This fascinating journey takes you to explore the main star attractions in Madagascar: lemurs and baobabs in national park as well as  to meet a friendly population along the way. Take a dive into stunning natural pools with a wonderful sight of waterfall located in a hideaway in the North West of Madagascar.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS TRIP
  • Lemurs, baobabs and wildlife hike in Ankarafantsika national park
  • Explore stunning caves with stalactites and stalagmites formation
  • Waterfall and swimming in green emerald natural pools
  • Discovering a country side school
  • Relax on the beach along the Mozambique channel
  • Night walk to spot nocturnal lemurs
ITINERARY Antananarivo –  Ankarafantsika – Anjohibe/Antanamarina  – Mahajanga  – Antananarivo.
PRICING INFORMATION: PRICE INCLUDES:
  • Accommodation in a double room on Bed and breakfast according to the program above
  • All transfer Hotel / Airport /hotel as mentioned in the program
  • Entrance fees and local guides in National Park and private parks mentioned in the program
  • Transport with private vehicle with driver and fuel during the whole trip
  • Professional experienced English speaking guide during the trip
  • Tourist tax and VAT
PRICE EXCLUDES:
  • All excursions mentioned as optional in the program
  • All excursions which are not in the program
  • All personal expenses, drinks, laundry, tips
  • Personal insurance for eventualities like accidents, theft or damage to luggage, cancellation etc
  • All flights and airport taxes
  • Meals: Lunch and dinner
  • Visa fee

This private tour can be customised according to your style. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.

Day 1

ANTANANARIVO

Upon arrival at the airport, you will be welcomed by our representative who will be holding a signboard with your name on it. Then transfer to the hotel.
Overnight at Le Relais des plateaux on BB or similar
Day 2

ANTANANARIVO – ANKARAFANTSIKA

 Today is the beginning of your journey in Madagascar. Meet your guide after breakfast. We leave Antananarivo, the capital city and head to the north west of Madagascar. We will pass by scenic view of highlanders villages with adobe houses and rice fields. Then the road will snake through a wide open air space with savanna till Ankarafantsika village. This location homes a national park renowned for its variety of birds and lemurs which is Madagascar flagship. Overnight in Ankarafantsika on BB or similar
Day 3

ANKARAFANTSIKA

Start the morning with a hike through the forested national park. Ankarafantsika means Mountain of thorns. It spans over 135000 Ha. This is among the premium sites for birdwatchers in Madagascar. there is about 129 species of birds: Madagascar Kestrel, Madagascar Fish Eagle, Madagascar Bulbul, Paradise fly catcher but homes other exquisite wildlife with 08 species of lemurs like the dancing lemur called Sifaka. Baobab tree : Adansonia madagascariensis is among the native flora growing in this tropical forest as well as medicinal plants. Various trails are available for hikers to choose according to their own paces. Highlights of the park are lemurs and the Lavaka of Ankarokaroka, a lunar landscape born of massive erosion. Overnight in Ankarafantsika on BB or similar
Day 4

ANKARAFANTSIKA - ANJOHIBE/ANTANANAMARINA

 Today we will drive to the most impressive Madagascar caves named Anjohibe and natural swimming pools. It is series of caves connected between themselves , located in a secluded area after a bumpy road. It`s an oasis amongst the dry sandy savannah. Refresh yourself into the first natural swimming pool to relieve you from the journey. This pool is surrounded by luxuriant vegetation and native traveller palms. Aperitif with local rum, sunset then an outdoor diner around a campfire.
Overnight at Malumba Camp on BB or similar
Day 5

ANJOHIBE/ANTANANAMARINA

Depart in the morning from the campsite. We will explore Anjohibe caves with its underground rooms and galleries. some of them can reach the size of buildings. They have speleothems like stalactites and stalagmites and stretch over 5km. Shafts of light penetrate every room from passageways and holes in the ceiling, giving the caves an eerie feel. However the dry part of the caves offers a rich fauna like small rodents, snakes,(pythons of beautiful size), sweetwater turtles, birds of prey and many other birds. Afterwards we continue to the waterfall, take a dive into the second stunning emerald green swimming pool at the foot of this spectacular waterfall called Mahafanina. Luxuriant vegetation and travellers palms or Ravinala trees framed the pools. Lemurs can be spot on these areas. Then we visit a school near by the pools in Antanamarina. In the evening, we do a night walk for nocturnal lemur called microcebus.
Overnight at Malumba Camp on BB or similar
Day 6

ANJOHIBE/ANTANANAMARINA – MAHAJAGA

After breakfast in this wonderful hideaway, we depart for Mahajaga or Majunga also known as the city of flowers. It is located on the north west coast of Madagascar which is a capital city of Sakalava ethnic group from Boina region. Lunch in Mahajaga city, then the rest of the day is free. We have a beach front hotel. You can relax and chill out on the beach or sipping a tropical cocktail along the swimming pool at the hotel. Overnight at Antsanitia resort on BB or similar
Day 7

MAHAJAGA

In the morning, a private guided tour of Mahajaga city, walk around the secular baobab tree on the main street and its colourful local market. Mahajaga was a former trading town founded by Arabs in 1700. Nowadays it is the most cosmopolitan city in Madagascar with Sakalava, Tsimihety, Merina besides Arab, Comorian, Indo-Pakistanis, Chinese people. Then we visit the sacred lake, it is a sacred and worshipping site for those who believe in ancestors cult. Optional visit of « the cirque Rouge » which is one of western Madagascar’s most famous sights. This amphitheatre of eroded rock is tinted in a rainbow hue of colours, including red, pink, ochre and white – for the full effect, arrive late afternoon and stay until sunset. A stream runs along the bottom of the valley and through a small ravine down to the sea
Overnight at Antsanitia resort on BB or similar
Day 8

MAHAJAGA – ANTANANARIVO

Fly back to Antananarivo. Your last day accommodation is near by the airport. If time allows, visit of handicraft market. We end our tour by your transfer for an outbound flight at Ivato International Airport.
Overnight at Le Relais des plateaux on BB or similar


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This private tour can be customized according to your style. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 2 reviews
21 août 2015

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21 août 2015

The sightseeing and activities were better than we even thought! I still can’t believe we did so much in such a short time, but we did not feel stressed. We really loved the tour and would do it all over again in a minute! Thanks.

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