We specialise in tailor-made honeymoons in Madagascar. We believe that every honeymoon should be as unique as the couple and will help you create the trip of a lifetime. During the hectic weeks running up to the wedding, we will ensure that your honeymoon planning is as stress-free as possible – from the first call you make to us, to being met by your private guide when you step off the plane in Madagascar. We can also create a personalised honeymoon fund page for you to share with your guests, if you would like to ask for contributions. You can write your own message and even add pictures – take a peek at our example page here. Look at our sample itineraries below and contact us to get started…
Antananarivo – Fort-Dauphin – Mandrare – Manafiafy – Fort-Dauphin – Antananarivo
12 Days – From £5,670 per person (including charter flights)
Dreaming of a honeymoon at the end of the world? This trip offers a luxurious escape to the south of Madagascar on a full package with domestic private flights included. If you are looking to spend some quality time away with your other half, this trip is a great choice. You will get to explore Madagascar off the beaten track, on the road less travelled, but still enjoying the comfort of quality accomodation and a good service. Expect to see lots of lemurs, an interesting culture of the southern tribes, splendid nature and various scenery. Whales top it off in the right season. The accommodation is really lovely and the team is super friendly – you will be looked after very well.
International flights are not included in the package price. We give you the freedom to use miles and choose your preferred airline, and if you are stuck we can help you find the right connections. Return flights to Madagascar start from £700 per person, depending on the connections and time of the year.
This is a sample itinerary and prices are correct at the time of writing. We can tailor the itinerary to suit your plans by changing the length of the trip or the order of activities. More days can be added and different hotels can be chosen according to your preferences and needs.
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Day 1 – Antananarivo
Today you will arrive in Antananarivo where you will be met and transferred to the hotel. Antananarivo means “City of thousands”, the place which unified the tribes of Madagascar about 500 years ago. The city is built on 3 levels: the high city where the queen’s palace is situated, the mid-city with nice boutique shops and all the administrative buildings, and the bustling low city with the markets. Take a stroll to the markets, the upper city with its splendid views, the railway station and Lake Anosy with beautiful jacaranda trees (in October). A visit to Ambohimanga, the cradle of the Merina monarchy, is highly recommended. Overnight at Maison Gallieni.
Day 2 – Mandrare
This morning, fly to Ifatoka (2 – 3 hours). Note: total luggage is restricted to 15kgs per person. Upon arrival you will be met by the guide and transferred to the camp. Settle into your tent and enjoy the majestic views over Mandrare river. Around 5pm you will depart for a night walk in the Forest of Zenavo. This is a fantastic way to see diurnal lemurs bedding down, and the nocturnal lemurs begin to wake in the eerie and prehistoric spiny forest. You will spot sifakas and sleeping white-foot sportive lemurs, then once the sun has set, two mouse lemur species, sleeping birds, chameleons, owls and now active sportive lemurs. Overnight at Madrare River Camp.
Day 3 – Mandrare
After breakfast you will head out to the stunning Sacred Gallery Forest to the south of the camp. Depending on the river depth, walk or take a boat to reach a deciduous forest. Inquisitive groups of ring-tailed lemurs and entertaining sifaka are the highlight of this excursion. Return to camp for lunch and a relaxed afternoon by the pool. Late afternoon, head for a walk through the Sacred Spiny Forest filled with the ancestral tombs of the local Antandroy tribe. Your guide and a tracker from the local community will give you an introduction to Antandroy culture and customs. Your visit is followed by sundowners on the Mandrare River banks. Overnight at Madrare River Camp.
Day 4 – Mandrare
After a cup of tea or coffee head to the Spiny Forest for an early morning walk. Witness the sunlight break through the octopus trees while looking out for the many endemic birds. Head back to camp for a sumptuous breakfast followed by a visit to the local market (on Thu and Sat) and village to meet the fascinating Antandroy tribe. Take the lunch at the camp and relax watching life along the river from your tent terrace. At 5pm, depart for a sundowner amidst the baobabs – a magical experience. In the evening the local villagers will perform beautiful traditional dances, as they do in their everyday life. Overnight at Madrare River Camp.
Day 5 – Mandrare
This is your last day at the camp. After breakfast depart for a day trip to the stunning Lac Anony. This salt water lake is separated from the Indian Ocean by a series of large sand dunes and is home to flamingos and a variety of salt water birds. The lake is a two hour drive from the camp. On arrival, walk along the lake shore to a beautiful picnic spot. Then scale the 70 foot high sand dunes for an incredible view of the surrounding area. Take it slowly, Mora Mora as they say in Madagascar, go for a swim in the lake and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Return to the camp in time for dinner. Overnight at Madrare River Camp.
Day 6 – Mandrare to Manafiafy
At 8:30am take a short flight to Fort Dauphin (25 minutes) where you will be met and transferred to Manafiafy lodge (2,5hrs). Manafiafy, also known as Sainte Luce, is a beautiful sandy bay, fringed with forest covered mountains and wildlife rich mangroves. After refreshing, head for a night walk in the coastal rainforest. Explore the untouched paths of southern Madagascar to spot lemur, birds and chameleons, many of them being endemic. You’ll see nocturnal lemurs leaping through the trees, owls, satanic leaf-tailed geckos and other masters of camouflage. Return to the lodge for dinner. Overnight at Manafiafy Beach & Rainforest Lodge.
Day 7 – Manafiafy
After breakfast, head to the Stitch project and local woodworking shop to interact with the local Antanosy community. Stitch was created by the NGO Azafady to provide local women with sustainable livelihoods by training them in embroidery, English and business skills. After lunch and a bit of a rest, head to the nearby mangrove network by motorboat for bird-watching. Watch the magnificent Anosy mountain range in the backdrop. Endemic birds include kingfishers, hawks, the ibis and coua. After the scenic trip through the mangroves return to the lodge for dinner. Overnight at Manafiafy Beach & Rainforest Lodge.
Day 8 – Manafiafy
Before breakfast, head for a sunrise walk in the coastal rainforest to see groups of red-collared lemur foraging for food as they leap through the rainforest canopy. This type to lemur lives in groups of up to 20 individuals and is actives largely at dawn and dusk. This is a great time for birding, some species to see are coua, vanga and parrots. Return to the lodge for breakfast. Relax until your late afternoon excursion to see Madagascar’s largest bat, the flying fox, roosting in a nearby community forest, then filling the sky at dusk as they fly off on search of food. Return to the lodge for dinner. Overnight at Manafiafy Beach & Rainforest Lodge.
Day 9 – Manafiafy
Morning at your leisure. Suggested trips: whale-watching (June to November) and deep sea fishing. Manafiafy is one of the best places to see hump-back whales in Madagascar with regular sightings of mothers and their calves. After lunch, head to Manafiafy village. Manafiafy is a lovely Antanosy village with traditional wooden houses and pirogues lining the beachfront. Learn about the local customs and interact with the fishermen and their families. End your day with a sundowner overlooking Manafiafy bay from a rocky outcrop offering stunning views of the area. Overnight at Manafiafy Beach & Rainforest Lodge.
Day 10 – Private island camping
After a day at leisure, enjoy a true Robinson Crusoe experience. You will be taken to a private island less than a mile out from the Saint Luce peninsula where you will enjoy unspoilt beaches and sleep under the stars in your very own tree tent. Enjoy a day at the end of the world, in full privacy, away from it all. A sumptuous meal will be prepared by your personal chef and served on the beach. Overnight on the private island in a comfortable tent which will be prepared for you by the staff. A sky full of stars and the sounds of nature are sometimes the right luxury we are longing for. Return to the lodge the following morning for breakfast.
Day 11 – Manafiafy to Antananarivo
After returning from the island, an early breakfast will be served at the lodge. Check out and drive back to Fort Dauphin (2,5h), where you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Antananarivo (2 – 3hrs). Please note that total luggage is restricted to 15kgs per person. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure, strolling through the markets, or do something fun. We highly recommend taking a local cooking class in the capital and learn more about chocolate, seasoning and spices. It is a fun activity with take-away gifts and a delicious lunch/dinner at the end. Overnight at Maison Gallieni.
Day 12 – Departure
According to your flight schedule, you will be transferred to the airport to take your flight home. Extend your trip to the other parts of the island either by flying to the north (Diego Suarez or Nosy Be) or to the west (Morondava), or take the RN7 drive all the way to Tulear, passing by various landscapes. Alternatively, come back for another trip, there are still many places to discover on the big island.