MADAGASCAR – SAFARI AND BEACHES
- Arrival in Antananarivo: «the city of a thousand soldiers » and continuation to Andasibe
Tonga soa, welcome to Madagascar. Once arriving at the airport of Antananarivo, the team of bandro reisen will welcome you. Than, we will take directly the way to the east. The small village of Andasibe is located at approximately 140 km of the capital. The east is characterized by its green vegetation. The landscape is decorated by the chain of hills and rice field, the image of the high plateau of Madagascar. On the way, we will see the daily life of the Malagasy people.
- Andasibe: Analamazaotra national park
The observation of the Indri- Indri is the high point of the visit of Analamazaotra.
The INDRIS are the greatest species of lemur in the world. Our park local guide will do the best to find these lemurs and show them to us. The INDRIS differ from the other species of lemurs thanks to their three various strong cries, which can be heard within a radius of 3km. Two hours excursion at the park will be rather tiring for each one of us. Other species of lemurs live here such as Diadem Sifaka, lemurs with brown and red belly. The place is also a real paradise for birding.
After the midday rest, we will visit the private reserve of Vakôna. We have here the opportunity of mixing with the lemurs.
Before the dinner, we will go for a nocturnal hike along the main road.
- Andasibe – Akanin’ ny Nofy: boat trip
After breakfast, we carry our way on to the east. The landscape is marked by the green vegetation. In Manambato, we take the boat to travel along the “channel of Pangalanes” to reach Akanin’ ny Nofy, literally translated “the Nest of dream”. “The Channel of Pangalanes” is an artificial channel, which has approximately 700 km long. It was created during the colonial period. It is particularly important for the local inhabitants for goods transportation. We get in a universe worthy of a fairy tale.
Before the dinner, we will have an evening excursion in the “Aye-aye Island”. The Aye-ayes are rare species of nocturnal lemurs. We can observe them very closely on the island.
- Akanin’ ny Nofy: Palmarium reserve
After the breakfast, we will hike at the hotel park. Some species of lemurs also live here. Food’s ready! Take care to have bananas in the bag; otherwise the lemurs will not leave you quiet. A very good prospect is waiting for us on the mountain. Those who look for a haven of peace, they will be very happy finding it here.
- Akanin’ ny Nofy – Toamasina: to the east coast
After breakfast, we will drive back to Manambato with the boat. Then we will continue with the car to Toamasina; the first port of Madagascar. It is also the Imperial palace of the Betsimisaraka ethnic group. We will be able to live an exotic environment thanks to a little walk around the city.
- Toamasina- Soanierana Ivongo – Sainte Marie: road of cinnamons and cloves
The trip continues along the coastal area until Soanierana Ivongo. The vegetation reflects the original landscape of the island in the past. Spices spread out everywhere. We will reach Sainte Marie from Soanierana Ivongo by boat.
- Sainte Marie: Sunny beaches and blue sea
The ancient island of the pirates is famous for the apnea diving and the scuba diving. The very beautiful sunny beaches invite you to swim and enjoy peace.
- SainteMarie: Island of the pirates
The Island offers various excursions for the business travelers: tour of the island, excursion in “the plaits Island ,excursions in the forest or visit of the cemetery of pirates. .
- Flight Sainte Marie –Antananarivo: transfers
Transfer to the airport of Sainte Marie. Getting in Antananarivo, we are driven direct to the hotel.
- Flight Back: Welcome back home.
- Reception at the airport
- All the transfers from airport- hotels- airports
- Cars, driver and fuel during the journey
- 09 Nights with breakfast
- Transfers by boat
- Parks entry and local guide in the natural reserves mentioned in the program
- The excursions mentioned in the program
- International flights
- Travel insurance
- Visa about 35,- Euros
- Lunch and dinner
- personal expenses
- optional excursion
- Domestic flight Sainte Marie – Antananarivo
- Akanin’ny Nofy
- Sainte Marie