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Rainforest and Relais Chateaux

Highlights

Walking in each Park and Reserve, and discovering every day new funny wildlife species
Relaxing at the luxury Anjajavy Relais-Chateaux and enjoying all the interesting activities organized by the hotel.

Overview

Two full days to explore the most interesting rainforest of Madagascar. Andasibe area is a great place to simply enjoy wildlife experience. The best time is from September to May. You will discover more than seven species of lemurs: the Indri Indri is the star, the Diademed Sifaka and the Black and White ruffed lemur are wonderful as well. This is also a place to be for bird lovers. For sure during your stay, you will watch more than 50 endemic bird species. After visiting the rainforests, you will drive back to Antananarivo then flight to the West in Anjajavy, the only “Relais Chateaux” in Madagascar. The hotel is very nice, comfortable with high level services. Enjoy its idyllic beach and its dry forest full of the endemic wildlife of the west part of the highland.

General
TRAVEL MADAGASCAR
Rainforest and Relais Chateaux
DAY 1: FLIGHT TO ANTANANARIVO

Arrival in Antananarivo from your international flight. Welcome and transfer to your hotel.

Overnight stay at your hotel.

Rainforest and Relais Chateaux
140km – 3h to 4h
DAY 2: ANTANANARIVO – ANDASIBE

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 seenYou will arrive in Andasibe in the afternoon and get settled at the hotel.

Dinner and overnight stay at your hotel.

Rainforest and Relais Chateaux
DAY 3 & 4: ANDASIBE

Two whole days 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).

Dinners and overnights stay at your hotel.

Rainforest and Relais Chateaux
140km – 3h to 4h
DAY 5: ANDASIBE – ANTANANARIVO

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.

Rainforest and Relais Chateaux
DAY 6: ANTANANARIVO – ANJAJAVY

Early breakfast and transfer to the airport for the flight to Anjajavy.

A supremium Relais and Chateaux **** property in the west coast, northern of Mahajanga, Anjajavy is laid along the Mozambique Channel, in a rich and exceptional environment. During your stay, you will have the chance to discover the reserve with its lemurs and flora and visit local villages perfectly reflecting the diversity of Malagasy nature. We can get to this place only by plane. There, you will enjoy the ultimate luxury, the isolation and a totally unspoilt nature while enjoying the finest hotel of the Red Island.

Lunch, dinner and overnight stay at your hotel.

Rainforest and Relais Chateaux
DAY 7, DAY 8 & 9: ANJAVAVY

Free days at leisure on the beach.

Lunch, dinner and overnight stay at your hotel.

Antananarivo queen's palace Anosy lake
DAY 10: ANJAJAVY – ANTANANARIVO

Flight back to Antananarivo, then continuation on the international return flight.

Note :

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 6 and on day 10
This trip can be done from April to December
Anjajavy Hotel can be closed from the end of January to the end of March for maintenance
Luggage limit: 20 Kg per person (soft bags) without the possibility of overloading unless agreed at time of booking. The total size of each bag must not exceed 140 linear cm (height + width + depth).
For security reasons, persons over 80 kg must be reported to the reservation.
Our time schedules are indicatives and could be changed without notice. We can organize private charters from/to Anjajavy and from most airports of Madagascar.

TUESDAY – THURSDAY – SATURDAY TANA/ANJAJAVY 07h00/08h30
ANJAJAVY/TANA 09h30/11h00

Air transfers are subject to the conditions and limitations of responsibilities of the airline company MTA mta.mg

Activities included in Anjajavy

Catamaran (accompanied)
Snorkeling
Kayak on the sea or in the mangrove, windsurfing
Swimming pool, petanque, beach volley, badminton
Visit of local villages (a 10€ per person donation to EDM NGO would be much appreciated)
Excursions and strolls in the forest (with or without guide), cave visits, birdwatching
Nocturnal walk

Rainforest and Relais Chateaux

The crème de la crème: an unforgettable wildlife experience plus a stay in Madagascar’s unique Relais et Chateaux hotel….
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