Travel by private bus and internal flight. Some long drives on poor roads.
13 nights standard hotels with en suite facilities.
13 breakfasts included.
Madagascar is a rewarding destination with its wealth of flora and fauna, however, before you decide to travel, we would highlight the following issues for you to consider: Travelling by vehicle in Madagascar can be uncomfortable as some of the road quality varies. Please read our travelling conditions in the Trip Notes for more information.
We do have some longer drives but the diverse scenery more than makes up for time spent on the bus. We break up our road journeys with stops to visit villages, to take photos and to stretch our legs. Parts of Madagascar are mountainous. There are some great walks but you do need to be prepared to walk in hilly surroundings for periods of up to four hours.
The trails are fairly gentle in Perinet but steeper in all of the other national parks. Madagascar is one of the world's poorest countries and a degree of flexibility and improvisation is required at times.
The tourist infrastructure in Madagascar is still new and some services are limited. It is not unusual for there to be changes to accommodation or internal flights and for this reason, the order of the itinerary (but not the content) may sometimes have to be changed. However, what tourism does exist is of a pleasantly good standard and you may be impressed by the level of services in some of the places we stay.
Grade moderate: Some of the areas we visit are quite remote and will have basic facilities. Some of the walks in the national parks are uneven and may be slippery underfoot so you need to be comfortable with this.
Normal group size and age
Normally 6 to 18, plus leader. Minimum age 18.
The vast majority of Exodus adventures are adult group holidays. Groups are always small in size. We strongly believe that this adherence to small groups means a better experience for all; more time with your guide, less waiting around and a reduced impact on the communities and environments visited.
Each group is generally made up of like-minded travellers - with singles, couples and friends all joining in together. All these trips are suitable for single travellers, but if you prefer to travel with clients booking individually, please see our Solo Departures page.
Requires a spirit of adventure and some fitness, as the trip may involve more activities or longer journeys.
Exodus is always looking to improve our current itineraries and to offer something different. With many new trips this year, there is something unique and different to try every year.
Wildlife: Trips may be wholly wildlife focused, or contain an element of wildlife viewing within a less specific itinerary.