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Are you a nature lover who loves to travel and want your choices to make a meaningful difference? If so, you come to the right place! Go to Madagascar and join a 14-day safari vacation with Conservation Safaris. You will have a chance to excite yourself in searching of birds, lemurs, chameleons, leaf-tailed geckos, and many more. Once you travel with Conservation Safaris, you help protect animals’ habitat and support local communities. Have fun and be the one who saves nature!
During this safari vacation, Conservation Safaris will accommodate you to stay in several lodges and hotels listed below:
Note: Luxury options for accommodation are available. The price is from 5,885 USD per person. For more information, please send Conservation Safaris an inquiry.
You will be picked up at Ivato International Airport (TNR) and transferred to a hotel. Upon your arrival at the hotel, you can relax and will prepare for your coming days of adventure.
After having breakfast, you will drive along a picturesque winding road to Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, Madagascar’s premier rainforest. Then, you will have a night walk at Mitsinjo Reserve in search of nocturnal species.
On this third day, you will enjoy walking at this park to see lemurs up close and personal which can be excellent for photography. You will look for the beautiful indris and listen to their eerie calls. Diademed sifakas also occur in this place. You will also look out for reptiles like Parson's nose-horned and short-horned chameleons as well as Madagascar tree boas.
On day 4, you will visit Mantadia National Park. This park is excellent for birding and for a chance of seeing black and white ruffed lemurs. At this park, you will also look out for Madagascar tree boas.
After having breakfast, you will depart and head back towards Antananarivo. Then, you will continue to Antsirabe driving through the highlands with views of scenic and photogenic villages with their interesting architectural style combining Indonesian and French styles - a cultural day.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
On this sixth day, you will continue to Ranomafana National Park, a beautiful park with huge species diversity.
You will have two days to explore Ranomafana National Park. Specifically, you will walk through the forest in search of mammals, birds, reptiles, and frogs. You will also look for the bamboo lemurs like golden, greater, and eastern gray bamboo lemurs for which this park was formed.
The reptiles include O'Shaughnessy's chameleons, stump-tailed chameleons, and 3-species of the wonderful leaf-tailed geckos. Birdlife is plentiful including vangas, ground-rollers, velvet asity, and many more. This park is also an excellent place to see giraffe-necked weevils. Then, you will enjoy a night walk along the road. This activity will give you a chance to see nocturnal mouse lemurs and sleeping chameleons.
In this morning, you will head to Anja Community Reserve to see tailed lemurs, Madagascar’s iconic lemur species. Then, you will continue to Isalo National Park which has beautiful limestone outcrops, canyons, and rare plants. This place is excellent for photographers in the early morning and late afternoon lights.
On this tenth day, you will go for a hike at Isalo National Park including to Piscine Naturelle (natural pool) for a refreshing swim.
Meals: Breakfast, dinner, and lunch
Today, you will head to Toliara (Tulear) and Ifaty. On the way, you will pass Zombitse-Vohibasia National Park, a transitional zone forest which becomes a must-stop for bird lovers. Here, you will have the chance of seeing Appert's greenbul which is one of Madagascar's rarest endemics. After that, you will continue to your beach lodge near Itafy.
Day 12 will be a day to relax by the beach, go for a swim in the ocean, and optional visit to the spiny forest or optional snorkeling / scuba diving. However, please note that the reef on this beach been overfished and is not in a good condition.
Today, you will be transferred back to Toliara (Tulear) for your flight back to Antananarivo. After being transferred from the airport to your hotel, you can relax or go on an optional tour of the city.
This will be the last day of your stay in Madagascar. You will be transferred to the airport for your international flight home.
Madagascar is a relatively undiscovered destination. This country is reflected in the size, variety, and standard of accommodations. While accommodations are good to high standard, 5-star hotels, and lodges are few and far between. Moreover, Madagascar is a country which is full of extraordinary wildlife and landscapes.
Andasibe-Mantadia National Park is Madagascar’s premier rainforest. This national park is the best place to see indris and excellent for close-up lemur encounters. Reptiles can be also found at this national park including Parson’s and nose-horned chameleons.
Ranomafana National Park is a beautiful park with huge species diversity. This national park is one of the best places to see a variety of lemurs and excellent for birding. Reptiles that can be found at this park are leaf-tailed geckos and stump-tailed chameleons.
Anja Community Reserve is a small community reserve. This community reserve is one of the best places for up-close ring-tailed lemur encounters.
Isalo National Park offers stunning landscape of eroded limestone outcrops on a flat, grassy plain. This place is excellent for hiking. Animals that can be found at this national park include ring-tailed lemurs, warty chameleons, and painted burrowing frogs.
Zombitse-Vohibasia National Park is a transition forest. This is a good place for bird lovers since the park has one of Madagascar's rarest endemics, Appert's greenbul.
Ifaty is a spiny bush that suits for bird and succulent enthusiasts. This place has beaches that are good for visitors to enjoy snorkeling and scuba diving.
During this safari vacation, you will be served daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Food is of a good to a reasonable standard and often presented as a self-serve buffet.
Conservation Safaris will pick you up at Ivato International Airport (TNR). The pick up is included in the price.