Departing from Antananarivo the capital city, this tour will take you to walk in the stunning rainforest rich in wildlife searching for lemurs, one of Madagascar wonders and for endemic plants. Along the way you will walk through rice farmers villages as well as visit a UNESCO`s world heritage site.
Keywords: Madagascar Rainforest, East coast, Andasibe, Indri indri, community immersion, Ambohimanga, Madagascar Unesco site, villages
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|ITINERARY:||Antananarivo, Anjozorobe, Andasibe|
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This private tour can be customised according to your style. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
ANTANANARIVO - ANJOZOROBE
After Ambohimanga visit we carry on to Anjozorobe. The forest corridor of Anjozorobe is a protected area.
After a picnic lunch we start our trekking through the countryside passing through villages and fields to the parking lot of the protected area.
This trek called community immersion will allow you to experience villagers daily life who live in the protected area and its surroundings. Crossing rice fields and visiting the Ambodipaiso and Antsahabe villages, you’ll understand how to produce the Malagasy’s basic food, the rice and its long step.
During this tour, you will meet local craftsmen with their wickerwork and zebu cart manufacturing as well as get to know the social, architectural and cultural organization of Merina typical village.
The “Community Immersion” tour will also give you the opportunity to learn more about the positive impacts of the conservation biodiversity on the local community. You can participate to planting trees from the community nursery. So, you contribute to the development of the community and the sustainable management of the site’s natural resources.
Then in the evening, a night walk in the park to watch nocturnal lemurs such as the Lepilemur mustelinus or “Tsidy” and the Avahi laniger or “Fotsife” in Malagasy, chameleons( Calumma brevicornis, Calumma globifer and Calumna gastrotaenia); Frogs (Mantidactilus and gypheromantis). Also, a lot of various insects in the Anjozorobe Angavo forest, among them the stick insect (phasme), snakes and birds.
After night walk, dinner and overnight at Saha Forest camp or similar.
ANJOZOROBE - ANDASIBE
In the morning day walk in the park of Anjozorobe forest corridor with local guide you may see the Indri- Indri the largest lemur in the world and the Sifaka , a dancing lemur. These two lemurs are the highlights of the park. But you may come across other species of lemurs and reptiles. This park is a hotspot for bird watching. Flora is rich in this park apart from fauna, like native and endemics plants of tropical forest.(fern, hardwood, medicinal plants). The forest is considered sacred by local people who believe ancestors spirits live in the forest.
After the day walk, we leave Anjozorobe and head for Andasibe. Lunch on the way. We drive through Eucalyptus forest, rice fields and villages before joining the asphalt road, leading to the East part of Madagascar.
Overnight at Sahatandra river hotel or similar
ANDASIBE - ANTANANARIVO
Then you will continue along the visit of Vakona reserve with the Lemurs Island and crocodile park.
In the afternoon, you will drive back to Antananarivo