Impact MegaFam 2023: Madagascar

11 nights fam trip + 3 nights workshop

Eulophiella | Masoala Forest Lodge | Boschendal

Start & End Dates


Thursday, 28 September 2023


Monday, 9 October 2023


Thursday, 12 October 2023


Impact MegaFam 2023: Madagascar

Thursday, 28 Sept:

Upon arriving into Antananarivo, you will be met by a Madagascar Classic Collection driver who will transfer you to your hotel (45 mins).  On the 29th, you will head out with the guide to explore Tana and the Malagasy culture through a cooking tour.

28 – 30 Sept: Stay: Palissandre Hotel & Spa

Saturday, 30 Sept:

After breakfast, your guide will transfer you to Andasibe (4 hrs) to learn about the history of the area with a local NGO, and walk through the forest by day and night in search of the many coveted lemur species. 

30 Sept – 3 Oct: Stay: Eulophiella

Tuesday, 3 Oct:

After breakfast you will visit Lemur Island, a private reserve that protects many habituated lemurs. After lunch, you will return to Tana with your guide for another night in the city.

3 – 4 Oct: Stay: Nosy Manga

Wednesday, 4 Oct:

After a quick breakfast, you will transfer to the airport for your 90 min charter flight to Maroantsetra (TBA the day prior), followed by a 2 hr boat ride to Masoala. Explore the area via foot and canoe while watching out for lemurs, geckos, and more.

4 – 8 Oct: Stay: Masoala Forest Lodge

Sunday, 8 Oct:

Boat and fly back to Tana (TBA to be advised the day prior) in time for your onward flights to Johannesburg and then Cape Town. Flights to be booked by the agent:

4Z253 TNR – JNB (15:00 – 17:40)

4Z937 JNB – CPT (20:35 – 22:45)

Upon landing in Cape Town, a driver from Magnas Tours and Transfers will be ready to transfer you straight to Boschendal Farm.   

8 – 9 Oct: Stay: Boschendal

Monday, 9 Oct:

Have a sleep in, check your emails, and explore the farm. Today is yours to enjoy some downtime.

9 – 12 Oct: Stay: Boschendal Farm

→ IMPACT Workshop: 3 nights / 2 full days

Thursday, 12 Oct:

There are no workshop plans for this day, so you can enjoy breakfast at your leisure and carry on with your onward travel arrangements.  Check-out is at 10am.

It's just a short ride to Andasibe-Mantadia to search for chameleons, frogs, and lemurs, including the vocal Indri Lemur

Forests, beaches, rare and unique species of animals: you'll never be short of something to do or see at Masoala


2023 Rack Rates

2024 Rack Rates

Fact Sheets

Impact MegaFam 2023: Madagascar

Packing List

To wear

Many activities take place in forests, near rivers and along the beaches, so please pack quick drying clothing items and shoes.

  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 6 cotton short sleeved shirts
  • Bathing suits
  • 3 sweatshirts
  • 2 pairs of comfortable long pants
  • 1 lightweight jacket
  • 2 long sleeved shirts
  • Closed, comfortable walking shoes
  • sandals or flip flops
  • Sunglasses and hat

Tech, Health & Other

  • Camera with spare batteries and memory cards
  • Binoculars
  • Chargers
  • Type C and Type E adaptors
  • Torch / flashlight / head-lamp
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent 

Paperwork & Currency

  • Passport with visa
  • Yellow Fever Certificate (only if you have recently been through a yellow fever area)
  • Malagasy Ariary is accepted in Madagascar; ZAR in South Africa
  • Comprehensive travel and medical insurance are essential


  • The luggage allowance on internal flights for both checked luggage and hand luggage is maximum of 20kgs per person.
  • Please do not bring hard suitcases as these are difficult to pack into a small aircraft.