3 Day Lemurs, Chameleons and Rainforest Andasibe Tour from US$689.-pp

Ideal short tour to visit Andasibe as an add-on to your Antananarivo “Tana”  visit or in your private vehicle with guide.  Search for a variety of lemur species and chameleons and explore local markets on the way.

Highlights:

  • Andasibe National Park
  • Lemur Island
  • Exotic Park in Marozevo
  • Search for 12 different species of lemurs  and chameleons
  • Easy add-on to your Antananarivo stay
Accommodation Destination Basis Room Type Duration
Palissandre Hotel & Spa Antananarivo HB+ 1x Standard Room 1 Night
Vakona Forest Lodge Andasibe HB+ 1x Standard Room 1 Night

Key
HB+: Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Activities

Price

US$689.- per person, sharing occupancy, 2 persons travelling together

Price valid until Oct 31, 2022.

Please inquire for higher or lower budget lodge stay.

Included

Accommodation and meals (breakfast and dinner) as per package.

Private vehicle from Tana to Andasibe with English speaking Driver/Guide.

Entrance and guiding fees Andasibe, Lemur Island, exotic park in Marozevo 

Day and Night time forest walks.

Excluded

Flight to and from Antananarivo, visa, travel and evacuation insurance,

Day 1:        Palissandre Hotel & Spa, Antananarivo

Madagascar

Evolution has occurred more or less in isolation on this remote island – located 400 kilometres off Africa’s east coast – with the result that much of its indigenous wildlife is found nowhere else on earth. Madagascar’s menagerie of weird and wonderful creatures includes the world’s biggest and smallest chameleons and over 70 species of lemur – long-tailed primates endemic to the island. 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.

Antananarivo

Madagascar’s capital, Antananarivo, is known fondly as Tana and crowns a majestic mountain range at around 1400 metres above sea level. The city boasts a rich historical heritage that is complemented by scenic landscapes and a large network of sublime hiking routes. From here, it is possible to explore several nature reserves (don’t miss Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park, which contains incredible limestone karsts). Known for its vibrant nightlife, Antananarivo features exciting local live music at a variety of clubs and bars. History and architecture enthusiasts have plenty to see – from the remnants of the French colonial era in the old heart of the city to ancient Malagasy palaces and forts. Other bucket-list items include the fascinating Musée de la Photo; the popular Parc de Tsarasaotra (an excellent bird sanctuary), and the vibrant Analakely Market.

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.

Day Itinerary

Meet our representative at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Depending on your arrival time you might like to explore “Tana” as an optional activity.

Overnight: Palissandre Hotel & Spa

Palissandre Hotel & Spa is located in downtown Antananarivo and features an outdoor pool, a spa and a restaurant with a terrace offering panoramic city views. Free Wi-Fi access is available.

The rooms are equipped with a TV, telephone, minibar and air conditioning. Featuring a bath or shower, the bathrooms also come with a hairdryer and bathrobes. Guests can also enjoy city and pool views from the rooms.

The restaurant serves local and French cuisine. The hotel’s bar is equipped with sofas and overlooks the garden. Guests can enjoy drinks, cocktails and snacks. Other facilities at the hotel include a fitness centre, a 24-hour front desk, a concierge service and meeting facilities.

Basis

Half Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Activities

Day 2:            Vakona Forest Lodge, Andasibe

Andasibe

Located in eastern Madagascar in the Moramanga District, the small village of Andasibe is surrounded by a belt of protected rainforest and several parks boasting incredible natural scenery and an array of exotic Madagascan wildlife. It serves as an excellent base from which to explore the spectacularly scenic surrounds. Visitors can look forward to discovering the natural wonders of the nearby Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, Analamazaotra Reserve and Perinet Special Reserve. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear the unique song of the large indri lemur, explore a network of incredible trails that wind past glistening lakes and magnificent waterfalls and discover the rich biodiversity in the local flora and fauna.

Day Itinerary

After breakfast, excursion to the lemurs park about 20 km out of the city, where 9 species of lemurs jump around freely. Then drive to Andasibe through a landscape composed of rice fields , waterfalls, and scarce forest stations. On the way a stop at the Exotic park in Marozevo where you can see a lot of chameleons, frogs, and some other reptiles. Continue to Andasibe. Before dinner, off for a night walk along the road to see some nocturnal species of animals, with some luck you may see woolly or mouse lemurs, chameleons etc.

Antananarivo – Andasibe about 5 hour drive

Overnight: Vakona Forest Lodge

Vakona Forest Lodge is surrounded by nature in Madagascar. The bungalows are equipped with safes, mini-fridges, mosquito nets, and private bathrooms. A daily breakfast is included in the room rate. The property features an outdoor swimming pool, a restaurant, and a lounge area. Recreational activities available to guests include horseback riding, canoeing, and observing lemurs and crocodiles in the park.

Basis

Half Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Activities

Day 3:            Travel back to Tana

Day Itinerary

The around three hour long morning walk (first a little ascent, then mostly flat) leads with a local park guide through the evergreen secondary forest of the Park Analamazaotra. Here you can see, with some luck,  the biggest lemur, the Indri, with its distinctive call. You can also see many birds, some reptiles and other species of lemurs(Diadem Sifakas, Brown lemurs, Bamboo lemurs etc.).Visit of the Vakona lemurs island where you can take close up pictures of lemurs, some may jump on your shoulder. Then drive back to Antananarivo,  and visit a handicraft market. Transfer to the airport for the flight back.

Basis

Bed & Breakfast

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