Please note that Madagascar is a country which is in its infancy when it comes to tourism. Accommodation is limited so all the below accommodation are subject to availability, and we reserve the right to change these using similar accommodation of the same standards. Accommodation will be in basic hotels.
East Madagascar Package
From: $ 1,305.00 per person
On our 8-day small-group holiday you will see the striking East Madagascar. Get in touch with the Indri, the largest of the lemur species, brown lemurs and bamboo lemurs. Explore the wonderful island paradise, Sainte Marie – a 57-km long island on the east shore of Madagascar. Our East Madagascar vacation is our insider tip, as it combines lemur sightings with beach relaxations – which are the two main highlights of any Madagascar vacation.
Small-group holiday of the striking East Madagascar. Our East Madagascar vacation combines lemur sightings with beach relaxations – two main highlights of any Madagascar vacation. Starting and ending in Antananarivo – 8 Days
Andasibe National Park – The Andasibe-Mantadia corridor is situated in the foothills of the eastern escarpment of Madagascar. The village of Andasibe offers a perfect base to explore the Andasibe National Park. The 154 km2 park consists of two protected areas: the special Reserve of Indri d’ Analamazaotra and the National Park of Mantadia Analamazaotra, which is better known as “Périnet”.
Sainte Marie Island – The slender 57km-long island of Ile Sainte Marie is said to resemble a pregnant woman lying down. Most of the hotels are dotted on the coast south of Ambodifotatra, where the beach is narrow and pleasant. The north west of the island is more quiet but less accessible. The east coast is relatively rugged and, until recently, undeveloped. It offers some of the better beaches, particularly on the Ampanihy Peninsula, which is separated from the main island by the long Baie d’Ampanihy.
Antananarivo – Antananarivo is a city for walking. Some of the most interesting places and views will be chanced upon during leisurely walks – that may climb haphazardly over the hills. Tana is truly a lovely Madagascar vacation destination and spending a few days there will be a great experience!
Tamatave – Madagascar’s second-largest city Tamatave (also known as Toamasina) used to be a popularresort town for holidaymakers during the colonial times. Tamatave is to Antananarivo what Brighton is to London or Nice is to Paris. Nowadays, it is the country’s largest port and oversees a growing hub of economical activities.
Group size: Minimum 1, Maximum 10
Vehicle: Transport will depend on the size of the group;
- A small car for 2 – 3 people
- A minivan for 4 – 6 – 8 people
- A bus for 10 people or more
Meals: Where included breakfast will be enjoyed in the restaurants of the various accommodation establishments. Please advise us of any special dietary requirements in advance.
Luggage: Maximum baggage allowance on the plane will be 20 kg. Please bring a backpack or soft barrel bag, not a suitcase. Don’t bring too much clothing, as there are washing opportunities along the way. Please adhere to the allowance specified as space for luggage is limited.
Insurance: It is compulsory for all travellers to have insurance covering their personal requirements, medical expenses (including emergency medical evacuation cover) and personal possessions. This is to be arranged before leaving your home country. Jenman Safaris has comprehensive public liability insurance.
- Track suit
- Walking shoes
- Light trousers/jeans
- Swimming costume
- Sun hat
- Warm clothes
- Long-sleeved shirts
- Torch & spare batteries
- Water bottle
- UV protection
- Mosquito protection
Visas: A visa is required to enter the territory of Madagascar and can easily be obtained upon arrival at the airport of Antananarivo with a validity of up to 90 days. Tourists staying for less than one month, can purchase a visa for 80’000 Ariary (around 23-27 €). Paying with the exact amounts or small currency is advised. No photographs are required, however please ensure that passports are valid for at least 6 months after return date. In addition to the entry visa, the Malagasy government is proposing the introduction of a frontier levy of 10 € in the near future, still to be confirmed and variable at short notice.
Gratuities: If you feel you have been looked after well by your crew or guides, and you wish to show your appreciation for their services, a monetary tip is very welcomed by those in Madagascar. Here follows some suggested guidelines:
- Around EUR 4 per person, per day (10,000 Ariary) for a guide or a guide/driver.
- Around EUR 2 (5,000 Ariary) for a park guide, depending on your satisfaction.
- Around 5% of the bill at a restaurant
- 200 Ariary per bag for a porter.
- As Euro coins cannot be changed into local money in Madagascar, it is advisable to tip in Ariary.
We would ask that you please reserve your generosity for tipping for services only, and not providing free hand-outs to children or adults, as this encourages begging.
- Accommodation based on BED & BREAKFAST basis at mid-range hotels
- All transport and transfers mentioned in the program
- Car transfer with an English-speaking driver* from Antananarivo to Manambato
- Service of local guide in Andasibe
- All excursions mentioned in the program
- Park and reserve entrance fees
- English-speaking guide
- International and domestic flights (Tamatave to Sainte Marie, and Sainte Marie to Antananarivo)
- Airport taxes,
- All drinks
- All lunches and dinners
- All excursions not mentioned in the programme.
- Visas and travel insurance
- Personal expenses and souvenirs
- *Please note: Flights from/to Johannesburg and domestic flights can be arranged by Jenman African Safaris.