BAOBABS AND LEMURS

8 DAYS AND 7 NIGHTS - Available all year long

ITINERARY

ANTANANARIVO – MORONDAVA – ANTANANARIVO - ANDASIBE – ANTANANARIVO

 

+ The West of Madagascar: Tropical and dry forest
+ The East of Madagascar: rainforest
+ Andasibe national park
+ Vakona private reserve and its lemur island
+ The KIRINDY forest with its highly endemic races of reptile
 

THEME

WALKING    WILDLIFE    PHOTOGRAPHY PANORAMIC VIEW
 
 
Baobab and lemurs is a trip of 8 days and 7 nights in the west of Madagascar, with its warm and dry climate. The sceneries and the wildlife of this region are UNIQUE and worth seeing.
From Morondava, begin drivingtoward the world-famous Baobab Avenue, the most photographed site throughout Madagascar.  Then discover the Kirindy private reserve with its very high endemism rate of reptile. Other wildlife is abundant as well and waits to be discovered:fosa, mongoose, sifakas, birds… and giant jumping rats for the luckiest!
End your stay in the rainforest of Andasibe and spot the BIGGEST LEMURS in the WORLD.
This is a TRUE PARADISE for nature lovers.
 
 
 

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ARRIVAL IN ANTANANARIVO
Our team will welcome you at the international airport of Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar. Then transfer you to your hotel.Breakfast is included.
 
HOTELS
Good hotels  : Palissandre, Relais des plateaux,Pavillon de l’Emyrne
Mid-Range hotels  : Les3metis, LE CHAT’O

 

 

ANTANANARIVO: downtown & historical city tour of Antananarivo.
Visit of the queen’s palace. Sundowners.
In the morning, visit the botanical and zoological garden of Tsimbazaza. In the afternoon, discover Antananarivo, its colourful life, its history and architecture. We will walk through the busy and vibrant streets of the capital. We will start in the lower city, walk through the avenue of Independence, and visit the Analakely market and the famous stairs of Antananarivo to reach the business centre of the capital.
We continue our ascent and you will be introduced to the architecture and urbanism of the capital of Madagascar from the Old City. We visit the Queen’s Palace before ending the day with a beautiful sundowner overlooking the city with some wine and foiegras.
Accommodation on half-board basis.
 
HOTELS
Good hotels  : Palissandre, Relais des plateaux, Pavillon de l’Emyrne
Mid-range hotels  : Les 3metis, LE CHAT’O

 

  ANTANANARIVO – MORONDAVA (By domestic Flight)
Breakfast at hotel. Based on the domestic flight schedule, transfer to the airport and take your flight to Morondava. Once we land, we would do a city tour and visit the Vezo fishermen village of Betania. The Vezo are semi-nomadic coastal people of southern Madagascar that have become accustomed to live from sea fishing. Enjoy the beach of the Mozambique Channel while watching the traditional sailing boats passing.Accommodation on half boardbasis in your hotel for 2 nights.
 
HOTEL
Good hotels  : Palissandre Cote Ouest
Mid-range hotels  :Baobab Café, Le Renala au Sable d’Or

 

 

 

 

MORONDAVA:  forest & alley of baobabs
We leave Morondava early to have a pass through the alley of baobabs and take advantage of the sunrise light. We head to the Kirindy reserve, home of the Fosa, the largest mammal carnivore in Madagascar. After spending some time in the Kirindy forest in the morning, we leave the park and we enter the world famous alley of Baobabs before sunset, continuing to Morondava.
 
HOTELS
Good hotels  : Palissandre Cote Ouest
Mid-range hotels  :Baobab Café, Le Renala au Sable d’Or

 

 

MORONDAVA – ANTANANARIVO – ANDASIBE (domestic flight & road transfer)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport of Morondava and take a morning flight to Antananarivo. Meet at the airport and drive straight to the Eastern part of the island.
We reach the Andasibe National Park by the end of the day and we do our first visit of the park that same evening to discover some nocturnal animals.Accommodation on bed and Breakfast basis in hotel for 2 nights.
 
HOTELS
Good hotels  :Andasibe HotelVakonaForest Lodge,Sahatandra
Mid-range hotels  :Feon’ny ala, Analamazaotra Hotel

 

  ANDASIBE :Mantadia National Park
The forest of the AndasibeMantadia Park is home to 108 species of birds, 14 species of lemurs, 51 species, and 84 species of amphibians.At 7:00am, we reach the entrance of the Andasibe-Mantadia National park. We will hike in the rain forest to track lemurs and at the same time see various species of plants, trees, insects and reptiles. We will seek the largest lemur of Madagascar: the famous “Indri Indri” also known as “Babakoto” in Malagasy. This lemur is endemic to the site and is its icon.Back to the hotel. In the afternoon, you will also explore the famous VakonaIsland for close up experiences and many photo opportunities with these rare species.
 
HOTELS
Good hotels  :Andasibe hotelVakonaForest Lodge , Sahatandra
Mid-range hotels  :Feon’ny ala, Analamazaotra Hotel
 

ANDASIBE – ANTANANARIVO (150KM, +/- 4HOURS)
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, visit of the Analamazaotra national park to spot the famous Indri Indri and other animalspecies.In the afternoon, drive back to Antananarivo. En route we will stop in Marozevo at thePeyreras reserve which is known for its lemurs and reptiles. In that reserve, we will see the famous Sifaka lemur and also various chameleons, snakes, lizards and frogs of different sizes and colors. We will spend a couple of hours in that reserve during which you may observe how the chameleons capture their prey with their long tongue.
Continue for a late arrivalin your hotel. Accommodation on half-board basis.
 
HOTELS
Good hotels  : Palissandre, Relais des plateaux, Pavillon de l’Emyrne
Mid-range hotels  : Les 3metis, LE CHAT’O

 

ANTANANARIVO – OUT :Visit of royal citadel of Ambohimanga, handcraft markets of Antananarivo& international departure
We will visit the royal citadel of Ambohimanga, a UNESCO World Heritage site, to learn about the history of the Madagascar kingdom and the rich culture of this island.
Lunch at Tana Kitchen where you will have the opportunity to taste, cook and learn Malagasy meal before you leave the country. In the afternoon, visit the handcraft market for some last shopping. Day use in your hotel. You will be transferred to the airport to take your international flight or any connection to other parts of Madagascar.

 
HOTEL: Pavillon de l’Emyrne or equivalent

 

 

 

 

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