Madagascar Package Holidays
Package Holidays to Madagascar
Madagascar has more than its share of white sandy beaches and world class reefs which are major draw-cards for families, honeymooners and divers alike. The exotic bird and animal species contained within the island make it a popular favourite with nature lovers.
Madagascar travel packages usually include return airfares, airport taxes and airport transfers. Accommodation is generally included on a bed and breakfast basis, although some packages will include dinner depending on how remote the resort/hotel is located.
These packages do not include visas, travel insurance and items of a personal nature.
Most popular areas in Madagascar
Parc National Masoala has three marine reserves to ensure the preservation of the area. The rainforest is a short walk in any direction and is rich in wildlife. Sea kayak expeditions on the Masoala Peninsula are run in the months of October to December.
Andasibe-Mantadia National Park (formerly Périnet) is the most visited of the protected areas and comprises the Mantadia Park, a spectacular rainforest, and Analamazaotra Reserve.
Ile Sainte Marie & Ile Aux Nattes are some of the most popular beach holiday destinations. The coral reefs offer some of the best snorkelling and scuba diving and are favourites among water lovers and families alike.
Montagne D’Ambre National Park is a well known tropical mountain rainforest area. Its scenery and crater lakes make it one of the most popular hiking venues. It is also home to the island’s two best-known waterfalls.
Nosy Be Archipelago is the largest archipelago off the north-west coast and can be visited all year except in February, which is the cyclone season.
Ifaty Beach and Anakao are favourite family holiday destinations and offer some of the best coral reefs, and rare birds and many hotels here offer scuba diving.
Info about Madagascar
Madagascar lies in the Indian Ocean off the south eastern coast of Africa and its isolation from the neighbouring continents has resulted in a unique mix of plants and animals, many found nowhere else in the world. Its eco-tourism market capitalizes on its unique biodiversity, unspoiled natural habitats, national parks and lemur species. Malagasy is generally spoken throughout the island, and although French is spoken among the educated population of this former French colony, English is rare. A mountainous central ‘spine’ separates the permanently damp east from the drier west and sub-desert south and these dramatically contrasting climatic zones have their own complement of plants and decidedly odd animals Mid-January to mid-March is the cyclone season, but adverse weather could occur outside of this period.