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HIGHLANDS and THE FOREST CORRIDOR

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Alice RAZAFIARIMANANA

TANY MENA TOURS

Since 1997, Tany Mena Tours offers a deep and authentic discovery of the "Madagascar universe".

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HIGHLANDS and THE FOREST CORRIDOR

It is a journey by car, allowing you to discover the forest corridor of the East, to participate in the development of sustainable tourism and to know the history of the kingdom of Madagascar

ANTANANARIVO

Meet and greet at the airport then transfer to the hotel. Lunch and dinner at your expense Overnight at hotel

ANTANANARIVO - 1 night

ANTANANARIVO

This day will be dedicated to the discovery of a refuge center and artisanal environment with their activities. Workshops of Art ironwork at Violette and Dieudonné, located East of Antananarivo on the road leading to Ambohimanambola amid the rice fields. This is an association created by the couple to give a chance to those who are left out of society (old homeless, disabled, abandoned women ...)Today, nearly 400 people: female and male workers working in rudimentary workshops for recycling old scrap metal and transform handcrafted in small decorative wonders and useful. Their work allows workers to meet their basic dignity and needs and regain their dignity to be fully human. The afternoon will be devoted to the discovery of the town of Antananarivo, accompanied by an historian. ANTANANARIVO, the "city of the thousand" is the largest agglomeration of Madagascar. It stands on the side of one of the twelve sacred hills. This city is the cradle of the Merina dynasty. Visits to the upper city (the old town) where once stood the ROVA, palace of Queen RANAVALONA 1st (1828/1861) and then the Palace of Prime Minister RAINILAIARIVONY, converted into National Museum; Will be the occasion to evoke the important role of the "Hova"; People of the high plateaux, who first established state structures in Madagascar. You will continue the morning by strolling through the lively and typical districts that have known, over time, to preserve an authentic cachet. Read more

ANTANANARIVO - 1 night

ANTANANARIVO - ANTSIRABE

After breakfast, you will leave Antananarivo, Merina country for Antsirabe, across mountain ranges of Ankaratra, whose highest summit is 2644m. On the hillsides, rice terraces decline their range of green. By late morning, you will reach in Ambohibary, a small village located about 25Km before arriving to Antsirabe. Accompanied by a guide ethnologist ( or specialized in civilization), you will get in the heart of rural world of the Vakinankaratra region: discovery of farmers way of life, visit of blacksmiths village, and a place of worship animist. You will reach Antsirabe in the afternoon. Pic nic lunch included. Dinner at your expanse. Overnight at hotel Read more

ANTSIRABE - 1 night

ANTSIRABE - BETAFO - ANTANAN

After breakfast. you will go to Betafo, a town about 22km in the west of Antsirabe, to discover this former capital of the region of Vakinankaratra. Along the walk, you can observe standing stones, scattered throughout the town as well as typical houses, with wrought iron balconies. You will keep on by the loop around Betafo, ending to the waterfall of Andriamamovoka which will then offer to you. After the tour, drive back to Antananarivo. Pic nic lunch included. Dinner at your expense Overnight at hotel Read more

ANTANANARIVO - 1 night

ANTANANARIVO - ANJOZOROBE

After breakfast, you will leave Antananarivo to explore the Merina countryside, villages, custom and traditions, living heritage of highlands. You will go to AMBOHIMANGA ("Blue Hill"), the birthplace of the fathers of Merina dynasty; This sacred place is home to the tombs of the Merina kings whose Andrianjaka, founder of Antananarivo. You will continue with a visit to Fonohasina, a village of silk weaving. In the Afternoon, you will keep on to the north on the national road 3. You will drive through the central highlands with a scenic view of ricefields. And after 2h drive you will arrive in Anjozorobe village, where is located on the edge of the altitude forest corridor. (1000 m). Upon your arrival, you will be greeted by Fanamby NGO which will show you the campsite. Fanamby NGO is a Malagasy organization , working on preservation of the environment and development of ecotourism projects in collaboration with villagers. You can go on night walk in search for nocturnal species (Microcebus, the smallest lemur, ...) Lunch and dinner at your expense Ovenignt at camp Read more

ANJOZOROBE - 1 night

ANJOZOROBE

You will beging the discovery of this region through community immersion in the village of Antsahabe: Discovery of the organization of the village and its social organization, farmers way of life,....... After sightseeing, back to camp where you will have a Malagasy cooking session based on what you will have gathered from the kitchen garden Lunch and dinner at your expenses Overnight at camp After breakfast, you will discover botanical trails with a guide of the NGO. Enjoy this altitude rainforest full of fl medicinal and magical plants of Madagascar. You can also observe, with a little luck, lemurs (« Indri Indri »), and birds (82 species) You will continue Read more

ANJOZOROBE - 1 night

ANJOZOROBE - ANDASIBE

After breakfast, you will leave Anjozorobe for Andasibe, passing through Eucalyptus forest leading directly to Manjakadriana. Around noon, you will reach Andasibe, the best spot to watch the biggest lemur of Madagascar: the famous Indri-indri. In the afternoon, you will visit the private reserve of Vakona forest lodge. In that private reserve, many trails have been laid out. This well-designed reserve includes a lake with crocodiles, a magnificent aviary and, above all, a mini-park with lemurs including several islets where various species of these prosimiens. One travels by canoe from island to island, to approach near the specimens of the park Lunch and dinner at your expense. Overnight at hotel. Read more

ANDASIBE - 1 night

ANDASIBE

In the morning, you will discover the Mitsinjo park. A project of Association Mitsinjo which consist in forest restoration and to offset greenhouse gas emissions. You will take part in the project by planting your tree. In the evening, accompanied by a guide from the association you will discover the nocturnal lemurs and chameleons.. Lunch and dinner at your expense. Overnight at hotel. Read more

ANDASIBE - 1 night

ANDASIBE - ANTANANARIVO

After breakfast, you will drive back to Antananarivo. Optionnal visit at the private reserve Madagascar Exotic, created by Mr. Peyrieras, researcher and naturalist writer. Famous for its butterflies, it also has other insects, reptiles and amphibians. On arrival in Antananarivo, trasnfer to the airport for the international flight. Read more

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location ANTANANARIVO
Day 3
Location ANTSIRABE
Day 5
Location ANJOZOROBE
Day 7
Location ANDASIBE
Hotel Feon'ny Ala
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location ANTANANARIVO
Day 3
Location ANTSIRABE
Day 5
Location ANJOZOROBE
Day 7
Location ANDASIBE

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Accommodation on bed &breakfast basis, except in some hotels where a half board basis is required at mentioned hotels or similar
  • Transportation by private car from day 2 to day 9, fuel included
  • Services of an English-speaking driver-guide for 1 to 5 people,
  • Services of a specialized guide in Ambohibary village and during the visit of Antananarivo.
  • Services of an accompanying guide for a group of 6 or more
  • Entry fees and local guides during the visit of national parks in the program
  • Other visits and activities in the program
  • Transfers and assistances at the airport.

Package excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Visa
  • Lunches and dinners except those which are mentioned on the program
  • Optional visits and activities
  • Drinks, tips and personal expenses.

More information

  • Prices are per person in a double room with breakfast.
  • A single supplement and a half board or a full board supplement will be provided on request
  • It is possible to obtain the tourist visa at about 30 Euros (depending on exchange rate) for a stay less than or equal to one month upon arrival at the airport. For this, the passport should be valid 6 months after the date of return mentionned on the flight ticket. It should have also a whole blank page.
  • **The accommodation at Saha Forest Camp are elegant semi-hard tented-lodge bungalows, private bathrooms with hot water, terrace overlooking a green landscape.

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