Lemurs & Flamingo

lemurs and flamingo

In this tour, we begin from the tropical rainforests of the east side of Madagascar and we get back to the highland to arrive in the city of water. We continue south east to Ranomafana to be back again in other rainforest, and return to the highland to join the uniform massif of Isalo followed by the park of Zombitse-Vohibasia, and we end the trip by visiting the very special park of Tsimanampesotse and we relax in the virgin island of Nosy Ve with its Red tailed tropic bird.

Day 1: Antananarivo
You will meet the guide and the driver at the airport of Antananarivo and transferred to your hotel.
Day 2: Antananarivo – Andasibe
After breakfast, we will start the trip by driving to Andasibe, stopping at the Private Reserve of Pereyras. Arrive in Andasibe, accommodation in the hotel, and we will get ready for a rewarding night walk around the national park in the end of the afternoon.
Day 3: Andasibe
Today we will have half a day dedicated to discover the Analamazaotra’s national park. In the afternoon, we will visit the Vakona’s lemur island.

Day 4: Andasibe – Antsirabe
We will drive back to Antananarivo and head south till Ambatolampy to visit the aluminum workshop, then we will continue to Antsirabe, the third largest city in Madagascar with its very cool winter! 

Day 5: Antsirabe
This day will be dedicated to explore the center of the Vakinankaratra region with a visit of the historical lac of Tritriva and its legend. Visit of the typical village of Belazao on the way back. During our passage to the largest brewery in Madagascar, we will have the opportunity to see how the Malagasy beer (Tree Horses Beer or THB) is made.
Day 6: Antsirabe – Ranomafana
We visit the biggest brewery in the Island and we continue till the city of the rose passing by the « cole de tapia ». We will visit a workshop to discover the « Zafimaniry art ». Late in the afternoon we will arrive in Ranomafana and we will get ready for the night walk near the park.
Day 7: Ranomafana – Fianarantsoa
Today we will have half a day to explore the Ranomafana National Park. In the afternoon we can practice Kayak along the river with a stop to visit the Tanala village to be in contact with this tribe. Then we leave the rainforest and drive back till Fianarantsoa for the night.
Day 8: Fianarantsoa – Isalo
We will have short drive till Ambalavao where we visit a workshop of Antemoro paper. After this visit we will to reach the Anja reserve and meet several families of ring-tailed lemur, the closest to humans. Then we will continue onto Ranohira, our destination of this day

Day 9: Isalo
We will leave the hotel and spend a full day exploring the Isalo National Park, a vast region of wind-polished and water sources rock towers boarded and surrounded by pandanus aquatic plants, deep canyons dated on the Jurassic, gorges and oases often described as Eden. The combination of colored eroded rock formations and the standing stone is considered one of the best landscapes in Madagascar, also named « Colorado Malagasy ». 

Day 10: Isalo – Tulear
We will continue to the south passing by the sapphire village of Ilakaka and we will make a short stop to see Malagasy endemic stones. On the way we will visit the national park of Zombitse – Vohibasia. Arrived in Tulear, we will visit the reserve Reniala of Mangily.
Day 11: Tulear – Anakao
In the morning we will be transferred by motorboat to Anakao and in the afternoon we will have a free day for optional activities, including diving, snorkeling, or excursions in traditional canoes…
Day 12: Anakao
Today, we will have a full day to explore the Tsimanampesotse National Park; this park is dominated by wetlands and spiny forest where we will take our time to admire the extraordinary banyan tree and the oldest baobab in Madagascar and see the unique blind fish of the world which is very easy to find in an underground cave.
Day 13: Anakao
Today, we will have an excursion in the virgin island of Nosy Ve. Crossing the emerald sea by traditional motorboat, we will arrive in the island and we will have the occasion to appreciate colony of red-tailed tropic bird, swimming and diving colored fishes and coral.
Day 14: Anakao – Tulear – Antananarivo
We will be transferred back to Tulear upon our departure to take the flight to Antananarivo and get the accommodation in our hotel in the city.