BEAUTY OF MADAGASCAR

BEAUTY OF MADAGASCAR

Day 1: ANTANANARIVO

  • Meet your in-country representative at the airport before setting out on this unique Malagasy adventure.
  • Please be aware that your driver will be waiting for you at the International Arrival gate.
  • An airport sign with your name should be seen and you may have to look for a logo if the airport gets overcrowded. If you cannot locate your driver please remain calm and approach the Airport Welcome Service.
  •  An announcement intended for your driver can be broadcasted there, and this will then become the rally point. In the case of an emergency or you cannot locate your driver, the emergency contact details are on your documents and you should call the mentioned numbers before attempting to leave the airport. 
  • You will be given your welcome package including maps and more, then be transferred to your hotel.
  • Overnight at Ibis Hotel or Similar .

Day 2: ANTANANARIVO – ANDASIBE (130 km)

  • After breakfast, we start drive eastward through the highlands to Andasibe. We will stop over at Reptiles Park.
  • Visit Mandraka Park, here you can see some of endemic chameleons, snakes, insects and reptiles of Madagascar. After the visit here we will continue to follow the road to Andasibe.
  • In the evening, before dinner, enjoy a night walk looking for the many nocturnal creatures.
  • Night and dinner at Vakona Lodge or Similar

Day 3: MANTADIA NATIONAL PARK

  • After an early breakfast you will be taken to the rainforest at Mantadia national park, where the main objective is to see – among other species – the remarkable Indri. Hearing their whale-like calls emanating from the mist-enshrouded rainforests in the early mornings, is pure Malagasy magic at its best.
  • During the dawn chorus birding is wonderfully productive too. In the quieter middle part of the day, visit Lemur Island, a refuge for lemurs confiscated from trappers.
  • Night and dinner at Vakona Lodge or Similar

Day 4 : ANDASIBE -ANTANANARIVO

  • During the morning you will be taken on a final rainforest walk in Andasibe- Analamazaotra , during which you can seek species previously not seen. A visit will also be made to the reforestation project under way by Association Mitsinjo: this is one of the many inspiring initiatives now being supported by Money for Madagascar.
  •  After lunch, drive back to Antananarivo.
  • Night and dinner at Ibis hotel  or Similar

Day 5: ANTANANARIVO – ANKARAFANTSIKA

  • After the breakfast we will drive to Maevatanana where is the city nested at the bottom of basin, resulting in an oppressively hot climate.
  • After lunch, we head straight western to reach Ankarafantsika through the dry deciduous forest with great number of birds.
  • Arrival at Ankarafantsika we will check your hotel.
  •  Dinner and overnight at Gite d’Ampijoroa

Day 6: ANKARAFANTSIKA NATIONAL PARK

  • Excursion in the Forest station in the natural reserve of Ankarafantsika, which contains the fully protected example of dry western forest in Madagascar, and the 70 species of the reptiles.
  • It is a home for eight lemur species including Coquerel’s sifaka, brown lemur and four nocturnal: sportive, woolly, grey mouse and fat-tailed lemur.
  •  It is also the best place for the bird- watchers.
  • Nocturnal visit is starting to find the tiny lemur.
  • Dinner and overnight at Gite d’Ampijoroa

Day 7: ANKARAFANTSIKA  – MAHAJANGA

  • Continue to Mahajanga, along the way, you will explore Amboromalandy wetland where you will also discover several species of Birds.
  • The afternoon is at leisure
  • Night and dinner at Karibo lodge and Similar.

Day 8-9: MAHAJANGA – ANJOHIBE CAVE (depending for the time, the best season is April to October)

  • It’s better for us to extend your trip to north. There we will visit the Anjohibe cave, beneath two small hills wind a series of subterranean room and galleries adorned with stalactites, stalagmites and other cave decoration. This site allows  visitors to discover the splendour of its rivers and natural swimming pools
  • Camping at night.

Day 10: ANJOHIBE – MAHAJANGA

  • In the afternoon, drive back to Mahajanga by the red path through the palm forest.
  • You will be transferred to your hotel with the remainder of the day at leisure.
  •  Night and dinner at Karibo lodge and Similar.

Day 11: MAHAJANGA

  • After the breakfast drive to Cirque rouge  this canyon is a natural  amphitheatre with warm red , ochre and Indian pink hues, then have restful  at  “Grand Pavoie” beach.
  • Lunch in the Restaurant.
  • In the Afternoon , drive back to the town then have walk evening along seashores
  • Night and dinner at Karibo lodge and Similar.

Day 12: MAHAJANGA -ANTSANITIA (Beach)

  • Drive from here to Antsanitia Beach. Antsanitia lies on Morira River’s edge, it is about 25km from Mahajanga on small plateau between Morira and Ocean .It allows the visitors to have panoramic view and beautiful sunset.
  • Free time in the afternoon.
  • Dinner and Overnight at Antsanitia Hotel

Day 13-14: ANTSANITIA (Beach)

  • Antsanitia offers you the perfect coastal retreat and many sea activities you could practice here as stream up on Morira river by canoe to visit Mangrove and medicinal plants, fishing
  • Lunch in the Restaurant.
  • Enjoy the sunset on the beach before you will have dinner; seafood is best choice.
  • Dinner and Overnight at Antsanitia Hotel

Day 15: MAHAJANGA -ANTANANARIVO

  • For those who want not fly back to Tana, after early  breakfast drive back to Tana by car it’s 09 hours driving.
  • Upon arrival in Antananarivo, we will then enjoy an afternoon guided walking tour of the old city, learning about the country’s royal history at the Rova palace complex and enjoying a view out across the city.
  • In the evening,  you will a enjoy farewelll dinner as you say goodbye and then transfer to Airport to check in your flight back home

Price

Tour Price/Persons 02Pax 03Pax 04pax 06Pax
1630€ pp 1550€ pp 1350€ pp 1280€ pp
Single Supplement 600€
Included Not Included
  • Airport transfer.
  • Special car and driver as needed throughout
  • English speaking driver.
  • 12 Nights hotels with sharing rooms
  • Half board basis
  • 02Night camping full board in Anjohibe cave.
  • Entrance to National Parks and sites visited as part of the itinerary
  • Tourist Tax
  • Gratuities (a small tip at time of service is customary)
  • Lunch
  • Beverages, alcoholic and non-alcoholic, including bottled water
  • Personal items such as telephone, fax, laundry, etc.
  • All items not specified in the itinerary
  • Entry visa
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Internal airfare with Air Madagascar

Prices are per person based on double or single occupancy (unless otherwise noted) and do not include international airfare to/from your destination or internal flights during the expedition. Internal flights are € 285 per person in 2018 and in in 2019. All prices and fares are quoted in Euro and subject to change. Contact us for more information.