Indri Indri
Black and White Ruffed Lemur
Common brown lemur
lesser bamboo lemur
Eastern Woolly Lemur
Diadem Sifaka
aye aye
Goodman's Mouse Lemur

Madagascar East Endemics Tour

Characteristics

Tour type : Outdoor Activities
From : April 2, 2019toDecember 31, 2019
Activity level : Easy
Price tag from : $1957

Highlights

Enjoy Analamazaotra Special Reserve and its highlights including indri indri, the largest lemur species in Madagascar.

Enjoy nature walks in search of chameleons of different sizes and colors along with endemic invertebrates.

Cherish views of gorgeous birds found only in this part of Madagascar.

Discover the Palmarium Reserve and encounter several lemurs species.

Enjoy unique guided night walk in search of the most rare and interesting-looking lemur, the aye aye.

This 7-day overland lemur tour focuses on lemurs and other endemics (reptiles, invertebrates, birds…) and includes a visit of 1 national park and 3 private reserves that will allow discovering dozens of lemur species, big and small, both diurnal and nocturnal and even cathemeral ones. Taking the road trip along National Road is among the best experiences while in Madagascar. The boat ride through natural Lakes is just amazing and allows you to discover beautiful scenery and local people’s activities.

Included:

  • All meals with US breakfast
  • High-end accommodation throughout
  • 1 Bottled water / day
  • Comfortable vehicle with AC & insurance
  • Boat rides to / from Akanin’ny Nofy
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Experienced English-speaking driver
  • Qualified and experienced English-speaking naturalist guides
  • All park tickets
  • All excursions mentioned in the itinerary
  • All tourist taxes

 

Not included:          

  • International flights
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Drinks
  • Tipping
  • Personal expenses
Day 1: Antananarivo (Tana)

Afternoon arrival in Tana. Transfer by car to your hotel. The rest of the afternoon at leisure.
Overnight at a high-end hotel in Tana. BD

DAY 2: Antananarivo to Analamazaotra Special Reserve (about 3h)

Breakfast at the hotel. Depart by 4×4 to Analamazaotra Special Reserve . Visit of the La Mandraka Reptile Farm for photo-ops of chameleons, frogs, butterflies and many other endemics. Lunch in Moramanga. Check into your lodge. A night walk in the park in search of endemic animal species including mouse lemurs, leaf-tailed geckos, chameleons, insects, frogs, etc.
Overnight at a high-end hotel in Andasibe. BLD

DAY 3: Analamazaotra Special Reserve

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning visit of Analamazaotra Special Reserve (also known as Analamazaotra) home of Madagascar’s largest lemur species, the indri indri and 11 other diurnal and nocturnal species. Lunch in a local restaurant. Chance to visit the Orchid Park. Afternoon visit of the private “Lemur’s Island” to encounter several lemur species including common brown, black and white ruffed…Chance to see the famous fosa, the lemurs’ predator. Another guided night walk in the park to discover more endemics.
Overnight at a high-end hotel in Andasibe. BLD

DAY 4: Analamazaotra Special Reserve to Ankanin’ny Nofy via Manambato (about 4h)

Early breakfast at the hotel. Visit of Analamazaotra Special Reserve to discover Madagascar’s largest lemur species and their natural habitat. Discover other endemics here. Then drive on the picturesque NR 2 to Manambato, a small village in front of Rasoabe Lake with an amazing sand white beach, followed by a short boat ride to Ankanin’ny Nofy overlooking Rasoamasay Lake and the manmade Pangalannes channel. Introductory afternoon guided walk into the Palmarium, a privately-owned nature reserve home to rare Madagascar lemurs, such as the indri. Truly special guided evening walk in the reserve to see the aye aye, the rare and most interesting-looking and critically endangered lemur species in Madagascar.                                                                            Overnight at Palmarium Hotel. BLD

DAY 5: Ankanin’ny Nofy

Breakfast at the hotel. Whole day to explore, with your knowledgeable English-speaking local guide, the small but fascinating Palmarium Reserve and its beautiful rainforest, in search of diurnal lemurs, more particularly the indri.  Afternoon visit of the tropical village on the Indian Ocean to discover a local market, fishermen, essential oil workshop…Another guided night walk in the reserve.                                                                                                                                                          Overnight at Palmarium Hotel. BLD

DAY 6: Ankanin’ny Nofy to Tana

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning trip back to Tana. Lunch in Andasibe. Late afternoon arrival in Tana.
Overnight at a high-end hotel in Tana. DB

DAY 7: Antananarivo – Out

Breakfast at the hotel. After check out, drive to the Lemur’s Park outside Tana to observe at least 9 lemur species and other fascinating endemic fauna and flora. Chance to do souvenir shopping along the way. Drive to the Ivato airport to meet your flight home. B

Best possible accommodations except in Akanin’ny Nofy where only basic lodges are available.

It might rain at anytime in the rainforests so bring rain gear with you and a spare plastic bag to cover your photography gear just in case.

National Road 2 is quite curvy so take motion sickness medication with you or ginger candies.

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  • Activity level : Easy

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