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Madagascar combined tour in 14 days (southern and northwestern part)

This tour will take you to interesting spots in the Southern and Northwestern part of Madagascar : birdwatching, safari, cultural discovery, stay by the sea, and many more are included in the program.

Safari tour package: A set-date, set-itinerary, group safari
Prices: $2604 - $3086
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 14 days
Best months: April - December
Countries visited: Madagascar Madagascar
Parks visited: Andasibe-Mantadia, Ankarafantsika
Activity level: Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
  • Camping
  • Cultural
  • Birding
The Southern trip is a Madagascar classic tour. It is an opportunity to admire the countless natural and cultural wealth of Madagascar. As for the Northwestern part of our big island, it is still not well-known by tourists despite the fact that it is home to many endangered species like the ankoay, a falcon-like predator, which can be found in Ankarafantsika National Park.

Day 1 - Antananarivo

Reception at Ivato Antananarivo airport and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

 

Day 2 : Antananarivo - Tuléar -/ Tuléar - Ifaty (45mn - 30km)

Transfer to the airport and flight to Tulear. Reception and transfer to the hotel. Free stay in this famous destination where seaside tourism enthusiasts can enjoy the sun all year long, sandy beach, quad bike ride by the sea, boat trip, water sports, ... Overnight at the hotel . Included: Breakfast and Dinner.

* Domestic flight not included in the tour price - you can book it on www.tsaradia.com (between 150 and 250 euros)

 

Day 3 : Ifaty

Free stay. Overnight at the hotel. Included: Breakfast and Dinner.

 

Day 4 : Ifaty - Ranohira (6h - 265km)

Departure for Ranohira. Stop for a visit of the Antsokay Arboretum which is the perfect place for flora lovers as there are about 900 plant species, which 90% are endemic. Continuation of road RN7 and appreciation of baobabs in the beautiful scenery of the spectacular Great South landscape. Crossing of the Mahafaly plateau and its numerous tombs surmounted by Aloalo (carved wooden posts). The Mahafaly tomb is a funerary art with representative drawings of the deceased's life. Overnight at the hotel. Included: Breakfast and Dinner.

 

Day 5 : Ranohira

Day dedicated to the visit of Isalo national park. This ruiniform massif is a 80 000 ha protected area. It is above all the habitat of numerous species of fauna and flora scattered throughout the reserve. Apart from reptiles and lemurs, 77 species of birds live there, which 70% are endemic. Hiking in the canyons, and swimming in natural pools will be on the program. For the more athletic, possibility to visit the reserve by bike (optional). Towards the end of the afternoon, admiration of the sunset through the Isalo Window, an opportunity to take some pictures postcard landscape. Overnight at the hotel. Included: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 6 : Ranohira - Fianarantsoa (6 h - 285 km)

Continuation to Fianarantsoa. Visit en route of the Anja village reserve which is a park created by the inhabitants of this place rich in biodiversity. We can observe the makis catta. 15km further north, stop at Ambalavao to visit an Antemoro papermaking workshop which is a local handicraft specialty based on avoha, a fibrous bark. Overnight at the hotel. Included: Breakfast and Dinner.

 

Day 7 : Fianarantsoa - Antsirabe (6h30mn-240km)

Departure for Antsirabe. All along the road we will appreciate the beautiful traditional houses typical of the highlands. Arrival at Ambositra, visit of the workshops of the most famous Malagasy artisans; their know-how in marquetry and woodcarving, listed in the UNESCO cultural heritage, better known as "art zafimaniry", are so sublime that one can leave the city of Ambositra only after buying their product as a souvenir. Overnight at the hotel. Included: Breakfast and Dinner.

 

Day 8 : Antsirabe - Antananarivo (3 h 45mn - 171 km)

Continuation of the road towards the capital of Madagascar while contemplating the wonderful landscapes of the Highlands with their sumptuous valleys, small villages, and rice fields. Stop at Ambatolampy to discover the workshops of pots manufacturers and kitchen utensils in aluminum. Overnight at the hotel. Included: Breakfast and Dinner.

 

Day 9 : Antananarivo - Ankarafantsika (8h - 450km)

Departure towards the Northwestern part of Madagascar. All along the RN4, we will appreciate the beauty of the landscapes from the successive hills we are passing. Once arrived at Maevatanana, the gold paradise, we will meet gold panners in the area. This city is also one of the hottest on the island, in terms of temperature. Afterwards, we will cross on one of the longest bridges in the country, the Betsiboka River which is the longest in Madagascar. We will also have a nice view of waterfalls. Overnight at the hotel. Included: Breakfast and Dinner.

 

Day 10 : Ankarafantsika - Majunga (2h-115km)

In the morning, visit of Ankarafantsika National Park. With its 136,513 ha, it is very rich in fauna and flora. We will discover there one of the rarest raptors in the world: the sea eagle of Madagascar also know as Ankoay, the brown maki, the Nile crocodile, some precious woods, the sacred lake Ravelobe. In the afternoon, continuation towards Majunga. Overnight at the hotel. Included: Breakfast and Dinner.

 

Day 11 : Majunga

Free time during which many excursions (red circus, sacred lake of Mangatsa, quad ride, ...) are possible. Majunga is best known for its 14m circumference baobab, who has lived since 8 centuries. In addition, you cannot miss there the famous place "Seaside", the most frequented tourist spot in this destination. Overnight at the hotel. Included: Breakfast and Dinner.

 

Day 12 : Majunga

Free stay. Overnight at the hotel. Included: Breakfast and Dinner.

 

Day 13 : Majunga - Antananarivo

Transfer to the airport and flight to Antananarivo. Reception and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel. Included: Breakfast and Dinner.

* Domestic flight not included in the tour price - you can book it on www.tsaradia.com (between 150 and 250 euros)

 

Day 14 : Antananarivo - International flight

Visit of the Dike craft market. Transfer to the airport for return international flight. Included: Breakfast.

 

Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.

  • Accomodation in 2 and 3-star hotels ; in a 4-star hotel in Antananarivo.
The rare Ankoay, a falcon-like predator.
The rare Ankoay, a falcon-like predator. by Bio D Island

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