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10 Days Tsiribihina River and Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park Safari in Madagascar

Hotel Tana-Jacaranda, 24 Arabe Rainitsarovy, Antananarivo, Antananarivo Province, Analamanga Region, Madagascar

Guided Safari in Madagascar

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Jean Be Tours invites you to experience the adventure and relaxation of Western Madagascar. You will enjoy a relaxing pirogue (canoe) tour on the Tsiribihina River as well as the beautiful landscape and a wide variety of birds and wildlife. Not to mention you will also visit Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park and the famous Baobab Avenue. This safari will bring you to the best sights and attractions in the region. Enjoy nature, culture, good food, and a good relaxation time. Come and visit Madagascar and enjoy the many beautiful things the “Big Island” has to offer!

Overview

  • Minimum group size: Private safari
  • Starting point and ending point: Antananarivo to Morondava
  • Main wildlife to be viewed: Herons, wild ducks, parrots, raptors, kingfishers, chameleons, insects, butterflies, lemurs, birds, spiders, and sifakas

Meet the guides

Jean Be
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Highlights

  • 1 game viewing
  • Nosinapela Waterfall and Baobab Avenue excursions
  • Lemurs, birds, insects, and Decken’s sifaka sightseeings
  • Tsingy of Bemaraha National Park hiking and Tsiribihina River cruise
  • Nosinapela waterfall, Tsingy entrance, and campsite fees
  • 4x4 WD safari transport and airport transfers
  • Full board meals and mineral water
  • 9 nights’ accommodation

Styles


6 activity days in English
The organizer also speaks: French
Airport transfer included: Ivato International Airport
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Accommodation

You will be staying at Hotel Tana-Jacaranda on the first night, Green Park Economy Hotel on the second night, La Pirogue ex Lakana on the third night, a camping accommodation in Begidro Village on the fourth and fifth night. For the six night, you will stay at Karibo Hotel and an accommodation i Bekopaka for the seventh night before you go back to Karibo Hotel for your eighth night. On the last night, you will stay at Hotel Bougainvilliers.

Hotel Tana-Jacaranda

Hotel Tana-Jacaranda is your home-away-from-home in the heart of Antananarivo, Madagascar. Hotel’s amenities include Wi-Fi zone, comfortable single, double, twins, and family room, private balcony rooms, meeting facilities, sweeping city views, laundry service, Malagasy paintings and decorations, delicious breakfasts and meals, tips and advices about your trip, and of course friendship and conviviality.

Green Park Economy Hotel

Hotel Green Park is located in Antsirabe and has 48 non-smoking rooms with the facilities of free internet, free parking, and a restaurant.

Karibo Hotel

Karibo Hotel is a hotel located in Belo Tsiribihina with high food and service rating and good for families and children.

Hotel Bougainvilliers Morondava

Hotel Bougainvilliers is a beachfront hotel with a restaurant located in Morondava, Toliara Province.

Program

Day 1: Antananarivo city center

You will meet at the Ivato International Airport (TNR) and be transferred to the hotel in the center of the city. You will stay overnight at Tanajacaranda Guest House hotel.

Day 2: Antananarivo - Antsirabe

Early in the morning after breakfast, you will take Route National number seven by a taxi brousse to Antsirabe, a good road through highlands and beautiful green rice fields. In the afternoon, you can visit a lapidary, some workshops and markets or just relax at the hotel in Antsirabe. In the evening there is time to walk through the nice town center or take a “pousse pousse” ride around town and visit a restaurant or bar. You will stay overnight at Hotel Green Park.

Day 3: Antsirabe - Miandrivazo

After breakfast, you will continue your trip by a taxi brousse and for the rest of the day, you will be traveling through the changing Malagasy countryside. In the evening, you can relax at your hotel in Miandrivazo. Here, you will be also introduced to the owner of the pirogue (traditional canoe). He will be your captain for the next few days. You will stay overnight at La Pirogue ex Lakana.

Day 4: Miandrivazo - Masiakapy - Tsiribihina River - Nosinapela Waterfall - Begidro Village

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Masiakapy by a taxi brousse. Here, you will start the calm water river journey on the majestic Tsiribihina River. You can sit back, relax, and enjoy a beautiful landscape and many kinds of wild animals like herons, wild ducks, parrots, raptors, kingfishers, chameleons, insects, and butterflies.

In the midday, you cross the massif of Bemaraha. It overflows with a fantastic landscape deciduous forest with its lemurs and the marvelous sounds of birds. In the afternoon, you will have a shower under the best waterfall of Madagascar, Nosinapela, and its natural swimming pool. After this nice waterfall, you continue your cruising toward Begidro Village where you will be setting camp on a sandbank, build a fire, and cook your dinner. Enjoy your meal, listen to the sounds of the river, and watch the sun go down.

Day 5: Begidro Village - Tsiribihina River - Begidro village

You will cruise slowly on the river and in the midday, you stop for lunch under a mango tree. In the afternoon, you set camping on a sandbank close to a traditional Malagasy Village. Enjoy dinner and have a good night sleep. Out here where there are no streetlights or pollution, the night sky is filled with stars. Beautiful and relaxing, it will lead you to sweet dreams.

Day 6: Begidro Village - Belo Sur Tsiribihina

This last part of the pirogue trip also leads you to beautiful landscapes with rice fields on the river banks. Before midday, you arrive on the end of local boat trip. After the picnic lunch, you walk with the Zebu cart ride which loads your luggage and passing through some lovely small villages. You will arrive at Antsiraraka, where you take a 4×4 car to Belo sur Tsiribihina. In the early evening, you arrive in Belo sur Tsiribihina and check in at the hotel. In the Karibo restaurant, you can enjoy dinner with fresh fish or traditional Zebu steak. You will stay overnight at Karibo Hotel.

Day 7: Belo sur Tsiribihina - Tsingy de Bemaraha - Bekopaka

You will have a visit to the small Tsingy de Bemaraha. After breakfast, you will travel to Bekopaka by a four-wheel drive. Around noon, you will arrive at Andadoany Village where you camp and have a nice lunch at the local restaurant. After lunch, you will explore the beautiful Small Tsingy and Andadoany’s circuit to see the impressive Labyrinth of Limestone and visit two viewpoints on the limestone pinnacle formation. Here, you can spot the biggest sifaka in the West of Madagascar called Decken’s sifaka and wildlife like red-fronted brown lemurs, spiders, and birds. After two hours, you will return to your campsite, set under the mango trees at Manambolo riverside.

Day 8: Bekopaka - Tsingy de Bemaraha - Belo sur Tsiribihina

Early morning after breakfast, you drive to the Big Tsingy’s car park (15 kilometers / one hour drive). You spend four to five hours hiking in the infinite Grand Tsingy to see the 30-meter high cracks and beautiful forest’s canyons with lemurs and birds. The flora is truly unique with its endemic and medicinal plants, caves, and cathedral of rocks, it is the infinite view on the highest roof of the Big Tsingy. At 14:00, you arrive on the campsite and have lunch at the restaurant. After lunch, you drive back to Belo sur Tsiribihina. Arrival is around 18:00 in Belo sur Tsiribihina and you will check in at Karibo Hotel.

Day 9: Tsingy de Bemaraha - Morondava

After breakfast, you will drive South to Morondava, visiting the sacred Baobab in love and the famous Baobab avenue for a beautiful sunset. In the evening, you will arrive in Morondava and relax at the Hotel Bougainvilliers Morondava. Beautiful bungalows on a wide sandy beach and a restaurant offering you a nice view of the Mozambique Channel.

Day 10

Here, you can arrange your transfer to the Morondava Airport (MOQ).

Included excursions

  • Boat tour along the Tsiribihina River on day five and six
  • Go to Nosinapela Waterfall and Baobab Avenue
  • Visit Small Tsingy and Andadoany’s circuit

Guides

Jean Be Marivelo

Location

This safari is located in the Western part of Madagascar including Antananarivo, Antsirabe, Andapanangoy, Begidro, Belon'i Tsiribihina, Andadoany, and Morondava. These places you will visit have overwhelming nature, unique and beautiful landscapes, and various cultures and traditions.

Food

During the safari, you will have continental breakfast in Antananarivo, Antsirabe, Miandrivazo, Belo sur Tsiribihina, and Morondava. Also, full board meals and mineral water are served for you in Tsingy and Tsiribihina River.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Relax at the hotel in Antsirabe
  • Take a "pousse pousse" ride around town and visit Antsirabe's restaurants or bars
  • Visit a lapidary, some workshops and markets
  • Walk through the nice town center in Antsirabe

What's included

  • 1 game viewing
  • Grand Tsingy hiking session
  • Wildlife cruise along the Tsiribihina River
  • Nosinapela Waterfall and Baobab Avenue excursions
  • The Zebu cart ride to Antseraraka
  • Ferry boats in Belo sur Tsiribihina and Bekopaka
  • An assistant guide during the tour
  • A 4×4 WD during 3.5 days
  • A local boat (pirogue) and boatmen
  • Facilities on the tour
  • Camping equipment on Tsiribihina River and Tsingy
  • Formalities at the police office in Miandrivazo and Masiakapy
  • Nosinapela Waterfall and Tsingy of Bemaraha National Park entrance fees
  • Camp site’s fee in Bekopaka
  • Antananarivo - Antsirabe - Miandrivazo taxi brousse
  • Transfers by car (Ivato International Airport (TNR) - Antanavario city (hotel) / hotel - taxi brousse station in Antananarivo / taxi brousse station in Antsirabe - hotel / hotel - taxi brousse station in Antsirabe / taxi brousse station in Miandrivazo - hotel / Miandrivazo – Masiakapy)
  • Continental breakfast in Antananarivo, Antsirabe, Miandrivazo, Belo sur Tsiribihina, and Morondava
  • Full board meals and mineral water on Tsiribihina river and Tsingy
  • 9 nights’ accommodation

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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