MADAGASCAR RAINFOREST WILDLIFE

MADAGASCAR RAINFOREST WILDLIFE

Day 1: ARRIVE IN 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 Andasibe hotel or Similar

Day 3: ANALAMAZAOTRA

  • After early breakfast, visit of rainforest of Analamazaotra at Perinet: the forest with 810hectares gives home to 09 species of lemurs among which the spectacular Indri Indri and hear their haunting “singing call”. A part from lemurs, the forest is also a good place to see birds, chameleons, orchids. Mild hiking provides a good opportunity to experience the abundant flora and fauna of the eastern rain forest.
  • Return back to Hotel and have lunch at the Restaurant.
  • In the afternoon we will drive to “Vakona reserve” visit Lemur Island situated near Vakona Lodge. This is very special reserve where you can play and touch Lemurs and close up photography is guaranteed.
  • Night and dinner at Andasibe hotel or Similar

Day 4: ANDASIBE – MANAMBATO – ANKANIN’NY NOFY

  • After breakfast, we will drive to Manambato passing ravinala, which is native to Madagascar and also known as the Travellers Palm, becomes more common as we travel east and enter the coastal zone.
  • Arriving at Manambato, we board our boat to travel along the Pangalanes (approx 1 hr boat crossing). The Pangalanes are a series of coastal lakes and canals along the east coast that are one of the wonders of Madagascar, but have not yet been “discovered”, except by more adventurous travellers and expats resident in Madagascar. These placid backwaters are verged by tropical forest and are home to the Betsimisaraka people, who still lead a traditional fishing lifestyle.
  • We travel to Ankanin’ny Nofy where we stay in a simple hotel where the lemurs come to visit.
  • Night and dinner at Palmarium hotel or Similar.

Day 5: PALMARIUM

  • We spend the morning exploring a private reserve. It is a small forest station that is home to many species of wildlife, including lemur species we have not yet seen.
  •  The afternoon is free to swim, visit the local fishing village, walk on the beach or continue wildlife viewing.
  •  The fabled Aye Aye live in the nearby forest, and as an optional activity, if you are keen to see one you can arrange a short visit this evening.
  • Night and dinner at Palmarium hotel or Similar.

Day 6: ANKANIN’NY NOFY – TOAMASINA – FOULPOINTE

  • Optional excursion either on foot or by boat ; such as the private reserve of Palmarium –an escorted visit of several species of lemur and also stunning flora , the typical Betsimisaraka’s Village ..
  • After visit, transfer by boat to Toamasina by crossing the Pangalane Channel. After disembarkation in Toamasina, extend our tour to Foulpointe, it is a sea resort , very resort by local and foreign visitors .
  • There are sharks offshore, visit the fortress or you can take the canoe trips to admire the beach in the afternoon.
  • Night and dinner at Manda Beach hotel or Similar

Day 7: FOULPOINTE – SONIERANA IVONGO –SAINTE MARIE

  • After breakfast straight northern to reach Soanierana Ivongo where we will take the boat to St Marie.
  • Upon arrival at Sainte Marie, you will be met by our team and transferred by road to your hotel. After check in the day is free to explore the surrounding or swim in the crystal clear water of the Sainte Marie Channel.
  • Night and dinner at Princesse Borah Lodge or Similar.

Day 8: SAINTE MARIE

  • Visit of the island.
  • Sainte-Marie is a really nature’s sanctuary, with his primitive forest, his many floral species, his waterfall, his marvelous submarine background, and his humpback whales from June to September.
  • There, we can find the first and most old church in Madagascar (1859), and we can also find there a natural swimming pool, a reef coral barrier constituting a beautiful natural aquarium.
  • In the south of this island, there are “les îlots aux sables” meaning the small island in sand, constituted by groups of 3 corallines small islands. And the “îlots aux nattes” means small islands in plait, the pearl of Sainte-Marie, with his point, his bay, and his lagoon with emerald water coloring.
  • Night and dinner at Princesse Borah Lodge or Similar.

Day 9 : SAINTE MARIE

  • Day free in half board at the hotel.

Day 10 : SAINTE MARIE – ANTANANARIVO

  • After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Antananarivo, where a transfer will take you to your hotel in the city of Antananarivo, the picturesque capital of Madagascar.
  • You can wander through the capital’s steep and narrow streets, taking in its architecture, atmosphere and pace. Or you can climb up to the old rova (palace) and enjoy the views over Antananarivo and the surrounding countryside. The town is at its best in the evening when the setting sun spectacularly illuminates its hillsides.
  • After farewell diner, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home, where your unforgettable tour ends. We look forward to welcoming you in Madagascar again very soon!

Price

Tour Price/Persons 02Pax 03Pax 04pax 06Pax
1120€ pp 1090€ pp 1000€ pp 980€ pp
Single Supplement 400€
Included Not Included
  • Airport transfer.
  • Special car and driver as needed throughout
  • English speaking driver.
  • Motor Boat on Pangalane
  • 09 Nights hotels with sharing rooms
  • Half board basis
  • Entrance to National Parks and sites visited as part of the itinerary
  • Boat ticket to Sainte Marie
  • 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.