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$ 2625

Madagascar holidays

Safari
Safari
min $ 2625
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Tour details
Destinations: Fianarantsoa, Antananarivo, Andasibe-Mantadia National Park
Guide language: English
Price: min $ 2625
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  • Itinerary

Overview

Our Madagascar holidays give you an easy step into a world of diverse landscapes. Also an abundance of wildlife in a truly tropical climate. Quickly becoming the go to destination, it’s time to explore!

The best Madagascar holidays in 12 days

Our Madagascar holidays give you an easy step into a world of diverse landscapes. Also an abundance of wildlife in a truly tropical climate. Quickly becoming the go to destination, it’s time to explore!

  • Antananarivo
  • Perinet Special Reserve
  • Antsirabe
  • Ranomafana National Park
  • Isalo National Park and Ifaty
  • 11 nights/ 12 days

Highlights

From Madagascar’s capital city, Antananarivo (or Tana) we finally journey through to Andasibe.

  • We night walk to observe night active lemurs and other nocturnal animals.
  • Special Reserve of Andasibe. This is home to the Indri Indri plus endemic fauna and flora. Also chameleons, tenrecs, and many birds.
  • Also Andasibe village, typically Betsimisaraka (The-Many-Inseparables) community. This is the second largest tribe on the island.
  • Ambositra is the centre of Madagascar’s wood carving industry.
  • Parc National de Ranomafana. With rain forest covered hills and abundant wildlife. One of Madagascar’s highlights.
  • Also walks in the National Park spotting some of the lemurs, chameleons and other animals.
  • Hike in the Isalo National Park. Include the Natural Swimming Pool looking out for sifakas, brown lemurs and ring-tailed lemurs. Also fifty-five species of birds, lizards and snakes.
  • Also visit a local wine farm for wine tasting near Fianarantsoa.
  • Finally Ihosy the capital of the Bara tribes.

Best time for Madagascar holidays

  • October and November – pleasant but not too hot, the jacarandas are flowering and the lemurs have babies
  • December and March – this is the wettest time to visit
  • May to November – are generally the driest months

The best of Madagascar holidays in one easy trip. Also found amongst Africa’s 50 best safari holidays.

Itinerary

Day 1 - AntananarivoYou're met on arrival for transfer to your hotel ready. Spend the rest of the day at leisure to explore Madagascar's capital city.
Day 2 - Perinet Special ReserveDrive to Andasibe with many primary forests and lakes. See Merina villages spread in the rocky mountains. Arrive, check into hotel, night walk to see active lemurs and other nocturnal animals.
Day 3 - Perinet Special ReserveVisit the Special Reserve of Andasibe to see the Indri Indri. This is the largest lemurs on the island. Unique with its endemic fauna and flora and wide variety of orchids. Visit Andasibe village.
Day 4 - AntsirabeAntsirabe ‘The place of salt’ is an elegant city and known as the centre of the beer industry. Smell the Star Brewery as we enter the town! Founded by Norwegians in 1856, it has a European vibe.
Day 5 - Ranomafana National ParkDrive to Ambositra. This is a big centre for wood carving. Through a landscape of rice fields, eucalyptus, pine forests and rocky mountains to Ranomafana National Park. One of Madagascar's highlights.
Day 6 - Explore RanomafanaThe 40,000 ha Parc National de Ranomafana. A rainforest with abundant wildlife and streams which fall down into the beautiful Namorana River. Long walks in the park spotting lemurs also chameleons.
Day 7 - Isalo National ParkVisit a local wine farm for wine tasting near Fianarantsoa. This is gateway to the south. Down to Ambalavao. We continue to Ihosy and Isalo.
Day 8 - Explore IsaloVisit and hike in the park. Walk to the Natural Swimming Pool. Look out for sifakas, brown lemurs, ring-tailed lemurs, many bird species and lizards. Enjoy a cooling dip in the crystal clear waters.
Day 9 - IfatyA new scenery among the dry forests of the west and the spiny desert of the south. See the different ‘Mahafaly tombs’ and the ‘Antandroy tombs’. On to Ifaty where the coast is lined by Mangrove trees
Day 10 - Ifaty leisure dayIfaty straddles the beach ideal for diving and snorkeling and is protected by a large coral reef. Walk to Mangily - visit a local school, see Vezo fishermen return with their catch.
Day 11 - AntananarivoTransfer to the airport for flights to Tana, hotel check in and the afternoon is free to explore - walk from the high city to see the Rova, the queen's palace. Or simply relax by the hotel pool
Day 12 - Depart AntananarivoTransfer to the airport for your onward flight
All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Zambezi
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