Miavana & Madagascar







The new best address in the Indian Ocean – from the architects of North Island – Miavana should be on the wish-list of every serious desert island connoisseur.

Bruce Simpson (Singita, Wilderness Botswana and then 15+ years as MD of North Island) has just taken over as CEO of Miavana. Bruce invented luxury eco-tourism in the Indian Ocean and guarantees a superb experience for guests at Miavana.

Just two miles off the northeast coast of Madagascar where an archipelago of islands or ‘nosy’ cluster around pristine reef, Miavana sits on beautiful Nosy Ankao. A beach lodge of luxury and style not before seen in these waters, guests are pampered to the highest degree in architect-designed modern open-plan villas, sitting on beach-side decking.

All around are natural wonders both land and marine, equalled perhaps only in the Galapagos.

Global Artichoke works with superb inbound professionals under our 100% Malagasy initiative and can create a spellbinding itinerary for you.

Using private charter aircraft, luxury 4×4 vehicles and domestic internal jet, our expert guides will take you around one of the most surprising countries in the world!

Fly into the capital Antananarivo directly from Johannesburg, Nairobi or Paris and drive up to Andasibe to see wild lemurs in their natural rain forest habitat of Anjozorobe. From there, fly down to Morondava and Baobab Alley in the Baobab forests of Ifotaka, drive in air-conditioned private vehicle to the Tsingy of Bemaraha, the waterfalls of Anosiampala and fly down to Isalo National Park and the deserts of the south.

Stay in luxurious boutique hotels and lodges en route and, at the end of your safari, fly up to Nosy Be for a sail around the archipelago or directly to Antsiranana to make straight for Miavana.

The uber luxury lodge consists of just fourteen villas, designed by the same award-winning architects as North Island – but fifteen years on. Everything is super-modern and low rise, spaces flowing into each other, incorporating bedrooms, bathrooms, private pools, lounge and study, linked up by decking. Drift off the deck onto the beach; the sea is just a few yards away.

Miavana has found a way to step in and protect one of the best marine paradises on the planet and show the way for conservation in the region. In a country whose economics are sadly depressed, the arrival of an operation of this calibre brings in much needed resources and proven expertise in natural conservation and community relations.

Let Global Artichoke put together a fabulous safari for you, guiding you through the wonders of Madagascar. Link up Miavana with a Madagascan Safari or an African Safari, flying in from Johannesburg or Nairobi. Call or Email and we will tell you all about it.


9th March 2020 Blog, News ,
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