Post Safari Madagascar Luxury
A left-field beach adventure at Anjajavy
Personalised journeys from start to finish
Save an acre of rainforest each time you travel
Every detail taken care of
- Four nights full board at Anjajavy le Lodge
- One night in a luxury hotel in Tana
- Chartered flights between Tana and Anjajavy
- Airport assistance and private transfers
At a glance
With direct flights from both Johannesburg and Nairobi, Madagascar makes for a compelling and destination for a post safari beach break, with so much more than warm oceans and pristine sand.
Anjajavy is one of our favourite spots on the island, a remote and fabulous reserve that contains a little bit of everything that makes Madagascar so fascinating – wild lemurs, fascinating local culture, fat baobabs, countless chameleons, abstract geology, turquoise waters and rich birdlife. Arriving into the capital, Antananarivo, spend a night in the city before flying to the coast.
The lodge itself, its villas strung out along a stretch of its own beach, is a Relais & Châteaux property and among the most luxurious places to stay in the country. It is also an inspiring example of sustainable tourism as the reserve protects some 7,200 hectares or sea, coral, forest, mangroves and savannah, while supporting and working closely with the local community.
During your four nights here, relax on the beach or gardens, perhaps getting up close to families of dancing sifaka, explore the sea by kayak or boat, hike in the forest, visit hidden caves, mountain bike and get an insight into life here with village visits and cultural tours.
Example Trip Itinerary
Meet and greet at Ivato International Airport
Private transfer to your hotel in Tana
Accommodation in Antananarivo
- Four bedrooms
- Swimming pool
- Lounge and dining area
Occupying the bottom two floors of the Monacan consulate, a fabulous orange-brick 19th century residence once used to house the first bank in Madagascar in the historic heart of Tana, La Maison Gallieni is our favourite hotel in the capital. There are just four large bedrooms, each a sumptuous blend of mid-century and colonial design with enormous beds and (quite possibly) the best internet connection in the city. A pool and tropical garden can be found outside. Up the spiral staircase, a large modernist lounge and dining area where dinner and breakfast are served at a large communal table enjoy fabulous views out across the city. Service here is low key and friendly with a particularly homely feel making it a fabulous retreat from the bustle outside.
Madagascar’s capital and largest city, Antananarivo lies in the centre of the island. ‘Tana’, as it is affectionately known, is a unique place and where the country’s history and blend of Austronesian, Africa and European cultures are most apparent.
Glistening paddy fields and small farms stretch far out into the surrounding highlands and well into the city itself, hills packed densely with a ramshackle of buildings and ‘trano gasy’ brick houses piled on top. Causeways lead into the historic middle where classic French hatchbacks struggle up cobbled inclines, past markets, workshops, salons de coiffure, bouchers and food stalls. Atop the hills in the Haute-Ville, find quaint colonial villas (a handful of which are now charming boutique hotels), artisan shops and some surprisingly good restaurants.
Private transfer to Ivato International Airport
Board a light aircraft for the charter flight to Anjajavy. The flight should take around 90 minutes.
Accommodation in Anjajavy Reserve
- 24 villas
- Infinity pool
On a peninsula in north-west Madagascar that can only be reached by light aircraft, seemingly at the edge of the whole world, Anjajavy sits within a private portion of its own pioneering protected reserve, offering an incredibly authentic, up-close experience of nature. Taking inspiration from traditional Sakalava villages, its 24 villas are elegantly constructed from rosewood and palm thatch, set facing the sea and surrounded by gardens. On the ground floor, each has a large veranda in front of a living area, bed and bathroom. A Japanese staircase leads up to a floor which can be used as a children’s bedroom. Silent air conditioning keeps the bedroom at an ideal temperature. The cool tropical gardens, known as the Oasis, are rich with native flora and attract both relaxing guests and lemurs. Follow paths to secret beaches flanked by coral tsingy towers, or back into the jungle, perhaps on a guided night walk in search of pocket-sized mouse lemurs and slender-fingered aye-aye after a delightful gourmet dinner of fresh seafood and organic produce from local farmers. You can also explore mangrove channels by kayak, go fishing, hiking, visit caves, go on guided nature and birdwatching walks, mountain bike, wind surf water ski and more. Excursions to local villages provide a unique insight into life in this remote corner of Madagascar and show how Anajajavy is benefitting the local community through a number of collaborative projects.
The 7,200 hectare Anjajavy Reserve in the remote north-west of Madagascar is a protected area encompassing sea, coral reef, beaches, forest, mangrove, savannah, tumescent baobabs and jagged ‘Tsingy’ rock formations. Created by Anjajavy Lodge, which sits at the heart of the reserve, it is a beautiful microcosm of the island, it is classified by the WWF as a global priority in terms of conservation that harbours rare and endemic flora and fauna, as well as a scattering of traditional villages which the lodge works closely with and supports. On land, green forests are home to seven lemur species (including the elusive aye-aye), fossa, chameleons and a rich array of bird life. You'll most likely see the resident family of Coquerel's sifaka dancing through the garden. Tree roots meet the turquoise sea in a network of mangroves, a wonderful place to kayak, whose channels lead out to a marine park where tropical fish, turtles and occasional dolphin and humpback whale abound. Other activities here include nature walks, mountain biking, boat trips, community visits, snorkelling and wind surfing.
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