This tour is made for those who have less time to explore Madagascar but would like to visit the Tsingy of Bemaraha and the avenue of baobab and the NP of Andasibe.
DAY1: ANTANANARIVO or TANA
Arrival at the international airport of Madagascar, we will meet and welcome you at the airport of Antananarivo and will transfer you to your hotel. You will be briefed on your Madagascar wildlife safari at the comfort of your hotel. Overnight at your hotel on bed and breakfast basis.
- Chalet de Rose
- La Ribaudiere
- La Villette
Today we transfer you to the airport of Tana following your flight schedule to Morondava. Upon your arrival, transfer straight to Kirindy via the Baobabs Avenue. You will stop at this beautiful baobab avenue for photos.
This natural avenue of imposing Grandidier’s baobabs is one of Madagascar’s must-see sights. It is located some 45 minutes from Morondava. This is on the dusty track to Kirindy Reserve; Baobab Alley is best visited around sunrise or sunset. This is because the softer lighting brings out the red tones of the tree trunks and makes for a splendid photo opportunity.
You will stop here again on the way back from the Tsingy and spend a moment for the sunset time.
This evening in Kirindy you will do a night walk to find the smallest lemurs known as mouse lemurs and other night active animals.
DAY3: KIRINDY – BEKOPAKA
You will make a morning visit of Kirindy private reserve before heading to Bekopaka village where the TSINGY of Bemaraha national park entrance is.
Kirindy is the best place in the whole island to observe FOSSA (The biggest carnivorous and cat-like of Madagascar) It is also home to seven species of lemur. The most common are the common brown lemurs and the Verreaux’s sifakas.
These long- legged, seven-pound lemurs, white with dark patches, leap among tree trunks high in the canopy, propelled by their powerful hind legs but continually maintaining an upright posture. The remaining species are nocturnal:
The rare Coquerel’s giant mouse lemur and pygmy mouse-lemur, fork-crowned lemur,
Gray mouse lemur, western fat-tailed dwarf lemur and red-tailed sportive lemur.
Several bats, tenrecs, mongooses and rodents complete the mammal population.
40 bird, 50 reptile and 15 amphibian species are also found in this magnificent forest.
After the visit, drive to Bekopaka. Lunch in Belo then continue driving till Bekopaka.
DAY 4: TSINGY OF BEMARAHA
You will have a full day visit of the Tsingy of Bemaraha National Park. The spectacular mineral forest of Tsingy de Bemaraha stands on the western coast of Madagascar. Tsingy is the Malagasy word for “walking on tiptoes” and the nearly impenetrable labyrinth of limestone needles justifies this name.
The whole protected area, designated a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO in 1990, comprises a surface of 1.575 km². This remote area was not a tourist trek until 1998, when the southern part (723 km²) was declared a National Park.
The northern section is an Integral Reserve so tourists are not allowed to enter the zone. The reserve’s canyons, gorges, undisturbed forests, lakes and mangrove swamps display an astonishing richness of fauna and flora which have not been completely recorded. The rate of endemism is about 85%, and 47% are even local endemic!
The limestone seabed rose
The limestone seabed rose to create a plateau around 200 million years ago, which was little by little eroded by heavy rainfalls until it became its actual shape. This massif is delimited to the east by the abrupt Bemaraha Cliffs, which rises some 300 to 400m above the Manambolo River valley and extends several tens of kilometers from north to south.
The western slopes of the massif
The western slopes of the massif rise more gently, and the whole western region of the reserve forms a plateau with rounded hillocks which slope away to the west.
To the north undulating hills alternate with limestone extrusions, while in the south extensive pinnacle formations make access extremely restricted. In the south of Petit Tsingy is the spectacular Manambolo Gorge where you can see waterfalls, lemurs and magnificent untouched forests. Overnight at your hotel on bed and breakfast basis.
- Le Grand hotel du Tsingy
- Olympe du Bemaraha
Depart Bekopaka in the morning and head to Morondava. Lunch in Belo then continue the tour till Morondava following the sunset photos at the avenue of baobab.
This natural avenue of imposing Grandidier’s baobabs is one of Madagascar’s must-see sights. It is located some 45 minutes from Morondava. This is on the dusty track to Kirindy Reserve, Baobab Alley is best visited around sunrise or sunset.
This is because the softer lighting brings out the red tones of the tree trunks and makes for a splendid photo opportunity. Overnight at your hotel on bed and breakfast basis.
- Chez Maggie
- Laguna Beach
We will offer a visit of the fishermen village of Betania in the morning then transfer to the airport of Morondava following your flight schedule to fly to Tana. Meet with your driver then transfer to your hotel. Overnight at your hotel on bed and breakfast basis.
- Chalet de Rose
- La Ribaudiere
We will meet you at your hotel after breakfast with your driver and then proceed along the RN2 to the east of Tana. We will stop at Pereyras Reptile Reserve to spot reptiles endemic of Madagascar.
This is a great opportunity to get up close and personal with these amazing animals!! Lunch in Moramanga after a further 40km of driving.
Arrival in Andasibe late in the afternoon. Settle in the hotel. Possibility to go at a night walk to spot the nocturnal lemurs known as the smallest of the lemurs in the world. Overnight at your hotel on bed and breakfast basis.
- Grace Lodge
- Feon’ny Ala
DAY 8: ANDASIBE NP
Andasibe-Analamazaotra national park is surely one of the most rewarding. Frogs, reptiles and birds abound. However, on top of the bill is the indri, the largest of all living lemurs.
These creatures sing a haunting song (reminiscent of whale song), which carries for miles across the forest. Afternoon visit of Vakoana Reserve known as the island of lemurs where you will get close to lemurs. Drive back to Tana. Overnight at your hotel on bed and breakfast basis.
- Chalet de Rose
- La Ribaudiere
DAY9: INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TRANSFER
Before we transfer you to the international airport of Tana, we will offer a free city tour depending your time. This can be the visit of the Lemur’s Park located 23 Km West of Tana or the Queen’s Palace located at 18 Km North of Tana following the shopping time at La Route Digue on the way to the airport. End of our services.
|2 to 5 People||1485 Euro per Person|
|6 to 9 People||1285 Euro per Person|
|10 and more People||1085 Euro per Person|
- Land transporting + fuel
- Driver guide
- Driver + his food & his accommodation
- Park Entrances fees & guides
- Transfer airport/hotel /airport
- Accommodations listed on the tour programme in Bed and Breakfast
- Night walk in Andasibe and Kirindy
- 4WD to discover the Tsingy
- Inland ticket flight ( TNR – MOQ, MOQ – TNR)
- International ticket flight
- Food & drink
Have you ever heard about “ Ranomafana National park” the amazing natural warm pool?