This is an ideal itinerary for the adventurous traveller or those who are second-time visitors to Madagascar and in search of more specialist wildlife. From Antananarivo, fly west to Morondava and travel north to Marofandilia, where you may see the illusive fossas or Madame Bethe's mouse lemurs in Kirindy Private Reserve. Continue on to Bekopaka, hike the tsingy, and perhaps spot locally endemic Sambirano lesser bamboo lemurs, Madagascar iguanas and Antsingy leaf chameleons. Return to Morondava via the baobab trees and then rest on the beach at Palissandre Côte Ouest Resort & Spa.
The northern section of this programme covers Masoala National Park, an utterly unique ecosystem, home to an abundance of lemurs, reptiles, birds and butterflies. Masoala's forests are full of local endemics, including red-ruffed lemurs, Madagascar red owls and Madagascar serpent eagles. Continue to Nosy Magabe by boat and, if lucky, spot aye-aye lemurs.
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Arrive in Antananarivo and transfer to Tamboho Hotel and stay overnight. Afternoon city tour. (L, D)
Fly to Morondava and transfer to Le Camp Amoureux near Marofandilia for 2 nights. Guided walk into Marofandilia forest. (B, L, D)
Morning walk into Marofandilia forest. After lunch, visit a local village. Evening walk in the Kirindy Reserve. (B, L, D)
Morning walk in the Kirindy Reserve. Transfer to
Bekopak and the Tsingy de Bemaraha. Stay 3 nights at the Olympe de Bemaraha. (B, L, D)
Morning visit to the Great Tsingy. Afternoon at leisure. (B, L, D)
Morning visit to the Manambolo gorge by canoe. Afternoon visit to the Little Tsingy. (B, L, D)
Return to Morondava via Belo sur Tsiribihina and see the sunset at the baobab trees. Stay 2 nights at Palissandre Côte Ouest Resort & Spa. (B, L, D)
Day at leisure. (B, L, D)
Fly to Antananarivo and overnight at Tamboho Hotel. (B, D)
Fly to Maroantsetra and overnight at the Relais du Masoala. (B, L, D)
Transfer by boat to Masoala National Park, passing close to Nosy Mangabe. Stay 3 nights at the Masoala Rainforest Lodge. Afternoon guided walk. (B, L, D)
Morning guided walk in Masoala National Park. Afternoon at leisure and evening forest walk. (B, L, D)
Morning pirogue (boat) trip along the Tampolo river. Afternoon at leisure and evening traditional Malagasy music and dance. (B, L, D)
Boat transfer to Maroantsetra and fly to Antananarivo. Transfer to Tamboho Hotel where you will have use of a day room. (B, D)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is based in 3- and 4-star accommodation.
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MBT2018: 13 Nights
Bekopaka (Tsingy of Bemaraha)
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