Andasibe Andasibe (formerly Perinet) consists of two reserves; Andasibe and Mantadia...Read more >
Much of Madagascar’s exotic flora and fauna is found nowhere else on Earth. This tour offers an opportunity to discover the island’s extraordinary wildlife, natural history, stunning scenery, idyllic beaches and fascinating culture, which is based on a mix of Christianity and ancient spiritual beliefs. Your itinerary is well paced, allowing for a wildlife focus in Andasibe, Ranomafana and Isalo National Parks.
Take an overnight flight from London (regional connections available) to Antananarivo, via Addis Ababa. (N)Day 2: Andasibe - Analamazaotra Reserve
Arrive early this afternoon and transfer to your hotel. After welcome drinks and dinner, take a night walk to Analamazaotra Reserve. Here you may spot nocturnal species, including mouse, greater dwarf and eastern woolly lemurs. Overnight at Andasibe Hotel (or similar). (D)Day 3: Andasibe - Vakona Private Reserve - Analamazaotra Reserve
Enjoy a morning walk in Andasibe, returningto the lodge for lunch. Visit Lemur Island in Vakona Private Reserve, an island sanctuary for lemurs, ahead of an afternoon walk in Andasibe. After dinner, embark on a night walk to the Analamazaotra Reserve. Overnight at Andasibe Hotel (or similar). (B, L, D)Day 4: Mantadia National Park
Spend the day walking through the primary forest of Mantadia National Park. This lush setting is home to the black-and-white ruffed lemur, the diademed sifaka, Parson’s chameleon and a wide variety of frogs. Alternatively, for a less strenuous option, walk in Mitsinjo Reserve and plant an endemic tree as part of the area’s reforestation project. Overnight at Andasibe Hotel (or similar). (B, L, D)Day 5: Antananarivo
Drive back to Antananarivo for an afternoon city tour, including the hills of the royal palaces and the botanical and zoological garden of Tsimbazaza. Enjoy a special chef’s dinner in the evening. Overnight at Le Royal Palissandre(or similar). (B, L, D)Day 6: Antsahabe - Antsirabe
Drive to Antsahabe, a village typical of the Merina tribe. After lunch, continue to the spa town of Antsirabe for an afternoon tour. Antsirabe is a centre of the gem trade and home to hundreds of pousse pousse(rickshaws), a legacy of Chinese labour imported to work on the railways. Overnight at Couleur Cafe Hotel (or similar). (B, L, D)Day 7: Ambositra - Ranomafana
Continue south to Ambositra, known as Madagascar’s handicraft and wood-carving capital. Following a typical Malagasy lunch accompanied by folklore entertainment, continue to Ranomafana. In the evening, walk in search of nocturnal species. Overnight at Hotel Thermal (or similar). (B, L, D)Day 8: Ranomafana
During your morning walk in Ranomafana National Park, see if you can spot the three resident species of bamboo lemur: the grey, the golden and the greater. Endemic birding in the park is also excellent. This afternoon, visit Tanala village. Overnight at Hotel Thermal(or similar). (B, L, D)Day 9: Ranomafana
Enjoy a morning walk in the national park, before an afternoon visit to the Ranomafana Arboretum, home to hundreds of rare tree species. This evening, search for nocturanl species during an evening walk. Overnight at Hotel Thermal (or similar). (B, L, D)Day 10: Fianarantsoa - Ambalavao - Ranohira
This morning, drive via Fianarantsoa, the Betsileo tribe’s capital, to the vineyard of Lazan’ny Betsileo. Continue to Ambalavao. Visit the Antemoro paper factory and the Anja Reserve, where ring-tailed lemurs are often spotted. Continue to Ranohira and stay 3 nights at Relais de la Reine (or similar). (B, L, D)Day 11: Isalo National Park
Spend the next 2 days exploring the spectacular sandstone landscapes of Isalo National Park. Seek out flora and fauna including ring-tailed lemurs, Malagasy hoopoes, Verraux’s sifakas and the elephant’s foot plant, and enjoy a traditional music performance as the sun sets. Stay at Relais de la Reine (or similar). (B, L, D)Day 12: Isalo National Park
Day at leisure. Overnight stat at Relais de la Reine (or similar). (B, L, D)Day 13: Zombitse-Vohibasia National Park - Ifaty
Continue towards the west coast. Stop en route at Zombitse-Vohibasia National Park. It may be possible to spot Appert’s tetrakas, one of the most endangered endemic birds on the island. The region is known for its large baobab trees and traditional family tombs, central to Malagasy culture. Transfer to Ifaty, a quiet coastal fishing village boasting a long beach, for your evening farewell dinner. Overnight at Les Dunes d’Ifaty (or similar). (B, D)Day 14: Fly to Antananarivo
Spend your morning at leisure. Late this afternoon, fly from Toliara to Antananarivo. Overnight at Palissandre Hotel & Spa (or similar). (B, L, D)Day 15: : Fly to the UK via Addis Ababa
After a morning at leisure, take an afternoon flight to the UK via Addis Ababa, arriving the following day. (B)Day 16: Arrive in London
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals
Private & tailor-made travel:
This itinerary can be taken privately on a date that suits you, for which guideline prices are shown. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact requirements.
Built in the heart of the forest and situated close to the Andasibe National Park, the Andasibe Hotel has a very natural feel and overlooks beautiful rice paddies. Accommodation is in spacious bungalows that all feature their own private terrace and garden, and the hotel also has a large swimming pool and a restaurant.
This small, elegant hotel of only 46 rooms takes its name from the palissander tree, wood from which has been used to furnish the property, creating a feeling of warmth. The rooms are simply but stylishly furnished, featuring local handicrafts in order to give the property a uniquely Malagasy feel. Located on a hillside, many of the rooms offer views over the city, as does the restaurant which also has an outdoor terrace.
Situated in Antsirabe, the Couleur Café is a charming property with 15 guestrooms located within its grounds. Each pavilion is tastefully decorated and equipped with a private bathroom. Breakfast is served in the main house and dinner can be arranged with 24 hours' notice. The property offers good local cuisine from a wide range of local produce including seasonal fruits and vegetables, high quality dairy products, zebu, poultry, pork and fish.
Located within lush green gardens on the edge of the Ranomafana National Park, the Thermal Hotel is a restored building that offers all of the amenities of a modern hotel, including a restaurant serving local dishes. The hotel has a sustainable policy which involves engaging heavily with the surrounding local community through different projects and schemes. It is so called because of the numerous natural thermal springs that flow in the area.
Located in the South west of Madagascar and hidden among a 16-hectare oasis bordering the Isalo massif, Le Relais de la Reine is a quaint French farmhouse-style lodge. Thirty cool and airy rooms are dotted among the manicured gardens and rocky sandstone formations. The lodge has its own spa centre offering many relaxing treatments and massages. Features: 30 rooms, spa, restaurant, bar, swimming pool and tennis-court. Room amenities: Private terrace, fan, safe, and en suite bathroom. Some rooms feature their own private garden.
With its charming boutique style and superb location next to the ocean, spiny forest and baobab trees, Les Dunes d'Ifaty is a calming tropical retreat near the village of Ifaty. Built in a traditional style using local materials, the 19 villas and 22 rooms are set amid six hectares of tropical flora and indigenous plants. All of the rooms have a Creole-inspired design, are equipped with a range of amenities and have views of the Mozambique Channel or the well-kept gardens. The main building has a library, a bar, a restaurant and an outdoor patio area that serves as an extension to the restaurant, where guests can dine on international cuisine, seasonal specialities, seafood and locally inspired dishes. The large swimming pool is also a great place to relax and unwind. Excursions available from the hotel include snorkelling to view the coral reef, whale watching (in season) and excursions into the baobab ...
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