New Ocean Current Discovered Off Madagascar

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It’s not every day that you discover a new ocean current, but that’s exactly what one Cape Town researcher revealed recently. This previously unknown current flows between South Africa and Madagascar and was discovered by scientists at the University of Cape Town. Part of that team was Heriniaina Juliano Dani Ramanantsoa who is from Madagascar, … Read moreNew Ocean Current Discovered Off Madagascar

Find Out How To Navigate The Marché L’artisan

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The Marché l’Artisan is the market for beautiful artisanal goods from Madagascar in the busy, bustling capital city of Antananarivo. A wonderful way to immerse yourself in the Malagasy culture is by exploring its colourful markets. It’s also a great way to support local business when selecting treasured mementoes to take home with you. From … Read moreFind Out How To Navigate The Marché L’artisan

How to be a Responsible Traveller in Madagascar

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Responsible tourism is incredibly important in developing countries like Madagascar and every single person can make a difference when travelling – from simple things like not handing out sweets or money, to refusing to purchase forbidden items. Responsible tourism ensures that a destination retains its authenticity as a place that people want to return to. … Read moreHow to be a Responsible Traveller in Madagascar

Learn More About our Enthusiastic and Passionate Guide Rija

Our leader was Rija. She was fantastic. She is an asset to your organisation. At all times she was enthusiastic, well-informed, passionate about wildlife, professional, hard-working, extremely well organised, friendly and entertaining. We couldn’t have asked for a better leader. With such high praise, we couldn’t be prouder of our guide Rija who so expertly … Read moreLearn More About our Enthusiastic and Passionate Guide Rija

Flavours and Food of Madagascar

Travellers come to Madagascar to experience incredibly rare fauna and flora and perhaps even magnificent beaches and marine attractions. And while the island is not known as a culinary destination, everyone needs to eat and visitors may be pleasantly surprised by the delicious Malagasy food that’s on offer. Savour the flavours of abundant fresh fruit … Read moreFlavours and Food of Madagascar

Revealed: Why Malagasy Women Paint Their Faces

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In Madagascar it is not only the flora and fauna that is both unique and intriguing but the people as well. There are so many customs and traditions that are particular to the country, stirred together from a melting pot of cultures that span Africa, Asia, and even Europe. Travellers to the country may be surprised … Read moreRevealed: Why Malagasy Women Paint Their Faces

Madagascar’s Smallest Animals

Did you know the world’s tiniest chameleon species calls Madagascar home? The Brookesia micra chameleon, which is found only in Madagascar is as small as the head of a matchstick. It however, is not the only miniscule critter to be found on the island, there are some other small animals that warrant special attention. In fact, some of … Read moreMadagascar’s Smallest Animals

Why We Love Madagascar

“It’s rare, it’s different, and it leaves you wanting more. From the unusual fauna and flora to the beautiful, gentle people. From the busy, bustling cities to the tranquil, extraordinary forests. Madagascar touches your soul.” It’s no secret that we love Madagascar, but do you know why? In this article, our team shares their special insight and reasons … Read moreWhy We Love Madagascar

The Madagascar Experience

Madagascar Experience

Madagascar as a travel destination still remains largely undiscovered and most first-timers or interested travellers may not know what to expect beyond lemurs and tropical beaches. While Madagascar is officially part of the African continent, the wildlife on the island has developed in relative isolation for thousands of years and it’s rather different from your … Read moreThe Madagascar Experience

Five Fascinating Facts about Lemurs

Five Fascinating Facts

One of Madagascar’s most famous attractions is not a palm tree fringed beach or a towering mountain or even a historical landmark, but actually, it’s an animal – the lemur! Lemurs have long held an allure for travellers around the world because of their uniqueness and rarity, the mammals are only found in Madagascar. The sheer … Read moreFive Fascinating Facts about Lemurs

Dive into the Beauty of Nosy Be’s Pristine Waters

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Madagascar’s largest offshore island is also home to some of its most stunning beaches. Underneath the pristine waters lies a world of untouched coral reefs just waiting to be explored. The best way for clients to submerge themselves amongst the tropical fish and colourful reefs is on a Nosy Be Dive & Nature Discovery Package, … Read moreDive into the Beauty of Nosy Be’s Pristine Waters

Our Favourite Madagascar Lodges | Staff Picks

Top 10 Madagascar Lodges

As Madagascar opens up as a bucket-list destination, accommodation options are becoming more varied. The lodges we send your clients to range from beautiful barefoot luxury to the ultimate in high-end luxury. We’ve compiled a list of some of our staff’s favourites that we believe every guest should experience. Have a look below… Home Madagascar the Residence A … Read moreOur Favourite Madagascar Lodges | Staff Picks

Air Madagascar Soaring to New Heights

Air Madagascar

In what is very promising news, Air Madagascar will soon become much more reliable and convenient for travellers, due to joining forces with Air Austral, a French airline based in Reunion. The two Indian Ocean carriers signed an M.O.U stating that Air Astral will own 49% of Air Madagascar. The two airlines were previously partnered … Read moreAir Madagascar Soaring to New Heights

Reducing Use of Water Bottles on Madagascar Tours

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50 million water bottles are consumed worldwide every year and the impact on our environment is disastrous. From polluting our oceans and ending up in whales’ bellies, to filling up landfills, to using up to 17 billion barrels of oil a year to produce those water bottles, it’s a situation that needs serious attention. However, … Read moreReducing Use of Water Bottles on Madagascar Tours

New Day Trip in Tana – Cycling to the Kings Palace

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There’s a unique new activity on offer in Madagascar’s capital city, Antananarivo. Guests can now explore the scenic Royal Hill of Ambohimanga on two wheels instead of a standard bus excursion! Cycling to the ancient royal city is a refreshing way to take in the sights and surrounding area of the journey and engage with the Malagasy way of … Read moreNew Day Trip in Tana – Cycling to the Kings Palace

Cultural Significance and History of the Royal Hill of Ambohimanga

The Royal Hill of Ambohimanga is the most important of the 12 hills surrounding the capital city of Antananarivo and is regarded as the embodiment of the Malagasy cultural identity. It is home to important palaces and sacred sites dating back to the 17th and 19th centuries. Located in a quiet neighbourhood just outside the city … Read moreCultural Significance and History of the Royal Hill of Ambohimanga

Unique and Varied Landscapes of Madagascar

Madagascar, as the fourth-largest island in the world, has an impressive variety of landscapes to explore. From Baobab Alleys and Spiny Forests to Red and Grey Tsingy Formations. It contains impressive vistas found nowhere else on earth. Visitors to Madagascar have the incredibly fortunate opportunity to explore a vastly diverse range of worlds all on … Read moreUnique and Varied Landscapes of Madagascar

Tana’s New Grand Urban Hotel Madagascar

There’s a chic, new luxury hotel in Madagascar’s capital. Situated in the sprawling capital city affectionately known as Tana the new property is aptly named Grand Hotel Urban. The expertly designed hotel seamlessly combines clean modern lines with classic colonial elements, providing an urban contemporary space rarely found in Antananarivo. With tasteful furnishings, beautiful ironwork … Read moreTana’s New Grand Urban Hotel Madagascar

The Rare and Unique Birds of Madagascar

Madagascar is one of the world’s most fascinating nature destinations. With landscapes ranging from dry clay desert to lush green rainforest with incredibly unique vistas in between. Adventurers travel to the island nation to see species of animals not found anywhere else in settings that will take your breath away. Of course, Madagascar’s lemurs are … Read moreThe Rare and Unique Birds of Madagascar

Spotlight On: Sea Turtles of Madagascar for World Turtle Day

23 May is World Turtle Day, a day to shine a light on the plight of the world’s turtles. At Jenman Madagascar Safaris we obviously have a special place in our heart for Madagascar and its wonderful and varied flora and fauna. We believe it’s important to spread awareness about the challenges these species face. … Read moreSpotlight On: Sea Turtles of Madagascar for World Turtle Day

5 Animals to Spot on a Night Walk in Andasibe

Andasibe is one of Madagascar’s most well-known national parks. Conveniently close to Antananarivo, the 155 square kilometer protected area is lush rainforest known for its lemurs and frogs, as well as other flora and fauna. Once the sun sets, a whole new world comes alive and even though the park is closed in the evening, … Read more5 Animals to Spot on a Night Walk in Andasibe

Madagascar: A Heaven for Food Lovers

Malagasy cuisine is a mixture of French, African and European flavours. While the island is most famous for its jumping lemurs, lush rainforests and bright-blue coastlines, it’s also become famous as a destination for food lovers. The Indian Ocean Island was a refuge for Indo-Malayan people, who brought rice; African settlers, who brought cows that … Read moreMadagascar: A Heaven for Food Lovers

Part 1: Planning Your Vacation to Madagascar in Style

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Welcome to our 5-part blog series of Madagascar – we’ve researched the best tips and advice to travelling in Madagascar in style. At Jenman Madagascar Safaris, we pride ourselves on giving expert advice so here are the top places our travel agents recommended for you! Madagascar is one of the most exotic, mysterious and undeveloped … Read morePart 1: Planning Your Vacation to Madagascar in Style

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!

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

Specials

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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