Discover the lost paradise of Anjajavy, an eco-region of deciduous dry forest that shelters a host of rare and endemic flora and fauna. The total isolation of this region means that the wildlife here is not very shy and is incredibly easy to approach. Join teams of researchers at the Anjajavy International Research Centre. Take part in their battle against the continuous degradation of Madagascar’s unique wildlife.
After a world-class lunch at a Relais et Chateaux restaurant, discover the stunning Bay of Moramba and its mushroom islands by sea kayak. Observe sea-eagles in one of their rare nesting areas before you try your hand at spearfishing with the chief of the village of Marovasa. Canoe through the dense and lush mangroves with your children before hopping on a mountain bike to explore inland.
Dive in one of the most beautiful spots in the whole of Madagascar, Greg Wall. With diving specialists and a submarine explore the extraordinary drop-off that is covered with gorgonians. Discovering this underwater world in a submarine is a phenomenal chance for you and your children to encounter phenomenal marine species including a variety of sharks and large pelagics.
Or if you would rather stay on the surface, head out in a local boat to spot nearby humpback whales, whale sharks, and manta rays. You and your family will get the opportunity to slip into the water to swim alongside these amazing gentle giants. Swimming with these magnificent creatures is something you are unlikely to forget and it is sure to give your children a new perspective on the marine world.
In the afternoon hop into a helicopter and make your way to the Sahamalaza Peninsula. Here you will meet one of the best biologists and primatologists in Madagascar. He will guide you through the jungle pointing out elusive lemurs that dance through the trees high above you. Learn about the habits and lives of these extraordinary creatures and the threats that they face. If you are lucky you may even spot some of the rare blue-eyed lemurs that are endemic to the region.
Arise before dawn and helicopter to the highest peak in Madagascar the Maromokotro peak. Land at the last base camp where you can enjoy a delicious breakfast at an altitude of 2,500 metres with spectacular views in every direction. You will then climb the final stretch to the top of the summit. Few people have ever been able to venture to Maromokotro, a sacred and feared mountain in the region. Pelorus can grant you access to this mystical mountain and at the top, you can admire 360-degree views of Northern Madagascar.
Alternatively, head to Bemanvika, a remote region with unique landscapes and extraordinary biodiversity. Between verdant green lakes and tropical jungle, several shy and endemic species make their homes. Some of the species that live in this region were thought to have gone extinct before they were rediscovered here in the depths of the jungle.
In the afternoon, make your way to a Ylang-Ylang, cocoa, and vanilla plantation where you can enjoy a traditional lunch before heading deep into the plantation. Learn about the methods used to grow, harvest, and produce these tasty local delicacies. Take part in tastings on the plantation trying some of the finest flavours of the region. Enjoy your final night on board before you prepare to leave Madagascar. You will return home with memories that will last a lifetime for you and your family.