Madagascar adventure travel with Ker & Downey is wild, intoxicating, and otherworldly. Travel with us to experience the uniqueness and luxury of this provocative island.
With a landmass surpassing that of France and Kenya and a unique biodiversity akin to that of the Galapagos and Borneo, Madagascar stands as one of the world’s foremost wildlife and cultural destinations.
To call it a naturalist’s paradise is an understatement. Raw and real, Madagascar houses five-percent of the world’s known plant and animal species. That means one in 20 species on Earth only live in Madagascar and Madagascar alone, with 50-percent of the birds, 80-percent of the flora, 90-percent of the reptiles, and 100-percent of the mammals—including the beloved lemurs—completely endemic to the island.
Ker & Downey’s Classic Madagascar Safari is Madagascar adventure travel at its best. From the haunting calls of the Indri Indri to the crystal clear waters of Tsarabanjina, follow Ker & Downey as we name our favorite Madagascar must-do’s.
FOLLOW the development of the island and its people on a tour of the Prime Minister’s palace and cultural museum in Antananarivo.
LISTEN to the haunting calls of the “ghosts of the forest”—the rare Indri Indri lemur—as you embark on an early morning treks through Andasibe-Mantadia National Park.
PADDLE from your room at Vakona Forest Lodge to Lemur Island, a sanctuary for rescued, orphaned, and pet lemurs and the only place in Madagascar where you can enjoy hands-on interaction with the island-unique species.
INDULGE in a sundowner amid the ancient Baobabs and pristine Spiny Forests of Ifotaka, one of the driest regions in Madagascar.
JOIN the Antandroy people in a traditional performance of song and dance around the campfire at Mandrare River Camp. These fierce tribes have never been conquered by their country’s colonizers and thus retain their own unique culture, dances, and clothes.
SEARCH for the elusive Sifakas during a night walk within the Forest of Zenavo. Night walks are an important facet of the Madagascar experience, allowing for a greater chance to spot the nocturnal wildlife, including these strange creatures who survive due to their ability to subsist without water.
RETREAT to your own private island of Tsarabanjina, soaking in the barefoot luxury of the Constance Tsarabanjina off the coast of Nosy Be.
DIVE along the Mitsio Coral Reef—one of the best diving destinations in the world—known for its beautiful coral, gentle whale sharks, schools of fish, and unlimited turtle population under the crystal blue waters.