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11 Days Lemur Sanctuary Tour in Madagascar

Palissandre Hotel, Antananarivo

Madagascar Lemur and Wildlife Tour

This tour is available whole year, your English speaking driver will lead you during this trip and you will have you own private guide during each visit to the park. This is a tour focusing mainly on lemur but, you can see other interesting wildlife too. After the visit of Andasibe National Park and Mantadia, you will reach Manambato and take the boat to Ankanin’ny Nofy (the nest of dream). There will have a rare opportunity to see the famous aye aye also the Palmarium reserve.

  • Group safari
  • Children under 4 years old are allowed to participate under the supervision of a parent or guardian.
  • Starting point: Antananarivo
  • Ending point: Antsirabe
  • English speaking guide
  • Taxes including VAT are not included in the price.

Highlights

  • A boat ride for an exclusive visit to the aye aye lemur in Manambato and in Palmarium Reserve
  • Visit Andasibe National Park and watch the indri-indri or babakoto lemurs, the largest lemur species
  • Drive to Vakona Reserve famous for its endemic lemur species and visit the Pyereras Reptile Park
  • Nocturnal viewing of chameleons, frogs, and the famous mouse lemur in Ranomafana forest
  • Transportation in 4 X 4 car with driver's / guide indemnities, car rental / fuel for whole trip
  • Tour the city of Antsirabe and visit to Ambositra, the city of Malagasy handcrafts
  • Daily breakfast and 1 bottle of water
  • 10 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers included

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9 activity days
Group size: Maximum of 12 participants
Airport transfer included: Ivato International Airport
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Accommodation

You will be accommodated in various accomodations along the way as follows:

  • Night 1 - at Palissandre Hotel or similar in Antananarivo
  • Night 2 and 3 - at the Lodge Andasibe hotel or similar (luxury hotel) in Andasibe National Park
  • Night 4 and 5 - at Palmarium or Palmarium Beach or similar (mid-range bungalow) in Palmarium Reserve
  • Night 6 - at Andasibe Hotel / Sahatandra River or similar (luxury hotel) in Andasibe
  • Night 7 - at Plumeria (luxury hotel) in Antsirabe
  • Night 8 and 9 - at Setam Lodge or similar (luxury bungalow) in Ranomafana Park
  • Night 10 - at Antsirabe Plumeria Hotel or similar

Program

Day 1: Antananarivo

Transfer from the international airport, a representative will welcome you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. Overnight at Palissandre Hotel or similar.

Day 2: Antananarivo to Andasibe

After the breakfast at the local restaurant you will ride to Andasibe. Leave the Analamanga Region and drive along the National road 02 into the East. Enjoy the breathtaking landscape along the way. On the way, you can see the beautiful landscape of the highland. Trail along the winding roads and few hours on main road, then, visit the Pyereras Reptile Park, famous for endemic frogs and leaf-tailed geckos.

After the visit drive to Andasibe where you will stay overnight to the Lodge Andasibe hotel or similar (luxury hotel)

Day 3: Andasibe

Enjoy breakfast and after visit Andasibe National Park and watch the indri-indri or babakoto, the largest lemur species. Discover other lemur species and birds such as Madagascar paradise fly catcher, crested drongo and others. You will enjoy a hike that will last a few hours, then enjoy local specialties for lunch.

In the afternoon, drive to Vakona reserve. The Vakona reserve is famous for its endemic lemur species which can be looked at closely, including Eastern bamboo lemurs, black and white ruffed lemur, etc. Here you will have the chance to also spot numerous crocodiles, which used to belong to a former farm.

Drive back to the Lodge Andasibe Hotel or Sahatandra River or similar (luxury hotel).

Day 4: Andasibe to Palmarium (140 kilometers)

Drive to Manambato. Sail to a speed boat and transfer to Palmarium. The whole trip lasts 1 hour and 30 minutes. In the afternoon relax at your convenience. In the evening take a boat ride for an exclusive visit to the aye aye.

The aye aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis) is one of the most endangered lemur species. Being a nocturnal species, it is considered by the local people as the evil. Butchered by the local people for meat, this lemur species become endangered and close to extinction . Not long ago some aye aye species were spotted in Palmarium Reserve .The remaining species are protected within this area. This guided tour offers a unique opportunity to watch rare lemur species .

Overnight at Palmarium or Palmarium Beach or similar (mid-range bungalow).

Day 5: Visit Palmarium Reserve

Enjoy your breakfast at the local restaurant then, explore the Palmarium Reserve with your guide and watch other lemur species including the coquerel’s sifaka and macaco lemurs. After the visit, walk back to the lodge. Overnight stay at the lodge (in bungalow).

Day 6: Palmarium - Manambato - Andasibe

Have breakfast and transfer into boat from the Palmarium reserve. Drive to Manambato enjoy the sights and the splendid landscape Drive to Andasibe and overnight at Andasibe Hotel / Sahatandra River or similar (luxury hotel).

Day 7: Andasibe to Antsirabe (310 kilometers)

Eat breakfast and then drive to Antsirabe. Take pictures of the farmers working in the fields along the way discover the aluminum foundry in Ambatolampy. Learn how people recycle car gearbox and others materials into cooking pots and others stuff. Then drive to Antsirabe. Stay overnight in Antsirabe at Plumeria (luxury hotel).

Day 8: Antsirabe - Ranomafana

Tour the city by rickshaw. Discover the unique architecture of the area. Explore the outstanding handcrafts displayed at various workshops. Discover toy cars, bicycles, trucks made from recycled tins and cans. Enjoy decorative art craft. Then head to Ambositra, the city of Malagasy handcrafts. Discover the famous Zafimaniry wood carving art. You will have lunch to Ambositra with folkloric music, then drive to Ranomafana forest. Check into your hotel room.

At around 6:00 p.m. take your headlight and embark for the nocturnal viewing of chameleons, frogs and the famous mouse lemur. Overnight to Setam Lodge or similar (luxury bungalow).

Day 9: Visit of Ranomafana Park

With your private guide you’ll explore Ranomafana National Park. Ranomafana is located in the southeastern parts of Madagascar with 41 600 hectare of tropical rainforest. The park was established in 1991 with the purpose of conserving the unique biodiversity of the local

ecosystem. It is home of rare species of fauna and flora including: golden bamboo lemurs, Milne Edwards sifaka, and other lemur species. Also some species of rare birds such as pitta like ground-roller, short legged ground-roller, and brown mesite can be seen. The flora and fauna of Ranomafana have been subject to extensive scientific research. Just close by to the park, established in 2003, there is the ValBio research station managed by Stony Brook University is focusing on biodiversity, community health, and education.

You will stay overnight to Setam Lodge or similar (luxury bungalow).

Day 10: Ranomafana - Antsirabe

You will continue visit Ranomafana to see others creature to the forest. After the visit drive back to Antsirabe. You will be in Antsirabe at night fall. Overnight in Antsirabe Plumeria Hotel or similar.

Day 11: Antsirabe Transfer Abroad

Drive to the city. If the time allows drive to the souvenir market and after you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home.

Included excursions

You will have the chance to visit city of Antsirabe by rickshaw and visit Ambositra, the city of Malagasy handcrafts.

Location

This tour takes you to the best lemur viewing places in Madagascar: Andasibe National Park, Vakona Reserve, Palmarium Reserve, and Ranomafana Park.

Food

You have included in the price daily breakfast and 1 bottle of water. If you have any dietary requirements please make sure Safari Madagascar know well in advance before you come on tour with the so that they can let all the hotel and lodges know. Very specialized requests may not be available in Madagascar.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

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

What's included

  • Driver's / guide indemnities
  • Car rental / fuel for whole trip
  • 10 nights of accommodation on bed and breakfast basis
  • All transfers mentioned to and from the airport
  • All parks mentioned and guide fees
  • One bottle of mineral water a day / person
  • Speed boat transfer
  • Transportation in 4 X 4 car
  • A boat ride for an exclusive visit to the aye aye lemur in Manambato and in Palmarium Reserve
  • Visit Andasibe National Park and watch the indri-indri or babakoto lemurs, the largest lemur species
  • Drive to Vakona Reserve famous for its endemic lemur species and visit the Pyereras Reptile Park
  • Nocturnal viewing of chameleons, frogs, and the famous mouse lemur in Ranomafana forest
  • Tour the city of Antsirabe and visit to Ambositra, the city of Malagasy handcrafts

What's not included

  • All others items (travel insurance, visa fees etc.)
  • Drink
  • Tips
  • Lunch and dinner
  • All taxes / VAT
  • International flights
  • The 11th night and day use if you take night flight

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Airport: Ivato International Airport Airport transfer included: Ivato International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.

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Children policy / pricing
  • Children under 4 years old come for free and stay with their parents in the same room.
  • Children under 12 years old pay 75% of the adult rate.

 

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