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Madagascar in Thousand Views



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Barbara Plebankiewicz

Safpol Safaris

We are a dedicated safari travel company with a wide range of holiday tours in Southern Africa.

  • Local time:16:40

Madagascar in Thousand Views

Itinerary: Antananarivo - Ambositra - Ambalavao - Isalo - Zombitse - Ranomafana - Antsirabe - Antananarivo



Arrival in Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar. Transfer and overnight hotel on BB, located near the airport. Afternoon meeting and briefing with your Tour Representative at your Hotel.

Antananarivo, 1 night


After breakfast, drive southward across the landscape of the highlands, mainly composed of rice field and lavaka or “big hole «caused by erosion. Stop in Ambatolampy, “the city built on the flat rock”, traditionally agricultural, the town is also famous for age-old foundries: a technique transmitted from father to son. Head on to Antsirabe where we can stop for lunch. Then we drive till Ambositra, our final destination through rice field on terrace,. Overnight in Hotel on BB Read more

Ambositra, 1 night


Morning quick visit of Ambositra, the centre of Madagascar’s wood carving industry. The architecture is so nice as the houses are made with ornately carved wooden balconies and shutters with nice colours. Head on to Fianarantsoa, the landscape is still dominated by rice fields on stage, forest of pine and eucalyptus. Upon arrival, a city tours of Fianarantsoa. Then head on to Ambalavao, visit to a wine factory then the Paper Anteimoro workshop, which is a remaining of the Arabian civilisation in Madagascar. Then walk till the colourful market of Ambalavao Overnight in lodge on BB Read more

Ambalavao, 1 night


Morning, head on to Anja, a park run by the village whose part of income serves to pay the local school teachers’ salary. During the 2 hours hike, we can see many ring-tailed lemurs. Then we carry on southwards and pass by the famous “3 hillocks” and the huge dome called “archbishop’s cape” a sacred place for the local people, as it is a place where their ancestors preferred to make a collective suicide rather than to surrender to Merina’s domination. Stop in Ihosy, the capital of Bara tribes, nomadic cattle raisers. Then drive on through the huge ” plateaux de Horombe “with its very spacious red soil that reminds us of “the no man’s land». Night in hotel on BB Read more

Isalo, 2 nights


Embark on a full day expedition in ISALO National Park with special guide. This huge mountain is very spectacular with its eroded sandstone mountain. It reminds us of the landscape of “the grand canyon” in the USA, with its yellow colours and eroded form. These mountains are also the place where Bara put their dead before they can bring them into their real tombs. Hike to the “Natural swimming pool”. Where we see vegetation like Uapaca bojeri, Pachypodium rosulatum or elephant’s foot, a native species of aloe. For lemur’s lovers there may be sifaka, brown lemurs and ringtails, also birds lizards, snakes. Back in the hotel. Overnight in hotel on BB Read more

Isalo, 2 nights


Early in the morning, 2 hours drive to Zombitse National Park, located about 130 km from Isalo for 2 to 3 hours hike with a special guide. Created in 1997, Zombitse becomes a National Parks since September 2002. The park is known for its semi-dry forest and shelters 47% of the endemic birds of Madagascar. It also counts 8 species of lemurs. The local endemic gecko “Phelsuma standigui.” is found at the entry of the park. Regarding flora, we can see the « Ficus sp », a strangling creeper, Protorhus abrahamia, a wood used for the confection of coffin and many epiphytes, the orchids. After the visit we drive to Andranomaintso, well- known for its baobabs plateaux. Back to Isalo in the afternoon, stop in Ilakaka, the saphir town where we can meet saphirs diggers. Overnight in hotel on BB Read more

Zombitse, 1 night


Drive northward to Ambalavao. We pass through the huge ” plateaux de Horombe” a place where the local tribes graze their zebu. Then we cross the massif of Andringitra which serves as a transition between the dry south and the fresh and green highland. Now we are in the land of Betsileo. Before entering the town of Ambalavao we pass through two spectacular huge granite dome called:” the gate of the south. Continue to Ranomafana that we’ll reach within 1 hour. Overnight in Hotel on BB Read more

Ranomafana, 2 nights


3 to 4 hours hike in the tropical rainy forest of Ranomafana National Park which was created in 1991… This expedition in the forest with special guide enables us to see 12 species lemurs, the most important one the “golden lemurs” which has been discovered very recently, more than 100 birds, reptiles, butterflies and other insects. The area is covered with forest, in the higher areas the trees are festooned with mosses, lichens, and orchid. Afternoon free, we can have a visit to Ranomafana village or go to the “thermal pool. Overnight in Hotel on BB Read more

Ranomafana, 2 nights


Head on to Antsirabe after breakfast. Today we come across the highland which is characterised by rice fields on stage, its chilly climate and the population with Asian features. Antsirabe or “the place of salt» lays 169 km south of Antananarivo, an elegant city ,best known as the centre of beer. Antsirabe means “the city of much salt”. Founded by Norvegian in 1856, it is the only place which really feels and looks like a European city. Doted with cool climate and thermal spring, it is one of the most attractive places in Madagascar for its clement climate. Antsirabe is also known for gems and semi-precious stones. Overnight in Hotel on BB Read more

Antsirabe, 1 night
DAY 10


Morning city tours of Antsirabe, where we visit a lapidary of semi-precious gem, a workshop making pousse pousse and cars in miniature. Then we drive to the “Andraikiba lake” . Departure to Tana, we are in the profound highland with its chilly climate, its green landscape. Stop in Ambatolampy, an agricultural city. Visit a familial cooking pot maker. Upon arrival in Tana, a city tours before we head to hotel for overnight on BB. Read more

Antananarivo, 1 night
DAY 11

TANA – departure

Transfer to the airport for your outbound flight.


Day in trip
Day 1
Location Antananarivo
Hotel Gassy Country House
Day 2
Location Ambositra
Hotel Hotel Violette
Day 3
Location Ambalavao
Hotel Zongo Hotel
Day 4
Location Isalo
Hotel Motel Isalo
Day 7
Location Ranomafana
Hotel Hotel Ihary
Day 9
Location Antsirabe
Hotel Hotel Chambre du Voyageur
Day 10
Location Antananarivo
Hotel Gassy Coutry Hotel


Package includes

  • Accommodation in double based in Bed and breakfast according to the program
  • Transport with a private 4X4 type TOYOTA LAND CRUISER ( 2 to 4) AND Hyundai H1 ( 10 seats) for 5 and 6 pax with air conditioning with driver (+indemnity), fuel and car insurance during the whole tours
  • Entrance fees and special guides in National Parks and private parks mentioned in the program

Package excludes

  • All personal expenses, drinks, laundry, services, tips, foods, insurance
  • International flight to Madagascar
  • Visa, consular fees or any other formalities.
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers


8 Reviews

Tony & Meredith, Australia

What a fabulous trip! The guides were so knowledgeable and easy to work with. All arrangements fitted well together and there were very few hiccups. All communications with the tour operators were professional and very knowledgeable. The hotels were all very good and exceeded our expectations. We have already referred several other friends to Safpol and would not hesitate to use them again. Read more

Piotr, Germany

We knew the people behind Safpol through family relations und past travels and we asked them to help us with our Honeymoon Trip to Africa. They scheduled and organized a trip for us based on our flight. We didn't have to worry about a thing. Everything was arranged and ready. Our guide during the trip was familiar with country and customs and had multiple anecdotes and facts that made everything more interesting.​ The Accommodations we had been great and the food delicious. Besides traveling through J’Burg, Pretoria, Krueger National Park and a private game resort we’ve been at a marvellous beach in Mozambique where we were snorkelling with whale sharks and dolphins. Just amazing. It was a very good Honeymoon and we are glad we did it through Safpol. Read more

Karol Kempa, Poland

Very professional, helpful, friendly and trustworthy - the best value for money​. The tour was excellent. It has exceeded our expectations. The tour Guide and driver were very professional, friendly, and so helpful. It was a trip of a lifetime for me. I have recommended Safpol Safaris to all my friends. I am very happy to have dealt with this company. Their reputation is excellent, 6 stars!!! And above all trustworthy: our accommodation, food, vehicles, service - all was better than anywhere else for the price we paid for our holiday. Read more



Barbara&Peter Plebankiewicz


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Travel Consultant

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Accounts and Administration

Mariola Pawelczyk

Registered Tour Guide

Marek Baranowski

Registered Tour Guide

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Registered Tour Guide

Riaan Tolmay

Registered Tour Guide

Cathy Oosterwyk

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Witold Kozlowski

Registered Tour Guide

We are a dedicated safari travel company with a wide range of holiday tours in Southern Africa.

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  • Local time:16:40


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