Madagascar wildlife tour
14 days from £3100*
We have been researching the best national parks and wildlife sanctuaries in Madagascar for several years now. We have always known that the best time to visit is during the months of September and October, but we also wanted to 'factor in' the reliability of the infamous Air Madagascar airline network and focus on the most wildlife rich overland route possible; as the 'jewel in the crown' of our proposed small group tour led by Allan Blanchard. This classic road journey, takes us to some the best Lemur habitat in the whole of the country; with visits to iconic parks such as, Andasibe, Mantadia, Ranomafana, Anja (Anjaha), Isalo national park, Zombitse Forest and the Spiny Forest of Ifata. We intend to add on a further extension for this tour; but such is the demand for hotels in peak season, that we want to lock in the main overland route first to avoid disappointment.
This is a Small Group Tour
Connect with an Air France flight from the UK to Antananarivo
On arrival in Antananarivo, we will be met and transferred to the Palissandre Hotel
Drive to Andasibe and check into Andasibe Lemur’s lodge. Time for an introductory talk – followed by night walk.
Early morning walk from Indri (dawn chorus). In the afternoon visit Lemur island. Walk in the afternoon, followed by a second night walk
Today we visit Mantadia national park - a more physical walk in untouched primary forest - with a packed lunch
Early morning visit of VOIMMA community park, looking for the emerald green Parson’s chameleon. Then we will drive to Antsirabe; stopping for lunch en route. Overnight at Plumeria Hotel
Drive to Ranomafana where we will stay 2 nights at Centrest Séjour. Night walk along the road on arrival
Excursion to Ranomafana national park. Visit Talatakely forest and Sahamalaotra section in the afternoon
Drive to Isalo with stop at Anja (Anjaha) park one of the best places to see the Ring Tailed lemurs. Stay 2 nights at Relais de la Reine
Full day to explore the Isalo national park. Excursion to Namaza section
Start the final section of the RN7 with a stop at Zombitse Forest NP and then continue on to visit the Arboretum Botanical Gardens. Stay 02 nights at Les Dunes in Ifaty
Today we will visit the beautiful Reniala Spiny Forest in Ifaty
Drive to Tulear and fly back to Antananarivo where we will overnight at Relais des Plateux
When appropriate, you will be transferred to the airport to connect with your onward international flight.
Cost: £3100 per person based on two people sharing a room. Does not include international flights.
GROUP LIMIT: 8 people - significantly smaller than many companies who go to Madagascar!
Meals: Breakfast in the capital and all meals included at the wildlife lodges.
Single person supplement £500
Several Madagascar wildlife extensions possible after RN7 overland; either bespoke, or as part of a group. However, dependent on hotel and wildlife lodge availability, as this is very much PEAK SEASON!
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* Based on 2 persons and not including flights