Madagascar Birding and Wildlife Adventure

Take some truly of the beaten track routes to discover some exceptional birds and other wildlife including lemurs of course being in the ‘land of the lemurs’ and even crocodiles. Creating many memorable interactions with these special animals throughout the adventure. Through inbound flights and driving, allows you to see Madagascar in a whole new light than it is typically explored, giving you a diverse and extremely interesting experience to most others who visit this incredible country. Visiting a myriad of national parks ensures that you have to best chances of witnessing all the unique birds you have always wanted to spot in Madagascar!

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Madagascar Birding and Wildlife Adventure Itinerary

Day 1: Antananarivo

Upon arrival in Antananarivo you will be met by our driver and transferred to your hotel for the night.

Overnight at Relais des Plateaux.

 

Day 2: Antananarivo- Majunga (B,D)

Transfer to the airport in time for your flight to Majunga.  Your guide and driver who will be with you (until Diego) will meet you at the airport in Majunga.  From here you will drive to Ankafantsika

You will overnight at the bungalows in the national park – these are set discreetly in the forest and face Lake Ravelobe. They are clean, comfortable and simple, and are ideal for us to get an early start in the forest tomorrow (being a 2 min walk from the park entrance).

Overnight bungalow.

 

Day 3: Visit of the Ankarafantsika National Park (B,L,D)

We set off after breakfast to explore this forest on foot, a superb and fauna rich day hike. We will take a picnic lunch to have on the trail in the national park.

This afternoon you have the option of a boat trip on the lake.  After dinner we will have the option of setting out on a night hike again to see some of the nocturnal inhabitants of the forest.

Overnight bungalow.

 

Day 4: Visit of the Ankarafantsika National Park (B,L,D)

Another chance to visit the National Park. This afternoon you have the option of a boat trip on the lake.

Overnight bungalow.

 

Day 5: Ankarafantsika – Tana (B,L,D)

We will transfer to the airport for your flight back to Antananarivo. Upon your return to Antananarivo, you will be met by our driver and transferred to your hotel for the night.

Overnight stay in Vakona Lodge.

 

DAY 6: Antananarivo- Andasibe National Park (B,L,D)

This morning we will set off to the Andasibe-Mantadia National Park (previously known as Perinet)  where you will spend 1 ½ days exploring this wonderful environment. En-route we will stop at a farm specialising in Madagascan. reptiles and butterflies, before arriving at our hotel.. This afternoon you will get a chance to stroll around the private reserve of Vakona Lodge  with the opportunity to spot  lemurs and crocodiles. This evening, take a twilight/nocturnal walk, looking out for the nocturnal species of lemur by catching their eyes in the torchlight.

Overnight hotel.

 

Day 7: Discovering Andasibe National Park (B,L,D)

Early this morning we will head to Vakona Lodges private reserve – lemur island for a great chance to see lemurs up close! as well as some great birdlife. We will then head out to explore Andasibe National Park.

Overnight hotel – Vakona Lodge.

 

Day 8: Discovering Mantadia National Park (B,L,D)

Today we will explore Mantadia National Park.

Overnight hotel – Vakona Lodge.

 

Day 9:  Discovering Antavalobe (B,L,D)

Today we will explore Antavalobe, to see if we can see the Helmet Vanga.

Overnight hotel – Vakona Lodge.

 

Day 10: Andasibe – Antsirabe (B,D)

We will set off early this morning for a full day journey to Antsirabe (via Tana).  The driving time is approximately 7 hours, however we will stop for lunch along the way.   Upon arrival at Antsirabe, if time allows, you could choose to visit the stone cutting workshop where crystals are cut.

Overnight Hotel.

 

Day 11: Antsirabe to Ranomafana (B,L,D)

We will set out after an early breakfast towards Ranomafana National Park (approx. 4hr journey on good roads). We will stay just outside Ranmafana (just 10 minutes from the park entrance). Upon arrival to Ranomafana we will visit the National Park for the afternoon.

Overnight  Hotel.

 

DAY 12-13: Discovering Ranomafana National Park (B,L,D)

Days exploring Ranomafana National Park.

Overnight Hotel.

 

Day 14: Ranomafana- Isalo (B,L,D)

Day drive as we transfer to our hotel near, Isalo National Park. En-route we may get the chance to stop off at a traditional market and pass through quaint villages.

Overnight Hotel.

 

Day 15: Discovering Isalo National Park (B,L,D)

Park visit including the opportunity to swim in a natural pool with lunch on trail.

Overnight Hotel – Le Relais de la Reine.

 

Day 16: Transfer to Ifaty (B,L,D)

We will have an early start today as we head to Zombiste National Park.

We can spend the day here before  heading to Ifaty and the coast.

Overnight Hotel.

 

Day 17: Ifaty (B,D)

Today your guide will accompany you to the Spiny Forest for a day birdwatching.

Overnight Hotel – Le Paradisier.

 

Day 18:  Ifaty (B,D)

Today your guide and driver will take you to explore Zombiste National Park again.

Upon arrival back in Ifaty, your driver and guide will leave you (as they will return to Antananarivo by road).

 Overnight Hotel.

 

Day 19: Ifaty (B,D)

Day at leisure.

Overnight Hotel.

 

DAY 20: Ifaty to Antananarivo (B)

You will catch an inbound flight from Tulear to Tana. Depending on your time of arrival you may be able to visit the handicraft market .

Overnight Hotel.

 

DAY 21 :  End of trip (B)

Day at leisure.  You will have a day use room.  Transfer to airport in time for flight home.

 

  • Duration21 Days & 20 Nights
  • Price£4595

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