Madagascar Wildlife Tours

Madagascar is a land of wonder and discovery, a true gem nestled off the south-eastern coast of Africa. The island is home to unparalleled biodiversity and vibrant cultural heritage.

Madagascar's dense rainforests and towering baobab trees are home to a wide variety of unique plants and animals, including over 100 species of lemurs. These primates are found nowhere else on Earth, and they range in size from the tiny mouse lemur to the giant indri. The turquoise waters that embrace Madagascar's shores are also home to a diverse range of marine life. Visitors can swim alongside graceful whale sharks, witness the mesmerizing dance of humpback whales during their annual migration, or explore vibrant coral reefs.

In addition to its natural beauty, Madagascar is also home to a rich cultural heritage. The Malagasy people are warm and welcoming, and their culture is a blend of African, Asian, and European influences. Visitors can experience this culture first hand by attending traditional festivals, listening to local music, or visiting one of the many UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Whether you're interested in wildlife, nature, or culture, Madagascar is a country that has something to offer everyone. So come and explore this enchanting island for yourself!

Explore Madagascar

The lush rainforests of Madagascar are home to a variety of plant and animal species, including some of the world's most colourful and elusive chameleons. These masters of camouflage are renowned for their ability to change colour to match their surroundings.

In the she spiny forests of Madagascar you will discover an array of peculiar creatures, such as the spiny-tailed iguanas and the whimsical leaf-tailed geckos. These animals have adapted to the thorny environment, and their bodies are perfectly camouflaged. This is where an expert local wildlife guide is invaluable!

The coastal waters of Madagascar are teeming with life. Snorkel or dive along the coral reefs, and you'll be greeted by a kaleidoscope of colourful fish, graceful sea turtles, and magnificent rays. Keep your eyes peeled during the winter months, as pods of humpback whales migrate through these waters.

The conservation efforts undertaken to protect Madagascar's wildlife are crucial, as many of these species are endangered due to habitat loss and human activities. Exploring Madagascar's wildlife is not just a privilege, but also a reminder of our responsibility to safeguard the natural wonders of our planet. You can be assured that the trip that you book with Our Local Tour is 'net positive' and gives back more than it takes from the local communities and environment.

Escorted Tours Madagascar

Small Group Escorted Tours and Tailormade Holidays

The Madagascar Wildlife Experience is a 12 day private tour focussing on the unique wildlife of this island nation.

Tilormade Madagascar Holidays

Our Local Travel Experts in Madagascar

Madagascar - our local tour partner

In Madagascar, our local partner is committed to providing its clients with a unique and authentic travel experience, and its tours are designed to showcase the best of Madagascar's natural beauty, wildlife, and culture. The team of experienced guides are passionate about Madagascar, and they are experts in the country's diverse ecosystems. They will take you to the most remote and pristine corners of Madagascar, and they will help you to discover the island's hidden treasures.  Whether you are interested in lemurs, baobab trees, or humpback whales, we can help you to create a tailor-made tour that is perfect for you. The company offers a wide range of itineraries, and it can also customise a tour to fit your specific interests and budget.


Madagascar is home to over 100 species of lemurs, making it the only place on Earth where these charismatic primates exist. Lemurs are highly adaptable and have evolved to occupy various habitats across the island, from the dense rainforests of the east to the spiny forests of the south and the dry deciduous forests of the west.

If you're interested in seeing lemurs in their natural habitat, there are a number of national parks and reserves in Madagascar where you can go.. Some of the most popular lemur-spotting destinations include:

  • Ranomafana National Park: This park is home to a variety of lemur species, including the golden bamboo lemur, the indri, and the sifaka.
  • Andasibe-Mantadia National Park: This park is home to the aye-aye, one of the most unique lemur species.
  • Isalo National Park: This park is home to a variety of lemur species, as well as baobab trees and other interesting plants and animals.

Lemurs are facing a number of threats, including habitat loss, hunting, and the illegal pet trade. It is important to do your part to protect these unique creatures by supporting conservation efforts and choosing responsible tourism practices. Here are some things you can do to help protect lemurs:

  • Donate to lemur conservation organizations.
  • Choose a tour operator that is committed to responsible tourism practices.
  • Avoid buying souvenirs made from lemurs or their products.
  • Educate others about the importance of lemur conservation.

By taking these actions, you can help to ensure that future generations will have the opportunity to marvel at the unique and captivating lemurs of Madagascar. In addition to seeing lemurs, you can also enjoy a variety of other activities in Madagascar, such as hiking, camping, and birdwatching. The island is also home to a number of beautiful beaches, making it a great place to relax and enjoy the sun.

Madagascar Culture Travel Packages

The people and culture of Madagascar are as diverse and vibrant as the island's unique flora and fauna. The Malagasy people are descendants of Southeast Asian and East African settlers who arrived on the island centuries ago, bringing with them a rich tapestry of traditions and customs.

Malagasy culture is deeply rooted in a strong sense of community and ancestral heritage. The traditional social structure revolves around extended families, or "fokonolona," where mutual support and cooperation are highly valued. Respect for elders and communal harmony are essential aspects of Malagasy society. Music and dance are integral parts of Malagasy culture, reflecting the island's diverse ethnic groups. Traditional instruments, such as the valiha (a bamboo tube zither) and the sodina (a bamboo flute), accompany rhythmic and lively dances. These performances often narrate stories of historical events, mythical legends, or everyday life.

Artisanal crafts showcase the creativity and craftsmanship of the Malagasy people. Intricate woodcarvings, vibrant textiles, and intricate basketry reflect the island's rich artistic traditions. Local markets bustle with vendors selling their handcrafted wares, providing a glimpse into the artistic heritage and entrepreneurial spirit of the Malagasy people. The fusion of cultural influences is evident in Malagasy cuisine, which draws from both African and Asian flavours. Rice, or "vary," is a staple in almost every meal, accompanied by flavourful stews, grilled meats, and an abundance of tropical fruits. Unique dishes like "romazava" (a meat and vegetable stew) and "zebu steak" (beef from the humped zebu cattle) tantalize the taste buds and offer a culinary adventure.

Hospitality is deeply ingrained in Malagasy culture, and visitors are welcomed with warmth and genuine friendliness. Whether participating in traditional ceremonies, visiting rural villages, or exploring bustling cities, interacting with the locals provides a window into the heart and soul of Madagascar's people. With their diverse traditions, vibrant arts, and warm hospitality, the people of Madagascar are an integral part of the island's allure. Discovering the depth and beauty of Malagasy culture is an enriching experience that will leave a lasting impression on any visitor.