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December into early January is a fabulous time to visit Madagascar. The east coast boasts its best weather at that time of year and on the rest of the island, the days are warm and sunny, and the nights bring refreshing rains. There is still availability over the festive period in the island’s top experiential properties: Time & Tide Miavana, Masoala Forest Lodge, Mandrare River Camp and Anjajavy Lodge. Each property is located in a uniquely different eco-system that highlights the best that Madagascar has to offer.

Masoala Forest Lodge offer’s Robinson Cruisoe style adventure in a national park larger than Mauritius. The property, which is part of the Classic Portfolio, has 7 tree houses located between lush rainforest and the Indian Ocean. The wildlife is breathtaking with rare endemic lemurs and one of a kind bird watching.

Time & Tide Miavana, created by the same team as North Island in the Seychelles, offers unparalleled luxury and world class diving and snorkelling. In addition to beach activities, take the lodge’s helicopters to explore the unique parks of the north of the island such at Daraina, Red Tsingy and Ankarana Reserve.

Mandrare River Camp is located in the otherworldly spiny forest, home to Madagascar’s most iconic species: Ring tailed lemurs, Verreaux’s Sifaka and centuries old baobabs. In addition to stunning wildlife, the camp gives guests the opportunity to encounter the fascinating Antandroy tribe. 

Anjajavy Lodge is the island’s only Relais & Chateau property. It is located between the Mozambique Channel and a stunning private wildlife reserve on the west coast of Madagascar. Anjajavy offers and excellent combination of beach and wildlife activities.