Lemur and discovery tour
During this tour de we’ll pass throughout the centre of the country.We start to the South West close by the Capricorne Tropicale which the weather is very good to enjoy the beaches.Ifaty is a good place to see the fauna and Flora of the sub desert area,spiny forest.After WE drive following the National road 07 and pass to Zombitse National Park ,good place to spot the Verreauxi Sifaka and other rare species of birds.This decidious dry forest is the mixture of the dry forest and rain forest.Then we ‘ll stop to Ranohira and we’ll have a visit of Isalo National Park .This Park is the most visited and more famous to this area.In this Park WE Can enjoy the natural pools and fall.Then we ‘ll drive to Ranomafana NP,to this Park inogurated recentely famous to spot Golden bamboo lemur (endemic to this place).The second second rain forest we’ll visit during this tour is Andasibe National Park where WE Can have look of the largest lemur called Indri Indri.At the end of the tour we’ll spend some while to Ankany ny nofy (Nest of the dream).This place is between the Indian Ocean and the artificial Channel Pangalane .In middle of nowhere but very impressive for his unique wildlife .This the only place where we can have an opportunity to see close up the Aye Aye .Then Drive back to the city .
- Visit Ifaty Spiny forest
- visit Zombitse Nation park,
- Visit Isalo National Park
- Rain forest Ranomafana NP
- Nocturnal visit to Andasibe
- Boat trip to Palmarium /Palmarium reserve
- Nocturnal visit for the AYE AYE
THE PRICE INCLUDE
- Driver’s/guide indemnities
- All transfer mentioned
- car rental /Fuel for whole trip
- Accommodation on Bed and breakfast
- All parks mentioned and guide fees
- One bottle of mineral water a day /person
- Speed boat transfer and for the visit
- Domestic flight
- All others items (travel insurance, visa fees etc.)
- Lunch and dinner
- All TAXES/VAT
- International flights
DepartureMain Square, Old Town
Departure TimeApproximately 8.30AM
Return TimeApproximately 7.30PM
Dress CodeCasual, comfortable and light
DAY 01: TRANSFER
DAY 02: IFATY
The driver will pick you up and drive you to the airport for your flight to Southern Madagascar. On your arrival another driver will pick you up and drive you to your lodge. Then, you will visit the spiny forest and discover the fauna and flora of the area. Overnight at the lodge for Bed and Breakfast
DAY 3: IFATY
After breakfast we will discover the spiny forest. The area is endowed with some bird species such as the Long Tailed Ground Roller, Archblod’s Newtonia, Sub- Desert Mesite some reptile species and lemurs .Free leisure afternoon enjoy the beaches
DAY 04 : IFATY-RANOHIRA
We leave the coast and drive to the Northern to join Isalo National park the road is sidelined with baobab trees. Then, you will visit the Zombitse Nation Park, famous for its deciduous dry forests which attract many tourists every year for its strange adaptation between the dry forest and the humid forest. The taxonomy of animal species living here is remarkable. 08 lemur species such as the Verreaux Sifaka, Red –fronted brown lemur and some 85 birds species including the rare birds as Appert’s Tetraka, Giant Couas,Cuckoo Roller …Baobab and several orchids are particularly common . After the visit we will drive to Ranohira passing throughout the rush village of sapphire called Ilakaka. Overnight to the lodge
DAY 05: VISIT ISALO NATIONAL PARK
With our local guide we choose carefully for you, you’ll hike to discover the lunar landscape. You will discover the awe-inspiring oasis, canyon and fall. This environment was created during the Jurassic period and predominant vegetation is the Pachypodium Rosulatum. This place also is the native habitat for the rare bird called Forest Rock Thrush (Pseudocossyphus bensoni). The site is also home to some lemur species as Ring Tailed Lemur (Lemur Catta) and White Fronted Brown lemurs. After the hike drive to the lodge for Bed and Breakfast
DAY 06: RANOHIRA-RANOMAFANA
Today we drive to the rainforest of Ranomafana. Our first stop is at Anja, a community-run Reserve located 13 km from Ambalavao.Anja was designed a protected area reserve by the Government of Madagascar in 1999 Management of the forest then transferred to the local association Anja Miray . This park is famous for Ring Tailed lemurs. After the visit drive to Ambalavao our next stop is at the handmade paper factory where we discover how to make Antaimoro paper. The process was introduced by the Arabic people long time ago which is still a common practice. After the visit drive to Ranomafana Overnight at the lodge.
DAY 07: VISIT OF RANOMAFANA
Today with the local guide you will discover the Ranomafana rainforest. This park is located in the southeastern of the country with 41 600 hectares, home to several rare species of the flora and fauna. Various scientist publications have been issued about this park. Several bird species inhabit the area including the Pitta Like Ground Roller, Scaly Ground Roller and some. Other species of Vanga birds inhabit the area. You will be fascinated with lemurs as The Golden Bamboo Lemur, Milne Edward’s Sifaka common brown Lemur … In the evening spot the smallest primate species called Mouse Lemur and some varieties of chameleons. Finally, visit the park research station called ValBio established in 2003 managed by Stony Brook University .This center helps local people for health and education.
DAY 08: RANOMAFANA -ANTSIRABE
After breakfast, Travel along the famous NATIONAL ROAD N°7 and drive to the North to the highlands. We ‘ll see the terraced rice paddies scenery. Passing by the capital of the woodcarving handcrafts .where we visit some wood carving workshops. Overnight to the lodge.
DAY 09: ANTSIRABE -ANDASIBE
Before we leave Antsirabe we should have a short visit of this city of the Moroccan King Mohamed V was exiled in 1955. A quick stop to visit the handcraft of zebu horn to make jewelry, spoons. After the visit drive to Andasibe national park and enjoy the highland scenery with mountains which is typical in the area with field workers. Visit to Pyereras reptile farm which is famous for its species of chameleons and geckos. Founded by the French entomologist and naturalist André Peyreras. The collection includes the Flat tailed geckos , Golden Mantela and Parsons Chameleon the largest Chameleon ….Overnight at the lodge.
DAY 10: VISIT ANDASIBE NATIONAL PARK
We will visit the Analamazaotra , in order to have the best observation conditions we leave the hotel at 7.30 am We look for the largest lemur species called Indri Indri or Babakoto . This lemur is endemic to the site and has become a symbol of the area. Throughout an easy hike lasting about 3 to 4 hours we search for other lemur species as Sifaka and common brown lemur and also birds … After lunch we continue to the lemur Vakona Island; this is a rare opportunity to take a close look of the animal and interact with these primates. After the visit drive back to the lodge.
DAY 11: ANDASIBE MANAMBATO
After breakfast we head to the Eastern part of the country to join the lake of RAVELOBE where the boat will wait for us for the transfer to Ankany ny Nofy (The nest of dream) throughout the artificial channel dug by the Malagasy people during the colonial period. Ankany ny nofy is located between the Indian Ocean and the Pangalane Channel. The ferry will take us 01 hour 30 min. Free leisure in the afternoon Night visit to Palmarium The AYE AYE(Daubentonia Madagascariensis) is one of the most endangered lemur species Being a nocturnal species ,it is considered by the local people as the evil .Butchered by the local people or meat, this lemur species become endangered and close to extinction . Not long ago some AYE AYE species were spotted in Palmarium reserve .The remaining species are protected within this area .Our guided tour offers a unique opportunity to watch this rare lemur Overnight at the lodge
DAY 12: VISIT PALMARIUM RESERVE
It’s really a nice place for a walk specially to see the Indri -Indri, Macaco lemurs, Black and white ruffed lemur and the famous carnivorous plant endemic to the country called Nepenthes .Free leisure in the afternoon Overnight at the lodge.
DAY 13: ANKANY NY NOFY-ANTANANARIVO
Drive back to Antananarivo Overnight to Antananarivo
DAY 14 : CITY TOUR TO ANTANANARIVO
City tour to Antananarivo if time allows we drive to the souvenir market ten transfer to the airport END OF OUR SERVICE
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