Travel with Great Island Adventure Safaris with our Malagasy hospitality touch. We are expert on Madagascar tours and providing you a holiday beyond your dream.


GIAS is an inbound privately owned tour company based in Antananarivo, (Madagascar) in 2011 founded by BAKOLY RAZANAMIARANTSOA, after decades of experience in the fields. She has spent 16years in the tourism industry, as a Malagasy naturalist tour guide specializing in wildlife, birding, adventure trekking, canoeing and bush camping.

Great Island Adventure Safaris has been operating for the past 6years, building up a client based of referral, and becomes the leader for rarest bird tours which inhabit in new hotspots located in some wild places.
There are many birding tour companies offering trips to Madagascar, but GIAS is the only one that have the opportunity to offer you an excellent experience to those rewarding hotspot; because we work with some NGO’s such as Peregrine Fund and Birdlife Madagascar (Asity Madagascar) which manage some hotspots for the preservation of rare wildlife and particularly birds.
If you are a keen birder and want to have a better view of Madagascar rarest birds, let us plan your trip, we will give you the opportunity to explore those rewarding hotspots.

We are a small tour company but we have qualified and motivated team dedicated to provide you the best products and quality services.
Great Island Adventure Safaris has been awarded in 2016 by the «World Quality Commitment» award in the category of «Gold».

We are a fully licensed tour company (under license B, number 016-11/MTA/EDBM). Locally we are member of Madagascar Tour Operator AssociationTOPMADA)and Madagascar Tourism Board (ONTM).
Internationally, we are member of Adventure Trade Travel Association (ATTA) a reputable organization.


Great Island Adventure Safaris has made donation of medecines to the new dispensary of Andravona fishermen village, a remote small village which suffers from health care.
The villagers of this small community which consists mainly of childreen have to make 15km walk to go to the nearest village to be treated.
To help the local people , Mikea Lodge built this dispensary.


Our dynamic and enthusiastic Malagasy team offers you the best of Madagascar and craft for you a lifetime tailor-made package and customizable tour.
We have an extensive knowledge in organizing the best value trips.
We are dedicated to providing you a personalized quality services and committed to preserve the culture and environment.
Our tours are conducted by friendly and well-trained Malagasy tour guides who:

  • * take great care and share their experience with you, and ensure you to get the perfect experience
  • * ensure you a comfortable holiday and hassle free holiday from start to finish
  • * provide up to date information about your chosen destinations.
  • * confirm your internal flights, assure the transfers within Madagascar
  • * organize the camping including setting up the tents, cooking during the bush camping
  • * facilitate the acquaintance with local people


We choose the best park guides in all National Parks and Nature Reserves we visited.


We hire porters to carry your luggage, tents, cooking stuff and food supplies, while canoeing; each canoe has one paddler who helps you to do the expedition.


We offer you a wide range of tailor made package tours from popular sites to wild places preserve from mass tourism.
And we carefully select tour that carved your personal requirements,interests, needs and budget, including wildlife, birding, culture, heritage site, honeymoon, diving,luxury trips,photography, wilderness trekking and bush camping; that cater for individuals, families,+50s and small groups


We add Special tours to new products to our itineraries, such as Agro-tourism, Botany tour...
For further information about thoses Specials, please email us at:
bakolyraz.gias@gmail.com or bakoly.raz@gias-madagascar.com

Our trips can be planned from 4 days to 26 days
We organize also accommodation, domestic flight, transfers and day tours.
Our tour features small group size (maximum 10 persons) in order to provide great care and personalized services.


  • • All accommodations, 3 meals a day according to the itinerary
  • • All Excursions, all entrance fees, all park guide fees according to the itinerary
  • • Service of an English speaking tour guides
  • • Service of porters during adventure tours and bush camping
  • • All domestic flights
  • • All ground transportation (4WD vehicle, minivan or bus)
  • • All boat trips according to the itinerary

As there are not sufficient 4 and 5star hotels in Madagascar, we classify the tours into 2 or 3 categories and 2 or 3 different rates:
• luxury accommodations: 4 or 5star hotels
• Good accommodations: 3star hotels
• Middle and basic: 2star hotels and less
Sometimes, we combine all types of the accommodation


Madagascar land snakes are all friendly!

In these days, conservation starts from the kids

We found this new species of Mouse Lemur last October 2016, it is not recorded yet by scientists

Medecine donation for Andravona village dispensary, in the remote south