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Tropical East Madagascar Tour (11 days)

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Safari: Madagascar

Tropical East Madagascar Tour (11 days)

With its spectacular rainforests, beaches and waterways, this former pirate hideout offers a relaxed ambiance and more than enough activities to keep guests occupied

On this fantastic beach holiday you'll get to discover Madagascar's stiriking east coast.

  • Your journey will begin in the capital of Antananarivo where the sights and sounds of this unique city will have you intruiged by the mix of old colonial French influences and the new, modern Madagascar. 
  • Next you'll travel to the lush and charming village of Andasibe to explore the Perinet Reserve and the larger Parc National de Mantadia in a search for lemurs among the rich and diverse foliage. Get in touch with the Indri, the largest of the lemur species along with Brown and Bamboo lemurs.
  • Extending down the eastern coast of Madagascar along the Indian Ocean, the Pangalanes Canal is a series of natural rivers, lakes and man-made waterways. We recommend an excursion to the canal to experience a number of unspoiled beaches and small villages on its banks, and the procession of boats on its waters, as well as meet the people whose lives and cultures are based around this intruiging landscape. 
  • Situated in the Analanjirofo Region in Madagascar, Mahambo is a coastal town facing the Indian Ocean, famous for surfing and resort holidays. Located 90 Km north of Tamatave (3h), you will drive along the Madagascan East coast where you can buy coconuts straight from the roadside. Do not hesitate to stop at one of the shops bordering the road to discover unusual tropical fruits.
  • Your next stop will be the wonderful island paradise of Sainte Marie, a sliver of paradise off Madagascar’s northeast coast. A notorious pirate hideout in the late 17th century, it’s believed that this tropical islet once provided shelter for almost 1000 marauders.

With so much to explore and discover on the island, Madagascar is perfect for adventurous travellers, history-lovers and naturalists. 

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Estimated cost per person for a 9-day safari like this, depending on the season. Can be customised based on your budget and requirements.
International flights not included.
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What to Expect on This Safari

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Landing in Andasibe

Upon arrival at Antananarivo International airport, you will be met by your driver/guide who will drive to Andasibe National Park, HOME OF THE LEMURS! (3h to 4h drive).

Check-in into your hotel in the evening, dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Meals: Half-board 

Drinks: Not included

Transport & transfers: Included

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2

Andasibe

  • After your breakfast, your tour-driver will drive you to Andasibe-Mantadia National Park. Stretching across 154 square kilometres of eastern Madagascar, Andasibe-Mantadia National Park is a place of great beauty and biodiversity. It is divided into two distinct sections: the smaller Analamazaotra or Perinet Reserve to the south and the larger Parc National de Mantadia to the north. The region is swathed with thick tropical rainforests made up of lush ferns, tangled lianas, hundreds of orchid species and myriad other jungle flora and teeming with a diverse array of endemic wildlife. You’ll know you’ve arrived when you hear the peculiar call of the Indri, the largest living lemur in existence, which can reach up to one metre in height. Visitors can enjoy spectacular hikes, discover hidden waterfalls, and hunt for rare orchids.
  • After the visit, drive to Andasibe check-in at your hotel. At the end of the afternoon, you will be taken on a late visit to Vakona forest.  

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Antananarivo

3 to 4-hour drive back to Antananarivo, visit the reptile zoo on the way.

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4

Antanavarivo

1 hour drive from your hotel to the Lemurs reserve.

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5 to 7

Sainte Marie Island

​1 hour flight from Antananarivo to Sainte Marie Island. Once landed in Sainte Marie, book a various range of activities (optional) or just let yourself go & relax in this tropical paradise. Whale watching safaris are from July to September (Migration).

Meals: Half-board 

Drinks: Not included

Transport & transfers: Included

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8

Sainte Marie Island back to Antananarivo

Morning at leisure in Sainte Marie, your last chance to breathe the warm Ocean Breeze! Take a flight back to the capital city, Antananarivo. Upon your arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel for dinner and overnight at the Maison Gallieni. You may also want to do some last minute shopping or take in an optional city tour.

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End of journey

You'll be transferred to Ivato International Airport for your flight home. 

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