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MADAGASCAR WILDLIFE TOUR

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MADAGASCAR WILDLIFE TOUR

Madagascar wildlife tour combines three amazing destinations in the country. The exploration starts further south in Taolagnaro which is rich in history and has deciduous forest, home to various species of lemurs such as the ring tailed lemur and the Sifaka also known as the dancing lemur. Then the second part of the tour start from Toliary in the south-west coastal area then you will be driven through the Horombe table mountain covered by a wide area of savannah, crossed by herd of zebu before reaching the Isalo Mountain. Isalo is a massif of crumbly limestone from the Jurassic Period, sculpted by erosion into bizarre and spectacular shapes which stands in a region of endless savannahs. Amidst canyons, peaks, and pinnacles there are endemic vegetation including five species of Pachypodium of which the elephant’s foot plant or dwarf baobab, seven species of lemurs like the red-fronted lemur and 70 species of birds. During the third part of the itinerary, you will reach Morondava located on the west coast of Madagascar. This coastal area is both a relaxing vacation spot for people of all age and one of the most attractive destinations of the country thanks to the fantastic Baobab Avenue. The avenue is a series of giant baobab trees that have stood there for over 800 years. Just inland from Morondava there are beautiful examples of tropical, dry, deciduous forest with an array of lemurs and bird life. Kirindy Forest, a nature reserve, lies about 60 kilometres from Morondava and easy to do as a day trip.

DAY 1

Madagascar Wildlife Tour

Upon arrival at the international airport of Ivato, you will be welcomed by your guide then transfer to the hotel.

Antananarivo
DAY 2

Madagascar Wildlife Tour

Today, you will fly to Taolagnaro then drive on towards Berenty Reserve. Lunch in a local restaurant. Upon arrival at the site, possibility to do a nocturnal visit to discover various nocturnal species.

Berenty
DAY 3

Madagascar Wildlife Tour

In the morning, get ready for an exciting excursion within the reserve which is considered as a real sanctuary of lemurs; you will also discover other species of animals including reptiles, turtles, birds, bats. At the end of the visit get lunch in a local restaurant; then head back to Taolagnaro. n the morning, get ready for an exciting excursion within the reserve which is considered as a real sanctuary of lemurs; you will also discover other species of animals including reptiles, turtles, birds, bats. At the end of the visit get lunch in a local restaurant; then head back to Taolagnaro. Read more

Taolagnaro
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DAY 4

Madagascar Wildlife Tour

Today, you will be transferred to the airport and fly to Toliary; then continuation of the itinerary by car through the bush where you will see the Mahafaly traditional tombs; stop at Zombitse-Vohibasia National Park, this dry forest is home to various species of birds and lemurs. Lunch in a local restaurant. Arrival in Isalo by the end of the day. Read more

Isalo
DAY 5

Madagascar Wildlife Tour

Get ready for a whole day dedicated for an excursion to the most attractive national parks in the country. Isalo is characterized by canyons, pinnacles of rock and calcareous steeples, rivers, natural little ponds fed by rivers and falls; you will also meet various species of lemurs along the way; and don't miss out the opportunity to swim in a natural pool in the middle of the nature; picnic lunch during the excursion. At sunset enjoy the incredible moment at the famous “window of Isalo”. Read more

Isalo
DAY 6

Madagascar Wildlife Tour

Continuation of the itinerary northward through the savannah and the Horombe Plateau where, from time to time you’ll see some herds of Zebù; firts stop of the day at Anja Reserve where you can observe groups of ring-tailed lemurs; lunch in a local restaurant; then second stop in Ambalavao to visit a local handicraft factory where you can see the production of the "Antemoro Paper", an ancient process of making paper. Read more

Fianarantsoa
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DAY 7

Madagascar Wildlife Tour

Today, drive on along the central highlands of Madagascar though divers interesting sceneries; arrival in Ambositra by midday; lunch in a typical Malagasy restaurant during which you can enjoy a folkorical performance (traditional dances and music); before driving on, visit of this characteristic town of the Highlands, famous for the valuable objects of handicraft in wood (UNESCO world heritage). Read more

Antsirabe
DAY 8

Madagascar Wildlife Tour

Early departure to the western part of the country to Morondava. Rice fields and other vegetation; typical villages of the western region will fill the scenery; arrival in Miandrivazo for lunch; then drive on; you will notice the change of the landscape as the climate becomes drier; the formation of "lavaka" caused by years of erosion can be seen in many places of the itinerary, and in some area this formation has given a very attractive shape. Arrival in Morondava by the end of the day. Read more

Morondava
DAY 9

Madagascar Wildlife Tour

In the morning, departure to the Kirindy Forest and drive through savannah of baobabs; you will also discover typical villages and traditional funerary structures of the Sakalava ethnic group along the journey. During the excursion at Kirindy Forest you will find two species of baobab trees, palm trees and medicinal plants, six species of lemurs, 45 species of birds, reptiles and a very rare species of freshwater turtle. Lunch in a local restaurant; then in due time drive back to Morondava; then new stop at one of the most famous touristic spot in Madagascar, impressive and evocative recurring image of this country “the Avenue of Baobabs”. Get ready with your camera and enjoy a beautiful sunset, contemplating the fantastic red-ochre colour of the baobab reflects. Read more

Morondava
DAY 10

Madagascar Wildlife Tour

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport and fly to Antananarivo; you will be welcomed by your guide at your arrival in Antananarivo and tranfer to your hotel. Please note that according to your flight schedule, visit in Morondava or in Antananarivo shall be organized.

Antananarivo
DAY 11

Madagascar Wildlife Tour

In due time, transfer to the airport and fly back home.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Antananarivo
Day 2
Location Berenty
Day 3
Location Taolagnaro
Day 4
Location Isalo
Day 6
Location Fianarantsoa
Hotel Le Grand Palais (Boutik)
Day 7
Location Antsirabe
Day 8
Location Morondava
Day 10
Location Antananarivo
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Antananarivo
Day 2
Location Berenty
Day 3
Location Taolagnaro
Day 4
Location Isalo
Day 6
Location Fianarantsoa
Hotel Zomatel (3*)
Day 7
Location Antsirabe
Day 8
Location Morondava
Day 10
Location Antananarivo
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Antananarivo
Day 2
Location Berenty
Day 3
Location Taolagnaro
Day 4
Location Isalo
Day 6
Location Fianarantsoa
Hotel Zomatel (3*)
Day 7
Location Antsirabe
Day 8
Location Morondava
Day 10
Location Antananarivo

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Half board on Day 1 (dinner and overnight with breakfast of Day 2)
  • Full Board from lunch of the Day 2 until breakfast of Day 11
  • Round trip transfer Airport/Hotel, with an English speaking tour guide
  • Private 4WD car (3pax/vehicle except in Berenty which might be up to 4pax/vehicle) for Taolagnaro/Berenty/Taolagnaro and for Morondava; and by Bus for Toliary/Fianarantsoa/Antananarivo with French speaking drivers; fuel included
  • English speaking tour guide during the tour, from Day 2 until Day 10
  • Local guides in parks and reserve
  • Excursions as mentioned in the program
  • Parks, reserves fee entrances
  • One (01) bottle of mineral water per day per person
  • All tourist taxes and local taxes
  • Call assistance in English 24/7

Package excludes

  • Internationals and domestic flights with airport taxes
  • Visa fee (± € 25/person)
  • Lunch of Day 1 and Day 11
  • All charges for profits and personal expenses
  • Beverages, tips and all extras
  • Personal expenses

More information

  • Domestic flight, child discount (up to 12 years old) on request.

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