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The Wild South Madagascar Tour (11 days)

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Safari: Madagascar

The Wild South Madagascar Tour (11 days)

Take a Madagascar island adventure holiday and be one of the few to explore this mystical place

As far as genuinely fascinating destinations go, you can’t beat Madagascar. Beyond the exported images of baobabs and beaches are ancient forests and wetlands filled with peculiar creatures, secret bays once bedevilled by pirates and crumbling citadels built by feuding kings and queens. And that’s just the start…

Evolution has occurred more or less in isolation on this remote island – located 400 kilometers off Africa’s east coast – with the result that much of its indigenous wildlife is found nowhere else on earth. The Madagascan landscape is no less compelling than the resident wildlife, with terrain ranging from lush jungles and palm-fringed beaches to the knife-edged karst Tsingys of the Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park’s ‘stone forests’. Madagascar is an otherworldly paradise where visitors are offered a unique glimpse into a fantastical one-of-a-kind world.

This tour includes: 

  • Half board accommodation
  • 4WD car rental with an English speaking driver (air conditioned vehicle with rental cover and gasoline)
  • Park and reserve entrance fees
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Estimated cost per person for a 11-day safari like this, depending on the season.
International flights not included.
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What to Expect on This Safari

This popular itinerary can be customised to match your budget and travel dates by adding/removing a few days or selecting different lodges

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1

Landing in Antananarivo

A Discover Africa representative will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the Maison Gallieni . Antananarivo is a crowded city full of life.  Explore the vibrancy of its people and overwhelmingly unique architecture and history before you settle in for a comforting dinner. 

* Please expect a long transfer to your hotel as the streets can become highly congested

Meals: Half board

Drinks: Not included

Transfers & transport: Included

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2

Antananarivo to Miandrivazo

  • Today is an early departure for Miandrivazo, a lush, hilly town of Miandrivazo is found in the district of the same name, towards the center of the island. This is said to be the hottest region in Madagascar, making breezy boat trips on a pirogue or motorboat, down the nearby Tsiribihina River, the area’s most popular activity. 
  • The road might be rocky, but you'll discover more about authentic Madagascar. Enjoy countryside views of the fields and plantations along your drive. Don't forget to stop for fresh fruit and edibles at road side stalls. 
  • You'll stay at Princesse Tsiribihina this evening. 

Meals: Half board

Drinks: Not included

Transfers & transport: Included

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3

Miandrivazo to Morondava

  • Today you'll continue your journey to the seaside town of Morondova,situated on the west coast of Madagascar. The town serves as a gateway to the area’s claim to fame and main attraction: the world-renowned ‘Avenue of the Baobabs’. These massive, ancient Baobab trees tower over the terrain and create magical otherworldly silhouettes at sunrise and sunset.
  • Don’t miss the opportunity to browse Morondava’s local market for a selection of locally made textiles and other sought-after Malagasy handicrafts.
  • Dinner and overnight at the Palissandre Cote Ouest.

Meals: Half board

Drinks: Not included

Transfers & transport: Included

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4

Morondava to Belo Sur Tsiribihina

  • Located on the Tsiribihina Estuary on Madagascar’s West Coast, Belo Tsirihibina, also called Belo Sur Tsirihibina or Belon'i Tsiribihina is a town and commune in the Menabe region. The town is set just 100 kilometres north of the picturesque town of Morondava. It is a transport hub and serves as a convenient stopover for visitors travelling to the popular Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park.
  • Visitors can look forward to boating down the network of waterways, exploring the surrounding areas and visiting the traditional mausoleum of the Sakalava Kings, also known as the Royal Tombs of Tsianitry.
  • Dinner and overnight at the Lodge de la Saline.

Meals: Half board

Drinks: Not included

Transfers & transport: Included

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5 to 6

Belo Sur Tsiribihina to Bekopaka

  • Set close to the southern boundary of the Tsingy of Bemaraha National Park, the village of Bekopaka lies in the district of Antsalova, Madagascar. Which acts as an excellent base for exploring the spectacular Tsingy of Bemaraha National Park, a world-renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site. The park is known for its unique geology boasting forests of ‘tsingy’, which are spiky limestone karst creating an otherworldly landscape for visitors to discover. 
  • Other attractions include the park’s untouched woodlands, mangroves and glistening lakes abundant with an array of wildlife such as the endemic lemur and almost 100 different bird species.
  • Dinner and overnight at the Soleil des Tsingy. 

Meals: Half board

Drinks: Not included

Transfers & transport: Included

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7

Bekopaka to Kirindy Village

  • With the Mozambique Channel to its west and encircled by dry natural landscapes, Kirindy village lies on Madagascar's beautiful western coast.
  • Kirindy reserve is a privately managed forest in one of Madagascar's most threatened environments. Bush fires are very common in this region and you might see some on your way.
  • Dinner and overnight at Relais du Kirindy.

Meals: Half board

Drinks: Not included

Transfers & transport: Included

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8

Kirindy Village back to Morondava

  • Your return journey back to Antananarivo begins today. You'll follow the same route with your guide and have the opportunity to discover the things you may have missed on incoming trip.
  • Breakfast at the Relais du Kirindy before you set off. 

Meals: Half board

Drinks: Not included

Transfers & transport: Included

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9

Morondava to Antananarivo

  • Today is the last leg of your epic tour of the wild south of Madagascar.
  • Dinner and overnight at Palissandre Cote Ouest.

Meals: Half board

Drinks: Not included

Transfers & transport: Included

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  • The Wild South Madagascar Tour (11 days)
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10

Antananarivo

  • Welcome back to Antananarivo! If time allows, you can do some last minute shopping for Malagasy handicrafts in the city.
  • Dinner and overnight at La Maison Gallieni. 
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11

End of Journey

You'll be transported to the airport for your departure back home after your epic road trip. 

* Make sure that you leave in time for your flight as the streets are highly congested.

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