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Madagascar Wildlife & Beaches Holiday

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15 Days, from £4,065pp excl. flights This Madagascan holiday is the perfect mix of adventure, wildlife and beach relaxation encompassing wonderful forests and national parks with an amazing variety of species of lemurs, birdlife, flora and fauna.

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This wonderful 14 night tailor made Madagascar Wildlife & Beaches Holiday is the perfect mix of adventure, wildlife and relaxation. Madagascar is a wildlife lovers dream with its endemic species of lemurs, birdlife, flora and fauna and more. Explore the National Parks, forests, reserves, staying in boutique accommodation throughout on a private basis. End your holiday on one of Madagascar's most secluded beach resorts

Day 1: Arrive Antanarivo, Madagascar

Arrival at Antanarivo International airport, where you will be met by our local representatives and transferred to your boutique hotel for overnight.
Overnight: Lokanga Boutique Hotel

Day 2: Morondava - Kirindy Forest (B/D)

Transfer back to the airport today for your onward flight to Morondava. Drive to Kirindy Forest this morning. Kirindy comprises one of the most outstanding and threatened wildlife habitats in Madagascar: the dry deciduous forest. Dominated by majestic baobab trees and a forest canopy. this protected area is the only place where the world’s smallest known primate, the pygmy mouse lemur, the giant jumping rat and the fossas, the only endemic carnivorous specie of Madagascar occur.
Overnight: Camp Amoureux (B/D)

Day 3: Morondava (B/D)

Enjoy more of the forest today – the forest is also home to many bird species, lemurs, varieties of reptiles, the turtle Erymnochelys madagascariensis, unique fresh water turtles, chameleons and many species of tenrecs and mangousts. In the afternoon, drive back to Morondava with a stop at Baobab Avenue for sunset.
Overnight: Cote Ouest Palissandre Resort & Spa

Day 4: Antanarivo (B)

Transfer back to the airport today and fly back to Antanarivo. Transfer to your boutique hotel for overnight.
Overnight: Lokanga Boutique Hotel

Day 5: Andasibe Natural Reserve (B/D)

Drive eastwards this morning to Andasibe natural reserve (about 3½ hour’s drive). On the way, stop for the visit of the insect and reptile farm Peyreiras also called Exotic park at Marozevo. It provides the opportunities for close viewing of some chameleons, leaf tailed geckos, butterflies, crocodiles and also lemurs.
Arrival in Andasibe in the afternoon and check-in at the hotel.
In the evening, enjoy a nocturnal walk to try to spot nocturnal species.
Overnight: Vakona Lodge

Day 6: Andasibe Natural Reserve (B/D)

Enjoy the whole day to explore Andasibe National Park. To see the most wildlife (especially Indris and birds) be in the rainforest as close to daybreak as possible when the animals are most active. The trails are not difficult to manage and the forest guides speak good English. You should also encounter the likes of Grey Bamboo Lemur, Red-fronted Brown Lemur; birds like the lovely Blue Coua; Sunbird-Asity and Nuthatch Vanga, as well as impressive reptiles like Malagasy Tree Boa and Parson’s Chameleon.
Orchids and other epiphytes festoon the trees.
Overnight: Vakona Lodge

Day 7: Antsirabe (B/D)

Check out of the lodge and you will be transferred by private car with your driver-guide to the highland town of Antsirabe. The drive takes around 6 hours. En- route at Ambatolampy, a quaint little town, have coffee at the Au Rendezvous Des Pecheurs. Antsirabe is a busy town, the rickshaw capital with pousse-pousse (rickshaw) drivers touting for business.
Overnight: Residence Camelia

Day 8: Ranomafana National Park (B/D)

Transfer by road to the Ranomafana National Park, a journey of about 5 hours. You'll stop at Ambositra which is famous for its wood carvings. Ranomafana National Park features superb scenery and is dominated by the white-water River Namorona, which cascades through rainforest-clad slopes. There is a good system of trails, including several half-day walks. Ranomafana is famed for its twelve species of lemur including the three species of Bamboo Lemur.
Overnight: Setam Lodge

Day 9: Ranomafana National Park (B/D)

For avid birders this is the place where you might find Brown Emutail, Madagascar Pygmy Kingfisher, Pitta-like and Rufous-headed ground-rollers, Brown Mesite, Yellow-browed Oxylabes, Crossley's Babbler, Forest Rock-thrush and Pollen's Vanga.
Overnight: Setam Lodge

Day 10: Tuléar (B/D)

Depart for Tuléar today, visit the Arboretum en-route. Transfer this afternoon to your hotel for overnight.
Overnight: Bakuba Hotel

Day 11: Anakao Island (B/D)

Transfer to the Tuléar harbour for the boat transfer to Anakao for your next 3 nights. The rest of the day and evening at leisure to relax and enjoy the secluded resort.
Overnight: Anakao Ocean Lodge

Days 12 - 13: Anakao Island (B/D)

Days at leisure to relax and enjoy the resort and beachlife.
Overnight: Anakao Ocean Lodge

Day 14: Antanarivo (B)

Fly back to Antanarivo today for your final night. Transfer to your boutique hotel for overnight.
Overnight: Lokanga Boutique Hotel

Day 15: Departure (B)

Time for a morning sightseeing and visit to the children's centre that we are proud to support. Transfer to the airport for your afternoon departure.

Price includes:

• Domestic flights within Madagascar
• Accommodation as specified
• Private or shared transfers throughout
• Meals and touring as specified in the itinerary
• B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

Prices vary according to season and are per person based on two people sharing travelling together. Please ask us for more details and exclusions.

Highlights

  • Kirindy Forest
  • Unique Bird and Animal Species
  • Ranomafana National Park
  • Anakao Island
  • Luxury Boutique Lodges

Madagascar Information

  • Capital City: Antanarivo
  • Time Difference: GMT +2
  • Language: Malagasy, French, English
  • Fly with: Air France, Air Mauritius
  • Flight time: Average 11 hours
  • Best time to go: May to September
  • Currency: Ariary
  • Visa required: Yes on arrival


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