lodge, Eden Lodge has been voted one of the world’s top 10 Eco Lodges. Set within the beauty of a protected nature reserve in the Nosy Be Archipelago, this lodge convinces with a unique experience. Baobabs are set on the beach and during the day, lemurs emerge from the forest. Besides having the opportunity to snorkel with sea turtles, in the right season, you can even witness them hatching or spot dolphins and migrating whales. This is eco luxury at its best.

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Anjajavy (Relais & Chateaux)

Only accessible by charter plane, Anjajavy Lodge, situated in the north-west of Madagascar, is the ultimate luxury when it comes to a Madagascar vacation. Guests enjoy uninterrupted sea-views from their rose-wood villas with the fresh breeze coming from the Mozambique Channel cooling you down at night. Choose from 7 little ‘creeks’ where you can spend the day relaxing on white sandy beaches, often all by yourself, with turquoise blue water stretching as far as the eye can see.


Princesse Bora

Facing a palm-fringed beach, the Princesse Bora on the island of Saint Marie, is a luxurious, exclusive lodge that doubles as a haven of peace and romance. Hours in the day can be filled with a wide selection of activities such as whale viewing, snorkelling and diving around glorious coral reefs. Meals are prepared with ingredients that are grown in lodge’s surroundings and served fresh. We absolutely love this place because it’s comfortable, and you’ll spend more time enjoying the activities than sleeping in its amazingly large beds.


Tsara Komba

When it comes to catchphrases, Tsara Komba’s captures the essence of the lodge perfectly: “A caring, luxury Eco Lodge: A harmonious balance between the environment, the economy and social protection.” Surrounded by tropical gardens, the lodge has a private beach for guests to enjoy, as well as a nature reserve nearby that boasts a variety of endemic plants, lemurs, chameleons, hummingbirds, parrots, and other marvels. Diving in the bay is excellent – encountering whales, dolphins and turtles is not usual. The cuisine tastefully blends Eastern and Western spices, giving your taste buds a tantalizing experience.


Nature Lodge

Nature Lodge situated just outside the magnificent rainforest of Montagne d’Ambre National Park. The large balcony of your spacious wooden chalet offers superb panoramic views that stretch from the bay of Diego to the Mozambique Channel and the Indian Ocean. Meals will ensure you sample local fresh cuisine, while an exceptional selection of local cocktails will turn any sunset into a memorable occasion. The restaurant at the lodge has a menu rich with local dishes that feature coconut, seafood and other fresh produce from the garden and mountain nearby.


Pallisandre Hotel & Spa

Set in the heart of Tana, Pallisandre Hotel & Spa offers an unrivalled view of the city. Relaxation is guaranteed with a full spa on-site that features a gym, massages, facials and other beauty treatments. The signature red brick simulate the rich artistry of the Malagasy people. The hotel overlooks the busy local market – ask your guide to take you for a stroll there! The hotel is centrally located and just a short taxi ride away from many of the excellent restaurants, or of course, you can choose to eat in the hotel’s own restaurant and enjoy a local rum tasting thereafter.


Ravintsara Wellness Hotel

Designed with relaxation in mind, the Ravintsara Wellness Hotel is set in a rainforest with its own private beach. Days can be spent exploring the island at large or choosing one of the hotel’s many ways to relax. Why not spend some time at the spa, have a cocktail at the bar, lie with a book on the beach, go gambling, go to the salon or try a delicious meal from the restaurant? A chef serves a selection of delectable local dishes as highlights before and after all the exciting adventures in Nosy Be and the surrounding archipelago.


Constance Tsarabanjina 

If you’re looking for pristine beaches and unsurpassed relaxation then Constance Tsarabanjina is the place for you. Guests feel like they have the island to their own – the lodge radiating the very essence of romance. This luxury beach lodge offers fantastic diving experiences with majestic creatures such as whale sharks and manta rays. In the evening you can enjoy culinary highlights beneath an awe-inspiring star-filled sky. With a choice of sea-facing bungalows, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more perfect destination to share with the one you love.


Mandrare River Camp

With the goal of having very little impact on the environment and surrounding villages, the Mandrare River Camp aims to empower the local community by creating jobs and supporting the local school. But that’s not the only reason why we selected it. This luxury tented camp – one of a very few in Madagascar – has the most beautiful untouched surroundings with a variety of activities and a rather special way of encouraging guests to experience the local cultures. You are invited to see the tombs of the great ancestors, experience the flora and fauna of the spiny forest and are greeted by the elders before entering their ‘sacred forests’.


Manafiafy Rainforest Lodge

Nestled in the midst of untouched natural beauty, Manafiafy Rainforest Lodge invites you to escape the hustle and bustle of Madagascar’s more touristy areas. This eco lodge is in complete tune with nature and offers luxury at its best. You are allocated a personal guide who makes sure you get an up-close look at Madagascar’s extraordinary flora and fauna. We picked this lodge as it is simply unique. Manafiafy Rainforest Lodge is well-known for its beautiful rooms, for its delicious food and a variety of exciting activities. But it is the remote and stunning locations that makes this lodge extra special.

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Tips to Sell Madagascar for Travel Agents

Madagascar is a unique place. One simply has to look at all the weird and wonderful plants and animals of Madagascar to understand this. For a travel agent looking to package and sell this incredible island destination to clients, we have listed a few crucial tips that will help turn any client’s holiday dream into … Read moreTips to Sell Madagascar for Travel Agents

Six “Off the Beaten Track” Tours in Madagascar

Madagascar is a country that is still shrouded in mystery. This majestic island nation remains relatively unfamiliar even for experienced travellers, despite the fact that numerous popular tourist destinations are in close proximity to Madagascar, such as Zanzibar, Mauritius and even Mozambique. Most of these tourist hotspots have become well known for their endless stretches … Read moreSix “Off the Beaten Track” Tours in Madagascar

Why go on a botanical holiday in Madagascar?

Jenman Madagascar Safaris offers travel enthusiasts an exceptional opportunity to become acquainted with the spectacular endemic plants of Madagascar’s forests. Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world and hosts an outstanding range of habitats, from the lush rainforests of the east coast to the dry central uplands and low-lying spiny deserts of the … Read moreWhy go on a botanical holiday in Madagascar?

Best Beach Destinations of Madagascar

Who doesn’t love beach holiday – the chance to bronze yourself until even your grandmother doesn’t recognise you, sip cocktails to your heart’s content or to simply enjoy a good book. When people think of the best beach destinations in and around Africa, places like Mauritius, Zanzibar and Cape Town come to mind. But what … Read moreBest Beach Destinations of Madagascar

10 Weird but Wonderful Plants and Animals of Madagascar

For nature lovers, Madagascar represents the epitome of an ideal holiday destination. Cut off from mainland of Africa millions of years ago, Madagascar has evolved into a place like no other on earth. As much as 90 % of the fauna and flora can be found nowhere else. We have listed 10 incredible animals and … Read more10 Weird but Wonderful Plants and Animals of Madagascar

Why travel in Madagascar is half the fun

If you were asked to describe an island paradise, we’re pretty sure that all of the words you chose to use could likewise be used to explain Madagascar. The Indian Ocean’s island is home to lemurs, baobabs, tropical rainforest, stretches of beach and desert. Madagascar is a dream destination for nature and outdoors lovers. But … Read moreWhy travel in Madagascar is half the fun

5 Beach Trips to enjoy in Madagascar

Are you looking for an island getaway, dreaming of azure blue waters and sandy white beaches with a magical underwater world? Well, then Madagascar is just the perfect spot for you. 80% of wildlife on the island found nowhere else on earth – Madagascar is a unique and fascinating destination for travellers who love nature … Read more5 Beach Trips to enjoy in Madagascar

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Jenman Madagascar Safaris is always on the lookout for the best deals for your holiday throughout Madagascar. A selection of the best specials that are currently on offer in Madagascar can be found below.

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