UNVEILING THE TREASURE OF THIS "WORLD APART" IN PHOTOGRAPHY

This 21 day photography tour is designed after a selection of the four best sites,which allows you to discover the real Madagascar wilderness and to have a wildlife close up view.

20DAY WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY TOUR(WPT21)

21DAYS/20NIGHTS
  • Accommodation on full board basis in double or twin rooms
  • Accommodation:3* or 4*hotels and Middle range
  • 06 domestic flights: Antananarivo-Mahajanga(Round trip),Antananarivo-Fort-Dauphin (Round trip),Antananarivo-Morondava(Round trip)Toliara-Antananarivo
  • Excluding international flights
  • Tips and gratuities are not included in the rates
  • Group size: max 10
  • Tour cost should be paid in EURO because the hotel tariffs and Malagasy money are based in Euro

ITINERARY:ANTANANARIVO-ANKARAFANTSIKA-MAHAJANGA-FORT DAUPHIN-BERENTY-MORONDAVA-BAOBAB ALLEY

NORTH-WEST/SOUTH-EAST/SOUTH-WEST/EAST

06 domestic flights

Day 1: Arrival
Arrival, meet and greet at Ivato airport and transfer to the hotel located in Antananarivo capital city.
Dinner and overnight at CARLTON HOTEL(4*) or TAMBOHO HOTEL(3*)
Day 2: Fly to Mahajanga-Drive to Ankarafantsika
After breakfast we will be transferred to the airport for our flight to Mahajanga.Upon arrival we'll take barge down Lake Ravelobe(Ankarafantsika NP), and scan some birds such the rare Madagascar Fish Eagle, Madagascar Jicana, Humblot's Heron...
We'll have a night walk in search of the indigenous Ravelobe Mouse Lemur, Grey Mouse Lemur,Fat-Tailed Dwarf Lemur, some chameleons...
Accommodation on full board at Ankarafantsika ecolodge(basic)
Day 3:Ankarafantsika National Park
We'll have a full day exploration of Ankarafantsika National Park, which consists of dry deciduous forest which is home of several lemur and bird species, such as Coquerel's Sifaka, Mongoose Lemur, Ravelobe Mouse Lemur, Rufous Vanga, White Breasted Mesite...
This park is rich in Bird species including Vandam's Vanga, White Breasted Mesites, Schlegel'd Asity, Sickle Billed Vanga.
Accommodation on full board at Ankarafantsika ecolodge(basic)
Day 4: Ankarafantsika National Park
Morning visit of the park to look for Milne Edward's Sportive Lemur, Western Wolly Lemur and Reptiles such Rhino Chameleon,s Full day visit of the park in search of the native Schlegel’s Asity, Vandam’s Vanga, White Breasted Mesite, Red Capped Coua, Rufous Vanga, Coquerel’s Coua…
Drive back to Mahajanga in the afternoon,and transfer to the hotel.
Accommodation on half board at Karibu Lodge
Day 5:Fly back to Antananarivo
Transfer to Mahajanga airport, and fly back to Antananarivo.
Accommodation on full board at CARLTON HOTEL(4*) or TAMBOHO HOTEL(3*)
Day 6:Fly to Fort-Dauphin-Drive to Berenty Private Reserve
Transfer to Ivato airport and fly to Fort-Dauphin.Upon arrival in Fort Dauphin, drive westward about 2hours to Berenty Private Reserve. Visit of Berenty riverine forest to have a close up look of some groups of “Dancer Sifaka”, Ring-Tailed Lemur and the Common Brown Lemur.
Night walk in Berenty Reserve to look for Grey Mouse Lemur, White Footed Sportive Lemur, chameleons
Accommodation on full board at BERENTY LODGE(basic)
Day 7: Berenty Private Reserve
Full day exploration of the reserve to have a close up look of the wildlife.
Accommodation on full board at BERENTY LODGE(basic)
Day 8: Berenty Private Reserve
Full day exploration of the reserve to view fruit bats, several bird species such as Red Tailed Vanga, Giant Coua …
Visit of the AREMBELO Museum.
Accommodation on full board at BERENTY LODGE(basic)
Day 9: Fly back to Antananarivo
We'll have an early morning visit of reserve before our transfer to the airport for our return flight to Antananarivo.
Accommodation on full board at COLBERT HOTEL (4*) / TAMBOHO HOTEL (3*)
Day 10: Fly to Morondava-Drive to Kirindy
Transfer to the airport for our flight to Morondava coastal town. Upon arrival, we’ll drive some 60km northward on a sandy to road to Kirindy forest.
The western region is the kingdom of baobabs with 3 species such as Adansonia grandidieri, Adansonia za, and Adansonia fony). We’ll have a stop at the famous Baobab Alley.
Upon arrival in Kirindy forest, we’ll settle in our small ad basic bungalow. After lunch, we’ll visit this dry deciduous forest in search of Verreaux’s Sifaka, Brown Lemur,Fosa, the island largest carnivore and some birds such as Giant Coua,Rufous Vanga …
We’ll have a night walk to look for Fork Marked Lemur, Dwarf Lemur, Grey Mouse Lemur and the tiniest Pygmy Mouse Lemur. Accommodation on full board at Kirindy Ecolodge (very basic)
Day 11: KIRINDY FOREST
Full day exploration of the forest to look for reptile such as Spiny-Tailed Lizard, Geckos, Big-Headed Geckos, snakes and chameleons...
We’ll have a night walk to look for night creatures.
Accommodation on full board at Kirindy Ecolodge (very basic)
Day 12 Drive to Bekopaka (Tsingy of Bemaraha)
We`ll have a full day drive to Bekopaka, and will have a stop at Baobab Alley. We’ll take a local ferry to cross Tsiribihina River, then take lunch at Belo, and before heading to Bekopaka. The rare raptor, Madagascar Fish Eagle can be seen around Manambolo River.
Accommodation on half board at LE SOLEIL DES TSINGY or OLYMPE DE BEMARAHA
Day 13: Excursion to the Grand Tsingy (Bemaraha National Park)
Morning drive to the “Grand Tsingy” which consists of immense sharp karst pinnacles with grooves, labyrinths, caves and underground streams. It is surrounded by dry deciduous dry forest which inhabits some lemurs such Decken’s Sifaka and the rare Giant Jumping Rat… We’ll explore those labyrinths and climb a suspended bridge which gives a 360° panoramic view of the Tsingy range. After having a picnic lunch, we’ll track back to the hotel.
Accommodation on half board at LE SOLEIL DES TSINGY or OLYMPE DE BEMARAHA
Day 14: Drive back to Morondava We'll depart early in the morning to Morondava coastal town, and stop at Belo-sur-Tsiribihina for lunch. We’ll have a stop at the Baobab Alley for sunset.
Dinner and overnight at RENALA HOTEL (3*)
Day 15: Fly back to Antananarivo We'll depart early in the morning to Morondava coastal town, and stop at Belo-sur-Tsiribihina for lunch. We’ll have a stop at the Baobab Alley for sunset.
Accommodation on full board at COLBERT HOTEL (4*) / TAMBOHO HOTEL (3*)
Day 16: Drive to Manambato-Transfer by boat to Akany Ny Nofy
Drive nrth-eastward to Manambato, then on board on a boat to Akany ny Nofy. Visit of the private park to encounter the semi-tamed Black-and White Ruffed Lemur, Red Bellied Lemur, Black Lemur... Before dinner , on board to a forest where we can have a close up view of some semi-tamed Aye-ayes. Accommodation on full board at Palmarium OR Palm Beach Hotel.
Day 17: Drive to Perinet
After breakfast,we will return to Manambato and drive to Perinet. We will have a afternoon visit of the Perinet Special Reserve to view Indri.
Night walk along the road to look for nocturnal lemurs such as Goodman’s Mouse Lemur, Greater Dwarf Lemur... Some frogs such as Boophis viridis and Parson's Chameleon, Nose Horned Chameleon, Madagascar Green Gecko, Madagascar Tree Boa can be seen.
Accommodation on full board at VAKONA FOREST LODGE (3*) or INDRI LODGE (2*)
Day 18: Perinet Special Reserve
Full day visit of Perinet Special Reserve to view Indri defining their territories with their loud calls.The reserve is also home of Black and White Ruffed Lemur, Red Bellied Lemur and
The Diademed Sifaka, Grey Bamboo Lemur, Red Fronted Brown Lemur can be seen in this forest.
Accommodation on full board at VAKONA FOREST LODGE (3*) or INDRI LODGE (2*)
Day 19: Mantadia national park
Morning visit of Mantadia National Park to look for Indri, Diademed Sifaka, Black and Ruffed Lmeur, Grey Bamboo Lemur and several endemic bird species such as
several endemic birds such as Blue Coua,Madagascar Pygmy Kingfisher the 3 species of Ground Rollers. After visit of Vakona zoo to play with semi-tamed lemurs; Accommodation on full board at VAKONA FOREST LODGE (3*) or INDRI LODGE (2*)
Day 20: Drive back to Antananarivo
Tracking back to Antananarivo, and have a stop at Pereyras reptile farm to see various colorful chameleons, Stump Tailed chameleon
(Brookesia), Leaf-Tailed Gecko, tiny tree frogs, snakes, fruit bats, tenrecs …
Accommodation on full board at VAKONA FOREST LODGE (3*) or INDRI LODGE (2*)
Day 21: Departure
You will be transferred to the airport for your return flight.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • In remote places like BERENTY, BEKOPAKA,ANKARAFANTSIKA there is NO ELECTRICAL POWER.
      Generator runs only from 06PM to 10 PM and from 7AM to 9AM
    • Madagascar is a French speaking country, an English speaking tour guide is recommended if you don’t speak French

    ACTIVITIES

    • Visit of Ankarafantsika National Park
    • Visit of Berenty Private Resserve
    • Visit of Tsingy of Bemaraha World Heritage Site
    • Visit of Kirindy Forest
    • Visit of Baobab Alley
    • Visit of Perinet Special Reserve and Mantadia National Park
    • Visit of Palmarium and Aye-aye private forest

    INCLUDED

    • Accommodation:17nights in Good or Middle range
    • Meals: 3meals a day
    • Six(06) domestic flights
    • Transfers and ground transport
    • All excursions mentioned above and entrance park fees
    • Service of English speaking guide throughout the tour
    • Service of all park guides for above mentioned reserves
    • Luggage handling at airports
    • One mineral water each day

    EXCLUDED

    • International airfare to Madagascar
    • Travel insurance and taxes
    • Passport and visa fees
    • Beverages
    • Tips and gratuities
    • Optional excursions
    • Luggage handling fee at the hotels

Coquerel's Sifaka can be seen at Ankarafantsika National Park

Vandam's Vanga inhabits the dry deciduous forests

The RingTailed Lemur is Madagascar flagship species

FOSA are the predators of lemurs , they are agile climbers

Tsingy of Bemaraha World Heritage Site

Sunset at Baobab Alley

Aye-aye differs from the other lemurs with its skeleton fingers

Superciliaris Leaf Chameleon climb at night in a low vegetation for sleeping

The well camouflaged Mossy leaf-Tailed Gecko