Trips and journeys
Journey by boat to the west coast with visit of the national park „Tsingy de Bemaraha“. This national park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
1st day: journey to Madagascar
Flight to Madagascar. In the evening arrival in Antananarivo (Tana), the capital city of Madagascar. Check-out and transfer to the Hotel. BB
2nd day: Antananarivo
City tour in Tana with its colonial building. Then we visit the lemur parks where around nine different species of lemur live. Hotel Ch. d. Roses or equivalent,bed and breakfast
3th day: Antsirabe
We drive to Antsirabe in the highlands. In Antsirabe a city tour and visit to the volcanic lake Andraikiba and to a precious stone grinder. Many different minerals are found here. Hotel Ch. Voyageurs or equivalent, bed and breakfast
4th day: Miandrivazo
We continue to Miandrivazo the Starting point for our three days trip by boat. Enough time for a cosy walk along the Mahajilo river. Bungalows Rasalimo or equivalent, bed and breakfast.
5th day: Boating on the Tsiribihina
Today we start our three days adventure by boat on the tsiribihina river through nearly untouched wilderness. We will see plants and animals, which only exist in this part of the world. Overnight stay in a camp near the river, full board.
6th day: Boating on the Tsiribihina
Second day on the river. We reach the Anosin'Ampela waterfall. Opportunity to enjoy this wonderful place and to take a cold shower. Overnight stay in a camp near the river, full board.
7th day: Belo Tsiribihina - Bekopaka
End of our adventure on the river. We arrive in Belo Tsiribihina and we continue by car to Bekopaka, where we will visit the famous "Tsingy de Bemaraha". We'll go there on an excursion to see a part of rare flora and fauna. Overnight Olymp or equivalent BB.
8th day: Bekopaka
Today we visit the national park of the big Tsingy de Bemaraha. Tsingys are a sharp limestone with peaks up to 30m high. The tsingy de Bemaraha extend over a 157 710 ha area - an impressive natural phenomenon. This national park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Overnight/breakfast at Olymp or equivalent.
9th day: Tsingy de Bemaraha
We visit the little Tsingy de Bemaraha. We will see there also plants and animals which have become rare even on Madagascar. Then we make an short excursion by doug-out on the Manabolo river to visit some caves (depending on the water lewel). Overnight Olymp or equivalent. BB
10th day: Tana
After breakfast we drive back on the track to Morondava up to the natural reserve Kirindy. In the evening we visit the reserve to dicover nocturnal animals. With a little chance we will see the fossa, the Madagascar carnivore animal. Overnight in a plain accommodation near the reserve. BB
11th day: Morondava
In the morning we visit the reserve Kirindy again. In this dry forest we will see plants and animals which are well adpted to this dry climate. Then we continue to Morondava past the famous "Allee des Baobabs". Bungalows Renala or equivalent, bed and breakfast.
12th day: Tana
Depending on the flight departure time, transfer to the airport and flight back to Tana. Hotel Gregoire or equivalent, bed and breakfast.
13th day: Manambato
We drive to the east coast to Manambato at the Pangalanes channel. There we continue by boat to the Ampitabe lake in Ankanin'ny Nofy. The local accomodation are plain but clean. BB
14th day: Akanin'ny Nofy
The region of Akanin'ny Nofy is a great nature reserve situated in the eastern part of Madagascar. Beautiful beaches with clear water will invite us for swimming and recreation. We can also visit the park Palmarium or go for a walk in the village. BB
15th day: Tamatave
We start in the morning our boat trip on the longest channel of the world to Tamatave, the most important port of Madagascar. In Tamatave transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is free. A tour in the city is possible. Miray or equivalent, bed and breakfast.
16th day: Tamatave - Andasibe
Today we continue by car in the direction to the highland to Andasibe to visist the nature reserve Analamazaotra. Grace Lodge or equivalent, bed and breakfast.
17th day: Analamazaotra reserve
After breakfast an excursion in the national park. We hope to meet the Indri-Indri, the popular wood ghost of the Madagascan. It is the biggest lemur. This reserve is rich in Flora and Fauna. Grace Lodge or equivalent, bed and breakfast.
18th day: Marozevo - Tana
We drive back to Tana. On the way we make a stop at the private reptile farm of Peireyras in Marozevo. With a little luck we will see the biggest butterfly on earth (named Komet). Hotel Gregoire or equivalent, bed and breakfast.
19th day: Tana - Flight back to Paris
This morning visit of the king hill Abohimanga, a former residence of the Merina kings. Then we visit the artisan market "Marche d’Artisanat", to buy some souvenirs. In the afternoon transfer to the airport Ivato, where we check in for the return flight to Paris.
20th day: Arrival in Paris
Arrival in Paris. Then individual journey to the respective place of residence.
You are always welcome to ask us about the kind of travel experience you are looking for; we (almost) always come up with a solution. Alternatively, you can arrange an appointment with us for an individual consultation, and we will make a customised offer.
Hotel arrangements may be subject to alteration. Departure times of flights can be postponed by as much as several days, as airlines can change their operating days in the course of the year. All remaining trips are then reorganised in accordance with customers’ wishes.
Suitable vehicles are arranged in accordance with the number of travellers (1-8) to ensure the best value. English- or German-speaking guides are available, as is the option to travel without a guide. These trips can also be reorganised on an individual basis depending on areas of interest.
Whether as part of an organised programme or as an extra, we can also offer a few refreshing and therapeutic days for a chance to bathe, as required. Tours on the themes of mineral wealth, ornithology and botany are available by arrangement, but require planning and booking well in advance due to time restraints and the availability of skilled personnel.
When booking, please bear in mind the peak-season periods of
18. Dec. – 31. Dec. and 01. Jul. – 20. Aug.