26 October 2016
Lemurs, baobabs, rainforest, beaches, desert, trekking and diving . . . Madagascar is a dream destination for nature and outdoor lovers. The world's fourth largest island is unique and five per cent of all known animal and plant species can be found here, and here alone. The remarkable fauna and flora is matched by epic landscapes of an incredible diversity as you can go from rainforest to desert in just 250 miles. Few places on earth offer such an intense kaleidoscope of nature, and on this beach holiday you will be able to relax in a paradise setting at Anjajavy Beach.
On arrival at Antananarivo airport you will be met by one of our experienced tour representatives who will help you to complete customs and immigration formalities and change money before driving you to your hotel in the downtown area. The island's capital city is a bustling place with activity on every corner. Here people flood the streets selling everything you can imagine – fruit, sunglasses, flowers, mobile phones, calculators, bamboo, even live animals. Go out and explore and get a feel for the place.
Today after breakfast you will be picked up at you hotel and driven to the airport for your short flight to Anjajavy where you will spend the next five nights in the lap of luxury. Anjajavy is a superb modern beach resort hotel and the only ‘Relais et Chateaux’ in Madagascar, so be prepared to be spoilt day and night during your time there.
Anjajavy Hotel stands beside the beach at the end of a peninsula that extends into a wide bay in the Mozambique Channel. It is a remote and exceptionally beautiful coast, with sandy coves and turquoise waters and Anjajavy borders a superb dry forest reserve protecting a plethora of unique wildlife. The 24 air-conditioned, two-storey villas are built of local rosewood and roofed with Satrana leaves. Each is equipped with a large bed, sitting area, breakfast corner and a bathroom with oversize bath and shower.
Anjajavy combines the best in Malagasy hospitality with effortless wildlife viewing from the verandah of its very comfortable beach villas. The surrounding deciduous forest reserve is home to a number of species of lemurs, reptiles and birds and can be explored with or without a guide and you’re likely to enjoy the sight of lemurs playing in the grounds many times. And Anjajavy is the only dry forest reserve where you can take nights walks in search of nocturnal species. Complimentary resort facilities include snorkeling and windsurfing.
Another day to relax in paradise or if you're feeling active the following activities are all complimentary - Catamaran Sailing, snorkelling, kayaking along the coast or in the mangrove system, beach volleyball, badminton, billiards, excursions into the dry forest, with or without a guide, cave visits, bird watching, visits to local villages and those special nocturnal walks.
Another day in paradise. Fishing, water sports and other excursions including those to local villages and areas of the surrounding coastline are also available from the resort hotel and a special romantic sunset cruise through the mangroves with an aperitif can be enjoyed on an evening when you want to just kick back and relax.
Make the most of your time at the hotel this morning and top up that tropical tan for today you will be picked up and driven to the airport for your flight back to Antananarivo. On arrival you will be collected by your driver and guide for a city tour with a chance to go shopping for souvenirs in the bustling capital.
Today your wonderful beach holiday in Madagascar comes to an end. Perhaps time for some more sightseeing and shopping in the city before your are picked up at your hotel and driven to the airport to catch an onward flight or begin your journey back home. This relaxing holiday can be booked during a longer stay on the island when you can see many more of the natural wonders of this unique destination.
Standard fr £3021pp
Rates based on twinshare
International flights not included unless otherwise stated