Leading Madagascar Specialists!
The Pioneer team and our local partners have a deep knowledge and understanding of Madagascar. Without doubt it’s our favourite destination! We are in awe of its human culture, a unique mix of african, asian and arabic ethnicity, the country’s stunning geography and incredibly high level of biodiversity, virtually unrivalled anywhere in the world due to its separation from the African mainland for millions of years. Such is our passion for everything Malagasy, we love developing itineraries for holidays to Madagascar. Having operated here for 10 years, we have developed an unrivalled range of trips to Madagascar from wildlife and nature trips to adventure, trekking, climbing, kayaking, rafting, cycling and photographic tours.
Whether you are looking for a family adventure holiday in Madagascar or you are a solo traveller or couple wanting to join some like-minded individuals on a small group trip or are looking for a more relaxed guided wildlife adventure you can trust Pioneer Expeditions to deliver the perfect Madagascar trip.
Our range of Madagascar small group trips generally run with between 2 and 8 persons (plus guide, driver and porters if camping or kayaking/rafting) . And many of our trips can be run with just 2 people or can be tailormade to meet your interests, preferences and dates. Please ask us to provide further details on our tailormade travel services. The best time to visit Madagascar is from March to December but it should be noted that the climate varies between regions and this should also be taken into consideration when planning a trip. We are happy to provide further details as required.
On this trip we explore this natural paradise, kayaking the forested coastline and to deserted tropical islands, into pristine mangroves and shady rivers overhung by primary rainforest; snorkeling the coral reefs; swimming in warm tropical sea and crystal clear streams; beachcombing and exploring the rainforest for the unique wildlife.
This is an unforgettable trek through this mysterious land. Long series of adventures from the dry western side of the island to the moist eastern tropical rain forests while summiting Madagascar’s second highest mountain in the country at… Read More
It’s known as the Land of the Lemurs! Explore the wonders of Southern Madagascar on this nature guided trip of a lifetime, whilst taking in the most diverse environments at a comfortable pace. We will visit some of the best national parks, sites and arboretums & of course some off the beaten track places along the way. You’ll be accompanied by a naturalist guide to ensure you have the best chance of witnessing as well as learning about all of the wonderfully unique flora and fauna of Madagascar. The south west is filled with adventure, iconic Madagascan animals, fabulous wildlife watching opportunities, outstanding landscapes, an abundance of culture and gorgeous hidden beaches lining the Indian Ocean; all waiting to be explored, encountered and cherished.
An action packed expedition through the wild North West. Starting from the red highlands, we move on through the wide open spaces and the green valley of Sambirano to the white sands of Diego Suarez. Rafting, canoeing, hiking the Tsingy, sleeping in tree huts, exploring Ankarana, you’ll get plenty of excitement in this 2 week adventure.
Madagascar is a one-off; there is no other place like it. Its landscapes, animals and plants are simply incredible! Near the equator with an astonishing array of habitats, ranging from rainforests to deserts and from mountain tops to… Read More
A perfect trip combining two of Madagascar’s most stunning areas. First you will head up to Masoala National Park – Madagascars largest protected area preserving a unique ecosystem comprising coastal rainforest, flooded forests, marsh and mangroves. The Masoala… Read More
On this trip we will explore an interesting combination of Madagascar’s astounding rivers, forests & mountains through very different landscapes, cultures, climates and biotopes. Our Nature Guided South East adventure will allow you to enjoy the natural highlights… Read More
Unearth Madagascar’s magnificently wild Northern region. Starting from Madagascar’s last major highland forest, we’ll move through barren Tampoketsa to join the North West coast (your gateway to the renowned Nosy Be) before ending up in Diego. Go truly off the beaten track on this adventure; passing through the remotest of villages and national parks, seeing striking diverse landscapes/scenery and spotting incredibly unique Madagascan wildlife.
This is a unique expedition and explores the little visited region in the North East of Madagascar. We will trek approximately 50km in 3 days through remote rainforest, camping overnight in clearings, before reaching the little rafted Sahatandra river, spending the next few days riding the rapids.
This is one of the best family adventures to be had, where we will discover some of the best that South West Madagascar has to offer, from exploring stunning National Parks where we will get the opportunity to… Read More
£Adult: £2,195 Child: £1,995$Adult: $2,850 Child: $2,595
Cycle from the Malagasy highlands to the coast in an unforgettable experience to discover the fourth biggest island in the world. From Antsirabe to Ifaty beach we cover about 500 km cycling. The trip gives all bikers and… Read More
On this trip we will explore an interesting combination of rivers, forests, mountains and seaside through very different landscapes, cultures, climates and biotopes, before relaxing and enjoying Anjajavy seaside. The itinerary provides a great chance to enjoy the… Read More
This expedition aims to achieve a descent of the Matsiatra river. This is a remote area of Madagascar which is still being explored and discovered. The Matsiatra river is fairly inaccessible and rarely rafted, but it makes for a stunning whitewater adventure.
This is a unique & exciting adventure which combines river trip, forest and mountain trails, waterfalls and freshwater pools, camping and eco-lodges. We will get the chance to spot crocodiles in their natural environment during a river trip… Read More
£Adult: 1,650 Child: 1,395 $Adult: 2,150 Child: 1,850
This is a fantastic trip for trekking enthusiasts looking to experience Madagascar’s rich culture hidden amongst the mountains and spectacular natural landscapes. We’ll be travelling through steep terrain, climbing majestic mountains, conquering dense forest and rockland as well as trekking past stunning waterfalls. Another element to this action-packed adventure will be a peaceful couple of days canoeing down the Mananjary River with the occasional rapid along the way, a great way to relax before the thrill of the trek. We have an intense and diversified itinerary planned for you – making it a real trip to remember!
From the towering cliffs of Andringitra and Tsaranoro to the deepest canyons of Isalo, this is a fantastic combination of the best mountainous areas of Madagascar. On foot and by canoe you’ll have a chance to encounter the… Read More
A perfect trip combining two of southeastern Madagascar’s most stunning areas. Madagascar’s South Eastern forest , which is home to unique wildlife comprising a varied ecosystem made of coastal rainforest and flooded forests, as well as lemurs, birds and reptiles. The secluded Mandrare River Camp provides you with uninterrupted views of the spiny forest. The chic Manafiafy beach offers a stylish relaxed experience and is one of the top dive (& snorkel) destinations in Madagascar. Therefore, this trip is a perfect mix of beach and jungle and a unique experience.
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I was totally blown away by Madagascar, the wildlife, the vegetation, the people. I cannot recommend it highly enough!