6 Days Avenue of Baobabs, Limestone Pinnacles of Tsingy and Morondava from US$1,653.-pp

Experience inspiring moments of a lifetime while hiking through caves, mazes, and the peaks of the breath-taking Tsingy of Bemaraha. Watch the sun set over Baobab Alley.

 

Start Accommodation Destination Basis Room Type Duration
Day 1 Le Camp Amoureux Avenue of the Baobabs FB+ 1x Standard Room 1 Night
Day 2 Soleil des Tsingy Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park FB+ 1x Standard Room 3 Nights
Day 5 Palissandre Côte Ouest Morondava FB+ 1x Standard Room 1 Night

Key

FB+: Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities Daily

 

Price

US$1,653.- per person, sharing occupancy, 2 people travelling together.

US$1,301.- per person, sharing occupancy, 4 people travelling together.

Price valid until October 31, 2019

Included

Accommodation and meals as per pacakge; private 4×4 vehicle with driver/guide, entrance fees to Camp Amoureux, Tsingy of Bemaraha, ferry crossing fee, activities as per package;

Excluded

Flights, travel insurance;

Note: Tour starts and ends in Morondava. We can add flights or driving option to other destinations in Madagascar to truly customize your journey.

Day 1:           Le Camp Amoureux, Avenue of the Baobabs

 

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.

 

Avenue of the Baobabs

One of the most popular tourist destinations in Madagascar, the Avenue of Baobabs is a stunning series of towering baobab trees lining a 260 metre stretch of dirt road between Morondava and Belon’I Tsiribihina in the west of the country. An endangered species, baobabs are often referred to as ‘upside down trees’ because of the sparse root-like branches found at the top. They can live to be as old as 800 years, reach heights of over 30 metres and have trunks as wide as 11 metres. The avenue is at its most impressive at sunrise and sunset when the trunks change colour and the shadows stand out. Visitors who come to see the Baobabs usually include an adventure to the spectacular Kirindy Forest Reserve and the otherworldly Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park.

 

Day Itinerary

Morondava – Marofandilia (35Km – 1h30 drives approx)

Welcome on your arrival and we hit the road to the reserve of Marofandilia; Arrive there for a picnic lunch and we will start exploring the reserve – Among the endemic species sheltered by its forest, we can see Pyxis planicauda turtle, classified vulnerable and in danger of disappearance. The covers 6 420ha are located in the Region of Menabe, northern of Morondava. The average temperature is around 25°C. The vegetation is composed of dense dry deciduous forest of the West with 3 remarkable species of baobab tree. It shelters a large number of endemic species of local, regional and national fauna.

Diurnal and nocturnal activities are planned

Overnight: Le Camp Amoureux

Located close to the famous Avenue of Baobabs, 44kms north of Morondava and close to Kirindy, Le Camp Amoureux is a simple, but well looked after camp. There are seven tented bungalows, each of which has en-suite toilet and shower. The tents are set on a solid wooden platform and are perfectly comfortable for a short stay. The camp also has a restaurant offering local food, with a real favourite being the coconut chicken. It is in the perfect location from which to explore the area and wildlife viewing is generally very good close to camp.

Basis

Full Board and Activities

 

Day 2:           Soleil des Tsingy, Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park

 

Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park

Situated in western Madagascar, the subject of geological fascination and scientific wonderment, the Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park is well-suited for the robust explorer. Its canyons, gorges, swamps, forests and lakes are home to an astonishing array of fauna and flora, many of which have not been fully recorded. This is mainly due to the largely impenetrable labyrinth of limestone ‘forests’ that make up the Great and Little Tsingy of which the park consists. The tsingys (tsingy means ‘where man cannot walk barefoot’) are karstic plateaus whose groundwater has gouged out caverns and fissures into the limestone over millennia. It may be a tough trek, but it’s worth it to see the diverse variety of lemurs, more than 100 bird species – including the endangered Madagascar fish eagle – and around 45 reptile and amphibian species.

 

Day Itinerary

Marofandilia – Bekopaka Bemaraha (180Km track – 7h drives approx.)

After the breakfast, we continue to Belo on Tsiribihina with a lunch on the way (local restaurant). We take 2 different ferries to cross the rivers and we arrive at the Tsingy at the end of the day.

 

Overnight: Soleil des Tsingy

Nestled at the heart of a well-preserved nature, the Soleil des Tsingy Hotel is the ideal base for an extraordinary stay in the Tsingy of Bemaraha. This user-friendly hotel offers 17 cosy and comfortable bungalows and provides its guests with equipments and amenities they need for their stay.
The infinity pool, a wide choice of tasty menus at the restaurant and a dramatic view of the Manalambo river and the romantic sunset will provide the travellers full enjoyment of their western Madagascar tour where they can appreciate one of the most impressive and unique natural sceneries in the world.

 

Basis

Full Board and Activities

 

Day 3:           Soleil des Tsingy, Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park

 

Day Itinerary

In the morning we descend the Manambolo gorges with traditional “pirogues”.

Picnic lunch during the excursion

In the afternoon we visit the small Tsingys and the caves. Tsingy in Malagasy language means “walking on the feet tips”: this is due to the extraordinary shape of these eroded lime stones. You see some different lemur species such as the Sifaka or the Gidro. You can also observe the characteristic xerophyte’s flora of this area with the pachypodiums and the Arofys, for instance.

Basis

Full Board and Activities

 

Day 4:           Soleil des Tsingy, Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park

 

Day Itinerary

Link by car to the start line for the discovery of the massif; it takes approximately 4 or 5 hours for the Andamozavaky tour: light shafts, forest corridor, walk on the roof of the tsingys.

Picnic lunch during the hike.

Basis

Full Board and Activities

 

Day 5:           Palissandre Côte Ouest, Morondava

 

Morondava

The seaside town of Morondova is situated on the west coast of Madagascar. The town serves as a gateway to the area’s claim to fame and main attraction: the world-renowned ‘Avenue of the Baobabs’. These massive, ancient Baobab trees tower over the terrain and create magical otherworldly silhouettes at sunrise and sunset. Other places to explore in the surrounding area include: Kirindy Forest, home to a host of endemic lemurs; and the magnificent Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park to the north, featuring unique, spiny rock formations. Don’t miss the opportunity to browse Morondava’s local market for a selection of locally made textiles and other sought-after Madagascan handicrafts.

 

Day Itinerary

Today is a long driving day as we leave the massif early in the morning to make our way back to Morondava. We have a lunch in a local restaurant on the way. We arrive at the end of the day, just in time to watch the sunset on the Baobabs Alley before settling into the hotel.

Overnight: Palissandre Côte Ouest

Located at Nosy Kely on the beach of Morondava, just 30 minutes from the mythical Boababs Alley, Palissandre Côte Ouest offers guest accommodation in 30 bungalows built with local materials, all with private terraces offering ocean views.
Local and international dishes are served at the onsite restaurant, and the bar offers a good range of alcoholic beverages. Other facilities include an outdoor swimming pool and a spa offering massages and holistic treatments.

Basis

Full Board and Activities

 

Day 6:           End of Itinerary

 

Day Itinerary

Transfer to the airport by the hotel (depending on the flight schedules) and take off to Tana or other destination within Madagascar.

Basis

Bed & Breakfast

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