9 DAY MENABE EXPEDITIONS
This journey allows you to explore the Menabe region by exploring the Baobab avenueand Kirindy Forest which is home of Madagascar largest carnivore “Fosa”, and Morondava coastal town. And discovering the unveiling scenery and history of the breathtaking Tsingy of Bemaraha World Heritage Site.* This trip is an ideal for photographers.
ITINERARY:9 DAY LAND OF CONTRASTS(LC9)ANTANANARIVO- ANTSIRABE-MORONDAVA-KIRINDY-BEKOPAKA(TSINGY OF BEMARAHA WORLD HERITAGE SITE)
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*)(B,D)Day 2: Drive to Miandrivazo
Full day drive to Miandrivazo, which lies in the middle-west. We’ll cross the central highlands with its picturesque landscapes of Merina villages surroundedirrigated rice paddies. Then continuing our journey westward.
Accommodation at RELAIS DE LA TSIRIBIHINA or similar hotel(B,L,D)
Full day drive to Kirindy which lies in the western region also called Menabe. We’ll cross savannahs with sparse Sakalava hamlets. The west is the kingdom of baobabs (Adansoniagrandidieri, Adansoniaza, Adansoniafony).We’ll stop at the Baobab Avenue before heading to Kirindy.
We’ll have a night walk to look for Fork Marked Lemur, Dwarf Lemur, Grey Mouse Lemur and the tiniest Pygmy Mouse Lemur.
Accommodation at KIRINDY LODGE (very basic) (B,L,D)
Full day exploration of Kirindydry deciduous forest is home of Madagascar largest carnivore,Fosa, and some lemur species such as Verreaux’sSifaka, Brown Lemur, Giant Jumping Rat, and some birds such as Giant Coua and Sickle Billed Vanga…
Accommodation at KIRINDY LODGE(B,L,D)
Depart northward to Bekopaka via Belo surTsiribihina. We’ll take a local ferry to cross Tsiribihina River before heading to Bekopaka.
Afternoon visit ofthe Petit Tsingy, a small part of the Bemaraha 152 000 ha of vast eroded sharp karst pinnacles massif. Bemaraha World Heritage Site is featured with grooves, labyrinths, caves and underground streams. Certain caves contain some relics of “Vazimba”the first inhabitants.
The vegetation surrounding this massif is home of some lemurs such as the Decken’sSifaka, Brown Lemur, the rare Giant Jumping Rat and some birds including the rare raptor, Madagascar Fish Eagle which can be seen around Manambolo River.
Accommodation at LE SOLEIL DES TSINGY (3*)or similar hotel(B,L,D)
Morning drive to the “Grand Tsingy” which consists of immense sharp karst pinnacles with grooves, labyrinths, caves and underground streams. We’ll walking inside labyrinths and climb a rope bridge which gives a 360° panoramic view of the Tsingy range.
Accommodation at LE SOLEIL DES TSINGYor similar hotel(B,L,D)
We'll depart early in the morning to Morondava coastal town and stop at Belo-sur-Tsiribihina for lunch. We’ll have another stop at the Baobab Alley for sunset.
Accommodation at LE PALISSANDRE DE LA COTE OUEST (3*) or similarhotel(B,L,D)
We will be transferred to the airport for our flight to Antananarivo. We’ll have a farewell dinner at VILLA VANILLE restaurant
Accommodation at TAMBOHO HOTEL (3*) or CARLTON HOTEL (5*)(B,L,D)
• Eight’s night accommodation in middle range,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