• Overview
  • Itinerary
  • The Experience
  • Trip Route
  • Host & Naturalist Guide

Date: October 6-21, 2023
Host: Denell Falk, CEO of Civilized Adventures

Naturalist Guide: Conrad Hennig, Madagascar expert
Cost: Starting from CA$16,250 per person, twin sharing

From mountains at 3,000m, rainforests teeming with animals, to the dry semi-desert with its crazy octopus trees, there are surprises around every corner in Madagascar!  Isolated for about 88 million years, this magical Indian Ocean island is teeming with species of plants and animals found no where else on earth.  It is incredibly scenic, with friendly Malagasy people, and seas warm and teeming with coral reefs and fish.  We have designed the best possible expedition in Madagascar where you can feel the electricity of the air when it is pierced by the call of the Indri, the world's second loudest primate, or walk below the towering baobab, also know as the upside-down trees.

We have hand selected hotels and lodges known for their location, hospitality and comfort.  Denell is excited to share her third trip to Madagascar with you - come be part of the adventure and join her in meeting the locals and learning more about the wildlife, tribal culture and traditions of this land!  This trip is limited to 14 guests and is sure to be a popular fall adventure, so don't miss out - sign up soon!

If you want to extend your trip ask about an extension to relax on Reunion or Mauritius Island, or perhaps some time in South Africa for scenic self-drives, exploring city life in Cape Town, a "Grape Escape" to some renowned wineries or a safari to one of the excellent game parks.  A great way to wrap up an already amazing adventure!


  • Explore bizarre landscapes including Baobab Alley, limestone tsingys and the spiny forest
  • Indigenous plants and wildlife, including lemurs, found nowhere else on earth
  • Interact with locals and learn about the unique Malagasy culture
  • Experience Madagascar with naturalist Conrad Hennig and professional local guides
  • Walking excursions in remote national parks and reserves

Questions? Please contact Amanda, one of the Civilized Adventures’ Custom Travel Advisors at amanda@civilizedadv.com

Brief Itinerary

  • Tana (1 night)
  • Mantadia-Andasibe-Perinet National Parks/Reserves (3 nights)
  • Ranohira, Isalo National Park (3 nights)
  • Toliara (1 night)
  • Anakao (3 nights)
  • Kirindy Private Reserve (1 night)
  • Morondava (2 nights)
  • Tana (1 night)

For details on accommodation, daily activities and more see our interactive itinerary here.

Your Accommodations

We have hand selected these intimate hotels and lodges for their locations, hospitality and comfort. Whether enjoying the  panoramic view from the hilltop Mantadia Lodge, relaxing with a spa treatment at the incredible stone-walled Hotel Le Jardin du Roy, or exploring the white sand and turquoise sea paradise at at Anakao Ocean Lodge, you'll be immersed in the region with authentic experiences and superb accommodations.

Expert Guides

This adventure is co-hosted by Conrad Hennig who has traveled extensively in Madagascar.  Conrad will be joined by various highly experienced local guides that have been chosen exclusively for each adventure to ensure you have the best experience possible!

Sights & Sounds

Guided walks will get you up close with some of the most fascinating creatures on the planet – lemurs, tropical birds, chameleons, reptiles, and even carnivorous plants. You’ll be enchanted by the bizarre island landscapes, from treacherous limestone tsingys, to the drought adapted cacti-like spiny forest, to the rich mangrove swamps and rainforests. You’ll meet locals in their traditional villages and explore the flora and fauna of the rainforests.

Getting Around

Road travel in Madagascar can be difficult and very time consuming (days to get from one location to another) so we have chartered flights and booked private vehicles to maximize your time on the island.







Drawing from many rich travel experiences, Denell is an astute critic of what’s worth adding to a trip and she never stops looking for ways to further enhance our guests’ experience.  Denell has been hosting groups for over 30 years, to all continents, including leading inaugural journeys to places where few others have been; resulting in  new locations and adventures for you to explore.

In every corner of the world, Civilized Adventures has created lasting relationships with the highest-quality ground operators and works hard to ensure these groups are high value and seamless.  No stone is left unturned to bring our guests only the most exclusive experiences.


Conrad Hennig has always had a passion for the outdoors.  He spent many years designing trips, helping start up lodges and guiding safaris on his home continent of Africa.  Conrad has led expeditions to Churchill, Manitoba, the North and South Poles and has explored Madagascar extensively in the last 20 years.  To say his knowledge of this island is immense would be an understatement.  His enthusiasm is contagious and his expertise will fill your mind with fascinating facts and fun stories!