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11 Days Madagascar Wildlife Tour

  • Antananarivo - Andasibe - Ranomafana National Park - Ambalavao - Isalo National Park - Toliara - Ifaty

Fascinating Safari in Madagascar

Discover the best of Madagascar in this fascinating 11-day tour with lemurs, colourful tribes, tropical beaches, bustling markets, and ever-changing scenery. Begin your adventure in “Tana” and travel through unspoilt nature, the dense forests of Andasibe, the eroded hills of Antsirabe, Fianarantsoa, Isalo National Park, Ifaty, and Tulear. This journey will enchant you with sights and sounds and experiences, the kind of things you have never seen before.

Highlights

  • Andasibe night walk
  • Isalo National Park hiking
  • Ranomafana National Park visit
  • 10 nights’ accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • Transport
  • 10 activity days
  • English
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During the safari, you will be staying in these accommodations:

  • Grace Lodge or similar
  • Chambres du Voyageur or similar
  • Centrest or similar
  • Isalo Ranch or similar
  • Hotel de la Plage or similar
  • La Residence Lapasoa or similar

Day 1: Andasibe

Arrive in Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar. After a short briefing, you will drive to Andasibe through the green and luxuriant vegetation of the east. This evening we will go on a night walk in the area of Andasibe to try to spot some of the nocturnal lemurs and other interesting creatures like chameleons.

  • Accommodation: Grace Lodge or similar

Day 2: Andasibe

You will visit the special reserve of Andasibe in the morning to see the Indri, the largest lemurs on the island. In the afternoon, you will visit Andasibe village, a typical Betsimisaraka (the-many-inseparable) village, and the second largest tribe on the island. This small visit will give you an insight into the lives of these friendly welcoming people.

  • Accommodation: Grace Lodge or similar

Day 3: Antsirabe

Driving back via Tana, you will then head south to Antsirabe, across the highland landscape with its beautiful rice fields on colourful display. You will make a stop in Ambatolampy, known as the aluminium capital of Madagascar to witness some incredible metal casting skills before continuing on to Antsirabe.

  • Accommodation: Chambres du Voyageur or Similar

Day 4: Ranomafana National Park

In this day, you will head for the centre of Madagascar’s wood carving industry - Ambositra, where you will be able to see some of the magnificent woodwork that they create in this town, everything from musical instruments to ornately decorated wooden boxes, which are available to purchase. After your time in Ambositra you will deviate from the main road and head for Ranomafana National Park.

  • Accommodation: Centrest or similar

Day 5: Ranomafana National Park

Ranomafana National Park with its rain forested hills and abundant wildlife, has long been considered one of Madagascar’s highlights, and is one of the most heavily visited of the country’s national parks. You will go for walks in the National Park for several hours spotting some of the endemic lemurs, chameleons, birds and reptiles.

  • Accommodation: Centrest or similar

Day 6: Isalo

Fianarantsoa is the gateway to the south and the capital of the Betsileo tribes. Your next stop will be at Ambalavao to visit a wine farm and do a little wine tasting. Still in Ambalavao, you will visit the Anteimoro Paper Factory, a vestige of the Arabian civilisation on the island. You will arrive in Isalo late in the afternoon.

  • Accommodation: Isalo Ranch or similar

Day 7: Isalo

Today, you will visit Isalo National Park. The park covers an area of 81,540 hectare comprising of the entire stretch of the Isalo massif. This huge mountain is a spectacular sight, with its eroded sandstone pillars and gulleys. After a 10-minute drive from Ranohira Village, you will walk about 90 minutes to reach a spectacular natural swimming pool hidden away in this seemingly barren landscape.

  • Accommodation: Isalo Ranch or similar

Day 8: Ifati

The drive to Tulear will bring you a new scenery among the dry forests of the west and the spiny desert of the south. On the way, you can admire the different ‘Mahafaly tombs’ and the ‘Antandroy tombs’. After a short visit of Tuléar you will head for Ifaty.

  • Accommodation: Hotel de la Plage or similar

Day 9: Ifati

Ifaty lies on the beach which is an ideal place for diving and snorkeling and a popular place for birdwatchers. Here you can also experience the Vezo Fishermen’s life. Many excursions are possible.

  • Accommodation: Hotel de la Plage or similar

Day 10: Antananarivo

Early in the morning you will transfer to the airport for the flight back to Tana. On arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel and the rest of the afternoon will be at your leisure.

  • Accommodation: Residence Lapasoa or similar

Day 11: Safari Ends

In the morning, after breakfast, you will be collected from your hotel and transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

  • Accommodation: Safari Ends

The safari will take place in Antananarivo, Andasibe, Ranomafana National Park, Ambalavao, Isalo National Park, Toliara, and Ifaty, in Madagascar.

  • 10 nights’ accommodation
  • A visit of Anja Private Reserve
  • A visit to Lemur Island
  • A visit to Nature Reserve in Andasibe
  • A visit to paper factory and winery
  • A visit to Ranomafana National Park
  • Airport transfers
  • Andasibe night walk
  • Daily breakfast
  • Hiking in Isalo National Park
  • Transport in modern comfortable vehicles
  • All services and items of a personal nature
  • Any items and services not featured on the itinerary
  • Internal flight (approximately USD 345 per person)
  • International and domestic flights
  • Personal travel, medical and baggage insurance
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Visas
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 2 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.