General

TRAVEL MADAGASCAR

 

DAY 1: ANTANANARIVO – ANDASIBE

Day 1

140 km – 3 hr drive

After breakfast, you will leave Antananarivo to go to Andasibe. You will cross a myriad of villages and get acquainted with the traditional lifestyle of the Malagasy people. With pretty golden grasslands on the background, you will enjoy the amazingly abundant rice paddies, chimneyless long clay red houses and millions of roadside markets displaying a variety of handicrafts, fruit and meat. On the way, you will visit the Peyrieras farm where reptiles and chameleons are easily seen. You will arrive in Andasibe in the afternoon and get settled at the hotel.

Dinner and overnight stay at your hotel.

DAY 2: ANDASIBE

Indri Indri, the biggest lemur Andasibe national park

A whole day devoted to discovering Andasibe parks and reserves. The humid forest of Andasibe is one of the most beautiful and the richest areas in terms of biodiversity. These forests are located at an altitude of 900-1,250 metres and trade winds blow permanently on its Eastern part. They also shelter many animals, this way ensuring their preservation.108 species of birds can be found in the park. Some of them, like the Terpsiphone mutata, contribute to some plants’ survival. There are also 14 species of lemurs, 51 species of Boa reptiles including the famous Boa “manditra”, and 84 species of amphibians. In terms of flora, there are home to creepers and epiphytes such as orchids, mosses and ferns. We can find there various orchids with more than one hundred listed species.

  • Special Reserve of Indri Indri: 3 h to 4 h stroll to observe the biggest species of Indri-Indri lemur. Besides, some endemic species as Eulemur fulvus and Hapalemur griseus can be seen there. We can also observe a few birds’ species.
  • Mantadia National Park: at 1h30 drive from Andasibe Village, territory of the « Diademed sifaka », one of the most beautiful lemurs of Madagascar, and some species of « Roller ».
  • VOIMMA Park: This park is run by the village community. It is here that late-night strolls are carried out. There are many species of nocturnal lemurs and chameleons.
  • Islets of lemurs: Private reserve of Vakona Forest Lodge. The lemurs here have relative freedom. There are 4 species of lemurs (Ruffed Lemur, Ring tailed lemur, Hapalemur).

Dinner and overnight stay at your hotel.

DAY 3: ANDASIBE -ANTANANARIVO

Bamboo lemur hapa lemur Andasibe rainforest Madagascar

140 km – 3 hr drive

After a last visit in Andasibe rainforest, you will hit the road towards Antananarivo. You will arrive in late afternoon and get settled at the hotel.

Overnight stay at your hotel.

DAY 4: ANTANANARIVO

Queen's palace Antananarivo

Transfer to the airport for the international return flight. Night on board. Arrival the following day.

NOTES:

  • The trip will be done with a 4WD vehicle. It is the best means of transportation to travel through Madagascar.
  • You will be accompanied by a driver/guide
  • Starting from 05pax, a tour guide will be included from day 1 to day 4
  • This trip can be done all year round

Available departures

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Highlights

  • Watching the largest lemur of Madagascar in the Special Reserve of Perinet. Choose the medium or the long trail to be sure to observe it quietly, without many tourists.
  • Going on night walk at the VOIMMA Reserve to observe the smallest primate on the world. Watching chameleons at night is also funny.

Overview

The National Park of Andasibe (Perinet) - Mantadia is a must for all nature lovers. Three hours drive from the capital, the area is covered by more than 12 000 ha of rainforest. Two whole days to explore each reserve and to discover plenty species of lemurs, birds, chameleons, lizards and frogs. The best time is from September to January.