indagare insider journey discovering madagascar

Discovering Madagascar

The latest in a series of Insider Journeys to Africa, our Discovering Madagascar itinerary  offers adventurous members the opportunity to explore one of the most precious, untouched island gems of the Indian Ocean. Members will join trip guides Melissa Biggs Bradley—the founder and CEO of Indagare—and Cédric de Foucault—the naturalist behind the eco-luxury retreat Anjajavy le Lodge—and researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to experience the incredible nature and wildlife that makes this island country one of the rarest, most diverse and critically-endangered habitats in the world.

What to Expect

Researchers, conservationists and scientists, including team members of the Wildlife Conservation Society, Cédric de Foucault of Anjajavy le Lodge and your host Melissa Biggs Bradley will guide you through an astounding introduction to the diverse and endangered natural landscapes and wildlife of Madagascar.

As the planet’s wondrous ecosystems become increasingly threatened, we believe that travel can perform a meaningful role in their survival. Members will be able to interact with previously undiscovered and nearly extinct species in the wild, as well as many socialized animals like lemurs, dolphins and turtles. The journey will also feature city tours in the capital Antananarivo, exploration in the Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, eco-luxury rainforest accommodations and exciting outdoor activities at Anjajavy le Lodge, as well as the possibility to add a post-trip stay at the dreamy Miavana resort for beachfront relaxation and reflection.

  • When
    Nov 10 – 17 or 19, 2018
  • Length
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Type of Traveler
    Adventurers , Romantics , Soul Searchers , Trailblazers

This Journey's Host

Indagare is thrilled to announce that this journey will be hosted by our founder Melissa Biggs Bradley. Melissa is a recognized expert in African travel. With Melissa, you will travel behind-the-scenes of Madagascar’s cultural centers, mangroves, oceans and forests to meet with the people who know the country and landscape best, enjoying the opportunity to hear their powerful stories, learn from their insider perspectives and experience authentic interactions with nature.

Curious to receive the full itinerary and join the trip? Contact us and find out more.

Itinerary Highlights

  • Guided exploration of Madagascar’s lush tropical rainforests, rocky deserts, baobab forests and vibrant coral reefs to observe both endangered and populous animals, including a wide variety of lemurs, geckos, tropical birds, tree frogs, bottlenose dolphins, flying fox, fossa, turtles and rare flora
  • Private boating excursions like a mangrove cocktail sunset cruise and a Moramba Bay boat trip
  • A unique eco-luxury resort experience at the beautiful Anjajavy le Lodge and Gardens
  • The opportunity to make an impact through nature conservation initiatives for the fragile ecosystem of Madagascar
  • Time for relaxation in the stunning Nosy Ankao archipelago, where members will stay in their own private beachfront villas, each equipped with an electric dune buggy that provides access to the main village with an infinity pool, a rooftop bar and lounge and fine dining
  • Forest walks and tea time in the safe, secluded Oasis of Anjajavy le Lodge, where quiet, well-marked paths lead to private beaches and coves for snorkeling
  • The chance to experience authentic interactions with locals in the village of Ambodro Ampasy
  • Guided tours of fascinating cultural sites in the buzzing capital of Antananarivo, a city that blends the refinement of Paris, the color of New Orleans and the energy of an African safari
  • The opportunity to meet and befriend other members of the Indagare community in an astounding environment

Trip Details

In preparation for the journey, members will also receive a comprehensive departure package that includes an itinerary, packing list, accommodations overview and other important information.

  • When
    Nov 10 – 17 or 19, 2018
  • Length
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Group Size
    Up to 12 travelers
  • Host
    Melissa Biggs Bradley


  • All accommodations indicated in the itinerary
  • All meals indicated in the itinerary
  • All activities indicated in the itinerary
  • Insider-guided exploration of Madagascar's many wondrous ecosystems
  • The opportunity to interact with undiscovered and endangered wildlife
  • Behind-the-scenes exploration of a nearly untouched destination


  • International airfare and airport taxes
  • Travel insurance
  • Other meals and alcohol (not indicated in itinerary)
  • Liability for change in itinerary due to reasons beyond our control (change in flights, cancellations, political disturbances, natural phenomena)
  • Items of personal nature such as laundry, telephone calls, etc.
  • Optional activities
Curious to receive the full itinerary and join the trip? Contact us and find out more.

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