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A selection of our favourite places to stay in Madagascar

Manafiafy Beach & Rainforest Lodge

Bucket list destination

With sparkling blue seas, verdant rainforests, abundant wildlife and distant mountains this small and intimate lodge offers you the choice of serenity or adventure. Straddling land and sea you can enjoy a rich variety of water- and land-based activities. Choose from walks in the rainforest to spot lemurs, chameleons and insects, snorkelling, kayaking and motorboat forays into the mangroves. Engage with local fishermen as they haul their catch onto shore, or simply relax and enjoy a massage in the open-air spa. Read More

Mandrare River Camp

Spiny Forest lunar landscape

Mandrare River Camp is set in the grounds of an old colonial plantation house opposite the sacred ancestral forests of the Antandroy Tribe and provides excellent access to the ‘Spiny Forest’. Day and night walks allow you to explore the Spiny Forest’s unique flora and fauna ‐ including four different species of lemur and an exceptional array of birdlife. In an area so richly diverse and far removed from the western world, enjoy the opportunity to combine exotic wildlife and traditional culture in a unique setting. Read More

Anjajavy le Lodge

Idyllically remote

Anjajavy l’Hotel is a Relais & Chateaux member located on an idyllic stretch of coastline overlooking the Mozambique Channel on the remote northwest coast of Madagascar. Set in extensive tropical gardens leading to a sandy beach, Anjajavy is perfect for relaxation however those who like to be active can sail a catamaran, wind surf, snorkel or kayak the azure waters. Wildlife is prolific and walks through the forest reveal camouflaged chameleons, vivid frogs and the elusive fossa. Read More

Private: z – Isalo Rock Lodge

Isalo Rock Lodge is a stunning retreat positioned high in the Sandstone Mountains overlooking the Isalo National Park in south western Madagascar. There are pools and waterfalls peppered throughout the park and hidden valleys to explore. Isalo Rock Lodge is a destination rather than just a hotel and you will leave having experienced one of the most memorable adventures of your life. Read More

Pavillon de L’Emyrne

A haven of peace in the Antananarivo city centre

Pavillon de l'Emyrne is a beautiful and charming 13 bedroom property in Antananarivo; located near some of the nicest restaurants and shops the capital has to offer. The staff are very friendly, attending to your every need to ensure a perfect stay and the hotel is one of the most attractive and elegant in Antananarivo with a location that is ideal for exploring the popular Isoraka area. Read More

Relais des Plateaux

A warm welcome to Antananarivo

Relais des Plateaux Hotel is set in a peaceful garden within the city of Antananarivo and close to the airport. The hotel wraps around an inner garden in a simple motel style where all rooms have views of the garden's Jacaranda trees and delicate palms creating a serene haven from the hustle and bustle of the city making it the perfect base pre and post any safari in Madagascar. Read More
Manafiafy Beach & Rainforest Lodge
Mandrare River Camp
Anjajavy le Lodge
Private: z – Isalo Rock Lodge
Pavillon de L’Emyrne
Relais des Plateaux

Exellent and wonderful, reaching way above expectations.

Elizabeth Mackintosh

Julia you did a fantastic job - everything was first class. Well organised, efficient and stress free. We all agreed it was the best holiday we've ever had. Cant wait to travel with CSC again.

Milford family

We are so happy we put our trust in CSC, we had an amazing adventure and would recommend them to anyone.

Kim & Brad Balance

The trip exceeded my expectations and was the best family holiday I have ever had. Our children simply loved it and now I know more about African wildlife than they do about our own farm animals.

Rowntree family

Classic Safari are the people who genuinely know other culture and offer incredible insight to perfectly meet your expectations.

Melanie McMillan & Iain Jones

We loved it all. Our son wants to go back tomorrow. We would ALL go back again!

Laurence & Remi Cunningham

An amazing experience - the best family holiday we have ever had. We were extremely impressed by the meticulous attention to our itinerary. I can't speak highly enough of all the elements of this exciting journey!

Sheryl & Robert Taylor

Thank you for making our trip to Africa so spectacular. The attention to detail really made it special. It was the trip of a lifetime for our family together.

Sarah & Paul Cozzi

Very knowledgeable and patient. Our trip was all that we hoped for. Wonderful!

Jane & Robert Happell

Everything was perfect! Advice and information on destinations and activities hit everything I had hoped to experience. I contacted the Classic Safari Company upon recommendation and have now, in turn, recommended to others.

Tim Bradley

You can't improve on perfection. I had my best birthday and holiday with my family celebrating my 80th birthday in Africa. Everything that Julia organised was perfect and the whole trip was a highlight!

Buckingham Family

The trip of a lifetime, couldn't have dreamt of a better adventure if I tried.

Emma Jeffcoat

Absolutely everything was first class & so well organised.

Simon & Jackie Adams

Classic Safari Company has done it again! A unique experience that ticked all the boxes - wildlife, culture and dining experience. A dream come true!

Ros Wheeler

Their experience and knowledge of Africa is evident and we couldn't have been happier with the total package. This has given us a taste for Africa - now we are ready for more.

Andrew & Pip Stevens

If you want the most sensational experience in Africa let Julia and the staff at Classic Safari Co plan it for you! Their knowledge, expertise and enthusiasm for their job means your every wish will be fulfilled.

Miriam & Joseph Harrison

Classic Safari is the place to go to for "top end" adventure travel.

Ron & Alison Guthrie

Classic Safari Company were brilliant - 10/10

Di & Kingsley Yates

The Classic Safari Company is the best I have dealt with. Extremely knowledgeable & professional, friendly, patient & understanding of first timers to Africa.

Annette Whiley

It certainly was the best trip we have EVER had. The experiences were mind blowing.  We want everyone we know to experience Africa - the animals, the people - magical.

Jo-anne & Dean Mifsud

Would do it all again and not change a moment. Best holiday ever!

The McGowan Tribe

An absolutely fantastic travel company - every one of the many trips they have organised for us over 22 years have been faultless and fabulous.

Judith & Roger Williams

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