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Madagascar - An Island for All Seasons! ® - Scheduled Departures & Custom Programs 2022 - 2023

Private Departures: Most of our itineraries are available throughout the year as private departures for individuals, small groups, and families.

Customize / Personalize: All our programs may be modified to suit your travel dates; how much time you have; interests and budget. If you have other areas or activities of interest please let us know. We're happy to work together to design just the right program and experience for you.

Guides: We have expert naturalist guides fluent in English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Italian, Portuguese and Malagasy languages.

Agencies: We work with top quality travel agencies from around world and are happy discuss your client's specific requests for programs for Madagascar and East Africa. Along with agencies and tour operators we also work with: National Geographic; IMAX Films; BBC; WWF; Blue Ventures; Travel Channel; Hilary Bradt; Conservation International, Cineroutes...

For the most part the programs below are fully inclusive upon arrival in-country. Some scheduled departures require a minimum number of travelers or a small group surcharge.

Scroll down for more details. And for more information contact RRE and click on the underlinded links below.

2022 - 2023 Overview
Share the wonders of Madagascar's National Parks, Wildlife and the unique Malagasy Culture with top quality naturalist guides.

Individuals, Families, Small Groups ~ All Ages & Interests

Classic Routes of Discovery - Highlands & the South - The Amazing West Northern Circuit - The East - Outer Islands: St Marie & More

Custom, Special Interest & Student Groups:

Personalized itinerary planning for all interests and budgets.

Multi-Activity Adventures

Tsiribihina, Manambolo & Mangoky Rivers
Re-Exploring the Mahavavy River ~ May 2015

Luxurious Madagascar

Tsingy de Bemaraha ~ Fly In Options
Luxury National Route 7 ~ In Style!
Madagascar on the Fly: 13-Day Flying Safari
1st Class Adventures ~ 5-Star Lodges ~ Honeymoon Packages

Island of Lemurs: Madagascar ®

Custom itinerary highlighting the great variety of areas visited during the filming of the new IMAX® 3D documentary.

Island of Lemurs: Madagascar (PDF)


Wonders of Western Madagascar
Best of the West!
An amazing variety of unique activities and ecosystems.

Visit one or combine all! Most are available throughout the year

Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park: 3 - 5 Days

A World heritage Site for good reason!
This is Madagascar's largest reserve (152 000 hectares.), classified as one of the world wonders by UNESCO. The fascinating raised limestone plateau is decorated with a frail, chaotic razor-sharp collection of pinnacles, the "Tsingy".

Areas of deciduous forest also provide the chance to see brown lemurs and a variety of birdlife, we may also meet the rare all white Decken's sifaka.

New for 2014

Tsingy de Bemaraha ~With Charter Flight Options ~ Luxury

Kirindy Forest Reserve: 1 - 3 Days

The 25,000-acre Kirindy Forest has the greatest density and diversity of primates in the world. Probably the best western reserve for seeing Madagascar's endemic dry forest species including the fossa, and the giant jumping rat, found only in this area.

Dominated by majestic baobab trees, the forest is home to the worlds smallest known primate as well as dozens of amphibian and reptile species (none poisonous). As well the forest boasts more than 60 species of birds and 8 lemur species.

Avenue of the Baobabs & Baobabs of the Menabe Region

The world famous Avenue of the Baobabs is an extra-ordinary stand of huge baobab trees. Located 45 minutes north of the town of Morondava on Madagascar's west coast it is one of the most visited sites in the Menabe Region. A candidate as one of the 7 Wonders of Africa; efforts are underway to protect this unique grove of more than a dozen trees.

Some of the trees (Adansonia grandidieri) are over 800 years old and reach a height of 30+ meters. The Avenue of the Baobabs is a photographers paradise and especially beautiful at sunset.

For those with a special interest in baobabs, along with the Baobabs in Love, we offer extended tours to hidden groves of trees near Morondava area. And...

Baobab Quest - Beyond the Avenue of the Baobabs ©

Succulents & Botanical Focus


Belo sur Mer & Kirindy Mitea National Park

Where the West and South ecosystems meet!

The picturesque village of Belo sur Mer is home the Vezo boat builders where the craftsmen construct traditional 'boutry' the large masted cargo and passenger sailboats which ply the waters of the west coast. Snorkeling and fishing at the offshore islands is excellent!

Kirindy Mitea National Park is a new and seldom reserve located 50 kms south of Morondava on the west coast of Madagascar. An amazing variety of ecosystems: beaches; inland lakes; 7 offshore islands; spiny forest; vast Baobab forests; extensive mangroves...

The park has a great variety of lemurs (including ringtails); more than 30 species of birds; and fossa. The picturesque Lakes Ambondro and Sirave offers a great variety of aquatic birdlife with two species of flamingos and many rare and endangered species. Kirindy Mitea NP has...

Something for everyone!

Exclusive - Madagascar on the Fly

Around the Great Red Island in 13 Days!
Air Charter Tour

Nairobi - Nairobi

Cessna 208B Caravan ~ Seats are very limited
A truly unique way to explore this amazing country.

Luxury & Adventure at its finest!

Ports of Call & Activities:

Manambolo River - Remote / calm water river journey
Tsingy de Bemaraha - A World Heritage Site
Avenue of the Baobabs - World famous grove of baobabs
Chez Maggie Hotel - Ranked # 1 in Morondava
Salary Bay - Pristine Beach
Berenty Private Reserve - Ringtailed lemurs & more
Antsirabe to Antananarivo by Michelin Train
St Marie Island - Princess Bora Hotel & Spa
Masoala National Park - Masaola Forest Lodge / Rainforest walks sea kayaking

Contact RRE for details    Download PDF Brochure

East Meets West ~ Contrasts of the Great Red Island!
Rainforest, River & Sea ~ 18 Days

Designed by RRE - Outside Magazine Trip of the Year 2007

Discover the best of both coasts: the exotic rainforest of the east and the unique flora and fauna of the dry western forest.

Highlights of the East:

Masoala National Park & Mangabe Island Variety of lodge options in the rainforest Moderate tropical sea kayaking (optional) Rainforest Exploration Fishing & Whale Watching (seasonal)

Highlights of the West:

Tsiribihina or Manambolo River: Calm water canoeing * Tsingy de Bemaraha: A World Heritage Site Kirindy Forest Reserve: Western deciduous forest Avenue of the Baobabs & Baobabs in Love Chez Maggie Hotel (Morondava on the Mozambique Channel) Mangroves of Morondava

Options without river trip segment & 13 Day Programs also available

Multi-lingual naturalist guides ~ Varied and excellent cuisine And of course, lemurs, lemurs, lemurs...

Contact RRE for details    Download PDF Brochure

Guides & Vehicles

Guide Service: Our elite guide staff includes many top level professionals with years of experience. All are passionate to share their extensive knowledge and love for Madagascar in a personal and straightforward manner. We always do our best to match our clients with just the right guide according to your interests.

Lead Guide: IALY JOHN 'LUDO'

Vehicle hire: Quality vehicles with reliable professional drivers are available for hire throughout Madagascar: All vehicles are strong, comfortable and fully insured: extended overland journeys; off-road adventures; airport transfers...

4x4's - Minivans - Luxury Minivans - 24-30 seat Buses


Escape to Western Madagascar - Manambolo River!

An Overview of the Great Red Island.
A remote canoeing journey into the heart of western Madagascar.

Rainforest walks; calm water canoeing;Tsingy de Bemaraha; Beach; Eastern Rainforest; Dry western forests...

Highlights: Contact RRE for details    Download itinerary    Download PDF Brochure

A Taste of Madagascar - Tsiribihina River
A great relaxing Family Vacation!

Highlights: Pre / Post Trip Options
Contact RRE for details    Online-brochure


Mangoky River, Rainforest and the West

More than a world class river journey!
A comprehensive look at the Great Red Island.

On the tranquil Mangoky River we enjoy a relaxing and truly remote camping experience. Floating past the world's largest baobab forest we enjoy a variety of endemic Malagasy flora and fauna. Great food, great company in a seldom visited region of the island.
  • A relaxed multi-activity journey
  • Mangoky River: A Calm Water Float
  • Eastern rain forest Andasibe (Perinet)
  • Western Savannah / Southern Spiny Forest
  • Kirindy Forest - Western dry forest
  • Avenue of the Baobabs & the Baobabs in Love
  • Relaxing on the Mozambique Channel
  • Morondava & the lovely Chez Maggie Hotel
  • Optional snorkeling and SCUBA diving in Ifaty
Featured in the book: 1,000 Places to Visit Before You Die by Patricia Schultz

Contact RRE for details    Download itinerary (18 days)


North & East Africa

Ethiopia: Omo River Expedition

>> A Remote River Expeditions Specialty for over 20 years <<

Long known as one of the world's best rafting trips. Ethiopia's Omo River has it all: exciting rapids; great campsites; beautiful scenery; hot springs; good birding; abundant wildlife; and some of the most unique and unvisited people in Africa. If you're interested in joining please let us know and we'll keep you updated.

Rufiji River ~ A Unique Floating Safari!

Wilderness Walks & Wildlife Unlimited

An exceptional calm water rafting safari combining wildlife viewing, daily game walks and wilderness camping in Africa's largest protected area, the wild and wonderful Selous Game Reserve.

Excellent birds, a full variety of African big game along with a nearness to nature and wildlife impossible to find anywhere else.

The Selous' more than 18,000 square miles is home to vast numbers of wildlife, including the continent's largest remaining elephant population.


Remote River Expeditions in Madagascar, Ethiopia, Tanzania - River Trips and Tours

Experience the romance of East Africa. We invite you to join one of Remote River Expeditions' adventures into Madagascar, Ethiopia, and Tanzania and see the atrractions of those countries. Each trip is completely unique. Each expedition has its own special challenges and serendipitous, human connections. What you can expect in every instance, however -- and why many of our clients return, year after year - is an outstanding wilderness experience including great food, magnificent wildlife, and friendships forged that last a lifetime.

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