ENCOUNTER THE LEMURS IN THEIR NATURAL HABITATS
12DAY LEMUR WATCHING
Madagascar is a lemur sanctuary, it is home of 110 living lemur species, ranging from the world's tiniest primate Mouse Lemur weighing about 30grams to the largest living lemur, the INDRI (9kg).They are distributed to 50 nature reserves and national parks.
Our specifically designed tour will take you through some of Madagascar’s fascinating and diverse regions(east, central-east, and south-west), while you have the best lemur viewing and have a close-up view of the rare and fascinating Aye-aye, which is one of the highest priority lemur for conservation.
Lemur watching can be featured from 4days to 21 days, each region boast its own lemur species. If you want to observe more species,let us know,we design it right away
Arrival, meet and greet at Ivato airport and transfer to the hotel located in Antananarivo capital city.
Accommodation on half board at TAMBOHO HOTEL (3*) or CARLTON HOTEL (5*) (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 2: Drive to Andasibe- stop at Peyreiras Reptile Farm
Morning drive to Andasibe and have a stop at Marozevo reptile farm to see various colorful chameleons, Leaf-Tailed Geckos, tree frogs, snakes …
Afternoon visit of Analamazaotra Special Reserve to look for some lemur species such as Diademed Sifaka and Indri, Eastern Woolly Lemur, Red Bellied Lemur, Parson’s chameleon, Mossy Leaf-tailed Gecko…
We have a night walk in search of nocturnal creatures such Goodman’s Brown Mouse Lemur, Greater Dwarf Lemur, chameleons and tree frogs.
Accommodation at INDRI LODGE (middle range) or VAKONA FOREST LODGE (3*) (B, L, D)
Day 3: Drive to Mantadia National Park
Full day visit of Mantadia pristine forest in search of Indri, Diademed Sifaka, Black and White Ruffed Lemur …
Accommodation at INDRI LODGE or VAKONA FOREST LODGE (B, L, D)
Day 4: Drive to Manambato-Sail to Akany Nofy
We depart early in the morning to Manambato to take our boat to Palmarium down Lake Rasoabe and Rasoamasay. Afternoon walk to view several semi-tamed lemurs such as Crowned Lemur, Black and White Ruffed Lemur, Red Bellied Lemur…
Visit of the surrounding islet to have a close-up look of the rare Aye-aye.
Accommodation at PALMARIUM HOTEL or similar hotel (middle range) (B,L,D)
Day 5: Drive back to Antananarivo
Morning visit of Vakona Private Zoo to play with Black and White Ruffed Lemur, Grey Bamboo Lemur, Brown Lemur.
We’ll drive back to Antananarivo.
Accommodation at TAMBOHO HOTEL or CARLTON HOTEL (B, L, D)
Day 6: Drive to Ranomafana
Early morning departure for our long journey to Ranomafana via Ambositra wood carving center.
Dinner and overnight at LE GRENAT HOTEL(middle range) or THERMAL HOTEL(3*) or similar hotel (B, L, D)
Day 7: Ranomafana National Park
Full day exploration of Ranomafana National Park which is renowned for its rich bio-diversity and hot spring. The lush vegetation of Ranomafana National Park is the only protected area where the endangered Golden Bamboo Lemur, Greater Bamboo Lemur and Ranomafana Bamboo Lemur, and are known to occur.
This middle altitude rainforest inhabits the Milne Edward’s Sifaka, Red Bellied Lemur...
Accommodation on full board at LE GRENAT HOTEL (middle range) or THERMAL HOTEL(3*) or similar hotel
Day 8: Drive to Isalo Morning departure to Isalo via Ambalavao renowned for its handmade Antemoro paper fabric.
Visit of ANJA Forest to view Ring-Tailed Lemurs.
Dinner ant overnight at ORQUIDEE HOTEL(middle range) or RELAIS DE LA REINE(3*) (B, L, D)
Day 9: Drive to Ifaty via-Zombitse national park
Morning departure to Ifaty, with a stop at Zombitse National Park a remnant of dry deciduous forest of the southern region, which is the only Forest where the indigenous Appert’sTetraka.
Some Verreaux‘s Sifaka, Hubbard’s Sportive Lemur, and Red Tailed Sportive Lemur can be seen in this forest.
Accommodation on full board at LA MIRA HOTEL(middle range) or LE PARADISIER HOTEL (3*)
Day 10: Ifaty
Morning visit of Ifaty spiny forest which consists of the indigenous Didierae plant, Euphorbias, giant Pachypodium sp and two varieties of baobabs (Adansonia za, Adansonia fony).Ifaty forest inhabit the newly discovered Black Shoulder's Sportive Lemur
Ifaty is an ideal spot for diving and water sports with the large 250km coral reef which protect-ted the south -west coastline.
Accommodation on full board at LA MIRA HOTEL or LE PARADISIER HOTEL
Day 11: Drive back to Toliara- Fly back to Antananarivo
Drive back to Toliara, and transfer to the airport for our flight to Antananarivo. We’ll have a farewell dinner at VILLA VANILLE restaurant
Overnight at TAMBOHO HOTEL (3*) or CARLTON HOTEL (5*)
Day 12: DEPARTURE
You will be transferred to the airport for your return flight.
• Eleven night accommodation in full board in Middle-3*, 5*hotels
• Three meals a day
• Transfers, ground transport (four wheel drive vehicles)
• One (01) domestic flight
• All excursions mentioned on the itinerary
• Service of English speaking private tour guide
• Park entrance fees and park guide fees
• One bottle of mineral water per day
• International airfares to Madagascar
• Travel insurance and taxes
• Tips and gratuities
• Optional excursions
• Items of personal nature