Madagascar Explorer

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East Africa
9 Days/8 nights
From $6,995 USD/PER PERSON
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Madagascar Explorer

World’s Most Biodiverse Destination

9 Days/8 nights

Madagascar was cut off from Africa's mainland over 80 million years ago and is often referred to as "the Eighth Continent". This gem of an island is in the Indian Ocean some 300 miles east of southern Africa.


Madagascar is best known for the big eyed lemurs, colorful chameleons, towering baobab trees and stunning orchids. It is home to endemic flora and fauna, with unique landscapes that take you from desert to rain forest to mystically rocky outcroppings and everything in between.  Charming fishing villages and tranquil beaches and to its appeal. Madagascar is a rarely visited country with a completely different feel from any other area in Africa, or for that matter the world.

The proper time should be sent exploring Madagascar with a minimum of 8-10 days and should not be considered a short 'add-on' to another destination.

The World Wildlife Fund selected Madagascar as one of the world's top wildlife locations, with more than 80 percent of the island’s wildlife and plants, including more than 100 varieties of lemur, existing nowhere else in the world. The towns have a colonial flavor and beaches are beautiful.

Accommodations are the best-available throughout the trip, ranging from a good eco-lodge to rustic but comfortable hotels. Nothing is deluxe in Madagascar, mostly 3+ to 4 star in U.S. terms.

Featured Inclusions: Internal flights within Madagascar, All Entrance Fees, Guiding services, Park Entrance Fees, Born Free Concierge Service, 24/7 Emergency US & Africa Contacts, Pre-Journey Briefing Booklet, Born Free Customized Backpack, Luggage tags, Personalized Bound Final Itinerary.

Full list of inclusions and tariffs details will be sent upon inquiry.

Born Free Exclusive Option: All Guide Gratuities can be included. 

Journey Priced From: $6995 per person, double occupancy.

Rates are in US dollars, based on double room, including current taxes, park, fuel fees.

Rate shown is a starting price based on High Season, Bronze Accommodations

Does not include international or intercontinental airfares.

Does include flights within Madagascar but are subject to change. 

Request rate if you would like to have a single room.

Is this your dream trip?

Madagascar is truly unique and unlike anywhere else in the world. It is an adventure destination and travel into the region does have its challenges. Drives are long and roads rough. Accommodations are of simple standards, although we do accommodate you in the best available in the area. The roads are rugged, schedules on internal flights are always subject to change and the hotels can be a little less than perfect.

The time of year you travel is very important as it can get very hot and there also can be monsoon winds.  Travelers should be physically fit and be prepared for hikes/walks planned according to your level. If you decide Madagascar is for you, rest assured you will visit one of the most unique destinations in the world.

Tailor-Made Itinerary: The Madagascar Explorer can be tailored to suit your vision. Travel in the style that meets your comfort level, to the places that interest you the most at a pace that you'll enjoy. Private touring in Madagascar can sometimes cost less than joining a big group. In Madagascar, private charter flights can be included, as well as alternate hotel accommodations. Your research has led you to Born Free Safaris, now let our Specialists tailor your journey the way you want to experience it.


  • Private Customized Journey
  • Your Choice of Accommodations
  • Madagascar is a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Considered to be The Eighth Continent
  • Flora - home to 15,000 plant species with 80% endemic
  • Indigenous Wildlife - 103 species of Lemurs
  • Elusive Gossa, Madgascar's largest Predator
  • 240 Reptiles
  • 300 Bird Species with 60 endemics to Madagascar
  • Colorful Chameleons and Butterflies
  • Day and Night Walks
  • Iconic Avenue of the Baobabs at Sundown
  • Unique Tsingy razor sharp eroded limestone formations
  • Indian Ocean Beaches
  • Malagasy Culturally Rich Ethnic groups
  • Fresh seafood, bananas, pineapples, mangoes and lychee
  • Growers of the world's finest spices - vanilla, cacao, cloves and cinnamon
  • Meet artisans - weavers, woodworkers and paper makers
  • Internal flights included

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Available accommodation levels

Africa offers a wide array of fabulous accommodations - from luxurious hotels to premium camps to rustic hideaways. The accommodation can be as much a part of the experience as the destination. Born Free selects hotels and lodges based on their proximity to the best wildlife viewing sites, and also considers the property's views, compatibility with the natural surroundings, friendliness of the staff, travelers' needs, food quality and cleanliness. A trip can combine many types of properties depending on your comfort level, itinerary and budget.