Luxtripper launches in Madagascar with three new responsible travel itineraries
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Luxtripper launches in Madagascar with three new responsible travel itineraries

Tribal culture, eco-luxury and wildlife conservation are at the forefront of new tours as they explore this biodiversity hotspot.

Luxtripper has today added Madagascar to its growing destination portfolio, offering clients three exclusive new tours centred around conservation and discovery on Earth’s oldest island.

The ultimate destination for nature lovers, Madagascar boasts a truly unique landscape. The island country has been classified as a biodiversity hotspot, with over 90% of all of its plant and animal species found nowhere else in the world.

Luxtripper’s three new itineraries offer travellers bespoke once-in-a-lifetime experiences, covering an island of humming rainforests and mangroves, soaring mountains and white sandy beaches with crystalline waters. Highlights include a tour of the Spiny Forests of the Mandrare Valley, home to inquisitive groups of ring-tailed lemurs, native cuckoos and impressive ancestral tombs of the local Antandroy tribe; the wildlife-rich Andasibe Mantadia National Park with over 100 species of birds and chameleons; and beachside eco-lodges with views of humpback whales from the tranquil tropical islands of the Nosy Mitsio Archipelago.

Guests will be introduced to the customs and culture of some of Madagascar’s 18 tribes, and invited to observe initiatives such as the Stitch project, which provides women from the local community with sustainable livelihoods by training them in embroidery, English and business skills.

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The Best of Northern Madagascar

Highlights include: 

  • Exploring the volcanic massif and mountain forests of Montagne d’Ambre National Park, one of Madagascar’s best examples of ecotourism. Guests will be able to immerse themselves in the surrounding nature at the secluded Nature Lodge with 12 wooden bungalows and spectacular views, as well as the Iharana Bush Camp, staying in one of 18 cabanas on the edge of a lake.
  • Total relaxation at the Constance Tsarabanjina, a stunning ecological resort on a private island to the North-West Madagascar. Guests can feast on fresh seafood and Malagasy specialties in the sand floored restaurant, enjoy a relaxing treatment at the spa, and discover the island’s unique biodiversity with a guided nature walk or a private cruise.

Full, 9-night itinerary can be found here

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Wildlife, Tribes and Islands of Madagascar

Highlights Include:

  • The Mandrare River Camp, offering luxurious tents, an enchanting outdoor pool and rustic riverside bar. Guests can explore the nearby spiny forests of the Mandrare Valley, home to inquisitive groups of ring-tailed lemurs and native cuckoos that inhabit the trees. The protected forest is also home to the impressive ancestral tombs of the local Antandroy tribe which guests will learn about from local guides.
  • The Tsara Komba Luxury Beach Forest Lodge, an eco-hotel set directly on the beach of a tranquil tropical island in Madagascar’s north-western Nosy Be archipelago. With uninterrupted views of the ocean and lush surroundings of the nearby forests, guests can experience pure escape from the outside world whilst enjoying scuba diving with manta rays and turtles, soothing spa treatments and delicious local food.

Full, 10-night itinerary can be found here

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Exploring Madagascar’s Great South

Highlights Include:

  • The Mantadia Lodge, with exclusive bungalows nestled on top of a hill and overlooking the canopy of the wildlife-rich Andasibe-Mantadia National Park. A naturalist’s goldmine, the park is home to more than a dozen unique lemur species, several types of chameleon and some of Madagascar’s many orchids.
  • The Manafiafy Beach & Rainforest Lodge, an eco-hotel with thatched roofed chalets, set in a sandy bay fringed and with forest-covered mountains and a wildlife-rich network of mangroves. Night walks and kayak excursions in the coastal rainforest and mangroves will reveal lemurs, birds, geckos and chameleons, and guests can relax in front of the lodge’s fire pit whilst dining on local fresh fish and seafood.

Full, 12-night itinerary can be found here

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Nena Chaletzos, founder and CEO of Luxtripper, commented: “Madagascar is a perfect blend of stunning landscapes, unique wildlife, and friendly local communities with a fascinating history. Now more than ever, our clients are looking for immersive, meaningful travel that will reconnect them with the world, and we’re delighted to be adding another destination to the Luxtripper portfolio that brings them just that.

“As always, we are focused on conservation, the protection of animals and supporting local communities, and we’ve built some fantastic relationships with hotels and experience providers in Madagascar that hold these same values. Our trips have been carefully chosen to deliver high quality and luxury for our clients, as well as unparalleled experiences to bring them closer to the delights that this great island nation has to offer.”

The best time to travel to Madagascar is between April and December, when you can expect warm, sunny weather. July to September is the country’s peak period, and the best time for viewing humpback whales.

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