A Complete South Africa And Madagascar Safari Itinerary Guide

The Ultimate 13 Days South Africa and Madagascar Safari Itinerary Guide. Start your 13 Days South Africa and Madagascar Safari in Cape Town by exploring the city, surrounds, and Winelands before heading to the world-famous Sabi Sand Nature Reserve for some Big Five safari. From there head across to Madagascar to track lemurs through the forest of Andasibe.

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Itinerary at the Glance: South Africa and Madagascar Safari

  • Days 1, 2, 3, and 4: Cape Town
  • Days 5, 6, and 7: Sabi Sands Game Reserve
  • Day 8: Johannesburg
  • Day 9: Antananarivo
  • Days 10, 11 and 12: Andasibe-Mantadia National Park
  • Day 13: Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Days 1, 2, 3, and 4: Cape Town

Cape Town is one of the most scenically gorgeous towns in the world, surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and traversed by mountains. The Bespoke African Safari Co. has worked with some of the greatest guides in the city so that you may spend your days visiting Cape Town and the neighboring Winelands in a unique and tailored-to-your-interests way. We can arrange for you to visit a number of wine farms and enjoy the amazing wines, whether you are interested in the arts, the history of South Africa, the lively food scene, being active, or simply wishing to tour a variety of wine farms and sample the incredible wines. Cape Town is our home; we live and breathe it every day, so we know all the hidden gems away from the throng.

Cape Town.
Cape Town.

Days 5, 6, and 7: Sabi Sands Game Reserve

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You travel from Cape Town to Sabi Sands, where you will be welcomed by your guide for a safari in the world-renowned Sabi Sands, which borders the Kruger National Park. The Sabi Sands shares an unfenced border with the Kruger National Park, allowing wildlife to travel freely and guaranteeing a diverse wildlife experience. The Sabi Sands is well-known for being one of the best spots in Africa to watch the Big Five. Enjoy morning, afternoon, and night game drives, as well as walking safaris, from our lodge in pursuit of the Sabi Sands’ animals. Leopard sightings are legendary in the Sabi Sands. Leopards are often shy, but for some reason, the leopards of the Sabi Sands are more tolerant around vehicles, providing guests with rare opportunities to see them both day and night. Cheetahs, wild dogs, and other species can also be found in the Sabi Sands.

leopards in Sabi Sands Game Reserve
Sabi Sands Game Reserve

Day 8: Johannesburg

​From the Sabi Sands head back to Johannesburg for the night.

Day 9: Antananarivo

You will fly from Johannesburg to Antananarivo (Tana), Madagascar’s capital, where you will be met and transferred to your accommodation for the night. Tana is a vibrant city with bustling markets in the heart of the city. Spend the day relaxing or sightseeing in the city.

Days 10, 11, and 12: Andasibe-Mantadia National Park

Madagascar Wildlife in Andasibe-Mantadia National Park

After breakfast, your driver/guide will pick you up from the hotel and transport you 3 hours east to Andasibe National Park, where your Madagascar lemur safari will begin. Andasibe is one of Madagascar’s most accessible national parks, making it one of the most popular forests to visit. Home to some of Madagascar‘s most stunning lemurs, including the indri-indri, the largest lemur on the island. The indri is a huge black and white teddy bear-like lemur whose calls can be heard echoing through the forest mist in the mornings. As you travel into the forest in pursuit of these lovely animals, the eerie howl gives their whereabouts away.

The diademed sifaka, a gold, grey, white, and black sifaka, is another iconic lemur in Andasibe-Mantadia. They are true arboreal, masters of the forest, moving from tree to tree with ease.

Spend your days exploring the woodlands in search of lemurs, chameleons, and other indigenous animals on this amazing island. This is the ideal way to begin your Madagascar family safari.

Lemurs in Andasibe-Mantadia
chameleons in andasibe-mantadia national park madagascar

Day 13: Departure

This morning, after breakfast, catch your flight home.

End of the 13 Days South Africa and Madagascar Safari Itinerary

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