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Sainte Luce Madagascar


5 days

3 Nights Manafiafy 1 Night Antananarivo

The Highlights of Sainte Luce Madagascar

This add on to Sainte Luce is the perfect complement to our Magical Madagascar safari. The beautiful white sandy bay, fringed with forest covered mountains and wildlife rich mangroves, is the ideal retreat. Relax into the ebb and flow of the tide, the sound of the local fishermen haggling and the slow unchanging life of the village.


1. Manafiafy Beach and Rainforest Lodge

Madagascar, Sainte Luce

Manafiafy Beach and Rainforest lodge is bordered by lush rainforest forest and leads directly onto the pristine white sand beaches and azure waters of the Indian Ocean. The lodge is made of local wood, ravinala thatch and stone creating the perfect “Robinson Crusoe” experience. The spacious bungalows are discreetly tucked along the edge of the forest and are designed with enormous windows and private terraces with plenty of sun loungers, an outside shower and a hammock. The rooms feature a king size bed with a day bed, en-suite bathroom with walk in shower and toilet. Hot water and electricity is supplied by solar energy. The main area is designed very much in the style of an African lodge, with a high thatched ceiling, bar and dining area, and a wonderful sunken fire pit, perfect for brisk nights. Outside seating lets you unwind as you watch a perfect sunset.

2. Relais des Plateaux Hotel

Madagascar, Antananarivo

Relais des Plateaux is conveniently located 5 minutes from Ivato International Airport. Surrounded by lush greenery, the modern, air conditioned rooms feature all the convenient comforts with ensuite bathrooms, tea and coffee facilities, flat screen tv and complimentary high speed internet. Using fresh and local ingredients, the onsite restaurant highlights the island’s European, Malagasy and Asian influences. Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner in the dining room, on the outside patio or poolside terrace. Maloe Spa & Fitness offers the chance to relax and rejuvenate before the next leg of your journey.


Day 1. Mandrare River / Manafiafy

After breakfast, depart Mandrare River Camp with your camp guide and driver to Fort Dauphin. Enjoy lunch and a chance to stretch your legs, before continuing your journey to Manafiafy also known as Sainte Luce. Upon arrival check into your luxury bungalow, then set off on a night hike to explore the last untouched block of coastal rain forest in southern Madagascar. Keep your eyes peeled for leaping lemurs, the Madagascar Scops Owl, leaf-tailed geckos and other masters of camouflage. Return to the lodge for dinner. (LD)

Manafiafy Beach and Rainforest Lodge


Day 2. Manafiafy

Fill your days with a selection of adventure filled activities or simply do nothing at all. Explore the surrounding rain forests on day and night walks in search of different lemur species. Boat trips into the mangroves are wonderful for wetland birding. Stop to chat to the local fishermen along the way. Go kayaking, or take a boat trip to the nearby islands for a secluded picnic lunch and a snorkel in the sheltered bay. (BLD)

Manafiafy Beach and Rainforest Lodge


Day 3. Manafiafy

Manafiafy is a lovely Antanosy village with traditional wooden houses and pirogues lining the beachfront. Go on a guided walk through the village, interact with the fishermen and their families and learn about the local customs. For the ultimate romantic adventure, sleep out out in a unique tree tent strung between the trees on a private island. A personal chef will prepare a delicious gourmet dinner on the beach. (BLD)

Manafiafy Beach and Rainforest Lodge


Day 4. Manafiafy / Antananarivo

After breakfast, depart with your camp guide and driver Fort Dauphin airport for your flight to Antananarivo. Settle into your hotel and enjoy the afternoon at leisure. (BD)

Relais des Plateaux


Day 5. Antananarivo / Depart

Return to the airport for your international departure flight. (B)



Land Arrangements (Price per person)

Departure Dates Jul 21, 2022 - Nov 20, 2022
Share Twin/Double From On Request
Single Room Supplement Starting From: On Request
Departure Dates Nov 21, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022
Share Twin/Double From On Request
Single Room Supplement Starting From: On Request

**Surcharges Apply This itinerary does not operate Jan 10 - March 24.

Air Arrangements (Internal Airfare)

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Internal air included in land arrangements.

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