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Biodiversity realm tour - 10 days - Madagascar

This tour will take you to the eastern part of Madagascar, which the forest is listed in the UNESCO world heritage, since it is home to a plethora of very rare animals and plants, that you can find only in Madagascar.

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices: $1791 - $2112
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 10 days
Best months: April - December
Countries visited: Madagascar Madagascar
Parks visited: Andasibe-Mantadia
Activity level: Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
  • Birding
  • Boating
  • Self-drive
Whether you are looking for a holiday by the sea or an adventur in the midst of nature, this tour is made for you. You will have 3 days to relax at Sainte Marie Beach, visit many nature reserves like : Peyrieras, Vakona, Analamazaotra, and Palmarium. In short, the huge natural wealth of Madagascar, which 80% of the flora and flora species are endemic, will be proven to you through this tour.

Day 1 - Antananarivo

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

 

Day 2 : Antananarivo - Andasibe (150km - 3h)

Departure towards Andasibe. Stop at Marozevo for a visit of the exotic park Peyrieras which is the paradise of chameleons, geckos, butterflies, crocodiles, lemurs, snakes, but also aquatic plants. In the afternoon, visit of the Vakona private reserve : discovery of some tamed lemurs widespread throughout the sparsed islets. Overnight at the hotel. Included: Breakfast and Dinner.

 

Day 3 : Andasibe

In the morning, visit of the special reserve of Analamazaotra, where you can observe a great diversity of fauna and flora, including Indri indri which has several features : it is the largest and the most noisy lemurs. The indri is also interesting due to the fact that it has no tail and above all, it is monogamous. In all, 12 species of lemurs live in this reserve, including the tawny lemur. Free afternoon. Overnight at the hotel. Included: Breakfast and Dinner..

 

Day 4 : Andasibe - Manambato - Akanin'ny Nofy (3h 30 - 150km + 45mn - 20km of navigation)

Early departure for Manambato, then transfer by boat to cross the Rasoabe Lake, heading to Ankanin'ny Nofy. In the afternoon, guided tour of the private reserve "Palmarium" which houses different species of lemurs, endemic reptiles, amphibians, but also a wide variety of flora such as orchid or "nepenthes" which is a carnivorous plant. Night visit of the private palmarium reserve, to observe the rare "aye-aye" which is an endangered specy of nocturnal lemur. Overnight at the hotel. Included: Breakfast and Dinner

 

Day 5 : Akanin'ny Nofy - Tamatave (3 hrs sailing - 60km)

Navigation on the Pangalanes Canal to Tamatave. Discovery of lush vegetation along the canal . Transfer to the hotel after the arrival at the river port. In the afternoon, visit of the city which port is the largest in Madagascar. Overnight at the hotel. Included: Breakfast and Dinner.

 

Day 6 : Tamatave -Soanieran'Ivongo - Sainte Marie (165km / 4h30mn + 1h30mn of navigation)

Transfer to the port of Soanieran'Ivongo, then embarkment aboard a boat to reach Sainte Marie (Nosy Boraha), one of the most popular destinations in Madagascar. Reception and transfer to the hotel. Spend an unforgettable holiday on an authentic island, in this place that offers all the opportunities that a traveler looking for a total change of scenery aspires: whale safari (July to September), whale festival (July), diving centers, expedition in primitive forests, magnificent beaches, water sports, etc ... Free afternoon. Overnight at the hotel. Included: Breakfast and Dinner.

 

Day 7 - 8 : Sainte Marie

Free stay at Sainte Marie. Possibility to go sightseeing. Overnight at the hotel. Included: Breakfast and Dinner.

 

Day 9 : Sainte Marie - Antananarivo

Transfer to the airport and return 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 10 : Antananarivo - International flight

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

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  • Accomodation in 2 and 3-star hotels ; in a 4-star hotel in Antananarivo.

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