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.