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We are a dedicated safari travel company with a wide range of holiday tours exploring the very best of Southern African destinations such as: pre-established routes and dates with guaranteed prices, private guided tours, tailor made safaris, excellent value for money excursions, luxury trains, specialized golf or scuba-diving trips, incentives and African island holidays. For those who want to travel via our self-drive package, we offer programs and reservations for the entire route. We will help you fulfill your African dream.

The best of Madagascar

*** Special offers and discounts available, please contact our office directly to receive lower rates ***

 

DAY 1, ARRIVAL IN ANATANANARIVO
Arrival in Tana, meet and greet at the airport then transfer to your hotel. Night at hotel on BB

DAY 2, TANA – ANTSIRABE : 3 to 4  hours with stops
After breakfast, briefing for the tours then with a private car, 3 hours drive southward to Antsirabe across the highland landscape with its terraced rice-fields and its spectacular eroded hills called “lavaka”. Arrival in Antsirabe around noon. Founded by Norwegians in 1856, it is an elegant city, which really feels and looks like an European city. With its clement climate, thermal springs and wide avenues, it is one of the most attractive towns in Madagascar. Afternoon, hike in Betafo village to meet the “blacksmith” along the countryside of the area. This is also to experience the rural life of the highland tribe. Night at hotel on BB

DAY 3, ANTSIRABE – MIANDRIVAZO : 4 hours drive
Breakfast at hotel. City tours of Antsirabe with visits to various artisans workshops then we head on to Miandrivazo for 3 to 4 hours drive. The landscape is changing step by step, from green highland to savannah, erosion called « lavaka ». Arrival in Miandrivazo around noon. Visit to a local village to meet the Sakalava people. Overnight at hotel on BB

DAY 4, MIANDRIVAZO – MORONDAVA – KIRINDY : 5 hours drive
Departure to Morondava, the landscape is still dominated by rice fields, empty hills, red soil, and palm trees. Just before entering Morondava, we see our first couple of baobabs. Centre of the Sakalava kingdom, Morondava is a prosperous rice-growing area, it is also known as a seaside resort, with a laid-back atmosphere. Many different cultures and religions manage to intermingle in this region which makes it special. We continue our drive to Kirindy through the alley of baobabs. Arrival and check in at the lodge.  This area is known for its baobab and its dry western forest. Night expedition to see six species of lemurs like lepilemur ruficandatus, microcebus myoxinus or murinus, phaner furcifer, cheirogaleus medius, mirza coquereli.  Overnight at hotel on BB

DAY 5, KIRINDY – BEKOPAKA 200 km: 6 hours with the ferry transfer
Morning walk with a special guide. Kirindy is one of the most rewarding wildlife site where visitors spot 8 species of lemurs: the most common one are: Verreaux’s sifaka,  fulvus rufus, red-fronted brown lemurs. Then we drive straight to Belo through the Baobabs forest and the red soil of the west.  Arrival at the Tsiribihina River, then take a ferry to cross to Belo sur Tsiribihina to reach Bekopaka. This drive brings us to profound Madagascar, close to the real life of Malagasy people in the driest part of the country.  Arrival in Bekopaka around 18.00. Overnight at hotel on BB

DAY 6, BEKOPAKA: TSINGY DE BEMARAHA NATIONAL PARK
After  breakfast, 4 to 6 hours hike in the reserve of “ Tsingy de Bemaraha, classified as World Heritage. This massif is spectacularly eroded into a chaos of karsts pinnacles. Here nature is in perfect harmony with this wild and sharp limestone massif. The flora consists of a dry western deciduous forest, typical plants of these dry limestone areas, such as  Aloe and baobab Andasonia, the red-flowered flamboyant tree Delonix regia which is so widely planted in the tropics. Madagascar’s sole native banana Musa perrieri also occurs here. We can also see plants which grow in the stone like different species of pachypodium and orchids. Concerning the fauna we can see the stump-tailed chameleon Brookesia perarmata known from only a handful specimens. The bird list contains 53 species. The 7 species of lemurs include Decken’s sifaka Propithecus verreauxi deckeni. Overnight at hotel on BB

DAY 7, BEKOPAKA – MORONDAVA : 8 hours with the ferry transfer
After breakfast, 6 to 8 hours drive back to Morondava. Along the way, we stop in « ALLEE DES BAOBABS » for sunset photo; this is the region of splendid Grandidier’s baobab, Andasonia grandidieri. Arrival in Morondava end of  the afternoon. Check-in and overnight at hotel on BB

DAY 8, MORONDAVA – ANTSIRABE: 6 – 7 hours with stops
After breakfast, 6 hours drive to Antsirabe. Overnight at hotel on BB

DAY 9, ANTSIRABE – TANA – ANDASIBE: 269 km: 6 to 7 hours with stops
Today we drive northward to Tana across the highland, and then take the RN2 for 3 hours drive eastwards to Andasibe, through the green landscape of the east. This step brings us to the humid part of the country with many primary forest and lakes. Overnight at hotel on BB

DAY 10, ANDASIBE NATIONAL PARK
Morning, 3 to 4 hours hike to Andasibe National Park, a huge tropical rainy forest in the east. 9 species of lemurs can be spotted; the highlight is the “Indri Indri” which is the largest lemurs of the island. This 810 ha reserve is also home to unique wildlife. It contains a wide variety of orchids, canopy, endemic animals like chameleons, tenrecs, and many birds. After the hike, visit to Andasibe village, a typical Betsimisaraka (The-Many-inseparable) village, the second largest tribe. Afterwards, visit to the “lemurs’ island” which is the best spot to take photos of lemurs up close. Overnight at hotel on BB

DAY 11: ANDASIBE – TANA
Morning drive back to Tana. On the way, we stop in “Pyereras Reptiles park” to see farmed chameleons and other species of reptiles. On a walk inside the forest, we can spot 2 species of lemurs: the sifaka “coquereli” and the brown lemurs “fulvus”. Arrival in Tana, city tour of the town then stop in Marché Artisanale “ La digue” for souvenir shopping. Overnight at hotel on BB

DAY 12: TANA
Transfer to the airport for your outbound flight.

 


 

Price per person sharing in double room:

                   2  pax:                          Euro 2,170
                   4  pax:                          Euro 1,595
                   6  pax:                          Euro 1,280

                 Single supplement:      Euro 375

 

*** Special offers and discounts available, please contact our office directly to receive lower rates ***

 

The price includes:

  • accommodation in guest houses, lodges and hotels according to a program,
  • B&B basis
  • all airport transfers
  • transport during the tour
  • all entry fees and guides in reserves
  • services of and English speaking guide/driver during the tour

Price does not include:

  • international flights
  • lunches and dinners
  • cool drinks and alcoholic beverages
  • activities not included in a program
  • tips

 

Guaranteed dates of departures for min 2 PAX:

 

 


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