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Rain forest birding information

This birding tour   start from 1st of August to the end of December .During this tour you will have your own specialist bird’s guide , a car for your disposal and during your visit ,a  private local professional bird  guide will lead  your  visit  in each park.

During this birding tour we will visit two main rain forest parks (Andasibe and Ranomafana) within include the forest we can see other scenery as marsh, lake and swamps necessary or for our visit.

 Mostly the hike is not difficult but depend of anybody capability.

Our experimented bird guide get no less than 10 years’ experience of birding, they are professional and knowledgeable.

Of course it’s a birding tour but some other specimen can be seen during the time we visit the forest such as different species lemurs or an assortment of chameleons and reptiles .To make our visit as easier as possible most of our accommodations are edge the park .Almost of the rainforest birds can be find during this tour include the six families endemics to Madagascar such as MESITORNITHIDAE, BRACHYPTERACIIDAE (Ground -roller).LEPTOSOMIDAE, PHILEPITIDAE, BERNIERIDAE and VANGIDAE (Vangas)

Ranomafana National Park :.

We’ll take time out to find rain forest  forest birds including :Pitta-like ,Short legged, Scaly Ground-roller ,Rain forest Scops owl ,Brown Mesite ,Cuckoo roller ,Wood rail,Common Sun-bird ,Grey crowned Tetraka, Wedge tailed Jerry ,Yellow Sun Bird Asity ,Brown Emutail ,Madagascar Pranticole ,Madagascar Snipe ,Malagasy Harrier ,Henst’s Goshawk, Pollen’s/red Tailed Vanga ,Velvet Asity ,Greater Vasa Parrot ,Crested Drongo, Madagascar Fly Catcher ,Madagascar Rail,Madagascar Green Pigeon

Mantadia and Perinet National Park :

Mantadia National Park is a Rain forest ,It’s the closer Park from the city .Most of the rain forest birds can be seen to Mantadia and Perinet national Park .Short legged an Scaly Ground Rollers, Madagascar Flufftail,Madagascar Owl ,Grey crowned tetraka ,Red Breasted Couas ,Pitta –like and Rufous Ground Rollers ,Crossley Vanga ,Spectacle Tetraka ,Wedge tailed ,green and Stripe –Throated Jeries ,Common and Dark Newtonia Cryptic Warbler ,Forest Fody ,Blue and Red Breasted Couas Madagascar Pygmy Kingfisher ,Ward’s Vanga Madagascar Blue Pigeon,Madagascar Sartling ,Madagascar Spinetail,Nelicourvi Weaver, Cuckoo Roller,Tylas/White headed /Chabert/Blue/Red tailed and Hook Billed Vanga ,Madagasar Wood Rail, Madagascar Cuckoo shrike ,Common sun Bird Rain forest Scops Owl ,Collared Nightjar ,Red tailed Newtonia Dusky Tetraka ….

Habitat covered: Rain forest, deciduous woodland, Spiny forest of Ifaty, and wetland

Highlights:

  • Rarest Rain forest birds
  • Aquatic birds
  • Spiny forest birds to Ifaty
  • Sea birds to Nosy Ve
  • Wonderful landscape
  • Dry deciduous forest
  • Lemurs

Style: Bird watching /lemur viewing

BIRD expected  :195 species or more

Transportation: CAR/speed boat

 

THIS PRICE INCLUDE

  • Fourteen days’ accommodation on full board
  • Thirteen nights
  • Picnic lunch during the visit
  • Transfer from the airport
  • Park entrance and bird’s guide fees
  • Car and fuel for whole trip
  • Driver indemnities and needed
  • Boat ferry to Nosy ve (go and back)
  • Flight from Tulear-Antananarivo

 

THIS  EXCLUDED

  • All others expenses
  • Tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Drink
  • Medical insurance
  • International flight
16 days 15 nights
13+ Age
  • Destination
  • Departure
    Antananarivo
  • Departure Time
    Approximately 8.30AM
  • Return Time
    Approximately 7.30PM
  • Dress Code
    Casual, comfortable and light

Tour Plan

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JOUR 1 : ANTANANARIVO

Transfer and Briefing to the hotel to Antananarivo
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JOUR 2 : ANTANANARIVO - RANOMAFANA

On the way we can have a look of some rice field birds as Egret ,Heron ,Dimorphic Egret ,Madagascar Hamerkop, Madagascar Bee Eater Overnight to Setam lodge or similar Full Board

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JOUR 3 : RANOMAFANA NATIONAL PARK

With your private guide you’ll explore Ranomafana National Park Ranomafana national which located in the South eastern parts of Madagascar with 41 600 Hectare of tropical rainforest .The park was established in 1991 with purpose of conserving the unique biodiversity of the local ecosystem. Home of the rare species of fauna and flora include Golden Bamboo Lemurs ,Milne Edwards Sifaka ,and others lemurs species .Also some species of rare birds such as Pitta Like Ground –roller ,Short Legged Ground-Roller and Brown Mesite can be seen The flora and fauna of Ranomafana have been subject to extensive scientific research . Just close by to the park, established in 2003 ValBio research station, managed by Stony Brook University is focusing on Biodiversity ,community health and education . Full day birding to Ranomafana . To see Pitta-Like Ground Roller ,Rufous Headed Ground Roller, Common Sun Bird Asity, Tylas Vanga, Chabert Vanga ; Overnight to Setam lodge or similar

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JOUR 4 : RANOMAFANA NATIONAL PARK

Full day birding to Ranomafana .Too see other species of endemic birds as Madagascar Pranticole ,Brown Mesite,Grey –Crowned Tetraka,Wedge Tailed Jerry,Red Tailed Vanga,Hent’s Goshawk,Yellow bellied Sunbird Asity, Velvet Asity ….., Overnight to Setam Lodge or similar

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JOUR 5 : RANOMAFANA NATIONAL PARK

Full day to bird to find others species of birds
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JOUR 6 : RANOMAFANA - RANOHIRA

After the breakfast drive to Ranohira for fun a stop to Anja Park .Its a small run villages Park own by the community. This place is famous to see the Ring Tailed Lemur or the Lemur Catta .After the visit drive straight to the lodge .To Ranohira we’ll see Madagascar Partridge, Forest Rock Thrush ,Madagascar Lark . Overnight to Relais de la Reine or similar

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JOUR 7 : RANOHIRA - TOLIARY

Early we leave the lodge to drive to Zombitse National Park .It’s dry deciduous forest a rare occasion for us to see the rarest bird in this park such as Appert’s Tetraka (endemic to this park) and the Giant Couas ,Cuckoo Roller ,Common Jery, Crested Drongo Others mammals Fat Tailed sportive, Lemur ,Verreaux Sifaka Overnight to the Hotel(Tulear)

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JOUR 8: BIRDING TO NOSY VE

Boat ferry to Nosy ve and birding To St Augustin and Nosy ve .To watch Red Tailed Tropic Birds ,Lesser Crested Tern ,Humblot’s Heron,Grey Heron and others species of Sea birds Tern, plovers Overnight to the Lodge

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JOUR 9: BIRDING TO IFATY SPINY FOREST

Full day birding to Ifaty .To see the famous Long Tailed ground Roller ,Archbold’s Newtonia, Sub desert Brush Warbler ,Thamnornis, Sub desert Mesite, Running and Red Capped Couas ,Red Shouldered Vanga.Madagascar Harrier Hawk,,Crab Plover ,Madagascar Plover, Three Banded Plover ,White Headed Vanga … Others mammals Fork mark lemus, Lemurs Catta …. Overnight to the hotel

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JOUR 10 : TRANSFER, FLIGHT TO ANTANANARIVO

Overnight to Antananarivo .Overnight to Trois Metis or similar
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JOUR 11 : ANTANANARIVO - ANDASIBE NATIONAL PARK

We will visit to Tsarasaotra Lake the heart of the city. To this lake an assortment of Egret and Heron, Knob Bill Duck, White Faced and Fulvous Whistling Duck ,Malagasy Pond heron ,Red-knobbed coot ,Madagascar Swamp warbler Black-Crowned Night Heron , Squacco Heron and Black Heron and Dimorphic Egret, Malagasy Kestrel, Madagascar Rail Common Moorhen Malagasy Coucal, Malagasy kingfisher ,Madagascar Hoopoe Common Jery, Madagascar Bulbul, Madagascar White Eyes,Malagasy Pound Heron After the birding to this lake, drive to Andasibe. Our comfortable accommodation lies edge to the park to make our stay a good as possible .Being so close of the wildlife of the forest we can heard the loud scream of the largest lemur called Indri- Indri .Some others species of birds fly just to the lodge as Madagascar Wagtail, Mascarene Martin , Madagascar Green Sun Bird. Overnight to the lodge To Andasibe hotel Or similar

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JOUR 12 : VISIT MANTADIA NATIONAL PARK

We leave early the hotel and drive Eastwards to Andasibe National park ,en route interesting bird can be seen such as Hamerkop ,Madagascar Mannikin ,Madagascar Red Fody , Madagascar Kestrel Chabert’s Vanga .A stop to Mangoro River to spot the famous Madagascar Pranticole on the rock In the evening we embark for night walk through the forest to spot the Madagascar Scops Owl, Madagascar Long Eared Owl …. Overnight to the lodge To Andasibe hotel Or similar

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JOUR 13 – 14 15 : PERINET / RESERVVE MANTADIA NATIONAL PARK

Among the National Park of Madagascar the rainforest of Andasibe is still the famous specially Mantadia and Perinet .We may effort to see almost of the rain forest birds ,over 100 bird species have been recorded from within the small reserve and we will search or such special as Madagascar Wood Rail, Madagascar Flufftail ,Collared Nightjar ,Nuthatch Vanga, Madagascar Crested Ibis ,Red-breasted and Red Fronted Couas ,Madagascar Owl, Madagascar Scops Owl Madagascar Pygmy kingfisher To Mantadia National park we hope to see some rare birds as Spectacled and Grey Crowned Tetraka ,White Throated Oxylabe, Madagascar Blue Pigeon Madagascar, Greater Vasa Parrot ,Madagascar cuckoo ,Madagascar Spinetail , Madagascar Paradise Flycatcher ,Madagascar Cuckoo Shrike ,Tylas Vanga, White Headed Vanga ,Chabert’s Vanga, Red-Tailed Vanga and Hook Billed Vangas Madagascar Starling, Nelicourvi Weaver ,Cuckoo Roller ,Pitta-Like and Rufous Headed Ground Roller, Common Sunbird Asity , Blue Coua ,Velvet Asity , Forest Fody, Dusky Tetraka , Madagascar Rail ,Grey Emutail ,Madagascar Snipe, Madagascar Swamp Warbler Also we will visit swamp and marshes to spot some water birds such as Madagascar Little Grebe, Madagascar Rail, Madagascar Flufftail Mammal & other creatures Indri- Indri, Common Brown lemur, Eastern Bamboo Lemur, Golden Diademed Sifaka Overnight to the lodge To Andasibe hotel Or similar

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JOUR 16: ANDASIBE - ANTANANARIVO

After breakfast drive back to Antananarivo a transfer abroad if allows and if you want we drive to the souvenir market END OF SERVICE

Tour Itinerary

Day 01; Transfer and Briefing Day02: Antananarivo- Ranomafana Day 03/04/ 05 Ranomafana National park Day 06 Ranomafana -Ranohira: Day 07 Ranohira Tulear Day 08 birding to Nosy ve Day 09 Birding to Ifaty spiny Forest Day 10: Transfer, flight To Antananarivo Day11 :Antananarivo _ Andasibe National Park Day 12:Visit Mantadia National Park Day 13 – 14 – 15 Perinet Reserve /Mantadia Natinal Park Day 16 Andasibe Antananarivo

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