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 … WeiterlesenTana’s New Grand Urban Hotel Madagascar

Trail Running, Travel and Tsingy – An Epic Trail Running Race in Northern Madagascar

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The fitness travel trend is a phenomenon that shows no signs of slowing down. Research has shown that while fewer people are using hotel gyms, they are still packing their trainers and looking for exotic fitness experiences. One of these experiences, trail running, has become increasingly popular over the years. Some people run to lose … WeiterlesenTrail Running, Travel and Tsingy – An Epic Trail Running Race in Northern Madagascar

Revealed: How a Chameleon Changes its Colours

Chameleons are known for their dramatic chromatic metamorphoses but do you know how and why they achieve this amazing feat? It was long believed that chameleons would change colour to blend into their surroundings as a form of camouflage. But actually, that is not the reason at all. The versatile reptiles adjust their pigmentation to … WeiterlesenRevealed: How a Chameleon Changes its Colours

Explore the Fascinating Northern Region of Madagascar on a Small Guided Group Tour

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The Madagascar North Adventure tour is a fantastic nature-filled holiday travelling around the top tip of the island nation. Spend 8 days exploring the best that northern Madagascar has to offer with Jenman Madagascar Safaris. This small guided group tour that takes you from the waterfalls and lakes of Montagne d’Ambre National Park to the … WeiterlesenExplore the Fascinating Northern Region of Madagascar on a Small Guided Group Tour

Seasons and Highlights of Madagascar: When Best to Go and What to See

Travelers may wonder when the best time to visit Madagascar is and what they should take into account regarding the climate and seasons? To answer that question, it’s important to remember that it’s a large country with incredibly diverse geography and topography. It’s possible to travel from temperatures only slightly above freezing high up in … WeiterlesenSeasons and Highlights of Madagascar: When Best to Go and What to See

Discover the Forest Paradise of Madagascar’s Amber Mountain Reserve

The Amber Mountain Reserve in northwest Madagascar is a nature lover’s dream come true with breath-taking waterfalls, volcanic lakes, and wild orchids in an emerald green forest. Due to the altitude and micro-climate temperatures are about 10 degrees lower than the rest of the island, providing cool refreshing air that is a welcome respite from … WeiterlesenDiscover the Forest Paradise of Madagascar’s Amber Mountain Reserve

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 … WeiterlesenThe Rare and Unique Birds of Madagascar

Miavana – Time and Tide’s Sublime Luxury on a Private Island in Madagascar

There is a stunning new ultra-luxury resort in Madagascar. Imagine spacious, tastefully designed, private villas all facing pure white sands and turquoise blue waters on a private island surrounded by vibrant coral reefs. This exclusive tropical paradise is found on Nosy Ankao, off the north-east coast of Madagascar. Nosy Ankao forms part of nearly 15,000 … WeiterlesenMiavana – Time and Tide’s Sublime Luxury on a Private Island in Madagascar

Stunning New Property in Nosy Be, Madagascar – Home Madagascar the Residence

Home Madagascar the Residence is a stunning new property on the island of Nosy Be. Situated in verdant nature on the north-west corner of Nosy Be, the Residence’s beach and palm trees offer the tranquillity and splendour of a protected paradise. It’s the ideal place for travellers who want something different to typical hotel accommodation … WeiterlesenStunning New Property in Nosy Be, Madagascar – Home Madagascar the Residence

Top 5 Things to do in Antananarivo

Antananarivo, The City of a Thousand, is more commonly referred to as Tana. A trip to Madagascar isn’t complete without a visit to the bustling capital city of Antananarivo. All international flights land just outside the city so for many travellers it’s the first and last stop on their journey. Tana can be a bit … WeiterlesenTop 5 Things to do in Antananarivo

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. … WeiterlesenSpotlight On: Sea Turtles of Madagascar for World Turtle Day

The Pirate Cemetery of Madagascar

In the 17th and 18th centuries, dangerous pirates sailed the seas searching for booty from ships loaded with exotic spices, luxurious silks, and silver and gold from European trade with the East Indies. While these buccaneers roamed the open seas they needed a strategic spot where they could replenish their supplies before heading out to … WeiterlesenThe Pirate Cemetery of Madagascar

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 kilometers 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, … Weiterlesen5 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 … WeiterlesenMadagascar: A Heaven for Food Lovers

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 … WeiterlesenWhat’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 … WeiterlesenHere’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. … WeiterlesenExploring 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 … WeiterlesenInside Madagascar’s 5 Most Incredible Eco Lodges

Madagascar’s Must Do’s

Even in this day and age the exotic island of Madagascar still remains largely undiscovered and unvisited, with tourists almost being put off by the sheer uniqueness of this unusual destination that they know so little about. To counter this, we have outlined some of the top things to experience in Madagascar, the best times … WeiterlesenMadagascar’s Must Do’s

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 … Weiterlesen10 essentials for travelling to Madagascar

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 … WeiterlesenPerfect 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. … WeiterlesenCommunity 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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