12-Days Madagascar Tour and Safari


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The island of Madagascar is rich in flora, fauna, and other forms of life. Numerous plant species and the ubiquitous lemurs call this island home. Visitors can visit these plants and other indigenous reptiles in any of the reserves. The majority of Madagascar’s tourism consists of forest walks in search of lemurs, plants, reptiles, and the like.

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Day 1: Arrive in Antananarivo

When you arrive in Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar, a member of our helpful team will meet you at the airport and assist you in making your way to your hotel. The remainder of the day is yours to relax and think about tomorrow’s thrilling adventure. The hotel is where you’ll spend the night.

Accommodation: Hôtel Résidence Lapasoa

Meals & Drinks: Meals at own expense

Day 2: Antananarivo to Andasibe

Following breakfast, we’ll hit the road for Andasibe, a city in eastern Madagascar known for its verdant landscape. In the afternoon, we’ll make it to Andasibe, where we’ll settle into our hotel. We will set out on a night walk at around 7:00 p.m. to look for lemurs and other nocturnal wildlife.

The lodge you’ll be staying in for the night is simple yet functional.

Accommodation: Grace Lodge Andasibe

Meals & Drinks: Breakfast

Day 3: Natural Reserve of Andasibe

Our day will begin with a trip to the Andasibe Special Reserve after breakfast so that we can observe the Indri, the largest lemurs on the island. We will travel to the village of Andasibe in the afternoon. This quick stop allows us to observe local culture, including food and daily routines.

You’ll be staying in the lodge for the night.

Accommodation: Grace Lodge Andasibe

Meals & Drinks: Meals at own expense

Day 4: Andasibe to Antsirabe

After a hearty breakfast, we’ll get back in the car and proceed south to Antsirabe, passing through the scenic highland countryside with its terraced rice fields. We’ll make a brief pit stop in Ambatolampy, a major agricultural hub and renowned aluminum producer. Your estimated time of arrival in Antsirabe is 5:00 PM.

Accommodation: Vatolahy

Meals & Drinks: Breakfast

Day 5: Antsirabe to Ranomafana National Park

We’ll be leaving for Ambositra, the heart of Madagascar’s woodcarving industry, after breakfast. As we go on, we’ll come across some fire-resistant trees called le col de tapia. Rice paddies, pine forests, eucalyptus trees, and rocky mountains are still prevalent features of the region. We leave the main road and head toward Ranomafana National Park, our planned destination for the day.

Accommodation: Hotel Centrest

Meals & Drinks: Breakfast

Day 6: Ranomafana National Park

Approximately 40,000 acres (ha) of rain forest, forested hills, and diverse fauna make up Ranomafana National Park. It is one of the most popular national parks in Madagascar and has been for a long time. You’ll take long treks in the national park in hopes of seeing lemurs, chameleons, and other wildlife.

Accommodation: Ranomafana National Park

Meals & Drinks: Breakfast

Day 7: Isalo National Park

As we hit the road again, we’ll stop at a vineyard outside of Fianarantsoa, “the city where one learns good things,” for a tasting before heading back to Ranomafana. The next stop is the “Anteimoro Paper Factory” in Ambalavao, which is located in the southern part of the island. Next, we’ll go via Ihosy, the Andringitra Mountains, and the massive ‘Plateaux de Horombe’ on our way to Isalo.

Accommodation: Isalo Ranch

Meals & Drinks: Breakfast

Day 8: Isalo National Park

We’re going to go hiking and exploring at Isalo National Park today. From the village of Ranohira, the journey to the Natural Swimming Pool takes around 10 minutes by automobile, followed by roughly 1.5 hours on foot. Vegetation such as the Uapaca bojeri, the Pachypodium rosulatum, or ‘elephant’s foot,’ and the rare Aloe isaloensis will greet us along the journey.

Accommodation: Isalo National Park

Meals & Drinks: Breakfast

Day 9: Isalo to Ifaty

The plan is to leave right after breakfast and drive to Tuléar, where National Road N°7 ends. We’ll be passing through some new landscapes on this round of the trip, including the arid woods of the west and the thorny desert of the south. We will stop along the trip to explore the many ‘Mahafaly tombs’ and ‘Antandroy tombs. We’ll be leaving Tuléar shortly to head to Ifaty by car.

Accommodation: Hôtel de la Plage

Meals & Drinks: Breakfast

Day 10: Ifaty

Ifaty is snoozing on the sand. This makes it a fantastic spot for scuba and snorkeling. It’s also a hotspot for avian enthusiasts. The Vezo fishermen’s way of life is also on display here. On such a free day, you can go on a number of different outings. Kitesurfing, windsurfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, viewing birds, hiking, quadbiking, swimming, and sunbathing are just a few of the activities that can be enjoyed.

Accommodation: Hôtel de la Plage

Meals & Drinks: Breakfast

Day 11: Ifaty to Antananarivo

Our flight back to Tana (short for Antananarivo) leaves at 6:00 am, so we’ll need to leave the hotel about 5:30 am to make the shuttle to the airport.

You may begin your sightseeing adventures immediately following your hotel check-in. Tana offers a plethora of opportunities for sight-seeing.

Accommodation: Hôtel Résidence Lapasoa

Meals & Drinks: Breakfast

Day 12: Depart Antanorovia

At this point in the itinerary, you will be transferred to the airport for your next trip.

You will be able to carry home irreplaceable mementos such as photographs, documents, and other memorabilia.

Of course, we anticipate your return for another thrilling adventure in Madagascar in the near future.

Meals & Drinks: Breakfast


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